Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Episode 37: David Nibert speaks about the connections between animal oppression, human violence, and capitalism

Photo credit: Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals.
(This photo was taken at a sanctuary.)
This week’s episode features my recent interview with the vegan sociologist David Nibert, Professor of Sociology at Wittenberg University in Ohio. David is the author of two books about the entanglements of animal oppression and human violence, and he is the editor of a two-volume book series titled Animal Oppression and Capitalism. He is also a co-founder of the section on Animals and Society of the American Sociological Association.

In this interview, David speaks about how the oppression of nonhuman animals has historically led to warfare between humans, as well as pandemics and environmental destruction, and how this continues to this day. He explains how capitalism, colonialism, and animal exploitation are connected, and he emphasizes the importance of being involved in activism, including vegan education, and using anti-speciesist language.

In the interview, David endorses the work of Vegan Information Project-- check out my previous interview with Roger Yates of Vegan Information Project here.

I am currently partway through reading David's book Animal Oppression and Human Violence, which I referenced in the interview. It's a very interesting book.

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