killer whale underwater
Killer whales swimming in the blue Pacific Ocean offshore from the North Island, New Zealand.
Photo licensed via Adobe Stock

The Anti-Human Ethics of Animal Abolitionism

Discovery Institute
Wesley J. Smith and David Boze
Audio File (9.26M)

On this episode of the Center on Human Exceptionalism Podcast, host David Boze and senior fellow Wesley J. Smith explore PETA’s recent failure to convince the courts to define Sea World killer whales as slaves. Smith explains that while PETA’s efforts doubtfully amount to more than a publicity stunt, it is important to recognize the dangers of the ideological anti-human agenda that the organization promotes.

Wesley J. Smith

Chair and Senior Fellow, Center on Human Exceptionalism
Wesley J. Smith is Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Wesley is a contributor to National Review and is the author of 14 books, in recent years focusing on human dignity, liberty, and equality. Wesley has been recognized as one of America’s premier public intellectuals on bioethics by National Journal and has been honored by the Human Life Foundation as a “Great Defender of Life” for his work against suicide and euthanasia. Wesley’s most recent book is Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine, a warning about the dangers to patients of the modern bioethics movement.

David Boze

David Boze is communications director for Washington Policy Center. He has been a long-time fixture in Seattle radio, having hosted morning and afternoon drive shows during his fifteen years on the air.