History Prof Interviewed by CBC on Culture, Ethics of Eating Animals


History professor Susan Nance was interviewed by CBC Radio Dec. 15  about the culture and ethics of eating animals in North America versus other parts of the world.

The CBC ran a story about the Canadian chapter of Humane Society International seizing 50 dogs from a dog meat farm in South Korea. The article states that people responded with disbelief that those in other parts of the world still eat dog meat.

Nance, a historian and member of U of G’s Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare, told CBC that not all people revere dogs the way many North Americans do.  She also spoke about the various cultural and ethical perspectives on raising different kinds of animals for meat.

Nance studies animal, environmental and consumer history, and is currently working on a book, tentatively titled Rodeo and the Western Myth of Animal Consent.