activism

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.

WOULD YOU LIVE WITH THE ENEMY ?  WOULD YOU LIVE WITH A HUNTER ?

Doug is back behind the mic to interview Felicity Andersen. Felicity is the Volunteer Coordinator (& oh so much more) at Animal Liberation Victoria. Felicity recently accepted the challenge to be part of the SBS documentary series ‘Living with the Enemy’.

Each episode explored a different topic dividing Australian opinion by asking people to live with others whose lifestyles and beliefs directly contradict their own. The topics included; same-sex marriage, immigration, marijuana… and hunting animals.

Ahead of this year’s Animal activists forum in Sydney on the 18th &19th October, we catch up with some of the presenters.

Check out the full program and register now at http://www.activistsforum.com/

Be informed, have fun and meet people who are doing some pretty amazing things!

We chat with:

• David Risstrom - Barrister http://www.davidrisstrom.org/

• Katrina Fox – Journalist, Publisher and Media Coach http://katrinafox.com/

• Shari Elle – Founding Director of The Communication Group and Non- Violent Communication practitioner and trainer http://www.fullyalive.com.au/

September 21st is the International Day of Peace and The Jane Goodall Institute Australia is calling for a truce on the war against dingoes by supporting a National Day of Action for Dingoes which will also mark the launch of the Australian Dingo Coalition.
  We chat with Natalie Houghton, CEO of the Jane Goodall Institute Australia, Dr Julie Funnell, President of the Australian Dingo Coalition & Marie-Louise Sarjeant from the National Day of Action for Dingoes.

BREAKING WITH TRADITION. THE BATTLE TO BAN BULLFIGHTING

Marius Kolff, Director of CAS International, a not-for–profit organisation working to end bullfighting and other 'cultural' events that cause animal suffering.

This also includes fiestas ('patronal festivals'), like the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, and many other festivities during which bulls and other animals are maltreated and killed.

CAS International http://www.cas-international.org

“A feral animal is a feral animal is a feral animal" -Peter Roper, Alpine Shire Council Mayor.
All over the world, Wild Horses that we in Australia label as feral are being reintroduced into landscapes after recognising they are beneficial in maintaining a healthy and  safer environment. No-one is saying these populations don't need management.

What is done in the dark will be brought to the light - witnessing modern-day intensive livestock agriculture in Australia.

The animal activist organisation, Aussie Farms, shines a light on the reality of intensive farming by posting anonymously-obtained, undercover footage from inside Australian intensive livestock production facilities.

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