Category: Podcasts

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.

Erica Meier, COK Cal-Cruz Hatcheries investigation & Leanne Cronquist, Farm Sanctuary, seized ducklings

In this episode, Alison spoke about the pending vote to lift the international whaling moratorium. Joanne spoke about “humane” meat, milk and eggs. We interviewed Erica Meier from Compassion Over Killing about the Cal-Cruz Hatcheries investigation and Leanne Cronquist from Farm Sanctuary about the ducklings seized from the 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 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.

Ethan Smith, Building an Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering

Joanne presents an insightful piece on the rodeo; Alison shares a heart-warming story of a recent dog rescue; and Alison does a feature interview with Ethan Smith, author of the book “Building An Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering”, in which we talk about different specific solutions to act for the animals. Plus, a chance to win a copy of the book!