Shows

Dr Maddie Judge presenting vegan research

We are joined by two researchers who investigate the psychology of veganism. Maddie North is a Deakin University PhD candidate investigating the role of social norms in veganism and the individual’s willingness to reduce meat consumption. Dr Madeline Judge shares their research into the psychological and ideological foundations of veganism and the stereotypes non-vegans use to define vegans.

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Arian Wallach

Conservation is a field of research and practice that works to protect the environment. Despite our efforts in conservation for over a century, we are still whitnessing the significant degradation of landscape through habitat and biodiversity loss. 

Compassionate Conservation is a new movement within conservation that tries to respond to several ethical issues within the field. We speak with Dr Arian Wallach, a key researcher in Compassionate Conservation at the University of Technology Sydney.   

humane milk is a lie

On this show we explore the world of "humane" animal products and the marketing of animal products.

 

For more on this topic, you can view the resources below:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jul/26/humane-milk-is-a-myth-veganism-advert-cleared-by-standards-body

http://freerangefraud.com/

http://humanemyth.org/

Factory-farmed hens

We share a presentation given by David Nibert, a sociology professor from Ohio's Wittenberg University, on the animal industrial complex.

This recording was made available by Alternative Radio:  https://www.alternativeradio.org/

 

Violet

This is our annual Radiothon show!  Freedom of Species needs to raise $1650 to help 3CR Community Radio stay on the air for another year, as a lone radical & independent voice in Australia's corporatised media landscape.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation at www.3cr.org.au   Also come along to our fundraising trivia afternoon at Euro Kitchen in Fitzroy on June 30.  Details & tickets available here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/358864941649338/

 


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

 

Dennis Black

We hear from Dennis Black, a zoologist who's been interested in frogs for much of his working life.  He tells us about some of his favourite frogs, about the very serious trouble that frog populations are in due to the chytrid fungus as well as various other anthropogenic factors, and the greater biodiversity crisis that we're in the midst of. 


We speak to Elodie Comprasse about the importance of communicating science about the environment. We also discuss her work at Wildlife Victoria and what you can do when you come across an injured animal.

Vegans Are Taking Over The World

On this show, we discuss some recent news stories on veganism and animal activism that have been published in light of the Dominion Animal Liberation disruption that involved blocking streets in Melbourne and many other actions around Australia.

The articles that we discuss are:

L - R: Lyn White, Ben Schultz, Pam Ahern & Andy Meddick

On 28th April 2019, more than 1000 people gathered on Melbourne's Parliament House steps to show their support for a live export ban. They were addressed by four inspirational animal rights advocates: Lyn White (Animals Australia), Ben Schultz (Animal Justice Party), Pam Ahern (Edgar's Mission) and Andy Meddick (Animal Justice Party), with Tamasin Ramsay (Animal Justice Party) as the MC [not pictured]. 

A woman (Kristin Leigh) talking to media

On this show we are joined by Kristin Leigh, founder and director of Vegan Rising, a new animal liberation and direct action group in based in Victoria. We talk about the myth of humane farming, happy meat and the method behind the April 8th coordinated disruptions across Australia, which included the Melbourne CBD shutdown. 

On the 6th of April 2019, hundreds of animal advocates gathered in Melbourne for the March To Close All Slaughterhouses. People marched through the streets of Melbourne and around the iconic Queen Victoria Market which has a large ‘Meat and Fish Hall’.

We are sharing three powerful speeches from the march calling for a new world where animals are not used and abused, and where we all live and flourish together.

Damien

We hear from Damien Cole, independent candidate for Victoria's Corangamite electorate in the upcoming Federal elections. He's also a Surfrider Foundation Australia ambassador in the Fight For The Bight campaign, battling to save the extraordinary marine ecosystem of the Great Australian Bight from oil drilling.  Damien explains how the near-pristine wilderness off the southern Australian coast is in peril due to our society's addiction to fossil fuels, and how the local anti-drilling campaign is winning nationwide support.  

With the Australian federal election around the corner, we want to help you understand parties' policies on animal issues. 

A man making juice in front of a barrier wall in occupied Palestine

On this show we're joined Dilan Fernando to talk about his recent trip to Palestine and the work of the Palestinian Animal League. He discusses the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and how this influences and impacts animal activism.  

We listen to the talk, ‘Humane Science Education: Ending the Use of Animals for Dissection’, presented by Nicole Green, Director, Animalearn and Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy - Executive Director, Animals in Science Policy Institute.

HEC summit

We've got a presentation from the recent Humane Education Coalition summit, delivered by Nichola Kriek from SAFE. She talks about how humane education has been successfully introduced into the NZ school curriculum. We've also got four spoken word performances, from Canada, UK, & the US. 

SAFE  www.safe.org.nz

Humane Education Coalition summit www.hecoalition.org/summit

 

 

Bede Carmody

This show features some of Bede Carmody’s talk Sustainable Activism: How to avoid becoming burnt out as an activist. You can listen to the full talk at the following link and the description on this site also has links to further resources and to listen to other talks from the conference it was recorded at: https://archive.org/details/BedeCarmody

Harley McDonald-Eckersall

On this show, we introduce our newest team member, Harley, and we discuss the animal movement and where she fits within it.

Harley is a part of the group Young Voices for Animals: https://yva.org.au

Mark

We hear from Mark Halliday, a documentary filmmaker from Sydney about his new feature film, Vestige. The film follows some of the last remaining rhinos, protected in South Africa's Kruger National Park from the onslaught of poachers, and the people who risk their lives on a daily basis while trying to protect them.  

Vestige film site  www.vestigemovie.com

polar bear

We’re joined by Jim Kremar, environmental activist and one of the hosts of the SUWA show on 3CR, who discusses the place of animals in the environmental movement.

 

You can listen to the SUWA show on 3CR every Friday from 5.30-6.30pm and catch up on episodes here: https://www.3cr.org.au/suwa

 

Jim also recommends the following groups for those who are interested in getting involved in environmental activism:

 

https://www.frontlineaction.org/

 

Greg McFarlane

On this show we’re joined by Greg McFarlane, the Director of Vegan Australia. He discusses the rise of veganism and the various ways Vegan Australia promote veganism, both on an individual and society-wide level. You can find out more about and support Vegan Australia at: https://www.veganaustralia.org.au/

 

David

David is the founder of Melbourne Climate Save, one of the latest groups to join the worldwide Save movement.  David talks about the connection between animal agriculture and climate change, the emergency in the Amazon with the new Brazilian government now endorsing its deforestation, and ponders whether veganism is the silver bullet for the escalating climate crisis.  

Melbourne Climate Save  https://www.facebook.com/MelbourneClimateSave/

Maori vegetables

This episode features Jon Pawson on how his veganism fits within Maori culture and decolonisation. Jon is from the Facebook group “Māori and Pasifika Vegans”: https://www.facebook.com/groups/399648523567337/

We play two more presentations from the Animal Justice Party summit on 1080 poison that are essential listening to get your head around this baiting issue. Learn about the ins and outs of the Victorian wild dog/dingo 'management' (killing) plans which purposefully 'un'protect the dingo so they can legally be killed in Victoria, as well as more about our Australian 'lion king' dingo.

Christian Freitag

We’re joined by vegan and frequent flyer Christian Freitag who gives tips on travelling as a vegan.  Check out Christian’s Instagram ‘alwaysthen’ for travel photos.

For more information on vegan travel including links to some of the resources we mentioned throughout the show, check out the following article: http://veganperth.org.au/living-vegan/vegan-travelling/

go vegan

This show features advice to help people to go vegan and stay vegan. This includes eating out, shopping for vegan products at your local supermarket, veganism beyond diet, and much more!

 This Facebook post contains links to the resources mentioned throughout the show: https://www.facebook.com/freedomofspecies/posts/2551639568195871

Olly Hornung

This show features Olly Hornung’s talk "You Did What?! Creative Tactics and Strategies to Boost Your Campaign".

Madison Griffiths

We’re joined by journalist Madison Griffiths who discusses animal rights as a social justice issue and connections with other issues such as feminism, mental health and media representation of marginalised groups.

Bruce Poon Animal Justice Party President

On the 24th of November 2018 Victorians went to the polls to vote for their next state representatives. An Australian political party dedicated to animals, called the Animal Justice Party, fielded candidates in 43 of the 88 lower house electorates and had candidates running in each of the 8 upper house regions. It is looking very likely that one of the Animal Justice Party candidates will be elected to the upper house.

Live cattle export

Andy of the Animal Justice Party talks about live export, including the recent live cattle export protest in Geelong and the recent incident off Portland.  Caroline of Melbourne Cow Save joins Andy to explain the context of the protest at last week's professional bull riding event in Melbourne.  

Animal Justice Party (Victoria) https://www.ajpvic.org.au/

Melbourne Cow Save  https://www.facebook.com/MelbourneCowSave/

 

 

Picture of Zoei Sutton

We’re joined by PhD candidate Zoei Sutton who discusses her sociological research exploring pets from an animal liberation perspective.

 

You can follow Zoei on Twitter @zoei_sutton and see the following link to see her academic publications: http://flinders.academia.edu/zoeisutton

 

Zoei also gives a brief overview of the Sociology and Animals session at the ‘Precarity, Rights and Resistance’ conference by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

 

The Animal Justice Party held a summit discussing 1080 poison and we play three presentations from this informative and alarming evening.  Get the toxicology facts of 1080, the legal ins and outs to help ban this cruel and environmentally destructive poison & listen to the fatal impacts it has on our dingo populations. 

For the entire video of the summit: https://www.facebook.com/AJPWesternVic/videos/250357265814657/

For the Love of Wildlife

Hunting is a key threat to wild animal populations around the world. For the Love of Wildlife wants to reduce Australia's impact on the trade of African animals by making it illegal to import and trade their body parts in Australia. We discuss their success in getting an Australian ban on the importation and sale of lion body parts from canned hunting and their work to help elephants and rhinos.

Graeme

We chat with Graeme Linsell, a Melbourne-based volunteer wildlife rescuer & carer. He talks us through what's involved in this critically important role, some of the basic principles, & how we can get trained so that we too can help save lives.

Wildlife Rescuers Incorporated (northern & north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne)  https://www.facebook.com/WildlifeRescuersInc/

We discuss language and animals and how by design, language acts as a weapon against animals perpetuating speciesism through demeaning terms like ‘you cow’or by laundering terms that hide cruelty, for example, a 'processing plant' instead of a slaughterhouse. We also have categories of language to label species as belonging or not belonging - for example, native, pest or feral - and a species can switch category depending on our human agenda for the landscape.  Speciesism means the assumption of human superiority leading to the exploitation of animals.

Horse falling during race

We are joined by a local campaigner from the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses, Elio Celotto, to discuss the inherent issues with horse racing and what we can do about it.  In Australia, we are days away from the Melbourne Cup, a 3200 m race where horses are often pushed to physical exhaustion or injury by being forced to race.

Picture of Esther Alloun

This show features the talkVeganwashing Israel’s Dirty Laundry? Animal Politics and Nationalism in Palestine-Israel  by scholar-activist Esther Alloun. You can find more of Esther’s work at the following link: https://uow.academia.edu/EstherAlloun

Doug

We're in the studio with Doug Leith, president of Melbourne Save Animals In Laboratories (MSAIL), talking about vivisection (animal experimentation) in Australia, as well as how and why it fails to meet its claimed objectives of improved human health outcomes.  Doug also talks about the work of MSAIL.  

MSAIL  https://www.facebook.com/MelbourneSaveAnimalsInLaboratories/

We chat with Ingrid Marker about how large bodied dogs, in particular hunting dogs trained to kill pigs, are lethal to the cassowary population who are already up against it with their disappearing habitat, roads, and fragmented landscapes.

Mentioned in podcast & for more information  https://www.facebook.com/cassowarykeystoneconservation/

We speak with two activists from Melbourne, Trevor and Bess, about consistent anti-oppression. They unpack what it means and why it's important.

You can find out more about Consistent Anti-oppression here.

Annett & friend

We speak with Dr Annett Finger, Dr Nikki Kowalczyk, and Port Phillip Baykeeper Neil Blake about the colony of Little Penguins that live on a Melbourne breakwater in Port Phillip Bay.  They talk about the circumstances that make this colony unique & about the important research conducted by Earthcare St Kilda.  We'll also hear how a recent industrial fire in Melbourne's western suburbs may pose serious risks to the health of Port Phillip Bay & the penguin colony.

This show features a talk on the debate in the animal advocacy movement around “single issue campaigns” that focus on one particular product or form of animal exploitation, examples include anti-fur campaigns and advocating against the dog meat trade.

We speak with Darryl Jones about his book The Birds At My Table, on why we feed wild birds & why it matters. Bird feeding says a lot about us in these challenging times.

Jacy Reese

This podcast is of a recent presentation given at the University of Tasmania.  "Reese will trace out a roadmap for how humanity is transitioning to the end of animal farming. The timeline has four stages: Foundation, Revolution, Stigmatization, and Follow-Through.

We are joined by animal advocates Beth Allan (pictured on the right above) and Brighde Kennedy who discuss their own experiences of dealing with sexism in the movement and some ways we can work to overcome this problem as a movement.

 

You can hear Beth discussing this issue at the recent Community As Activism event. The session is on Transformative Justice and #MeToo, featuring Beth as well as Jess Ison and Anne-lise Ah-fat: https://archive.org/details/MeTooTJ

FoS presenters recently gave a talk at the Students of Sustainability Conference 2018 called 'Environmental Liberation Through Animal LIberation'. We highlight some of the key points from that talk by covering the connections between animal and environmental movements, including exploring the environmental impact of animal agriculture. You can see the associated PowerPoint presentation for some references and visuals on the topic.

community as activism

We’re joined by Jess Ison from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) who discusses the upcoming workshop-based discussion forum in Melbourne: ‘Community as Activism: Building Community within the Animal Liberation Movement and Beyond’.

 

Event Details:

Saturday 4 August, 1-5pm at Library at the Dock (107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands).

 

Judi & Bryce

We have Dr Judi & Bryce Inglis in the studio, describing their work advocating for the much-misunderstood house rabbit whose welfare is largely ignored in Australia.  Their organisation, Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage, is dedicated to bringing education to all levels of government as well as the public, leading to improved welfare and legal change. 

Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage  www.rabbitrunaway.org.au 

 

Asian Elephants

We speak with Dr John McEvoy from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia, USA, about his and his colleagues' work tracking Asian elephants in Myanmar. We discuss the threat that elephants are facing from poaching and how elephant-human relationships in local areas are key to keeping the elephants safe.