Animals

When we properly understand animals, how much will our relationship with them change? Science may radically alter what we think of and how we act towards animals in future.

FutureProofing presenters Timandra Harkness and Leo Johnson find out what might happen when we properly understand animals and how much our relationship with them will change in future.
They meet elephants in California, learn about "talking" dolphins in Florida, and discover the technological possibilities that could completely transform what we think of and how we act towards animals in future. From the possibilities of enhancing animals with technology, to ending all farming and finding a new way to grow animal protein that would do away with all slaughter, could the future herald greater equality between sentient creatures on our planet? Will humans and animals develop a partnership of equals?

Producer: Jonathan Brunert.

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43 minutes

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Sat 12 May 2018 22:15

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