Holding Ground: Responding Confidently and Compassionately to Omnivores; & Charles Clover, The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat

January 13, 2012
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We start this episode with a surprising mention of the Animal Voices show in the print media!

Plus, the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine is putting a call out for Vancouverites, who have experienced success with their health from following a plant-based diet, to be featured in the local media. If you, or someone you know, are such a person and would like to share your story, please contact Jessica Frost at the PCRM at 202-527-7342 or at jfrost@pcrm.org

Holding Ground: Responding Confidently and Compassionately to Omnivores

“Humans have been eating meat for thousands of years, so we simply must continue the tradition.

If you’re already vegan or vegetarian, you’re probably familiar with this and other justifications that omnivores pose when faced with a veg*n in the room. In this segment, we discuss how to effectively respond to common arguments against veg*nism and justifications for the continuation of animal exploitation. There’s a number of ways for an ethical veg*n to reply in these often stressful situations and neither silent sulking nor “snark-ism” is what we will recommend! Alissa, Alison and Robin refer to the Vegetarian’s guide to talking to carnivores and offer their tips on staying grounded and de-escalating arguments.

Charles Clover, The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat

Our feature interview is with Charles Clover, journalist and author, with a weekly column about environmental matters in the London Sunday Times. His book “The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat”, has been described as the definitive book on overfishing. It won the Guild of Food Writers’ Derek Cooper Award for investigative food writing, an Andre Simon award for food writing and the Zoological Society of London’s BIOSIS award for communicating zoology. Charles also plays a key role in the presentation of the documentary film of the same name (The End of the Line) and based on his book, and it’s the world’s first major documentary about the devastating effect of overfishing.

You can view The End of the Line film trailer, which gives you a taste of the drastic global crisis of overfishing, here:

Closing Song: Dead and Gone (Overfishing Remix)

We close the show with this creative overfishing-themed remix of Justin Timberlake’s original “Dead and Gone” song, by A.L. featuring Cal Crew. See the accompanying music video here!

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