Your Montana Public Radio
Thu November 14, 2013
We love them - and we eat them: our contradictory relationship to animals
University of Colorado historian Thomas Andrews' first book on Colorado coal miners won the prestigious Bancroft award - and also led him to the topic of his second book, with the grandiose title "An Animal's History of the United States."
The environmental historian is still researching the book, and is in Missoula to lecture about his research into the history of human and animal interactions.
In this feature interview, Andrews talks with News Director Sally Mauk about our contradictory relationship with animals. He says for example, Colorado coal miners had a contentious relationship with mules - and an affectionate one with mice...