As 'big ag" tries to stitch up it's $$$ future with global lobbying and sneaky deals, there are groups quietly getting on with the essential job of combatting human hunger whilst saving animals & the environment. Tune in as we chat with Dawn Moncrief, Founding Director of A Well Fed World whose motto is "Feeding Families/Saving Animals". We also chat with Dr Nick Rose, food justice activist from the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance about our broken food system. And there's more!!!
It is time to prick those ears up & listen in for the Foxes! We chat with the Founder of Sydney Fox Rescue, Charlie Jackson-Martin & Dr Arian Wallach from the Charles Darwin Universitys School of Environment about the recent Pest Control Order put out by the NSW Gov't.
We chat with Stormy May, creator of the thought-provoking documentary, "The Path of the Horse" & "Our Horses" projects.
In a former career, Stormy was a successful horse trainer, equestrian judge & competitor for many years in the United States.
After visiting specialist horse trainers back in 2006, Stormy embarked on a journey that has completely changed the way she approaches her relationship with horses and her life has subsequently taken on an inspiring trajectory.
This interview begs the question, "should we be riding horses at all?" Listen up!
For a free viewing of the documentary (or why not pay for a copy & hold a screening whilst supporting the Our Horses projects): http://ourhorses.org/
Spring is in the air and it is pre-election time -a perfect climate to have a rally where our voices for the animals will be even louder! LOUDER! LOUDER! (oops!-I'll save the chanting for the October 4th Animals Matter to Me rally!)
Tune in as we have insightful chats & check the pre-election temperature for their particular campaigns with the rally organisers- Debra Tranter of Oscar's Law, Laurie Levy from the Coalition Against Duck Shooting & Ward Young from the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses. http://www.animalsmattertome.com/
On this week's show we talk with Clare Mann. Clare is a vegan psychologist, best-selling author and passionate animal advocate. She helps advocates communicate important issues effectively and reaches diverse audiences with the message of animal social justice. She works directly with clients who are struggling with anxiety and trauma that underpins many people's choice of becoming vegan and helps them communicate their values and live in a non-vegan world. (http://veganpsychologist.com/) She runs regular free webinars for advocates wishing to improve their communication skills (http://skillsforconversationsthatmatter.com/webinar)
Symbolism of the Rooster includes definitions such as to "show the world your shimmering aspects of personality"
To be born a male chick or indeed a male calf in the dairy industry today is, to say the least, problematic.
Listen in as we pay attention to the fellas!
“The True Measure of Any Society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members” – Ghandi
Todays guests will shine a light on how we are 'measuring up'.... We speak with Phil Arkow from the Link Coalition about the link between animal abuse & human violence. We also hear from Judy Johnson OAM from the Pets in Peril Domestic Violence Service, Dr Liz Walker, CEO of Lort Smith Hospital & Michael Beatty from RSPCA Qld.
You can bet your bottom tax-paying dollar has paid for tonnes of 1080 poisoning of ‘pests’ for the good of .........................Well, that’s the question ......or is it ? When it comes to poisons -1080 is a torturous death even compared to its’ bedfellows in a little bag of horrors we use to ‘manage’ a population. What defines a Pest anyway? Tune in Sunday as we chat with many special guests including Dr Arian Wallach from the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, NT and Professor Deborah Bird Rose from Environmental Humanities UNSW .
Australia is a land of drought and flooding rains and increasingly, devastating wild fires. In times of disaster, who should be saved?
Sociologist Dr Leslie Irvine, asks this challenging and confronting question in her book, Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters.
In our interview with Dr Irvine she draws on her experience as a Hurricane Katrina disaster response animal welfare volunteer and her academic analysis to explore our obligation to consider animal welfare alongside human welfare in times of crisis.
By using concepts such as the sociological scale and the vulnerability paradigm, Dr Irvine argues that it is not only possible to identify individuals most at risk when disasters strike but offers practical suggestions on how to reduce vulnerability through planning and policy development.
Leslie Irvine is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Her research focuses on the role of animals in society. In addition to Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters, Dr Irvine has written: If You Tame Me: Understanding Our Connection with Animals, My Dog Always Eats First : Homeless People and their Animals.