Carol J. Adams, M.Div

Carol is an author, speaker, and activist with a Masters in Divinity from Yale Divinity School. Her work focuses on social justice, including women's rights and animal rights, as well as racism, domestic violence, and homelessness. Her books include The Sexual Politics of MeatNeither Man Nor Beast: Feminism And The Defense Of Animals, and The Pornography Of Meat. On a chilly December day we had a chance to meet in her home in Texas where she welcomed a grateful Henry, who sat at her feet throughout the interview.


Interview Excerpts

Cultural Influences on How We View Animals 

On the Impact of Consumer Complacency

Considering Biblical References About Animals 

An Early Epiphany

Fears of Anthropomorphism

Why Focus on Animal Concerns When Human Need Is Abundant?

Reconciling Religious Texts with Treatment Of Animals

Contrast Between Caring For Dying Loved Ones And the Deaths We Give Other Species

Interpreting Religious Texts

How Attitudes Towards Women & Animals Are Connected

How Gender, Racial and Animal Oppression Connects

On Activism and Social Change

How Do we Know What's Uniquely Human?

On Reproductive Freedom

How Abortion Rights Relates to Animal Rights

"One Bad Day"

How to Have a Dialogue About Eating Animals