Author: Alison Cole

Co-host/co-producer of the weekly radio show Animal Voices Vancouver.

Encore Show: The Thanksgiving Episode: Celebrating a Compassionate Holiday, and Turkey Stories from the Happy Herd Sanctuary

Welcome to our annual Thanksgiving Show, a rebroadcast from 2017. We talk about the personalities of turkeys with Diane Marsh from the Happy Herd Sanctuary, and share tips and advice on Celebrating a Compassionate Thanksgiving.

The Killing of the Coyotes in Stanley Park, and Calling for Wildlife Care, Not Cull

A feature interview with BC conservationist Kelly Ready, peeling back the layers to expose the underpinnings of the coyote cull in Stanley Park.

Encore Show: Japan Dolphins Day: The Connections Between Vancouver Aquarium’s Dolphins and Japan, plus Vegan Nutritionist Nikki Hurst

September 1st is Japan Dolphins Day. Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered’s Gary Charbonneau speaks about the Japanese origins of the Vancouver Aquarium’s dolphins, plus nutritionist Nikki Hurst answers all your vegan nutrition questions!

Encore Show: Cooking Fun and Healthy Vegan Meals with Dreena Burton in her “Kind Kitchen”; plus, Newest (& Shocking) Updates on the Vancouver Aquarium, with David Isbister

A feature interview with cookbook author extraordinaire Dreena Burton, plus shocking updates on the Vancouver Aquarium with David Isbister.

Encore Show: A Celebration of Vegan Meats and Entrepreneurism: Seth Tibbott of The Tofurky Company, and James Davison and Mitchell Scott of The Very Good Butchers

Meet vegan entrepreneurs Seth Tibbott of The Tofurky Company, and James Davison and Mitchell Scott of The Very Good Butchers, who make some of the best plant-based meats on the market, and have business stories and advice to share!

Helping Companion Animals in Vulnerable Communities, with the Vancouver Humane Society; plus, Superbugs in Our Waterways, with World Animal Protection Canada

A feature interview with Lynn Kavanagh, Farming Campaign Manager of World Protection Canada, on recent findings of antiobiotic resistant genes in waterways around the world, including Manitoba, from factory farms. An interview with Amy Morris, Executive Director of the Vancouver Humane Society, on helping structurally vulnerable individuals and their companion animals with needed vet services and more.

Encore Show: Appreciation for our Avian Friends: Jacko the African Grey Parrot, and his human companion Adrianne Gauthier

It’s our Fall Member Drive! We feature an in studio interview with Jacko the African Grey Parrot and his human companion Adrianne Gauthier. Video live streamed – not to be missed!

Cooking Fun and Healthy Vegan Meals with Dreena Burton in her “Kind Kitchen”; plus, Newest (& Shocking) Updates on the Vancouver Aquarium, with David Isbister

A feature interview with cookbook author extraordinaire Dreena Burton, plus shocking updates on the Vancouver Aquarium with David Isbister.

Encore: The Earth Day Show: The Restore-Our-Planet Diet, and Eating Earth

The Earth Day Show: featuring an interview with author Patricia Tallman on “The Restore-Our-Planet Diet”, an interview with Lisa Kemmerer on “Eating Earth”, plus our annual Spring Member Drive.

Encore Show: 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.