Author: Asami Hitohara

Strategy in the Animal Rights Movement and the Canada Goose Pressure Campaign with Darren Chang

In this show, we feature an exclusive interview with grassroots liberation activist Darren Chang on strategies and tools in the animal rights and anti-oppression movements and the Canada Goose Pressure Campaign which he will be speaking more about. Also, guest co-host Meghan on her experience protesting against RibFest and guest co-host Leah with an update on the Wet’suwet’en pipeline protest.

Veganuary Inspiration Featuring Interviews with Dr. Neal Barnard on Plant-Based Nutrition as Healing and Personal Trainer Karina Inkster on Plant-Powered Fitness

This show features interviews of Dr. Neal Barnard on the reasons why he is a plant-based advocate and Karina Inkster on weightlifting and fitness as a vegan personal trainer. We also introduce three new co-hosts, Meaghan Beattie, Grace Wampold, and Leah Thompson with their stories on how they started on veganism and why they choose to continue to live a vegan lifestyle.

School Days Series #4: Looking for Solutions to Creating a Compassionate Educational Experience

This is the 4th and final show of our School Days series. (You can find the other 3 shows in the series here) This last show continues to explore how we can create a more compassionate and cruelty-free educational environment.
The show features interviews with Early Childhood Educator, Mallory Boult; National Programs Director of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, Monica Chen and grade 8 student Soleilla Denomme.

Discussion on Animal Dissections in the Classroom, Featuring an Interview with Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Animals in Science Policy Institute (AiSPI)

Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy AiSPI

This the third show of the School Days series, focusing on animal dissection and featuring an interview with Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Animals in Science Policy Institute (AiSPI) in Vancouver.

Interviews on Navigating School as an Animal Advocate, New York City’s Stance on Serving Processed Meats at School, and More

In this show, we continue our discussion on the move towards compassionate classrooms, including interviews with those trying to navigate as animal advocates in the school system, the New York City school stance on processed meat, school milk days, and hot lunch programs at schools.

VIFF 2019 Review : The Whale and The Raven

In this post, we have a review of the upcoming documentary, The Whale and The Raven. Vancouver International Film Festival is showing The Whale and The Raven at SFU Goldcorp on October 4th (9pm) and October 6th (4pm). It is a film directed by Mirjam Leuze on the plight of the whales and the Gitga’at First Nations protecting the waters they reside in. The Whale and The Raven also features whale researchers Janie Wray and Hermann Meuter of Cetacea Lab.

Hearts and Minds Transformed by The Game Changers Movie, and Happy Pig Stories

In this show, we discuss how the movie The Game Changers has impacted a non-vegan, a Craigslist pig rescue story, and how Toronto activists led by Marni Jill Ugar were able to connect the owner of restaurant Bacon Nation to compassion for the animals.

Back to School: Interviews with Two Teachers about Animal Advocacy in School Systems, and Zoe Weil of the Institute of Humane Education

A school feature with interviews with two teachers about animal compassion in the education system. Also, Zoe Weil’s speech on the Humane Education Movement.

Burning of the Amazon Rainforest, Animal Advocacy Methods, and Dr. Michael Greger’s Continual Contribution to Plant-Based Nutritional Science

We feature a recent speech by Dr. Michael Greger on the top 15 ways of “how not to die”. He cites scientific evidence on the benefits of eating a plant-based diet.