Tag: animal rights

A New Documentary About the Killing of Regan Russell, plus World Numbat Day and Updates on the Excelsior 4

Featuring an interview with local activist Roy Sasano, who shares his thoughts in the aftermath of the first face-to-face conversation the Excelsior 4 activists had with a BCSPCA representative since the Meat the Victims event 18 months ago. We also discuss the new documentary from Shaun Monson about the killing of Regan Russell at Fearman’s pig slaughterhouse in Burlington, Ontario, and share facts about the numbat for World Numbat Day.

World Vegan Day: Discussing the Legal Rights of Animals

LSLAP logo containing a feminine figure in a long toga-like dress holding a balance of scales in one hand and a sword in the other. She is standing feet together and pointed outwards from each other, under which a laurel is centered. The upper left diagonal half has the orange background with the components of the logo in royal blue, of which the other diagonal half is reversed in colour.

This show features an interview with Emily Wilson of Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) run by law students at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Our host, Grace Wampold, begins the show by speaking about Vancouver City Council’s passing of the motion to end no pets restrictions in rental housing contracts. She also talks about the proposed seal cull of 50,000 Harbor Seals, 25,000 Stellar Sea Lions, and an ongoing 3,000 seals per year in British Columbia.

World Day for Farmed Animals: Exploring Queer Love in Animals and Getting A Taste for Local Plant-Based Charcuterie

This show includes a feature interview with Emily Wilson, the founder and head chef at Living Tree Foods. We discuss her background as an animal rights lawyer and her passion for affordable, delicious, and local vegan cheese products. We also hear a story from pattrice jones discussing her first time bringing ducks to Vine Sanctuary and the assumptions we make about non-human animals based on the narrative that animals are motivated by reproduction and survival, rather than love, eros, and community.

Writer Paradox Delilah on Her Eye-Opening Science Fiction Novel, “The Race,” and Aph Ko on Speciesism as an Extension of White Supremacy

Book cover of The Race by Paradox Delilah

In this show, we feature an exclusive interview with writer and boom operator Paradox Delilah on her first self-published book, The Race, which draws on concepts of the modern dairy industry and the insidious ways we are distracted from its cruelties. We also listen to an encore interview of Aph Ko on speciesism as an extension of white supremacy.

Author Christopher Locke on Teaching Compassion for Nonhuman Animals Through Storytelling, and World Day for Laboratory Animals with Dr. Charu Chandrasekera on Alternatives to Animal Testing

Featuring an interview with author Christopher Locke on The Enlightenment Adventures, his young adult series focused around animal rights and sentience, and a speech from Dr. Charu Chandrasekera on human-biology-based alternatives to animal testing.

New Year’s Show: Resources for Going Vegan in 2020

This show features an exciting announcement of the Vancouver premiere of the documentary “The Animal People,” plus resources, tips, and tricks for kickstarting your new vegan lifestyle in 2020.

Aph Ko on Speciesism as an Extension of White Supremacy

Featuring an interview with writer and decolonial theorist Aph Ko on her new book, “Racism as Zoological Witchcraft: A Guide to Getting Out.”

A Horse of a Different Colour: Victoria, BC Activists Jordan Reichert and Rob Carruthers

Rob Carruthers describes life as a vegan single dad working in the trades, and Jordan Reichert discusses an end to horse-drawn carriages in Victoria.

New Year’s Special: Becoming an Activist, with Roy Sasano

Easy ways to advocate for animals in 2018, featuring activist Roy Sasano.

One Struggle, One Fight: Human Rights and Animal Liberation

Our special show for International Human Rights Day, featuring an interview with noted writer and activist Christopher Sebastian McJetters.