This week, I am pleased to present my recent interview with Zoei Sutton, PhD (https://adelaide1.academia.edu/ZoeiSutton), a vegan sociologist who works at the University of Adelaide in Australia. Zoei's research focuses on critically exploring the relationships between humans and nonhuman animals in society. Along with Corey Lee Wrenn, Zoei is the co-founder of the International Association of Vegan Sociologists (http://www.vegansociology.com/). In this interview, Zoei speaks about the need for an Emancipatory Animal Sociology-- that is, a sociology that is dedicated to the liberation of other animals-- and she tells me about what led to the founding of the International Association of Vegan Sociologists. (You can find many of the presentations from IAVS's latest conference on the Vegan Sociology YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ9NHsO3ZcnHwobaAEm_wrA/videos.) She also speaks about her research on the discourse that the Australian media uses to speak about animals who are labelled as "pests". Then, we have a discussion about the ethical problems with using other animals as "pets".
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