advocacy

We hear from Shir Friedman of Israeli food biotech start-up SuperMeat, about the anticipated arrival of cultured meat into our supermarkets. "Cultured meat packs a triple punch. First, it helps drastically reduce unsustainable environmental impacts that are common in the current meat industry. Second, it will set free countless of animals who currently undergo tragic conditions prior to slaughter.

Jonathan Balcombe is the director of animal sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy and the author of a number of books, including Second Nature, Pleasurable Kingdom, and the newly released What a Fish Knows. Balcombe has three biology degrees, including a PhD in ethology from the University of Tennessee, where he studied communication in bats. A popular commentator, he has appeared on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the BBC, and the National Geographic Channel, and in several documentaries, and has contributed features and opinions to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Nature, and other publications. He lives in Florida. Find him on Facebook, follow him on Twitter at @Jonathanpb1959, and visit his website at www.jonathan-balcombe.com

19th August is the deadline for sending your submissions to the Kosciuszko National Park Draft Wild Horse management plan, or put more aptly, the brumby eradication plan. Don't let that date literally mean the DEAD line for thousands of brumbies!

We chat with Steven Wise, the central figure in the outstanding new documentary Unlocking the Cage that will screen at the 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival.

We feature a talk by Dr Andrew Knight, recorded at a recent Animal Justice Party seminar in Melbourne. Andrew describes how he got to where he is today - setting up a new centre for animal welfare at the University of Winchester in the UK. He discusses how people may become professional animal advocates. He also talks about the upcoming distance learning Masters course in Animal Welfare.

www.andrewknight.info

Have you thought about a vegan or vegetarian diet for your cats and dogs?

We ask Professor Andrew Knight from the University of Winchester, who is also a veterinarian, why would we? And how?

The VegePets website: http://www.vegepets.info/

We play part of the recent Sydney seminar titled "Rethinking Kangaroos" & hosted by Voiceless.

"Australia's iconic kangaroos are hunted in the largest commercial slaughter of land-based wildlife on the planet.

While similar wildlife trades, such as the Canadian seal hunt or the Japanese whaling industry, attract global condemnation due to their brutality, the kangaroo hunt is unchallenged.

Is it simply a matter of our perception that allows this hunt to continue unopposed?

We talk with Damien Mander, the Australian founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, about his work in southern Africa, the future prospects of the rhino, and being unwussy.  

www.iapf.org

We chat with Shakira Free Miles from SaveABulls, a veterinary-led campaign based in the UK, creating awareness about breed-specific legislation, promoting responsible dog ownership & an end to breed discrimination. We also discuss with Bruce Poon from the Animal Justice Party, the recent recommendations regarding BSL in Victoria, Australia after an extensive inquiry into the legislation there.

We ask Athans Steffen from People Against Canned Hunting about how the selfie has become a weapon of mass destruction when it comes to lion cubs & how we must start sizing up the very idea of big cat sanctuaries.

For the Love of Wildlife: http://fortheloveofwildlife.org.au/

 

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