Hunting is a key threat to wild animal populations around the world. For the Love of Wildlife wants to reduce Australia's impact on the trade of African animals by making it illegal to import and trade their body parts in Australia. We discuss their success in getting an Australian ban on the importation and sale of lion body parts from canned hunting and their work to help elephants and rhinos.
We are joined by a local campaigner from the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses, Elio Celotto, to discuss the inherent issues with horse racing and what we can do about it. In Australia, we are days away from the Melbourne Cup, a 3200 m race where horses are often pushed to physical exhaustion or injury by being forced to race.
This show features a talk on the debate in the animal advocacy movement around “single issue campaigns” that focus on one particular product or form of animal exploitation, examples include anti-fur campaigns and advocating against the dog meat trade.
We are joined by animal advocates Beth Allan (pictured on the right above) and Brighde Kennedy who discuss their own experiences of dealing with sexism in the movement and some ways we can work to overcome this problem as a movement.
You can hear Beth discussing this issue at the recent Community As Activism event. The session is on Transformative Justice and #MeToo, featuring Beth as well as Jess Ison and Anne-lise Ah-fat: https://archive.org/details/MeTooTJ
FoS presenters recently gave a talk at the Students of Sustainability Conference 2018 called 'Environmental Liberation Through Animal LIberation'. We highlight some of the key points from that talk by covering the connections between animal and environmental movements, including exploring the environmental impact of animal agriculture. You can see the associated PowerPoint presentation for some references and visuals on the topic.
We speak with Dr John McEvoy from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia, USA, about his and his colleagues' work tracking Asian elephants in Myanmar. We discuss the threat that elephants are facing from poaching and how elephant-human relationships in local areas are key to keeping the elephants safe.
We speak with Megan Moon, the founder and president of the Humane Education Coalition. Megan describes what humane education is, why the world needs it and what the Humane Education Coalition is doing to make humane education a prominent part of our education landscape.
We're joined by a founder of the orgnisation Young Voices for Animals (YVA), along with some participants from the first round of YVA's Catalyst program. Catalyst is a free leadership program that offers passionate young people aged 16 ‑ 18 the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to take their love of animals to the next level and build a more compassionate future.
We chat about the Catalyst program and find out what the participants have gained from the experience.