In this episode of Knowing Animals Dr. Clare McCausland discussed her article 'The Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare are Rights' which appeared in Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, August 2014, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 649-662. She argues that we have misunderstood the distinction between animal welfare and animal rights and puts forward the notion of 'welfare rights'.
In this episode Dr. Dinesh Wadiwel talks about his article: Wadiwel, D. (2014), 'The will for self-preservation: Locke and Derrida on dominion, preservation and animals', SubStance, 134:43, pp. 148 - 161.
What do Locke and Derrida have in common? What is systematic violence against animals? Which thinker influenced Dinesh and what does he think we should do to improve the human/nonhuman relationship?