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Should animals be treated as persons under the law?

There have been renewed debates about keeping whales in captivity, but it turns out there is an even greater conversation about the legal rights of animals. We speak with a lawyer who thinks all animals should be considered persons under the law.

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The 180 Pressure to eat together, Civilianizing police work; Revoking citizenship Sep 26, 2014 | 54:00On this episode Jim's guests debate whether Canada needs universal daycare, they discuss Bill C-24's impact on citizenship, and civilianizing police work. Our Food Fight topic is a discussion the pressures on working mothers to cook sit down meals.
The 180 - Is foodie culture putting too much pressure on working moms?Sep 26, 2014 | 7:20The 180 Is foodie culture putting too much pressure on working moms? Audio
The 180 Is foodie culture putting too much pressure on working moms? Sep 26, 2014 | 7:20A recent study from the U.S. revealed that working mothers have a new source of pressure: foodie culture. Economist Marina Adshade says we should back off the expectations of working moms and give them more support.
The 180 - Why this farmer hates the phrase "factory farm"Sep 24, 2014 | 3:47The 180 Why this farmer hates the phrase "factory farm" Audio
The 180 Why this farmer hates the phrase "factory farm" Sep 24, 2014 | 3:47180 listener Romy Schill tweeted us from her farm last week, to say she'd heard the term "factory farm" in our Food Fight series and really didn't like it. So we called her to find out why.
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The 180 Daphne Bramham wants to be more than a taxpayer Sep 22, 2014 | 2:19Vancouver Sun columnist Daphne Bramham has noticed a trend in political language lately: politicians using the word "taxpayer" instead of "citizen." She tells The 180 why she wants it to stop.
The 180 - NDP MP Don Davies on FIPASep 19, 2014 | 1:17The 180 NDP MP Don Davies on FIPA Audio
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