One Gilded Age Eccentric's Fight for the Rights of Animals
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 743 , Segment 1
Episode: Animal Rights
- Nov 13, 2020 8:00 pm
- 39:00 mins
One Gilded Age Eccentric's Fight for the Rights of Animals Guest: Ernest Freeberg, Professor of humanities and head of the history department at the University of Tennessee, author of "A Traitor to His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of the Animal Rights Movement" Henry Bergh was a sort of super-hero—running through the streets, interrupting traffic, making arrests, all to save a mistreated horse or dog. This Gilded Age man started the Animal Rights movement.