Animal rights activists march during an Anti-Fur March from Grand Army Plaza to Times Square in New York stopping in front of Dior, Moncler and Dolce Gabbana stores. October 9, 2021. Shutterstock

Feathers, fur and freedom: The birth of the animal rights movement

The animal rights movement of today traces its roots to just after the Civil War. Bill Wasik, editorial director of The New York Times Magazine, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss a late 19th century wave of activism that moved our culture away from seeing animals as just property to a new way of viewing their lives with compassion. His book, written with co-author Monica Murphy, is “Our Kindred Creatures: How Americans Came to Feel the Way They Do About Animals.”