Author: Alison Cole

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

Brian Patton, The Sexy Vegan, on Vegan Cooking for the Holidays, and U N I V E R S E O F Á L I

A feature interview with Brian Patton, The Sexy Vegan, on Vegan Cooking for the Holidays, and vegan musical and cosplay artist Alexandria Beck with her vegan mom Suzi Beck. Plus, our recommendations for charity gift giving for the holidays this year.

Mike Downey and Randy Kujawa: Vegan Warriors of Compassion and Plant-based Bodybuilders

We feature an interview with Randy Kujawa and Mike Downey, the vegan Warriors of Compassion, who are plant-powered bodybuilders! They just competed in the Popeye’s Fall Classic bodybuilding competition – find out all about it here!

Heaven is for Animals Too: Animal Ethics in Christianity, plus Advocacy and Vegan Traveling in Hawaii

A feature interview with author Melinda Cerisano on animal ethics in Christianity, plus a discussion on wildlife, captivity, animal advocacy and vegan traveling in Hawaii. We also discuss animals as victims of war for Remembrance Day on November 11th.

The Thanksgiving Show: Celebrating a Compassionate Holiday, and Turkey Stories from the Happy Herd Sanctuary

Welcome to our annual Thanksgiving Show! We talk about the personalities of turkeys with Diane Marsh from the Happy Herd Sanctuary, and discuss how we will be Celebrating a Compassionate Thanksgiving (tips and advice!). Also, a film review of Okja, as seen at VIFF last weekend.

World Day for Farmed Animals: Understanding the Issues of Factory Farming on Both Land and in Sea

October 2nd is World Day for Farmed Animals. We feature an interview with Katie Cantrell of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, plus an interview with Sue Waters of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on salmon farming issues. Also, we speak with Valley Calderoni, whose canine soulmate Kaoru was shot and killed by a trophy hunter 2 weeks ago.

How To Create A Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach, with Tobias Leenaert

A feature interview author Tobias Leenaert on “How To Create A Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach”. Plus, a discussion on how to put theory into action by effectively communicating the vegan message.

Canuck and I: A Human’s Special Friendship with A Crow; and Dr. Jennifer Verdolin on The New Science of Animal Family Dynamics

An interview with Vancouverite Shawn Bergman on his best friend, Canuck the Crow. Plus an interview with animal behaviourist Dr. Jennifer Verdolin on The Surprising New Science of Animal Family Dynamics. And a discussion on Canada’s new food guide, which eliminates dairy and favours plant foods!

Encore show: Animal Rights Issues in Mexico, and Speciesism and Language: Exploring How Violence is Embedded in Our Words

Television host and animal rights activist Marco Antonio Regil tells us about animal rights issue in Mexico and in the Latino community. Plus, we discuss Speciesism and Language. And Alison tells us about her animal adventures in Hawaii!

Freedom, Compassion and Co-Existence in the Human Age: The Animals’ Agenda, with Marc Bekoff, and Roaring Silence Vancouver

A feature interview with renowned animal behaviour expert Dr. Marc Bekoff on his latest book “The Animals’ Agenda”, plus an interview with local activist Daphna Kedem on Roaring Silence Vancouver. Also, a discussion on the cruelty of the rodeo.

Another Cetacean Dead at the Vancouver Aquarium, and Phillip Wollen’s “Animals Should Be Off the Menu” Debate

Latest news at the Vancouver Aquarium, the Vancouver March to Close All Slaughterhouses, and Phillip Wollen’s “Animals Should Be Off the Menu” Debate.