Author: Alison Cole

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

The Trial of Fighting for Justice for Animals, with the #Excelsior4 and PETA’s Ingrid Newkirk

Interview with the Excelsior 4 activists Nick Schafer and Roy Sasano on their 1st week of their court trial, being charged with exposing animal cruelty to the world. Plus a feature interview with Peta founder Ingrid Newkirk on the history of the Animal Liberation Front movement and her book “Free the Animals”.

Encore Show: The Excelsior 4 Pig Trial Starts Next week ~ Exclusive Interviews in the Aftermath of the Pre-Trial this April

A feature interview with Roy Sasano, one of the Excelsior 4 activists who is being charged with multiple offences for his part in exposing animal cruelty to the masses at a pig factory farm in Abbotsford, BC.

Encore Show: World Oceans Day: Sounds in the Sea, & Direct Action with Sea Shepherd

To honour World Oceans Day, we feature interviews with Sue Waters of Sea Shepherd, and marine biologist Dr. Abby Schwarz, on the importance of sound in the sea.

Encore Show: 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: Farmed Animal Depopulations and Worker Violations During COVID-19, with Rachel McCrystal of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, and Meet the Clean Meat Future

Feature interview with Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s Rachel McCrystal on millions of farmed animals being euthanized and the COVID-19 outbreaks in slaughterhouses. Plus, a discussion of Canadian filmmaker Liz Marshall’s “Meat the Future” – the clean meat future!

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

It’s our Spring Fundraising 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!

Encore Show: Healing our Planet Amidst a Climate and Pandemic Crisis, with Dr. Sailesh Rao of the Climate Healers, and Opposing a $9.5 Million Bailout for the Vancouver Aquarium with Annelise Sorg

Dr. Sailesh Rao

For our feature interview, we welcome Dr. Sailesh Rao, an environmental scientist who believes that the world is capable of overcoming climate change – but only if everyone adopts a plant-based diet by the year 2026. Also, Annelise Sorg, the co-founder and President of No Whales in Captivity, discusses the history of Vancouver Aquarium’s exploitative conduct towards the animals and a call for no $9.5 million bailout from the government during pandemic times.

A Fortnight of Pre-trial for the Excelsior 4 Activists, plus BSPCA Denies Request for a Peaceful Conversation

A feature interview with Roy Sasano, one of the Excelsior 4 activists who is being charged with multiple offences for his part in exposing animal cruelty to the masses at a pig factory farm in Abbotsford, BC.

Save A Spider Day, & Local Social Enterprises Vegan Supply and Friend and Faux

It’s Save a Spider Day! Plus, helping the animals in the Ukraine, and a feature interview with local entrepreneur Jason Antony, owner of social enterprises Vegan Supply and Friend & Faux.

Encore Show: A Legacy of Local Activism: Don Larson and Elder Veronica on Their 35 Years of Advocacy for Human and Nonhuman Animal Lives in Vancouver’s CRAB Park

A picture of the bird marsh at CRAB Park at Portside. There is a shallow freshwater pool with lush green foliage surrouding it and a view of the Burrard inlet in the backround

Featuring an interview with local Vancouver activists Don Larson and Elder Veronica on the completion of CRAB Park, plus information on turkey vultures for World Turkey Vulture Day.