Peter Ficker,VHS Calgary Stampede campaign & Skinny Bitch Rory Freedman

July 9, 2010
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In this episode, Joanne makes an urgent plea for land and monetary donation for the Uvic rabbit rescue.  Activists are given until the end of the month to remove, spay, neuter and home 1,600 or the cull begins.  Donations are accepted at www.earthanimalrights.org. In recognition of July being National Veggie Hot Dog Month, Alison reviews the all vegetarian hotdog restaurant in Seattle called Cyber Dogs.

Peter Fricker speaks about Vancouver Humane Society’s campaign against the Calgary Stampede.  VHS has been in the media spotlight since their anti-rodeo full page ad ran in the Calgary Herald earlier this week.  Peter is calling for a ban of calf roping and encouraging the Alberta SPCA and Calgary Humane Society to take a stronger stance on rodeo cruelty.

This VHS ad was rejected by the Calgary Hearld last year

This week’s featured guest needs no introduction but I’ll do it anyway for those of you who’ve been living in a cave!  Rory Freedman is the co-author of best selling books, Skinny Bitch, “a no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous.

After the success of Skinny Bitch, she went on to co-author 4 more books Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, Skinny Bastard, Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven & Skinny Bitchin’.

Although touted as a “diet book” Skinny Bitch is packed with eye opening facts about the dirty secrets behind the food industry and the questionable agencies that regulate it.

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