Australia

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.

Chay Neal and Rebecca Russo of Animal Liberation Queensland detail how the greyhound racing industry's live baiting exposé came to be, what the outcomes were, and what ALQ is planning for the future.

This is a recording of the presentation from the 2015 Animal Activists Forum in Melbourne.

www.alq.org.au

https://chuffed.org/project/help-ban-greyhound-racing

 

 

 

In the lead up to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) that begins in Paris late this month, we are replaying two very relevant interviews we originally broadcast in June:

Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop from Beyond Zero Emissions talks about BZE's Land Use Plan and its recommendations for Australia's animal agriculture industry. And Judith Friedlander from the University of Technology Sydney sheds some light on why mainstream media goes so quiet when it comes to meat's role in climate change.

www.bze.org.au

Kym Staton is the founder and organiser of the Sydney Vegan Club and he has a plan – a Vegan Australia by 2025.

Ambitious ? Maybe.

But Kym has strategy, analysis and enthusiasm on his side.

The Sydney Vegan Club hit the ground running; since its recent founding in 2013, it has become one of the largest vegan communities in the world with an impressive 6,000 members … and growing with every outreach event.

Sydney Vegan Club http://www.sydneyveganclub.com.au/

This week's show present's highlights from the 2014 Animal Activists Forum, which was held in Sydney last October.

We present excerpts from three talks:
DANIEL BEECHER & DAVID RISSTROM
Experienced Lawyer / Criminal Defence Barrister
Legal Aspects of Animal Activism
Legal practitioners Daniel Beecher and David Risstrom lead an informative and thought provoking discussion on how activists can prepare for encounters with the legal system, and why it’s
important to do so.

BEDE CARMODY
Sustainable activism: How to avoid burn out
Drawing on 21-years of personal experience in the animal rights movement, this workshop focuses on the stresses and strains an individual can face being part of the movement and shares strategies and tactics to avoid becoming “burntout”. Bede Carmody has been involved in social change campaigning since the start of 1994, campaigning on both animal right and human rights. In 2001 he established A poultry place animal sanctuary. Since 2003 he has worked as a community organiser with the human rights organisation Amnesty International, a role which sees him working on a day-to-day basis with volunteer activists.

SENATOR LEE RHIANNON
Australian greens Senator for NSW
The point of lobbying MPs when parliament fails to act on animal cruelty people’s passion for animal welfare crosses all political persuasions but still progress is slow on ending cruelty to domestic and farm animals as well as Australian wildlife. Lee’s talk explores why MPs are dragging the chain on animal welfare, how animal activists can use parliament, and what history shows us are effective tools is winning change.
Lee illustrates her talk with two campaigns - end live exports and ban the import of cosmetics tested on animals – to examine why these campaigns that have mobilised mass support have
stalled in parliament.

These three excerpts give just a taste of what is in store at this year's Animal Activists Forum, to be held at Melbourne Town Hall on 10th &11th October 2015. Tickets are now on sale!
www.activistsforum.com

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.

Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop from Beyond Zero Emissions talks about BZE's Land Use Plan and its recommendations for Australia's animal agriculture industry. And Judith Friedlander from the University of Technology Sydney sheds some light on why mainstream media goes so quiet when it comes to meat's role in climate change.

www.bze.org.au/landuse

 

 

 

Ahead of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania conference, we talk to the opening night speaker, Dr Dinesh Wadiwel.

Dr Wadiwel is a Lecturer in Human Rights and Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Sydney. His research interests include sovereignty and the nature of rights, violence, race and critical animal studies. In his forthcoming book, The War against Animals, he argues that our mainstay relationships with billions of animals are essentially hostile and that our sovereign claim of superiority over other animals is founded on nothing else but violence.

The 3rd Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania conference
Conflict and Struggle, Resistance & Change
9-11 July 2015
Victorian Trades Hall, 53 Victoria St, Carlton
Register now ! http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/oceania-conference/

A recent paper written by Leah Gibbs, Jennifer Atchison & Ingereth Macfarlane & published in Geoforum raises many questions about the place of camels in Australia.

When do we accept that a species belongs here? What does the hidden story of the camel have to tell us about our cultural development when it comes to ethnicity?

While some view camels as ferals to eradicate others are building up their camel herds to eat unwanted weeds. We share a rich mingling of living history with camels and just like us, they are here to stay - whether we like it or not.

Tune in as we chat with Dr Leah Gibbs.

Photo courteousy of Jennifer Atchison -Thankyou Jennifer!

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