Taiji, a small Japanese town, had a secret. This secret was exposed when the 2009 Academy Award–winning documentary, 'The Cove', hit big & small screens around the world.
'The Cove' documented the Taiji dolphin drive, an annual mass killing of dolphins and capture for the live dolphin trade. Although viewers were shocked by ocean water stained red with the blood of slain dolphins, these scenes continue today. We are currently mid-season of what has been dubbed the ‘Taiji dolphin massacre’.
Len Varley is a passionate marine conservationist and activist. He has made three visits to the notorious Taiji cove. His experience has inspired two books, 'Salt Water Tears' and 'Deeper Water'. Len is the co-founder of marine conservation group, Freedom Blue.
Dr Elizabeth Hawkins, Founding Director and Executive Officer of Dolphin Research Australia Inc., provides an Australian perspective.
An interview with Emma & Lorna from "Stop UK Repression". Emma & Lorna discuss their recent trial at the Old Bailey, which was the cumulation of a major UK police operation mounted in response to a peaceful five minute demonstration and leafleting session. They then go on to discuss the ways in which the British government uses the law to harass political activists, and what activists are doing in response. This interview was recorded at the UK Animal Rights gathering in August 2013.
Stop UK Repression was formed to create a network of resistance and solidarity with people in the UK who are experiencing state repression due to their political beliefs and alleged involvement in campaigns, protest groups and activism.
Anthony a passionate and tireless animal activist who talks about activism, intersectionality and ideas for radical change.
He is a co-founder of eco-ability, disability pedagogy, critical animal studies and is a scholar-activist in the fields of education and justice, peace and conflict studies. He is internationally known for his innovative, transformative, and intersectional collaborations and he has published numerous books and articles, including the co-edited "Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals".
Anthony has been an animal activist since the loss of his cat Sparkle, and he will inspire you with his passion and visions for change.
This talk was recorded at Kindness House on the 1st August 2013 as part of an Australian & NZ speaking tour. Will Potter's Australian speaking tour was supported by Kindness Trust.
Will Potter is an American independent journalist and public speaker, based in Washington, D.C. He has written for several publications, including the Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, and Legal Affairs. In his writings, he has focused on how the "war on terrorism" affects civil liberties. He has become a leading critic of the Green Scare, through his website, Green Is The New Red. He has written several articles on this topic, as well as participating in conferences and giving lectures at universities, with some of his papers used in courses. In 2006, he spoke to the U.S. Congress about his reporting on these issues, and in 2008 his article about the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, was discussed in the book, Censored 2008, as one of the top 25 overlooked news stories of 2007.
Will's work has brought the world's attention to the U.S. government's post-911 repression of environmental and animal rights activists, also known as the Green Scare.
This is a powerful reminder of how one individual can have an enormous effect on implementing a better world for animals. We chat with local activist Kathleen Chapman about her successful campaign with "SAVE DAREBIN PETS" in Melbourne.
As mentioned on the show, Save-A-Dog Scheme has been running for many years as a successful No-Kill shelter in Melbourne.
Check the link out here but be warned - there are many beautiful dogs and cats that will tempt you for adoption!
In the lead up to her Australia/NZ speaking tour later this month, social psychologist & professor Dr Joy (author of "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, & Wear Cows") explains the psychology of carnism, that is, people's willlingness to eat certain animals - enabled only through blocking out what we know about the capacity for animals' consciousness and the ability to feel pain, and the inhumane husbandry practiced all over the world, simply to satisfy a taste for foods we don't need. Dr Joy provides fascinating insights for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike.
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.