A LIBRARY OF VOICES

This growing collection of interviews brings together diverse perspectives from all parts of the United States, with the common theme of humans in relationship with animals. Through this lens, beliefs and facts surface about social systems and industry, as well as ethics, religion, politics, social movements, health, and more. Selections from these interviews also appear in the project's films

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ANIMALS & FOOD | ANIMAL BEHAVIORETHICS | ENTERTAINMENT | EXPERIMENTATION | HEALTH | POLICY & SOCIAL POLITICS | RELIGION | WILDLIFE

 

ANIMALS & FOOD


Questioning "sustainable" agriculture.
More of James McWilliams' interview

Producing dairy products.
More of Lauren Ornelas' interview

Mimicking wild nature.
More of Joel Salatin's interview

Impacts of industrial farming.
More of John Hopkins' interview

Impacts of animal agriculture.
More of Will Tuttle's interview

Conditions for animals raised for food.
More of Peter Singer's interview

Is any animal agriculture humane?
More of Kim Sturla's interview

Hiding animal treatment.
More of Will Potter's interview

 

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (ETHOLOGY)


Meaning and practice of ethology.
More of Michael Fox's interview

Emotional capacities of farm animals.
More of Gene Baur's interview

Intelligence & value of farm animals.
More of Matt Rice's interview

Common assumptions about animals.
More of Carl Safina's interview

Relationships with animals on the farm.
More of Joel Salatin's interview

Understanding animals.
More of Carl Safina's interview

What animals are telling us.
More of James McWilliams' interview

Relating to animals though photography.
More of Jolene Hanson's interview

Animals as individuals
More of Robert Lucy's interview

 

BIOETHICS


Premise supporting animal rights.
More of Peter Singer's interview

Viewing animals as equals.
More of Jenny Brown's interview

The million dollar question.
More of Kim Sturla's interview

Legal status of animals rights.
More of Joyce Tischler's interview

Trading a life for a Barbie doll.
More of Sebastien Bonneu's interview

Animal sentience and idea of suffering.
More of Joel Salatin's interview

Contradictions about animals use.
More of James McWilliams' interview

"We choose not to see"
More of Sandy Bonelli's interview

Conflicts of interest for veterinarians.
More of Michael Fox's interview

Influences on how we view animals.
More of Carol Adams' interview

Ethics and animal experimentation.
More of John Gluck's interview

The new animal welfare movement.
More of David Nibert's interview

Can using animals be justified?
More of Frederick Kraus' interview

 

ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS


Considering using animals in rodeo.
More of Eric Cozzitorto's interview

Considering trophy hunters.
More of Ingrid Newkirk's interview

What we ask of animals.
More of Sandy Bonelli's interview

Hunting as conservation.
More of the Sewell's interview

Hunting and the moment of taking a life.
More of Gail Zimmerman's interview

Wildlife managed for hunters.
More of Keli Hendricks' interview

 

EXPERIMENTATION


Failures of animal experiments.
More of Aysha Ahktar's interview

Experiences with animal research.
More of Frederick Kraus' interview

Indoctrination into experimentation.
More of John Guck's interview

What research animals experience.
More of Joyce Tischler's interview

Justification for using animals.
More of Baosheng Chen's interview

Using primates in research.
More of Shirley McGreal's interview

 

HEALTH


Benefits of a plant-based diet.
More of Gene Baur's interview

The work of factory farming.
More of Lauren Ornelas' interview

Questioning a plant-based diet.
More of Joel Salatin's interview

Human illnesses tied to animal treatment.
More of Aysha Akhtar's interview

 

POLICY & SOCIAL POLITICS


On food regulations and subsidies.
More of Joel Salatin's interview

Interconnection of social movements.
More of Carol Adams' interview

Inequities in food access.
More of Lauren Ornelas' interview.

Regulatory collusions in animal industries.
More of Bruce Friedrich's interview

Animals and social movements.
More of Carolyn Mullin's interview

Laying a foundation for rights.
More of Joyce Tischler's interview

Social impacts of dominating nature.
More of Jim Mason's interview

The true cost of meat.
More from John Robbins' talk

Power of media to influence beliefs.
More of Jolene Hanson's interview

Laws that hide harm to animals.
More of Matt Rice's interview

The politics of animal agriculture.
More of James McWilliams' interview

How society moves away from animal use.
More of Peter Singer's interview

Power of meat industry.
More of Paul Shapiro's interview

BLM management of wild horses.
More from Rob Sharp's interview

Acceptance of animal use is changing.
More of Mark Hawthorne's interview

 

RELIGION


Religious line between people and animals.
More of Joel Salatin's interview

The Bible and animal treatment.
More of Bruce Friedrich's interview

Reconciling religion and animal treatment.
More of Carol Adams' interview

Evolution of justifying eating animals.
More of Peter Singer's interview

Influence of religion on using animals.
More of Jim Mason's interview

Religious foundation for using animals.
More of LaurelLynne's interview

Accepting slavery, rejecting evolution.
More of Joel Salatin's interview

Seeing hypocrisy in religion.
More of Jenny Brown's interview

Religious doctrine about animals.
More of Will Tuttle's interview

 

WILDLIFE


How some zoos address wildlife concerns.
More of Sharon Deem's interview

Reacting to wild predators.
More of Sebastien Bonneu's interview

A celebrity mountain lion.
More from Jolene's interview

The USDA's wildlife killing program.
More from Paul Shapiro's interview

Rationale for trophy hunting.
More from Gail Zimmerman's interview

Discovering the hard reality for wildlife.
More of Keli Hendricks' interview

Experiences with wild animals.
More of Stephen Blake's interview