In Australia, the current review of the Poultry Code is underway. The last review was in 2001 and gained pitifully little for the life of a chicken born into the food production industry which is of no surprise. Birds don't belong in cages, let alone our plate. Likewise, animal welfare does not belong in the Department of Primary Industry. Like the wings of a caged hen, welfare ain't going to 'fly' there.
We chat with Jian Yi, award winning film maker about the documentary called "What's for Dinner?" he directed for Brighter Green. "What's for Dinner?" is creating waves of awareness in China and globally about the issues concerning the rapidly growing consumption of meat in China.
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.
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!
We chat with Mia Macdonald, Executive Director of policy action tank, "Brighter Green" about global agribusiness & finance focusing on China, animal activism in China, that headline that circulated last week, "Feds vegan diet best for planet" & "What's for dinner?", a groundbreaking Chinese documentary produced by Brighter Green & internationally recognized independent filmmaker, Jian Yi.
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.
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. "