Tag: whales

VIFF 2019 Review : The Whale and The Raven

In this post, we have a review of the upcoming documentary, The Whale and The Raven. Vancouver International Film Festival is showing The Whale and The Raven at SFU Goldcorp on October 4th (9pm) and October 6th (4pm). It is a film directed by Mirjam Leuze on the plight of the whales and the Gitga’at First Nations protecting the waters they reside in. The Whale and The Raven also features whale researchers Janie Wray and Hermann Meuter of Cetacea Lab.

Celebrating Vegan Dads for Father’s Day, plus Bill S-203 to Ban All Cetaceans in Captivity in Canada Has Passed this Week

Celebrating vegan dads raising their children vegan, for Father’s Day. And, Bill S-203 has finally passed, creating a federal ban of keeping dolphins and whales in captivity in Canada!

Animals & Relationships: Dr. Naomi Rose on the Social Lives of Whales & Dolphins, and What Does it Mean to Love Animals

A feature interview with marine mammal scientist Naomi Rose on the social lives of cetaceans. Plus, a discussion about what it means for humans to “love” other animals.

Taking Action in Canada: An Update on the Wolf Cull, the Trophy Hunt, and Whales in Captivity at Marineland

Taking Action in Canada: An Update on the Wolf Cull and the Trophy Hunt, with Wildlife Defence League co-founders Tommy Knowles and Emily Pickett. Plus, a feature interview with Last Chance for Animals’ Adam Wilson on their recent undercover investigation of Marineland Canada.

Empty the Tanks Worldwide 2015.

A day in advance of the 3rd annual event, we check-in with the founder, Rachel Carbary. Annelise Sorg from No Whales in Captivity also joins us in studio to give us an update on the Vancouver Aquarium.

Empty the Tanks: Ending Captivity of Marine Mammals

Photo by Jenni Rempel, Model: Kyra Puddifant.

This episode is all about the upcoming Empty The Tanks actions taking place around the world to protest the captivity of marine mammals on May 24th, 2014. Guests include local organizer Jeff Matthews and “Blackfish” director Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

Whales in Captivity Show: “Blackfish” director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, and Annelise Sorg of No Whales in Captivity

Here’s this week’s podcast!

This show starts with a discussion about wild animals in captivity, and a few of the reasons why this may not be the ideal place for them to live. Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of “Blackfish”  We…

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!

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.