BBC World Service to Do 2-Part Program on Animals and Animal Movement

Dear Colleagues:

On December 31, 2009 and January 7, 2010, the BBC World Service will do a 2-part documentary program entitled One Planet: Animals and Us.

Victor Schonfeld, who did The Animals Film (narrated by Julie Christie) in 1982, hosts the program. Schonfeld will question whether we have made any progress in this area and will ask if our relationship with nonhumans is still as
exploitative as it was back in 1982. He will explore the state of the animal movement and he will focus in the first program on eating animals and in the second program on the use of animals in experiments. He will also discuss the relationship between human suffering and animal suffering.

The BBC World Service is listened to by millions of people all over the world. I have no idea what Schonfeld will say or what position he will take. But given that many people will listen to this, and form views accordingly, it is imperative that animal advocates listen to these two programs.

Go here for local times. The programs will also be archived on the BBC site and there will be extended material. You can also give reactions here.

Gary L. Francione
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