pattrice jones, one of the world’s leading ecofeminist thinkers, gives the keynote at the recent Human Rights Are Animal Rights conference.
As well as giving the best description of intersectional campaigning ever, the video also contains a great discussion on animal rights. Are the rights animals might be interested in the same as those humans might be interested in? Is the concept of animal rights speciesist, or might human rights be considered a subset of rights for animals more generally?
A fish or a whale might demand freedom of movement, these being rights we don’t grant our own species.
UGH. I can’t believe I wasn’t in Ontario for this…