Joanne talks about a very successful Vegan Bake Sale fundraiser for the University of Victoria bunnies that was held this week, and the power of cupcakes and cookies as a form of animal activism by grassroots activists. Then we talk with Leanne McConnachie of the Vancouver Humane Society on Animal Rights Day in Vancouver, which will be celebrated on August 6th. Finally, a feature interview with Jonathan Balcombe, author of “Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals”.
In this episode, Joanne talks about Vancouver’s goal to be the “greenest city by 2020” and how YOU can contribute by voting for “Encourage vegan options for all!”. We then speak to Janos Maté of the local organization Whale Friends on the pending plebiscite that may be put forth in the 2011 City of Vancouver election. Plus, a feature interview with 18-year old filmmaker and animal activist Nadia Masoudi on Animal Freedom Day, a global event which happens on July 24th!
In this episode, Joanne presents Humane Meat – Part 2. Then, Alison reports on the amazing 2010 LetLive Animal Rights Conference held last weekend. Finally, we present our feature interview with “Snake Man” Matt Ellerbeck, an animal rights activist and snake advocate, who will be speaking to us about snake conservation and why we need to protect our snakes.
In this episode, Joanne explains why there is no such thing as a “responsible breeder”. Then we speak to animal activist Glenn Gaetz, Director of the local organization Liberation BC, about Creative Online Activism. For our feature interview, we delve into the issue of the pending proposal of the International Whaling Commission to end the 24-year moratorium on commercial whaling. We speak with Kitty Block, Vice-President of the Humane Society International, live from the location of the IWC meeting meeting in Agadir, Morocco where the whales’ fate will be decided.
In this episode, Alison chats a bit about her trip to the States last week and visiting the vegan restaurant in Bellingham, WA called Bloom. June is Dairy Alternative Month and we talk about some milk and cheese alternatives to dairy for those who are thinking of making a transition to go dairy-free. We also present some of Dr. Will Tuttle’s written commentary on the Conklin Dairy Farm investigation, entitled “Memorial Day for the Animals”, which can be read here. “Dairy: 6 Reasons You Should Avoid it At All Costs”, by Dr. Mark Hyman follows, and then a feature interview with Nathan Runkle of Mercy for Animals on the undercover cruelty investigation at an Ohio Dairy Farm which was released to the public last week.
In this episode, we interviewed celebrity chef, Tal Ronnen, author of The Conscious Cook and your chance to win this amazing cookbook! We also interviewed Dr. Fedowsian of PCRM to speak about the Great Ape Protection Act.
Joanne presents an insightful piece on the rodeo; Alison shares a heart-warming story of a recent dog rescue; and Alison does a feature interview with Ethan Smith, author of the book “Building An Ark: 101 Solutions to Animal Suffering”, in which we talk about different specific solutions to act for the animals. Plus, a chance to win a copy of the book!