Part I: Gary Steiner
Animal Rights and The Vegan Imperative
Gary Steiner is John Howard Harris Professor of Philosophy at Bucknell University. He is the author of Descartes as a Moral Thinker: Christianity, Technology, Nihilism, Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents: The Moral Status of Animals in the History of Western Philosophy and Animals and the Moral Community: Mental Life, Moral Status, and Kinship.Additional interviews with Gary Steiner can be found at the links below:1. A radio interview (in three parts) with Adam Roufberg for his program on the public radio station at Vassar College2. A shorter radio interview in Vienna. Scroll down and you’ll find the place where the interview (in English) starts3. A short videotaped interview in English in Vienna4. A podcast with Gary Francione for his Abolitionist site
Part II: Sue Coe
Cruel: Bearing Witness to Animal Exploitation
Sue Coe was born in England and grew up next to a slaughterhouse. She studied at the Royal College of Art in London and emigrated to New York in 1972. Early in her career, she was featured in almost every issue of Art Spiegelman’s groundbreaking magazine Raw and has since contributed illustrations to the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Nation, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Details,Village Voice, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Esquire and Mother Jones, among other publications. She is widely regarded as one of the best and most scathing artists of her time. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museum around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art. Her previous books include Dead Meat, How to Commit Suicide in South Africa, X, and Pit’s Letter. Sue currently lives in a small cabin in upstate New York that she converted into a solar powered sustainable home, built largely from recycled materials.