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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.