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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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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/

 

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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).

 

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.

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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

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).

 

Jess Ison

We’re joined by activist and academic Jess Ison who discusses her research challenging the use of prisons and other punitive measures as a way to counter animal abuse. If you’d like to look further into the issues of prisons and prison abolition, Jess recommends the book Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis: https://www.sevenstories.com/books/2907-are-prisons-obsolete

 

Gonzalo Villaneuva

We’re joined by historian and animal advocate Gonzalo Villanueva who discusses his book 

In this episode, we speak with philosopher Michael Hauskeller about the problematic framing of animals within transhumanism. We also chat with recently completed PhD Ashley Keefner about her thesis on how prejudice impacts the study of animal minds.

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