Australia

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!

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.

OUR BRUMBY/OUR ENVIRONMENT

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. "

http://www.victorianbrumbyassociation.org

http://australianbrumbyalliance.org.au

For more information on Dr Arian Wallach: http://www.dingobiodiversity.com


Balmy summer evenings and the onset of school holidays will see many people seeking out family entertainment. To some, a trip to the traveling circus could be tempting.

We talk to academic and author, Professor Peta Tait about her book ‘Wild and Dangerous Performances: Animals, Emotions, Circus’

Also, Hans Kriek, the Executive Director of SAFE for Animals, shares with us the long-running and ultimately successful campaign to end exotic animal circus acts in New Zealand.

WOULD YOU LIVE WITH THE ENEMY ?  WOULD YOU LIVE WITH A HUNTER ?

Doug is back behind the mic to interview Felicity Andersen. Felicity is the Volunteer Coordinator (& oh so much more) at Animal Liberation Victoria. Felicity recently accepted the challenge to be part of the SBS documentary series ‘Living with the Enemy’.

Each episode explored a different topic dividing Australian opinion by asking people to live with others whose lifestyles and beliefs directly contradict their own. The topics included; same-sex marriage, immigration, marijuana… and hunting animals.

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.

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!

We chat with Bede Carmody from A Poultry Place Animal Sanctuary, https://www.facebook.com/apoultryplace
Mandy Murkrat from Disposable Heroes Rooster Sanctuary (pictured here with Cookie!) https://www.facebook.com/disposableheroesroosters
& Tara from Manning River Farm Animal Sanctuary. http://www.manningriverfarmanimalsanctuary.com/

For further information regarding Turkey farming: http://www.freedomofspecies.org/show/talkin-turkey-australian-turkey-far...

"Australia was made on the back of a horse" 

Tune in as we chat with Founder & President of Save the Brumbies, Jan Carter, as we discuss why we need to protect our Australian brumbies and do a much better job of managing their populations.

http://www.savethebrumbies.org/

http://australianbrumbyalliance.org.au/

Critical Animal Studies (CAS) is a field of academic inquiry and basis for action. As an activist and scholarly endeavour, CAS is dedicated to challenging, destabilising and overcoming (human and nonhuman) animal and ecological exploitation, oppression, and domination. CAS is grounded in a broad global emancipatory, interdisciplinary and intersectional movement for critical and constructive social change.

The Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) was founded in 2001 as an interdisciplinary scholarly center in higher education dedicated to establishing and expanding the field of Critical Animal Studies (CAS).

Today's show has two of the presentations from the 2014 ICAS Oceania conference held in Melbourne, Australia. The ICAS Oceania conference provided a space for activists, academics and all concerned with social change to come together.

Class, Race & Veganism — a discussion about the intersections of animal-free practices, privilege, and cultural difference.

JAVED DE COSTA

How might we understand veganism in light of its place within cultural contexts and class structures. Is veganism elitist? Can veganism be racist? How might we better reconceive animal liberation as in fact related to class and race struggles? These are some questions which this discussion will explore.

Javed de Costa is a philosophy graduate, musician and activist based in Melbourne.

Live Animal Export, Humane Slaughter, and Media Hegemony

NICK PENDERGRAST
Since the airing of graphic footage of cows exported from Australia being slaughtered in Indonesia on the episode of the current affairs program Four Corners titled “A Bloody Business”, debate has raged in Australia over the live export industry. Many different voices have been heard in the media on this issue; however, most voices have promoted the animal welfare frame.
Nick analyses the media and how they represent animals and animal liberation campaigns.

Nick Pendergrast is the Deputy Coordinator of Animal Rights Advocates and co-hosts the intersectional, political podcast Progressive Podcast Australia (www.ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com). He recently completed his PhD in Sociology, which explored the animal advocacy movement, primarily in Australia and the United States, and the range of ideologies, activism, organisations, and key actors that make up this movement. He also teaches Sociology and Anthropology at Curtin University in Perth.

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