For a while now I've been looking for a video I could show on the first night of my animal rights class--something that gets people thinking about the many attitudes we all have toward animals, that gets them troubled, maybe, but doesn't make my class seem like PETA 101. (In fact, it's not PETA 101!) I finally gave up and decided to create my own slide show: AnimalAnimal.
This is a big powerpoint file (6106 KB) with 52 images. Many of the slides have explanatory notes and links to websites. For a soundtrack I used this interesting guitar instrumental by John Fahey. The music is turbulent and "worried" but not gloomy. It's so easy for music to manipulate, and my goal is get the viewer thinking, not to manipulate.
To use the slideshow with the Fahey soundtrack, you'll have a few technical problems to solve. Email me if you want advice. (firstname.lastname@example.org)