Tag: zoonotic disease

World Day for Farmed Animals: Exploring Queer Love in Animals and Getting A Taste for Local Plant-Based Charcuterie

This show includes a feature interview with Emily Wilson, the founder and head chef at Living Tree Foods. We discuss her background as an animal rights lawyer and her passion for affordable, delicious, and local vegan cheese products. We also hear a story from pattrice jones discussing her first time bringing ducks to Vine Sanctuary and the assumptions we make about non-human animals based on the narrative that animals are motivated by reproduction and survival, rather than love, eros, and community.

Earth Day 2020 Show: Understanding Zoonotic Diseases and the Spread of COVID-19 and Pandemics, with Dr. Aysha Akhtar

A feature interview with public health specialist Dr. Aysha Akhtar, who explains the science behind COVID-19, development of vaccines, and how zoonotic diseases are borne and passed onto human-beings.

Behind the Lines of Slaughter, in an Age of Animal Transmitted Disease, with Justin Reineke

Pig in crate of Excelsior Hog Farms in Abbotsford, BC, Canada

In a time of zoonotic diseases and pandemics, former industrial farm and slaughterhouse worker Justin Reineke exposes the underbelly of these infection-ridden factories.