Friday, December 9, 2011

Activist and philosophy professor Steve Best on animal liberation and on human-animal nature

On December 8, 2011, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa) The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed activist and philosophy professor Steve Best (El Paso University, USA) live from studio by phone about his work supporting animal liberation.

Dr. Best described the consequences he has suffered for practicing his academic freedom in his analysis of and participation in the international animal liberation movement. He described his personal transformation starting in 1987 after reading the 1975 book "Animal Liberation" by fellow philosopher Peter Singer, leading to his co-authored 2001 book "Terrorist of Freedom Fighter? Reflections on the Liberation of Animals". Dr. Best is a vocal supporter of the direct-action non-violent tactics of the Animal Liberation Front.

(A technical difficulty resulted in persistent popping sound in the recording. If any listeners happened to record the entire show in a clean and usable format, please contact me so we can upload a clear recording.)

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