Join us for the next ACT Radio, Sunday, December 26 at
7:30pm Mountain time for a really special conversation. Our guest is the
intellectual leader of the Animal Rights Movement, Dr. Tom Regan, author
of the book "Empty Cages" and twenty other books on the rights of animals.
My co-hosts Dr. Steven Best and Dr. Elizabeth Walsh and I
discuss the meaning of the concept of Animal Rights with Tom. He goes into
detail about the three ways that people come to an understanding of animal
rights. In one way, some people are just born with an empathy for animals,
this is the category he names "Da Vincians," after Leonardo, the
vegetarian activist who had compassion for animals all his life.
Regan's second category is named "Damascans," after the
story of Saul on the road to Damascus. Saul had an epiphany, a life
changing experience and he became Paul, a convert to Christianity. This is
the way it happens to some Animal Advocates, a sudden life changing
The third way, Regan calls the "Muddlers," people who
slowly put the pieces together, muddling on the path to AR and veganism,
and one day they look in the mirror and see an Animal Rights Activist. Tom
considers himself to be in this category.
Tune in for this discussion tonight at 7:30pm Mountain
time with one of the most famous Muddlers in the AR movement.
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