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Jess Ison

We’re joined by activist and academic Jess Ison who discusses her research challenging the use of prisons and other punitive measures as a way to counter animal abuse. If you’d like to look further into the issues of prisons and prison abolition, Jess recommends the book Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis: https://www.sevenstories.com/books/2907-are-prisons-obsolete

 

WORLD DAY FOR THE END FOR SPECIESISM

Nearly 50 years on from when British psychologist Richard Ryder coined the term 'speciesism', we now have a World Day for the End of Speciesism.

It's a day to call for an end to discrimination against another purely on the basis of their species.

Every year, hundreds of brumbies lose their freedom & are transported for slaughter. We discuss this & find out what is going on with the wild horse draft management plan for Kosciuszco National Park with Peter Cochran of Snowy River Mountain Bush Users Group & Mae Lee Sun from Wild Horse Journal.

Photo of Trooper, a 'lucky' brumby that escaped slaughter.

Via Voiceless, the Animal Protection Institute
Few Australians are aware of the real economic forces behind the production of meat, fish, eggs, and dairy.

Animal food producers rely on government subsidies, artificially low prices, and influence over legislation and regulation to provide the cheap meat, eggs and dairy to which consumers have become accustomed.

A panel discussion from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania Conference, held in Canberra (Australia).

Panelists: Three Australian activist scholars - Jess Ison, Nick Pendergrast and Lara Drew. 

The panelists reflect on their experiences of anarchism and animal liberation; a critical dialogue into the causes of speciesism whilst taking a broader view of social justice and the nature of oppression. 

Image credit: Northcote artist Colleen Burke http://www.colleenburke.net.au/ 


Building lush golfing greens in corella country may not have been the brightest of ideas but when the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning approved a permit to kill the native birds to stop them feeding on the fairways it's not surprising that the community was outraged.

We chat in the studio with Adam Cardilini, an ecologist at Deakin University.  Adam tells us about his journey to becoming an animal rights activist, educator, and scientist.  He also speaks about his animal advocacy training project that's been short-listed for a funding grant by Voiceless, his VeganSci initiative, and his recent attendance at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania conference in Canberra.

VeganSci:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUxfvYan_YcsU6QpjirMGGg

 

We hear from Shir Friedman of Israeli food biotech start-up SuperMeat, about the anticipated arrival of cultured meat into our supermarkets. "Cultured meat packs a triple punch. First, it helps drastically reduce unsustainable environmental impacts that are common in the current meat industry. Second, it will set free countless of animals who currently undergo tragic conditions prior to slaughter.

Paul Bashir, co-founder and director of Anonymous For The Voiceless, explains the motivation and method behind this new highly effective direct action and public outreach initiative in Melbourne.  He details how his astonishingly successful approach gets passing pedestrians to commit to veganism on the spot.

www.facebook.com/anonymousforthevoiceless

www.aussiefarms.org.au

2015 Animal Activist Forum presentation - One Bad Day: A look into the transportation & slaughter of animals in Australia.

Angela Pollard & Josh Agland
Animal Lawyer | Ex-Industry Insider

You often hear the justification “my animals are treated well and they only have one bad day”.
This 'one bad day' refers to the day the animal is transported and slaughtered at an abattoir.

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