Dylan Powell is the co-founder of Marineland Animal Defense (M.A.D) a grassroots organisation implementing a pressure campaign to shutdown Marineland Canada... & by Marineland's feverish SLAPP happy response, it appears to be working !
Dylan talks DIY activism, campaign strategies, whistle blowing employees, SLAPP suits (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) and the pearls of wisdom hidden amongst the pages of The Talon Conspiracy archival activist zines.
This week's show features an interview with Josh Harper, former SHAC-7 political prisoner and genius behind The Talon Conspiracy. Josh discusses life after prison, and gives his thoughts on the need to remember the history of the movement, Karl Marx's attitude to animal rights, intersectionality, and hypocrisy in the movement. A packed interview with a legendary ativist.
Laurie Levy is the founder and tireless Campaign Director of the Coalition Against Duck Shooting. He speaks about Victoria's 2013 recreational duck shooting season that's coming to a close this weekend, including the Box Flat Reserve massacre, the new regulations designed to keep rescuers and media off the wetlands, the conflict of interest that exists in the State Government's game authority, the pest control myth, and the out-of-control behaviour displayed by many shooters.
On the other side of the world but in a similar vein, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) actively campaigns against the illegal bird hunting that occurs on a massive scale each year in Europe, as birds migrate south to Africa. We speak with key CABS member David Conlin about the issue and the role that CABS plays in these killing fields.
"Ag-Gag" Laws: This week's show features an interview with Amy Meyer, the first person to be charged under Utah's law against photographing agricultural operations. We then hear from Mark Pearson, President of Animal Liberation, about recent legal cases which could have had severe consequences for Australian animal activists.
Tune in & turn on the salt lamp as Freedom of Species chats with Rachael Morris, a Love Life coach who has wonderful & helpful 'IN'sights for all activists. Rachael’s inspiring interview is guaranteed to encourage us all to hug that feisty activist soul within ourselves (and be honest with it) a lot more.
For more information, contact: info[at]lovelifecoach.com.au
'Save Me' is a non-profit organisation based in the UK & founded by the fabulous Brian May. (Yes- the Brian May whose MANY talents include being guitarist for the famous "QUEEN " rock band).
'Save Me' challenges the cruel minority in our society that feels it is their right to persecute and torture wildlife for sport, in the case of foxes, or to protect agricultural interests, in the case of the badger.
Anne Brummer, Chief Executive of 'Save Me' discusses the controversial badger culls due to start in June.
Please sign the international petition on the Save Me website to help STOP THE CULL! (just scroll down on the right hand side of the Save Me Home Page)
The waves have barely settled from the anti - whaling clashes in the Southern Ocean and the battle-weary ships have just made it back to port ... tune in to get an Operation Zero Tolerance campaign wrap.
We talk to Kelly Higgins, Personal Assistant to Sea Shepherd's founder Paul Watson and Eliza Muirhead, an official Sea Shepherd photographer.
Operation Zero Tolerance is the 9th Sea Shepherd expedition to oppose the illegal activities of the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
By all accounts, it's the most successful yet - 768 whales on Japan's hit list are now swimming free thanks to the non-violent, direct action strategies of the Sea Shepherd 120+ international crew.
Our show this week features Kevin White of Midland Vegan Campaigns. He talks about his work in animal rights campaigning that has ranged from anti vivisection camapigns including the Shamrock Monkey Farm, Regal Rabbits Farm and Hillgrove Cat Farm campaigns. He discusses his experiences of lock-ons and subsequent arrests as part of the SHAC campaign and his recent experiences in organising the West Midlands Vegan Fair.http://www.veganmidlands.org.uk/