Blog Archives

John Robbins and Earthsave Canada's Taste of Health

John Robbins and Earthsave Canada's Taste of Health

We speak with Tereza Tomek about this weekend's annual Taste of Health vegetarian food festival in Vancouver, as well as the Earthsave Canada Gala, featuring keynote speaker John Robbins. Plus, a feature interview with John Robbins himself, best-selling author and founder of EarthSave.

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The Thanksgiving episode!

The Thanksgiving episode!

Carissa talks about the City of Richmond's new resolution to ban the sale of dogs at all pet stores in the city. Then we present Celebrating a Compassionate Thanksgiving, and a feature interview with Tricia Barry of Farm Sanctuary on the lives of Thanksgiving turkeys, and their Adopt-a-Turkey Project.

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Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary, plus Travel Tips & Recommendations for Compassionate Eating: Los Angeles

Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary, plus Travel Tips & Recommendations for Compassionate Eating: Los Angeles

We interview Gene Baur, co-founder of Farm Sanctuary (and a chance to win a copy of his book!), plus Travel Tips & Recommendations for Compassionate Eating: Los Angeles.

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21-Day Vegan Kickstart Program, and Travel Tips & Recommendations for Compassionate Eating: Portland

21-Day Vegan Kickstart Program, and Travel Tips & Recommendations for Compassionate Eating: Portland

We interview Dr. Donald Forrester of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine about the health benefits of a vegan diet and their 21-Day Vegan Kickstart Program; plus Travel Tips and Recommendations for Compassionate Eating - Part 3: Portland; plus a segment on the upcoming Walk for Farm Animals.

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Ric O'Barry of "The Cove" and Save Japan Dolphins

Ric O'Barry of "The Cove" and Save Japan Dolphins

A feature interview with Ric O'Barry of the film "The Cove", Earth Island Institute and the Save Japan Dolphins coalition. Plus, an interview with Rae Vasedevan of Skinned! about her anti-fur campaign, and a discussion about the social issues of veganism.

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Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals, and Animal Rights Day in Vancouver!

Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals, and Animal Rights Day in Vancouver!

Joanne talks about a very successful Vegan Bake Sale fundraiser for the University of Victoria bunnies that was held this week, and the power of cupcakes and cookies as a form of animal activism by grassroots activists. Then we talk with Leanne McConnachie of the Vancouver Humane Society on Animal Rights Day in Vancouver, which…

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Animal Freedom Day, and an end to dolphins and whales in captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium?

Animal Freedom Day, and an end to dolphins and whales in captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium?

In this episode, Joanne talks about Vancouver's goal to be the "greenest city by 2020" and how YOU can contribute by voting for "Encourage vegan options for all!". We then speak to Janos Maté of the local organization Whale Friends on the pending plebiscite that may be put forth in the 2011 City of Vancouver…

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Snakes, snakes, snakes & a report of the 2010 LetLive Conference

Snakes, snakes, snakes & a report of the 2010 LetLive Conference

In this episode, Joanne presents Humane Meat - Part 2. Then, Alison reports on the amazing 2010 LetLive Animal Rights Conference held last weekend. Finally, we present our feature interview with "Snake Man" Matt Ellerbeck, an animal rights activist and snake advocate, who will be speaking to us about snake conservation and why we need…

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Save the Whales, and Creative Online Activism

Save the Whales, and Creative Online Activism

In this episode, Joanne explains why there is no such thing as a "responsible breeder". Then we speak to animal activist Glenn Gaetz, Director of the local organization Liberation BC, about Creative Online Activism. For our feature interview, we delve into the issue of the pending proposal of the International Whaling Commission to end the…

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Nathan Runkle, Mercy for Animals, on the Conklin Dairy Farm undercover cruelty investigation

Nathan Runkle, Mercy for Animals, on the Conklin Dairy Farm undercover cruelty investigation

In this episode, Alison chats a bit about her trip to the States last week and visiting the vegan restaurant in Bellingham, WA called Bloom. June is Dairy Alternative Month and we talk about some milk and cheese alternatives to dairy for those who are thinking of making a transition to go dairy-free. We also…

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