Animals and Us

March 18, 2012
(was 03.06.2011)

The way we think about animals often defies logic.  In America, dogs may sleep on our beds, but in Korea, they often end up on the dinner plate.  Some people may be horrified by a pet boa constrictor's appetite for live mice, but a cat that roams outside is a far deadlier killer. And for all the talk about vegetarianism, Americans eat more meat than ever before.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, why it's so hard to think straight about animals.

  1. Hal Herzog on Our Double Standards for Animals

    Animals: Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat.

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  2. John Woestendiek on the Cloning of Dogs

    Bernan McKinney received the first commercially cloned dog.

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  3. Jaron Lanier on Turning People into Cephalopods

    Jaron Lanier loves the cephalopods, like the octopus and the squid.

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  4. T.C. Boyle on "When the Killing's Done"

    T.C. Boyle's new novel features a face-off between an animals rights activist and a biologist.

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  5. Barbara King on Being With Animals

    Human and animal history is so intertwined it's hard to imagine one species without the other.

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