Author: Alison Cole

Co-host/co-producer of the weekly radio show Animal Voices Vancouver.

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 to protect our snakes.

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 24-year moratorium on commercial whaling. We speak with Kitty Block, Vice-President of the Humane Society International, live from the location of the IWC meeting meeting in Agadir, Morocco where the whales’ fate will be decided.

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 present some of Dr. Will Tuttle’s written commentary on the Conklin Dairy Farm investigation, entitled “Memorial Day for the Animals”, which can be read here. “Dairy: 6 Reasons You Should Avoid it At All Costs”, by Dr. Mark Hyman follows, and then a feature interview with Nathan Runkle of Mercy for Animals on the undercover cruelty investigation at an Ohio Dairy Farm which was released to the public last week.

Will Tuttle and The World Peace Diet (part 2)

In this episode, I give a review of Vancouver’s newest vegan restaurant, The Loving Hut; Joanne talks about the Mother’s Day Cow Ribbon campaign; I present Travel Tips and Recommendations for Compassionate Eating in Seattle; and a 2nd interview with Dr. Will Tuttle of The World Peace Diet, who answers scrutinizing questions on if fish feel pain, Christianity’s views on the treatment of animals, why cow’s milk is toxic to humans, and more.