David Nibert, PhD

                                            Presenting a toy to Henry

David Nibert teaches Animals & Society, Global Change, Social Stratification, Minority Groups, and Law and Society at Witttenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. His research interests include the historical and contemporary entanglement of the oppression of humans and other animals, and he is the author of Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation and Animal Oppression and Human Violence: Domesecration, Capitalism, and Global Conflict

Henry and I visited Dr. Nibert in the fall of 2016 at his office on the Wittenberg campus. Our conversation delved into sociological patterns that reveal connections between capitalism, war and violence, oppression of women and indigenous people, and the domestication -- or as Dr. Nibert says, the domesecration -- of other animals.

Interview Excerpts

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Impacts of Animal Agriculture

Consequences of Capitalism for Humans 

Why People Choose to Eat Animal Products 

Relationship Between Governing and Corporations

Judging Animals by Human Intelligence and Emotions

How Is Transition Away From Using Animals Possible?

What Keeps the Status Quo Intact & How to Change the System

Introduction and David’s Work & Background

Introduction and David's Work & Background

Consequences of Capitalism for Animals 

Corporate Influence on Political Processes 

The "New Welfarism"

How Respecting the Interests of Animals Benefits Humans

Entrepreneurial Alternatives to Using Animals 

Transcending the Capitalism