Philosophy of Captivity

Lori Gruen

 

Philosopher Lori Gruen from Wesleyan University is interviewed by Richard Marshall at 3am.

To quote Lori Gruen: “The magnitude of the harms done to animals is almost incomprehensible — 60 billion suffer before they are slaughtered for food in global industrial agricultural production annually and that contributes more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector, which in turn is wreaking havoc on animal habitats on land and in the sea. When we also consider the additional threats that other animals face from human activities, it becomes clearer that the problems are structural and remedies cannot solely rely on individual tastes. But there are some really hard philosophical questions about what, if anything, individuals can do to help curtail these harms.”

Read the full interview here.

 

 

 

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