In this 50-minute interview with author Dr. Carrie Freeman, fellow activist and host Melody Paris discusses the ideas within Carrie's newest book The Human Animal Earthling Identity: Shared Values Unifying Human Rights, Animal Rights, and Environmental Movements (2020, UGA Press), such as:
- why identity and values matter to social change,
- how animal rights can be a bridge between human and nonhuman protection,
- common opponents and root causes of social and ecological problems,
- how empathy, respect, and coexistence relate,
- how social movement organizations can better serve as allies for other causes, and
- values that befit the Human Animal Earthling identity and how to enact them in ways that are biocentric and inclusive of all living beings.
It ends by discussing some ways to overcome philosophical tensions around meat eating, non-native species, and wildlife management, as well as listing 13 projects around which social movements could build coalitions.
You can find out more about the book at www.humananimalearthlings.com
This podcast is a joint show that originally aired on Dec 30th 2020 on WRFG Radio Free Georgia 89.3FM-Atlanta for Second Opinion Radio (Melody Paris, host) and In Tune to Nature (Carrie Freeman, host).