|Thursday, 07.09.2017 19:30-20:20 Room A|
If we think of our current capitalistic system in the metaphor of a giant skyscraper – as the German philosopher Max Horkheimer did – all oppressed people would live in a dark, locked-up basement. This would mean that many of us who consider themselves as "Animal Advocates" have to be the ones that break the locks and set these individuals free.
And another concerning problem: We will need to end other forms of oppression too. This concludes not only in an intersectional approach but furthermore to question capitalism and the habits we use while fighting for animal liberation: e.g. corporate outreach, "challenges" or hierarchies, to name just a few. And what could we try instead?