Author: Leah Thompson

Ren Hurst on Honoring Consent with Horses and Other Animals and Undomesticating Our Lives, Linda Bakker of Wildlife Rescue Association on Effects of Wildfires on Birds

a picture of ren hurst, a white woman with short blonde hair standing in between two horses with brown fur

In this show, we have a feature interview with compassionate horse carer and author Ren Hurst, on honouring consent with horses and other animals as well as the effect of domestication on nonhuman animals and humans and Linda Bakker from Wildlife Rescue Association who speak on the displacement of bird populations as a result of the wildfires in the Pacific Northwest.

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.

Homeless Animal Awareness Day; Urgent Interview with Founder of Rabbitats Rescue Society on Feral Rabbits and the Ongoing Fight to Save Through Humane Rescue and Micro-Sanctuaries

A Small Brown Bunny chews some crisp green leaf lettuce off the ground as a human squats down behind them offering lettuce to a different bunny

Feature interview with Sorelle Campbell, founder and Executive Director of Rabbitats Rescue on the plight of the bunnies, for Homeless Animal Awareness Day.

Children’s Books and Parenting from a Vegan Perspective: Abioseh the Vegan Poet on his Unique Book, “I am Not Food,” Addy Rivera Sonda on Illustrating New Book, “Junebug: No Life Too Small,” and Jen Rivera Bell on her Passion for Indigenous Vegan Motherhood

Cover of Children's Book, "Junebug: Not Life Too Small", featuring a small child with brown skin and dark curly hair in a denim romper and yellow rain boots, laying on the grass looking up into the sky

In this show we hear from Abioseh Cole, the Vegan Poet on the power of language and what lead him to writing the children’s book, “I am Not Food”, a text which explores why animals are people. We also speak to, Addy Rivera Sondas, the illustrator of the new children’s book, “Junebug: No Life Too Small” on her process of bringing this sweet story to life as well as how she uses her artwork to inspire empathy and social change. Our feature interview is with YouTuber and Indigenous mama, Jen Rivera Bell, on Veganism, parenthood, decolonizing food, and minimalism.