"Ag-Gag" Laws: This week's show features an interview with Amy Meyer, the first person to be charged under Utah's law against photographing agricultural operations. We then hear from Mark Pearson, President of Animal Liberation, about recent legal cases which could have had severe consequences for Australian animal activists.
From humble jungle beginnings, today the pig is the one of the most prolific mammals on earth, yet almost invisible.
Most of us believe we know what a pig is, but do we really?
Dr Brett Mizelle has learnt a trough-load about pigs since researching his book, 'Pig'. The book is his contribution to the Reaktion Animal Series edited by Jonathan Burt, an animal-studies academic and researcher.
Dr Mizelle is a Professor of History at California State University Long Beach. He frequently teaches the history of human-animal relationships in his History and American Studies courses.
We also hear an Australian perspective from Paul Mahoney, co-founder of the local group, Melbourne Pig Save.
And Emma Haswell, founder of Brightside Farm Sanctuary in Tasmania, who knows many pigs personally, shares with us the joy of spending quality time with her porcine friends.
This week, we'll hear about the planned extension of Western Australia's State Barrier Fence, AKA Rabbit Proof Fence. We'll be chatting with Keith Bradby from Gondwana Link and Jenny Lau from Birdlife Australia.
Lara Drew, the Campaign Director for Animal Liberation ACT's "Big Birds, Big Cruelty" campaign, Bede Carmody who runs A Poultry Place sanctuary in NSW, and Felicity Andersen from Animal Liberation Victoria. They'll be talking about the Australian turkey industry and the 3 - 5 million turkeys killed each year who live a short life of cruelty and suffering from conception to slaughter.
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