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Your Call: How have animals shaped human history?


On the May 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with anthropologist Brian Fagan about his new book The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History, which focuses on our ever-changing relationship with animals. Fagan argues that humans and animals have always had an intimate bond, but as society industrialized, animals became commodities. There’s been a massive shift from respecting animals to exploiting them. Fagan asks, if this is wise and is it ethical? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Brian Fagan, emeritus professor of anthropology at UC Santa Barbara

Web resources:

The Intimate Bond

CA Senate Passes Bill to Protect Elephants by a Bipartisan Vote

NY Times: EU Bans Cosmetics with Animal-Tested Ingredients

CNBC: EU Animal Research Ban Could “Damage Prosperity”

USA Today: Ringling Bros. Eliminating Elephant Acts