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“Pretend to be more optimistic”

Laurent Levy 23 January 2022 7


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“Every single objection to the experimental use of animals … has been ignored and overridden by the scientific industry, and this is not going to change no matter how morally obnoxious, heartless and cruel to the members of other species,” Karen Davis wrote after the transplant of a pig heart into a human. In response, Professor Stevan Harnad penned a response urging her to “pretend to be more optimistic.” In this episode, we bring them both together for a compelling look at the role attitude and reality play in the Animal Rights movement.

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The Other Animals, hosted by Laurent Levy, is Philadelphia’s only radio show covering all things animal related that looks at the fascinating and inconsistent way humans deal with and impact non-humans. Each week we explore a different topic in depth.

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