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Roger Yates

On this show we’re joined by animal activist and sociologist Roger Yates. The discussion covers a wide range of topics, including: his activism with the Vegan Information Project, online activism in a time when other forms of activism are less possible, challenging an “animals only” mindset in the movement, the animal rights versus welfare debate, and using humour in advocacy.

 

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We're joined by sociologist Corey Wrenn who discusses the impact coronavirus/COVID-19 has had on animals, as well as the role of eating animals in this virus and many other diseases.

  

For more on this issue, have a look at the publications on COVID-19 and animals for the Animals and Society Section of the American Sociological Association: https://www.asanet.org/asa-communities/sections/sites/animals-and-society/covid-19

Paul-Mikhail Catapang Podosky

We’re joined by social philosopher Paul-Mikhail Catapang Podosky who discusses his academic work exploring the way the meat-eating industry uses the term “humane” to avoid the questioning of the killing of animals.

 

Melissa Laing

We’re joined by PhD candidate Melissa Laing who discusses her research on social workers standing up for companion animals, in addition to their human clients.

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/

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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

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