The second of two shows devoted to the 11th Annual North American Conference for Critical Animal Studies, this show features live recordings of three presentations. In “The Radical Debate: A Straw Man in the Movement?”, Carol Glasser relates how she analyzed decades of news articles and Peter Young’s catalog of direct actions, hoping to settle the question of whether radical direct action helps or hurts the animal rights cause. In “Consequences of Exploitation on Chimpanzees”, Stacy Lopresti-Goodman and Ashlynn Dube tell the story of a chimpanzee named Seve, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after years of medical experiments, and his improvement at Save The Chimps sanctuary in Florida. In “Communities of Color and Access to Food”, Lauren Ornelas describes a survey of food stores in Silicon Valley conducted by the Food Empowerment Project. She tells us about the huge disparity between low-income and high-income areas in access to fruit, vegetables, and other vegan staples — and why that disparity doesn’t show in the government’s own statistics.
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