A Dog's Life with Anna Webb: Author & Journalist Henry Mance

The Financial Times’ Chief Features Editor Henry Mance joins Anna to chat about his incredible book: How to Love Animals in a Human Shaped World. We discuss how to bring balance back into our lives so that animals can live a fairer life. Investigating whether us humans should all give up eating meat, to the conflicts between animal activists, conservationists and environmentalists, it's an utterly brilliant read. Henry even worked in a slaughter house and on a pig farm to experience meat production on the ‘frontline’, revealing how meat gets on our plate, few have had such graphic insight. Whilst dogs sleep in our beds, pigs are gassed using carbon monoxide. We chat about pets and the irony that although animals should teach us about nature, it seems that pets haven’t bridged this gap and that consumerism simply soars, compromising our perfect planet even more, even to the expense of our pets happiness. The conversation is about awareness and why we need to make change, before we lose even more wild species, and the gap between ideals and reality goes too far.