One Gilded Age Eccentric's Fight for the Rights of Animals
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 904 , Segment 2
Episode: Roots of Vegetarianism
- Mar 9, 2021 7:00 pm
- 3:23 mins
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. 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"