Sexism & Speciesist Language; Animal Research Ethics speakers series at UBC

October 28, 2011
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In this episode, we start by wishing you a Happy (early) World Vegan Day! This annual event is recognized on November 1st. We talk about The Faces of Vegan Project, a collaborative video project with the intention to show the world “what vegans look like”.

Vancouver Co-operative Radio Membership Drive

It’s that time of the year again – Vancouver Co-operative Radio’s bi-annual membership drive is happening now, where, at this time, we are asking you, our listeners, to please support the work we do at Animal Voices radio, and make a pledge to keep our show on the air. Animal Voices (and Vancouver Co-operative Radio) is a non-profit charitable organization that is volunteer run and listener supported.

If you appreciate the work that we do here every week at Animal Voices to bring you original, quality programming on the topics of current animal issues and the vegan lifestyle, please show us your support by making a donation to us at Animal Voices at Co-op radio, because we DO rely on your donations to keep this show on the air! To make a donation of $5, $10, $20 or whatever you can afford, simply go to www.coopradio.org and click on “Donate Now!” And remember to indicate on your donation that it’s going towards Animal Voices. And if you’re in Canada and make a donation of at least $25, your donations ARE tax deductible! Every little bit helps, so we thank you for your assistance!

Dr. Laura Janara, animal research ethics speaker series at UBC

We present an interview and discussion with Dr. Laura Janara, who is a Political Science professor at the University of British Columbia, and also one of the organizers of a five-part speaker series entitled: “Bringing the Collective Together: Nonhuman Animals, Animals, and Practice at the University”.

This is a series of public forums that will bring together scholars to discuss the ethics of animal research and will facilitate a conversation with the broader Vancouver community. The first of this series of forums was held yesterday at UBC, and Dr. Janara discusses with us how it went, as well as gives us more information about the forum series, which goes on until March 2012 at UBC’s Green College.

Sexism and Speciesist Language – Words That Hurt

Alissa presents this feature segment on today’s show. She talks about objectification and violence towards human and non-human animals, plus we also have a discussion about peaceful alternatives to violent animal idioms.

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