Australia

 "Dairy is often promoted as a ‘no harm’ industry, yet at the core of this multi-billion dollar business is the exploitation of the dairy cow and her calf."

Voiceless sat down last year with a dairy farmer, a vegan, an academic and an animal activist to talk about the ethics of high production dairy farming in Australia.

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!


MORE THAN GAME: THE 30-YEAR CAMPAIGN TO BAN DUCK SHOOTING IN VICTORIA.

Despite three out of four Victorians wanting duck shooting banned, it continues.

This program looks at why and how the thirty year campaign to protect Australian native waterbirds that are deemed game species is stronger than ever.

A formidable campaigner stepped up its involvement, changing the rules of engagement, thereby making the 2016 season like no other.

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 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/

 

Are kangaroos really at "plague proportions"?

Isn't kangaroo meat the green ethical choice when it comes to meat consumption?

These are just some of the questions Voiceless urges the public to ask with their new campaign for kangaroos.

Please sign the pledge not to buy into kangaroo cruelty  : https://www.voiceless.org.au/kangaroo-takethepledge

Today we feature an informative talk on predators by Dr Euan Ritchie  and how they provide many solutions to existing problems.   Among other things, Euan tells us about fire management & its relationship to the destruction of our native species,  how a  landscape of fear can be a good thing and the best way to approach the issue of feral cats.

 

We ask Hannah from Humane Research Australia why the Easter Bunny threatens to boycott Easter. We also discuss the opening of the duck shooting season with duck rescuer & long-time Coalition Against Duck Shooting supporter, Kate Gracey.

To take action in the cruelty-free campaign: http://www.becrueltyfree.org.au/becrueltyfree/take-action-be-cruelty-fre...

Emma Hurst is a Registered Psychologist, BA(Psy), PGDip(Psy), M(HealthPsy) and the Campaign Director at Animal Liberation, a New South Wales-based animal rights charity that works to end the suffering of exploited and confined animals

This podcast is Emma Hurst's presentation at the 2015 Animal Activist Forum, Using Psycholinguistics to Create Strong Messages for Change.

Emma discusses how the meat and dairy industries uses psycholinguistics - the psychology of language - to create strong messages to encourage the consumption of animal products.

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