2012 Shows

Lara Drew, the Campaign Director for Animal Liberation ACT's "Big Birds, Big Cruelty" campaign, Bede Carmody who runs A Poultry Place sanctuary in NSW, and Felicity Andersen from Animal Liberation Victoria. They'll be talking about the Australian turkey industry and the 3 - 5 million turkeys killed each year who live a short life of cruelty and suffering from conception to slaughter.

Tune in, get informed, and find out how to support the campaign.

A Poultry Place https://www.facebook.com/apoultryplace

Big Birds Big Cruelty http://www.bigbirdsbigcruelty.org/

Animal Liberation Victoria http://www.alv.org.au/

If you can’t beat ’em, entertain ‘em … & they might just join you!

Vegan Smythe is a Melbourne-based cabaret performer. His catchy tunes highlight the hypocrisy of an animal lovin’, meat eatin’ world and promote a kinder, more consistent approach - veganism.

Check out these song titles - Flesh Hungry World, Human Milk Dairy and WTF do you eat ? ; )

Tune in  to hear the stories behind the tunes and why Vegan Smythe sports a teardrop tattoo

Lawrence Pope, President of Victorian Advocates for Animals Inc.

Lawrence has been intrumental in many animal protection campaigns including anti- jumps racing, steel jaw and glue traps and flying fox campaigns....and that's not nearly all of them!

Lawrence talks about his recently released book "The Teeth of Beasts", a dark Melbourne tale.

It tells the story of a confronting journey into animal activism and provides a startling critique of several of the city's high profile institutions.

The Teeth of Beasts is available at BookPal website.

FoS has gone all cats and dogs! 

We hear from Erica Trinder. 

Erica discusses her work with colony cats, advocating a trap, desex and return approach.

We also catch up with Colette Smedile from Victorian Dog Rescue.

Victorian Dog Rescue and Resource Group Inc (VicDRG) is a not for profit organisation whose purpose is to decrease the number of dogs killed in Victorian pounds each year.

Dominique Thiriet from James Cook University's School of Law, regarding how Australia's legislative framework addresses the welfare of introduced animals. She explains how inadequate legislation, unenforceable codes of practice, and negative community attitudes contribute to legalised acts of cruelty against unpopular animals.

The Fauna Fighters are Real Life Super Heroes.
Known as The Thylacine & Flying Fox, they use a hybrid of performance art and activism ('Artivism') to make the world a better, brighter place for animals & us.

Their activities include clean ups, patrols, protests/petition drives and volunteer work as well as the promotion of vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.

... & best of all, the Superheroes always win in the end!  ; )

 Dean Bracher, a British vegan activist who has done hundreds of talks for Animal Aid & The Vegan Society, in schools, community centres & prisons.

Bridget, a local animal activist & creator of intelligent articulate thoughtful zines, speaks about her experiences in Kurdistan where she worked with Nature Iraq on the devastating wildlife trafficking issue. It was these experiences that led her to create the zines "All My Friends Are Mountains" and "Veganistan" (winner of a zine award).


Struck by Lightning; James B “Lightning” Wilks, elite athlete, talks to us about why he became vegan, the physical benefits he gained and the peace of mind of knowing he was not contributing to harm.




Siobhan O’Sullivan from Melbourne University about animal advocacy and academia. We ask whether an academic can really make a difference in animal protection?






Joe Cross, Australian entrepreneur & maker of the award-winning documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead”. When middle age came knocking, Joe found he was literally “fat, sick & nearly dead”, 45 kg overweight & dosed up on potent steroids. He rebooted his life with a 60-day, micronutrient-rich, fruit & vegie juice fast while traveling nearly 5,000 km across America. Tune in to hear what all the buzz is about … It might just change your life


Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop from the World Preservation Foundation is currently working with Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) to create a Land Use Plan, due for release in 2013. Gerard talks about the very significant carbon emissions that result from livestock farming and gives us a taste of BZE’s recommendations to address this.

Beyond Zero Emissions http://www.bze.org.au

World Preservation Foundation http://www.worldpreservationfoundation.org