In another video from the author of For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action, Charles weighs the immorality of animal captivity against the benefits of human interaction, particularly among children:


Previous Dish on confining animals for our entertainment here. A reminder of our guest’s background:

Charles Camosy is an assistant professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham University. … His early work focused on medical and clinical ethics with regard to stem cell research and the treatment of critically ill newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit, which was the focus of his first book, Too Expensive to Treat? Finitude, Tragedy, and the Neonatal ICU. His second book, Peter Singer and Christian Ethics: Beyond Polarization, uses intellectual solidarity in an attempt to begin a sustained and fruitful conversation between Peter Singer and Christian ethics.

Camosy’s previous videos can be found here. Our full Ask Anything archive is here.