Raccoons, Birds, and Big Cats in our Neighborhood: Human Relationships With Animals

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This show was broadcasted on Friday, April 23rd, 2021 from Noon to 1pm PST at 100.5fm CFRO coopradio.org

This week we tie together a series of stories related to the different animals that we live amongst in human dominated spaces. We discuss the pressing news related to the sale of the Vancouver Aquarium, which has been purchased by white supremacist supporters , Herschend Enterprises.

One of the people at the centre of a campaign to stop the aquarium displaying cetaceans is Annelise Sorg, president of No Whales in Captivity. She said she is not surprised by the sale.
“They’re just trying to make money,” she said.

 “This is something that the members and supporters of the Vancouver Aquarium have to open their eyes to and realize that this is not about education and research. This is about entertainment — and they’ve just proved it again.”

In other News, we shared the information about a Film in the midst of Production, Real Fur. Learn More at @Realfurfilm on Instagram and sign their petition to BAN fur in Canada at https://www.realfurfilm.com/take-action

We largly cover the exotic pet trade on this episode, beginning with this contribution from Robert Tolppi, youtuber and tik-tokker.

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Robert Tolppi’s Youtube Channel and the use of exotic animals on Tiktok

Special thanks to Animalogic for our segment on Raccoons, you can find more content by them on their youtube channel, linked below.

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For more info about Toronto Wildlife Centre: torontowildlifecentre.com To Donate: torontowildlifecentre.com/youcanhelp

We also share stories of Pollinator from our friends at McHenry County conservation District.

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DistrictWhat types of pollinators are in our city?
Learn about some of the unique pollinators in our area, and the plants that they polinate, on this episode of Wonders of the Wild.

Lastly, I would like to thank Vice for sharing some of their audio from a 2014 documentary about the Exotic Pet Trade in the States. We will talk more about this in next weeks episode so make sure to tune in next week for more on this pressing subject.

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The Animal Voices radio show on 100.5fm Co-op radio is produced on Unceded and ancestral Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, and Squamish Territories in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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