Sunday, April 09, 2006

Animal rights, II

I taught animal rights to some ninth graders last Friday. I based those two hours pretty much on Peter Singer’s classic Animal Liberation, although a good amount of information kindly provided by Animalia was in my use as well. Somehow I maganed to jam a song called Huipulla by Keuhkot into the palette as a motivating element. There was plenty of good discussion dealing with various forms of speciesism. I am quite sure the next time some of those students grasp a milk carton they might remember the contradiction between the happy cow drawing in the carton and the reality behind the product.


Anonymous korpinsilmä said...


Keuhkot, one just can't live without
them. It's really good that you teach
most vital parts of the Finnish
culture in your classes. :-)

11:54 am  
Anonymous Joan said...

After reading your entry and following the links, (becoming horrified by what they do to pigs), I decided to research some more. It is awful what they are doing:

So I'm slowing getting educated, yes, 'waking' up. Thanks for educating us.

4:13 am  
Blogger Tapio Kotkavuori said...

Korpinsilmä - thanks for your thoughts. Be sure to check out Kake's latest CD, "Toimintatapoja Eliöille". I can't think better CD's coming out from this country very easily... It is masterful, as all of Kake's earlier creations too. Manifestations of pure genius with a message, for sure!

Joan - thank you. I am glad if I have been a drop in the ocean in exposing what the meat-industry is universally all about.

6:20 pm  

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