Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation

Focuses on the interrelated suffering of oppressed humans and other animals, argues that exploitation of other animals has always gone hand in hand with the oppression of women, people of color, and other oppressed groups and analyzes the ideological forces and the use of state power in enforcing the uses of the oppressed, both human and animal. Suggests that the liberation of either devalued humans or animals ultimately depends on the liberation of the other.

Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation

Artist, social critic and disability rights and animal rights advocate Sunaura Taylor examines the question of how physical and mental capabilities contribute to our understanding of what it means to be “human” and how that interacts with what we think it means to be “animal.” Through personal narrative, philosophy, science, etc., Taylor suggests that issues of disability and animal justice are deeply connected.