activism

We chat with the Australian Director of Animals Asia, Anne Lloyd -Jones & get the facts on the Yulin dog eating festival in China. We also discuss the mainstream media recommendations to swap beef for chicken to combat climate change with Mark & Simon from Less Meat, Less Heat & Paul Mahony, Terrastendo blogger & co-founder of Melbourne Pig Save.

 

This week we talk with Ahmad Safi, executive director of Palestinian Animal League, Ahmad is a Palestinian animal rights and veganism activist and founder of PAL. His work focuses on raising public awareness and the establishment of new laws for animal welfare and rights in Palestine.

"Every single one, who are breathing or not breathing are targetted from the occupation in this country" - Ahmed Safi

For further information, see:
http://pal.ps/
https://www.facebook.com/pal.legue

A recent paper written by Leah Gibbs, Jennifer Atchison & Ingereth Macfarlane & published in Geoforum raises many questions about the place of camels in Australia.

When do we accept that a species belongs here? What does the hidden story of the camel have to tell us about our cultural development when it comes to ethnicity?

While some view camels as ferals to eradicate others are building up their camel herds to eat unwanted weeds. We share a rich mingling of living history with camels and just like us, they are here to stay - whether we like it or not.

Tune in as we chat with Dr Leah Gibbs.

Photo courteousy of Jennifer Atchison -Thankyou Jennifer!

It's two and a half months since ABC's Four Corners report broadcast Making a Killing – an expose into the illegal use of small animals – piglets, possums, rabbits - as live bait to train greyhounds.

The undercover footage featured in the program, supplied by Animal Liberation Queensland & Animals Australia, horrified the public and sent shockwaves through the Australian greyhound racing industry - charges have been laid, industry boards stood down, life bans handed out and government inquiries launched.

Michael Webermann of FARM Animal Rights Movement.

We discuss the philosophy of FARM, how FARM works with other groups, Meat Out, and the American Animal Rights Conference.

We close the show with some poetry from friend of the show, Salome Argropoulous.


http://farmusa.org/

We catch up with Mark Pearson.

You may know him as the long-standing Executive Director of Animal Liberation in Australia but he is also in the running to be the first person to represent the Animal Justice Party in Australian state parliament.

That’s making history!

Mark is an Animal Justice Party general committee member, the Registered Officer for NSW and AJP’s lead candidate for the Legislative Council ( the seat that is still to be decided!)

So tune in for a NSW election wrap up from an Animal Justice Party perspective.

http://animaljusticeparty.org/

This week's show features Donalea Patman from "For the Love of Wildlife". Donalea was instrumental in lobbying Minster for the Environment Greg Hunt and Jason Wood MP to ban the importation of lion trophies to Australia.
We hear how Donalea lobbied for this ban, and how a relative outsider to the animal protection movement was able to achieve so much.

http://fortheloveofwildlife.org.au/

 

This week's show will continue the scrutiny of the Greyhound Industry with an interview with Carey Theil of Grey2KUSA.

Grey2KUSA is a group leading the worldwide movement to end greyhound racing.

http://www.grey2kusa.org/index.php

James Aspey is a twenty-something, sydney-sider who decided to spend 2014 traveling around Australia raising awareness about the exploitation of animals; the way we use and harm animals for our food, our clothing, our entertainment - the kicker here - is that he would advocate for animals in silence to acknowledge the voicelessness of animals.

We talk, yes talk (!), to James about his campaign - Voiceless 365 - a twelve month vow of silence for animals.

Voiceless 365 http://www.voiceless365.com/


Balmy summer evenings and the onset of school holidays will see many people seeking out family entertainment. To some, a trip to the traveling circus could be tempting.

We talk to academic and author, Professor Peta Tait about her book ‘Wild and Dangerous Performances: Animals, Emotions, Circus’

Also, Hans Kriek, the Executive Director of SAFE for Animals, shares with us the long-running and ultimately successful campaign to end exotic animal circus acts in New Zealand.

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