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.
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.
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. "
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)