Australia

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!

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.

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