Animals and War: Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex
This weekend we have a pre-ANZAC day show, highlighting some of the victims of war that we never hear about: nonhuman animals. We are joined by Colin Salter and Justin R. Goodman.
Colin is one of the editors of the new book "Animals and war: Confronting the military-animal industrial complex". Justin is a contributor to the book, writing about medical military training in the U.S.
The cover of Animals and War states:
"In every war in human history non-human animals have been participants and victims. Historically human beings have simply used other species: as mere vehicles to transport material, weapons, and soldiers; to carry messages; as weapons of attack; for search and rescue in fatal conditions; and to discover mines at sea. This book opens up the military industrial complex relation to the animal industrial complex and suggests a military-animal industrial complex as a horrifying torture and killing machine. This book critically examines six main experiences in the military-animal industrial complex where non-human animals suffer. The editors and contributors are philosophers in critical animal studies and anti-war activist-scholars."
Animals and War: Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex is available here: http://www.amazon.com/Animals-War-Confronting-Military-Animal-Industrial...