Aug 23, 2012
'Let’s not kid ourselves. The injustice is complete. This is not a debate over whether our treatment of animals is unethical or not. It’s unethical. We know this…The question is: just how much injustice do we want to partake in?'
Earlier this year, Anna Krien wrote a Quarterly Essay on our nuanced and often contradictory relationship with animals. Her essay reflected on the difficult question of how we can simultaneously maintain that animals are objects, 'things' to be used for our benefit, but also 'beings' we are drawn to. This Sunday, Krien is appearing at a Melbourne Writers Festival session on the complex interaction between humans and animals, whether wild or domestic.