For the first time in history, humans sit unchallenged at the top of the food chain. To coincide with the publication of the latest Quarterly Essay, Us and Them, Anna Krien investigates the contemporary animal kingdom and our place in it. From pets to food, activists to abattoirs, wilderness to science labs, Krien takes a clear-eyed look at how we do – and should – treat animals.
Robyn Davidson is unable to chair this event due to illness; Siobhan O'Sullivan will be appearing in her place.
Dr. Siobhan O’Sullivan is a research fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She specialises in animal protection issues including the structure and functionality of animal welfare laws.
Anna Krien is the author of Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport, published by Black Inc. Anna’s first book, Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests, won the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Victorian Premier’s People’s Choice Award.
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