Author: Alison Cole

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

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.

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 will be celebrated on August 6th. Finally, a feature interview with Jonathan Balcombe, author of “Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals”.

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 election. Plus, a feature interview with 18-year old filmmaker and animal activist Nadia Masoudi on Animal Freedom Day, a global event which happens on July 24th!

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.