This is a presentation delivered by American animal activist Gary Yourofsky, at a New York college in 2014 (with its short video section edited out). He's converted countless people to veganism with his powerful & damning argument. This presentation is just one of around 3000 that he's delivered at schools & universities across the USA & Israel. Gary also performs his spoken word piece I Will Not Stand By.
We discover what it is that makes vegan children's books so special, including interviews with Ruby Roth (the world's leading writer/illustrator of this genre), Kathleen McLaren (a writer/illustrator from Tasmania), and Matthew Cole (a British sociologist and co-author of academic text "Our Children and Other Animals").
To celebrate International Day of People with Disability (Dec 3rd) we will be showcasing the work of Sunaura “Sunny” Taylor.
Sunaura is an American painter and activist for disability and animal rights. She was born with arthrogryposis, a rare congenital joint disorder, that severely restricts the use of her legs or arms. She uses a motorised wheelchair and her mouth to paint. She is an abolitionist vegan.
Her published articles include The Right Not to Work: Disability and Capitalism, Is It Possible to Be a Conscientious Meat Eater?, Should We Eat Meat? and Beasts of Burden: Animals and Disability.
Her academic and artistic work explores the commonalities between ableism and speciesism. Sunaura believes both disability and animal oppression are often rooted in similar paradigms – those of dependency, nature and normalcy.
Tune in, limber up and lean in ... it's time to do some paradigm shifting!
Can you eat meat and really care about the animals on your dinner plate? Can you continue to care for animals if your job is to kill animals ?
These are some of the questions that Madeleine Parry asks in her two award-winning documentaries, MurderMouth and Meatwork.
Madeleine shines a light on society's collective blind spot and sits with the uncomfortable, immovable fact that over 500 million land animals are killed in Australia every year for human consumption. Each animal is being killed by someone and is being eaten by another.
The documentaries weren't easy to produce, they are not easy documentaries to watch and this interview will not be an easy interview to listen to.
Both documentaries were produced by Daniel Joyce from Projector Films.
This week's show features an interview with Josh Harper, former SHAC-7 political prisoner and genius behind The Talon Conspiracy. Josh discusses life after prison, and gives his thoughts on the need to remember the history of the movement, Karl Marx's attitude to animal rights, intersectionality, and hypocrisy in the movement. A packed interview with a legendary ativist.
Karol is the Toronto-based filmmaker behind the production company, Decipher Films. He recently released his first feature-length documentary - Maximum Tolerated Dose.
This unique documentary charts the lives of both humans and non-humans who have experienced animal testing first-hand, with hauntingly honest testimony of scientists and lab technicians whose ethics demanded they choose a different path, as well as the simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of animals who have seen both sides of the cage.
Bridget, a local animal activist & creator of intelligent articulate thoughtful zines, speaks about her experiences in Kurdistan where she worked with Nature Iraq on the devastating wildlife trafficking issue. It was these experiences that led her to create the zines "All My Friends Are Mountains" and "Veganistan" (winner of a zine award).