Author: Alison Cole

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

World Vegan Month, with Sandra Nomoto, and Helping Women and Companion Animals in Crisis, with Amy Morris of the Vancouver Humane Society

The words "World Vegan Month" surrounded by images of food into a circular shape

A feature interview with local social influencer Sandra Nomoto on why to go vegan and stay vegan, for World Vegan Month! Plus, an interview with Vancouver Humane Society’s Amy Morris on their campaign to help women and their companion animals escape homelessness.

Humane Education for K-12 with Teachkind’s Lisbet Chiriboga, and “Wolf Walk” at the Vancouver International Film Festival

A feature interview with Lisbet Chiriboga, Program Manager of the TeachKind Humane Education Program; a review of “Wolf Walk” at VIFF; and a kitty rescue story.

The Abbotsford Pig Trial with Criminally-Charged Activist Amy Soranno, and A Message for Miley Cyrus from Dr. Matthew Nagra

A feature interview with animal activist Amy Soranno, one of four criminally charged for exposing extreme animal cruelty last year at the Excelsior Hog Farm. And When Celebrities Quit Veganism: A Message for Miley Cyrus with Dr. Matthew Nagra.

Plant-Based Cheese Maker Stephanos Liapis of Pulse Kitchen, and Peter Fricker of Vancouver Humane Society on Banning Horse-Drawn Trolleys in Stanley Park

pulse kitchen co-founders Stephanos Liapis and Brigette holding up cheese

A feature interview with co-founder Stephanos Liapis of BC vegan-cheese making company Pulse Kitchen. Plus, an interview with Peter Fricker of the Vancouver Humane Society on the efforts to ban horse-drawn trolleys in Stanley Park.

End The Global Wildlife Trade: for World Elephant Day, and at the Greater Vancouver Zoo

Calling for an end to the global wildlife trade with World Animal Protection’s Campaign Director Melissa Matlow, including the elephant tourism industry. Plus, a revealing interview with local activist David Isbister on the Greater Vancouver Zoo dealings, especially in the aftermath of more deaths.

Encore Show: Kim Sturla, Animal Place Sanctuary; & A Mother’s Love: The Bond Between Mother Cow and Baby Calf

Mother’s Day Show ~ A Mother’s Love: The Bond Between Mother Cow and Baby Calf; and a feature interview with Kim Sturla of Animal Place for International Respect for Chickens Month.

Being Food Resourceful During Pandemic Times: Growing Your Own Produce, and Vegan Pantry Cooking with Brigitte Gemme

Sustaining ourselves with food during pandemic times: A feature interview with vegan food consultant Brigitte Gemme, of Vegan Family Kitchen, on best practises for pantry cooking. Plus, guest co-host Grace Wampold presents a segment on being resourceful in growing your own food, even if you don’t have garden space!

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.

Exclusive Interview with DxE Brighton Activist on Exposure of Hoads Farm Cruelty

This show features an exclusive interview with Jake from Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) Brighton on the recently held protest within Hoads Farm after exposure of footage spanning six months of the horrid conditions suffered by the chickens kept there.

“The Animal People” film with former SHAC7 member Jake Conroy, plus The Failings of the Greater Vancouver Zoo, with Vancouver Humane Society’s Peter Fricker

A feature interview with Jake Conroy, convicted animal activist and a key character in “The Animal People” film. Plus, an interview with Peter Fricker on the failings of the Greater Vancouver Zoo.