ABC Radio National presents material from Big Ideas web and TV to bring you the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world. One single audio file of the whole program - good for continuous listening.
November 13th, 2014
Episode 56 of 461 episodes
We love our dogs and cats, yet we continue to eat pigs, cows and chickens in the hundreds and thousands. We condemn other nations for hunting whales and dolphins, but happily consume seafood and hunt fish for sport. Why do we treat some animals like they matter and others like they don’t? Big Ideas looks at “speciesism” – the concept of giving preference to some animals, including humans, based solely on their species.