How would you feel about litigation with parties representing animals, or banning industrial animal husbandry in favor of less brutal forms of producing meat, such as growing it in a lab? Martha Nussbaum, professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago, concerned with the inequality in human-animal relations and the violation of animal rights, presents a radical, and to some “provocative,” viewpoint through her work “Justice for Animals: Our Collective Responsibility.”
Influenced by the systematic injustice and abuse suffered by animals, the multi-award-winning philosopher Nussbaum (Holberg Prize, 2021) reinterprets the relationship between sentient and non-sentient beings.
In her book, through a political-philosophical analysis, human beings, as the tyrants of the animal kingdom, must acknowledge their responsibilities and redefine their role toward animals.
Kathimerini interviewed Dr Nussbaum in a discussion about the injustices suffered by animals, the ancient Greek origin of animal ethics, and how the international community should take a more active role toward countries that violate international regulations.
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