Erika Ritter – Human-Animal Relationships

2010, Animals
Presented By: Erika Ritter

Erika Ritter laments the injustice done to animals because of their inability to explain themselves. She argues that the human relationship with animals is constituted by a paradox between our compassion for and unfairness towards them, and that we try to resolve this by drawing closer to those animals we love and putting at a further distance those we commodify.