advocacy

Emmanuel Giuffre, Legal Counsel for Voiceless, gives a presentation at the 2015 Animal Law Conference in Sydney that provides valuable insights into the animal welfare issues and legal framework of the Australian dairy industry.  The event was hosted by NSW Young Lawyers.

We chat with Jian Yi, award winning film maker about the documentary called "What's for Dinner?" he directed for Brighter Green. "What's for Dinner?" is creating waves of awareness in China and globally about the issues concerning the rapidly growing consumption of meat in China.

ARE ANIMALS OUR BEST FRIENDS IN COMBATTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

Phil Arkow from the Link Coalition tells us "Animal abuse is a human welfare issue"

This week we chat with the International Vegan Rights Alliance, its founder Jeanette Rowley, and Australian representative Greg McFarlane. We discuss the paper Jeannette will be presenting at the current "ANIMAL PUBLICS: Emotions, Empathy, Activism" conference at The University of Melbourne. Her paper "Toward a vegan jurisprudence of human rights" provides much to discuss for vegan activists, and we hear from Greg McFarlane on the situation for vegans in Australian prisons.

We chat with the Australian Director of Animals Asia, Anne Lloyd -Jones & get the facts on the Yulin dog eating festival in China. We also discuss the mainstream media recommendations to swap beef for chicken to combat climate change with Mark & Simon from Less Meat, Less Heat & Paul Mahony, Terrastendo blogger & co-founder of Melbourne Pig Save.

 

These two species have brought together John Lemon of Painted Dog Conservation and Kevin Richardson to collaborate on an Australian speaking tour to help raise awareness of the plight of these two remarkable species.

We chat with Mia Macdonald, Executive Director of policy action tank, "Brighter Green" about global agribusiness & finance focusing on China, animal activism in China, that headline that circulated last week, "Feds vegan diet best for planet" & "What's for dinner?", a groundbreaking Chinese documentary produced by Brighter Green & internationally recognized independent filmmaker, Jian Yi.

http://wfdinner.com/home/

brightergreen.org

If you would like to add international comment to the US 2015 Dietary and Guidelines:http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2015/comments/writeComments.aspx

When you enter the dark halls of lethal control we use for wildlife population and "'pest control" 1080 poison is banned in most countries as an option -it is undeniably death by torture and it kills indiscriminately yet Australia still orders it in big time to use in our National parks, pastoral land & many large landholdings.

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/

 

OUR BRUMBY/OUR ENVIRONMENT

AAAh..the kisses of crystal eucalypt air smudged by the welcome aroma of a campfire beckons many of us in autumn to pack our swag & go camping in the Snowy Mountain regions or Kosciuszko National Park -beautiful areas that have long been suitable homes for our brumbies whether you like it or not.
Before you cast an opinion on the brumby this show is a MUST listen & invites good discussion to have for the coming Easter chats around your campfire or home hearth.
We chat with Colleen O'Brien, President of the Victorian Brumby Association and highlight her serious concerns regarding the New South Wales National Parks public consultation process regarding brumby population management.

**Photo courteousy of the Australian Brumby Alliance titled,"The Boys".

Jill Pickering, President of the ABA notes the picture ," is full of expression on how wild horses interact as a family mob, which is how they survive, not as loners. "

http://www.victorianbrumbyassociation.org

http://australianbrumbyalliance.org.au

For more information on Dr Arian Wallach: http://www.dingobiodiversity.com

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