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April 22nd is Earth Day and this is our annual Earth Day show!
Patricia Tallman, The Restore-Our-Planet Diet
For our feature interview, we have Dr. Patricia Tallman on the show to speak about her recently published book called “The Restore-Our-Planet Diet: Food Choices, Our Environment, and Our Health”. Patricia has a Masters degree in Environmental Sciences and a PhD in Water Resources Engineering, and after she realized that individual actions exert an immense impact upon animal suffering and environmental degradation, she became vegan in 2003. Through her speaking engagements, policy consulting, and writing, Dr. Tallman demonstrates how a plant-based diet profoundly benefits human, animal and environmental health.
In this interview, she speaks to us about some of the environmental impacts of meat industry, such as greenhouse gasses and animal waste, and explains comparisons of a meat-centred diet versus its plant-based counterpart. She also bridges the connections for us between livestock agriculture and wildlife extinction, and makes a foray into comparing humans’ anatomical and physiological structures in comparison to those of carnivores.
Patricia believes that individual actions can exert an immense impact upon animal suffering and environmental degradation, and explains to us why.
Eating Earth: Environmental Ethics & Dietary Choice
Lisa Kemmerer is a philosopher-activist dedicated to working against oppression, whether on behalf of the environment, nonhuman animals, or disempowered human beings. She holds a PhD in philosophy and works as an Associate Professor at Montana State University. In this interview, we talk to her about environmental ethics and dietary choice.
Eating Earth offers a concise examination of the environmental effects of dietary choice, clearly presenting the many reasons why dietary choice ought to be front and center for environmentalists.
“If earth and animal advocates move beyond philosophical differences and resultant divergent priorities, turning attention to shared goals, both will be more effective – and both animals and the environment will benefit. Given the undeniable seriousness of the environmental problems that we face, including climate change and species extinction, it is essential that activists join forces.” – From her newest book Animals and the Environment: Advocacy, Action, and the Quest for Common Ground
Enjoy our previous interview Lisa Kemmerer where we talked about her book Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice.
Spring Member Drive
We are into the second week of the Vancouver Co-operative Radio Spring Member Drive, which means it’s that time of the year again where we are humbly reaching out to our valued listeners (that’s YOU) to ask for your financial support to keep the Animal Voices radio show running on the air. Vancouver Co-op Radio is a volunteer run non-profit organization where we provide you with the type of quality, original programming that you won’t find on commercial radio stations. We give voice to the marginalized communities of our society, and with that, we are a voice for the animals.
If you appreciate the work that we do at Animal Voices to bring you the weekly radio show and podcast every Friday without fail, please show us your support at this time by making a donation (aka becoming a member) to Co-op Radio, on behalf of the Animal Voices show, by clicking here. Your contributions are tax deductible, and we truly appreciate your support, as we can’t do the show without you! Any amount helps, whether you can donate $5 or more.
Thank you, from the Animal Voices team.