In my second podcast, I have used David Nibert's Animal Rights, Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation as main text. I explain that, sociologically, "speciesism" is an ideology and not just an individually-held prejudice. As such, this ideology - which is the main thing animal rights advocates must tear down - is transmitted generationally through processes of socialisation. Most human beings thoroughly internalise the norms and values of this ideology, explaining why they say what they say about human-nonhuman relations, why they act as they do, and why we need to achieve cultural change if we are substantially to help nonhuman animals.
I also present my own "take" on the dispute between Professor Gary Francione and Dr. Steve Best, concluding that I support Francione's position while disagreeing with some aspects of it, and explaining why I feel Best's position is both wrong and tactically naive from the point of view of future social change.
LISTEN | MP3 | 25 minutes | English.