This week Mariann interviews Jeff Sebo about how our environmental choices and the way we think and talk about animals continue to have significant effects on climate change and biodiversity. Jeff tells us why it’s so important to center animals in discussions of climate change policies and what a world reshaped by climate change might look like. He also shares some updates on the work of the Animal Studies program at NYU, now in its tenth year!
Jeff Sebo is Clinical Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, Medical Ethics, and Philosophy, and Director of the Animal Studies M.A. Program at New York University. He works primarily in bioethics, animal ethics, and environmental ethics. He is co-author of Chimpanzee Rights (Routledge, 2018) and Food, Animals, and the Environment (Routledge, 2018). He is also on the Board of Directors at Animal Charity Evaluators, the Board of Directors at Minding Animals International, and the Executive Committee at the Animals & Society Institute.
In the intro to the show, Jasmin and Mariann chat about their continuing efforts to manage daily life as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the value of helping local communities, Mariann’s upcoming birthday, and Jasmin’s recent interview with Joaquin Phoenix! Later in the episode, Mariann brings us Rising Anxieties!
As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.
This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at awfw.org.
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