Posts Tagged ‘animal rights

26
Feb
10

On air: Should animals be kept for our entertainment?

This would have been our topic yesterday if we hadn’t had the fantastic opportunity to speak with Prof Sandel. And it hasn’t gone away as a talking point. Here’s the original post:

Hi I’m Ed, I’m an International Journalism Masters student at UCF helping produce today’s WHYS show.

It’s one of the most popular stories on our BBC website right now and it’s being reported right around the world as you can see here, here and here. Continue reading ‘On air: Should animals be kept for our entertainment?’

22
Feb
10

Is it ok to wear fur?

Hello – I am Rosalie. I’m a student at University College Falmouth. I will be helping with the show on Friday when the WHYS team visit Cornwall.

Fur seems to be everywhere at the moment – in the magazines, on the catwalks and in the shops.

But does our quest to be fashionable justify wearing fur?

Continue reading ‘Is it ok to wear fur?’

01
Feb
10

A dog’s breakfast..

There are reports the Chinese are to take dogs (and cats) off their menus.

The regulations – if they are approved – have been 11 years in the making and anyone eating pets could face 15 days in jail. Continue reading ‘A dog’s breakfast..’

01
Oct
09

Can animal cruelty be justified for the sake of religion?

animalDashain is a fifteen day Hindu festival which celebrates the triumph of the Gods over wicked demons. It’s popular in Nepal. Animal sacrifices involving goats, buffaloes, sheep and chickens are made to the Goddess Durga in the hope that this will bring good fortune. This year a Nepalese animal rights group has organised protests against this practice. Many religions believe in animal sacrifice, but can animal suffering really be justified in the name of God? Continue reading ‘Can animal cruelty be justified for the sake of religion?’




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