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#53: Kendra Coulter On Tiger King, Covid, & Our Blatant Disrespect for Animals

Animal Justice 18 April 2020 33

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April 17, 2020

Hosts Camille and Peter sit down for a fascinating interview with professor Kendra Coulter of Brock University. The wide-ranging discussion covers her important empirical research on animal law enforcement models, and her recent op ed on why our obsession with Tiger King says a lot about how disrespecting animals led to the coronavirus pandemic in the first place. Check out Kendra’s study on Manitoba’s law enforcement model, co-authored with Brittany Campbell.

Peter and Camille also discuss what’s been in the news, including a recent high-profile piece in the New York Times arguing that our abuse of animals is directly responsible for the coronavirus and other health issues, and a well-researched article about how the pandemic is affecting consumption and supply of animal meat, dairy, and fishes.

This episode’s (tepid) hero is China, for signalling a move toward ending cat and dog meat consumption, and the zero is a German zoo, for planning to feed some animals to other zoo inmates, should revenues decline due to the lockdown.

Thank you to our new sponsors the Quesava and Tempea, and to our long-time sponsors The Grinning Goat. As always, use code PAW15 at the checkout to save 15% on your order at grinninggoat.ca, Canada’s vegan fashion boutique.

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Animal Justice

Peter Sankoff

Camille Labchuk


Animal Justice

Peter Sankoff


Animal Justice

Camille Labchuk

Special thanks:

To our producer, Shannon Milling, and podcast editor Micahl Contos.

To Kevin Lacroix for the podcast logo and for the musical sting in our podcast intro.

To DJ Quads for our intro, transition and outro music.

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