Climate Emergency, Animal Emergency

Violet

This show features speeches and music from the Climate Emergency XR Snap Rally in Melbourne on May 24th. We play a speech from Violet (pictured) and music from Steven and Mark. For more information on this event, organised by Extinction Rebellion Victoria, you can see the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/595721977502901/

 

You can listen to more of this event here: https://archive.org/details/ExtinctionRebellion

 

We also discuss the role of animal agriculture in the climate emergency, as well as how vegan activists can more effectively make the environmental case for veganism. To see the sources for all of the statistics cited about the environmental impact of animal agriculture, you can view:  https://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/the-food-we-eat-and-its-impact-on-the-environment-by-nick-pendergrast

 

We open the show by discussing the Australian federal election result and connections between speciesism and right-wing, discriminatory views towards humans. You can view a brief overview of the academic literature on this topic here: https://faunalytics.org/prejudice-social-dominance-and-right-wing-authoritarianism/