Animal Rights (PAU September 2005)

Welcome to Uncommon Knowledge. I’m Sharon Robinson. Our program today presents the case for and against animal rights. Ever since Roman times, animals have been legally defined as property, objects for humans to use. But in the last decade, we’ve seen the emergence of a rights movement for animals. With us today is David Blatte, a lawyer who specializes in animal rights.

In this radio programme you’re going to hear some new words. Read and listen to them. Make sure you know what they mean.

slaves;slavery · to deserve(something) · to raise cattle · poultry · to be willing (to do something)

After the listening exercise you can check your mistakes by reading the script

Ready?
Now read the questions. Read them carefully before listening to the conversation.

script

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