Alison is proud to be a member of the Animal Voices collective since November 2009, where she reunited with her radio broadcast roots to produce and co-host a show that speaks deeply to several of her passions: animal rights, veganism, education, and broadcast communications. Her evolution into developing her awareness of animal issues and compassion for all creatures started as a teenager, when she began asking questions and adopted a vegetarian lifestyle to live in harmony with her ethics. Always on a path of learning, she went vegan in 2006, and since 2011 has been exploring a high raw vegan lifestyle.
Alison enjoys participating in many facets of animal activism in her community, from attending demos to tabling for animal rights groups to social media advocacy. However, she is most committed to and focused on providing quality programming on the Animal Voices show each week, and continuing to educate herself on these issues so that she can have the most up-to-date and accurate information with which to educate others.
A few of the most influential books she has ever read to help pave this path are “Slaughterhouse” by Gail Eisnitz, “Diet for a New America” by John Robbins, and “The World Peace Diet” by Will Tuttle – all must-reads for every human being, in her opinion!
Elyse has been co-hosting Animal Voices since September 2014 and producing since October 2015. A lifelong animal lover, she finally “made the connection” in 2010 after watching the documentary Earthlings, and committed to a vegan lifestyle. She is now a passionate advocate for animal liberation and regularly participates in activism in the Vancouver area. She is especially interested in evidence-based vegan nutrition, the intersections between veganism and other social justice issues, and all scientific findings related to animal behavior, sentience, and intelligence.
Elyse is a professional classical violinist and violin teacher, as well as an occasional lyricist, and she enjoys using these skills and the platform they provide to call attention to animal and human rights issues. In her spare time, she enjoys eating delicious vegan food, going to concerts and plays, travelling, reading articles online, and watching movies.
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Asami has been working behind the scenes helping producers with writing webposts editing shows since September 2019. Occasionally, she creates instructional videos for the Animal Voices Vancouver Instagram and Facebook stories, which can be accessed through the Instagram highlights titled Quick Recipes. She had always loved animals, but it was a love guided by societal conventions for the animals she was taught to love. In 2015, Asami learned about the concept of not eating any animals and animal products, and decided to just give it a go. It was years later that she learned about the ethical components of veganism and began advocating to her peers. As she learned more, the inherent connections between veganism and other social justice movement came to light.
In her free time, Asami enjoys singing, cooking, yoga, watching shows and documentaries, and indie games. Her favourite games include To the Moon, 100% Orange Juice, Night in the Woods, Ibb & Obb, and Animal Crossing. Despite having begun singing throughout her highschool in the choir, she sings a range of songs. Her current favourites are No Hoard of Value by Jinjer and Parallel Lines by Sayuri. Asami’s favourite book since highschool has always been A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. Her favourite documentaries are Land of Hope and Glory, The Ivory Game, and Chasing Coral.