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Wednesday August 11th, 2021 with Carolyn Harris
The vegan sociologist Lynda Korimboccus speaks about how representations of nonhuman animals on children's TV shows reinforce animal exploitation in society, and she describes the "Peppa Pig Paradox".

This week, I am pleased to present my interview with Lynda Korimboccus, who lives in Scotland. Lynda will soon be starting her PhD in vegan Sociology, having completed a Master’s degree in Anthrozoology in 2019. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the upcoming Student Journal of Vegan Sociology, and she works as a social sciences lecturer in Scottish Further Education. Her PhD will focus on the experiences of vegan children living in a non-vegan world. In this interview, we discuss how children are socialized into accepting and participating in animal exploitation in society, with a focus on Lynda’s research into how nonhuman animals are represented on children’s television shows in the UK. Lynda explains why she coined the term the Peppa Pig Paradox, referring to the phenomenon in which people claim to love animals or animal characters (such as Peppa Pig) even while they eat real animals of the same species. She also tells me about her story of becoming vegan and her plans for her PhD research, and we discuss the importance of vegan education in order to achieve our goal of the abolition of animal exploitation. The Always for Animal Rights blog can be found at
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