What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil, and Banning the Rodeo in BC

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To commence this show, Jenni is back from her travels to Portland and tells us about the vegan scene at the Warped Tour she attended!

Adam Olsen, BC Green Party leader, on banning the rodeo

adamOlsenFor our first interview, we have BC Green Party interim leader Adam Olsen on the show. On May 29th, at its Annual General Meeting, the BC Green Party passed a resolution to call for a province-wide ban on rodeo events that use animals. This decision sets an innovative precedent, as it’s the first time that a political party has called for an end to rodeo events.

In this interview, we ask Adam to give details on the terms of the resolution and what it means for the province for the years to come. We also ask him to address criticisms that have been received, including calling this move an attack on the farming community, and claiming that there are more pressing issues for the party to instead pursue.

 

Jeffrey Moussaeiff Masson, “Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil”

jeffreymassonOur feature interview is with Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson. He is an ex-psychoanalyst and former director of the Freud Archives, and is the author of numerous bestselling books on animal emotions, including “When Elephants Weep” and “The Pig Who Sang To the Moon”. In this interview, he speaks with us about his recently published book “Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil”.

There are two supreme predators on the planet with the most complex brains in nature: humans and orcas. In the twentieth century alone, one of these animals killed 200 million members of its own species, the other has killed none. Jeffrey Masson’s fascinating new book begins here: There is something different about us, and we go into some of the nuances of this issue as we analyze and compare the difference regarding why animals in the wild kill vs. why humans kill.

Here is the trailer for the book:

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