Cruelty and injustice can seem an abstraction, committed against faceless people.
Dr. King was sharply critical of the misuse of science to promote racial discrimination, and he spoke forcefully against the idea that humans are the products of a blind material process.
“Most Americans realize we need to learn from the past,” said John West, writer and director of the new documentary Human Zoos. “But we can’t learn from the past if we cover it up.”
John West was in St. Louis recently and had the opportunity to explore the site of the 1904 World’s Fair, which featured a “human zoo.”
Wesley Smith commented earlier on the struggle, via litigation by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NRP), to grant human-like “rights” to an elephant in the Bronx Zoo.