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. "
As 'big ag" tries to stitch up it's $$$ future with global lobbying and sneaky deals, there are groups quietly getting on with the essential job of combatting human hunger whilst saving animals & the environment. Tune in as we chat with Dawn Moncrief, Founding Director of A Well Fed World whose motto is "Feeding Families/Saving Animals". We also chat with Dr Nick Rose, food justice activist from the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance about our broken food system. And there's more!!!
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.
We chat with Stormy May, creator of the thought-provoking documentary, "The Path of the Horse" & "Our Horses" projects.
In a former career, Stormy was a successful horse trainer, equestrian judge & competitor for many years in the United States.
After visiting specialist horse trainers back in 2006, Stormy embarked on a journey that has completely changed the way she approaches her relationship with horses and her life has subsequently taken on an inspiring trajectory.
This interview begs the question, "should we be riding horses at all?" Listen up!
For a free viewing of the documentary (or why not pay for a copy & hold a screening whilst supporting the Our Horses projects): http://ourhorses.org/
Spring is in the air and it is pre-election time -a perfect climate to have a rally where our voices for the animals will be even louder! LOUDER! LOUDER! (oops!-I'll save the chanting for the October 4th Animals Matter to Me rally!)
Tune in as we have insightful chats & check the pre-election temperature for their particular campaigns with the rally organisers- Debra Tranter of Oscar's Law, Laurie Levy from the Coalition Against Duck Shooting & Ward Young from the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses. http://www.animalsmattertome.com/
September 21st is the International Day of Peace and The Jane Goodall Institute Australia is calling for a truce on the war against dingoes by supporting a National Day of Action for Dingoes which will also mark the launch of the Australian Dingo Coalition. We chat with Natalie Houghton, CEO of the Jane Goodall Institute Australia, Dr Julie Funnell, President of the Australian Dingo Coalition & Marie-Louise Sarjeant from the National Day of Action for Dingoes.
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!
“The True Measure of Any Society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members” – Ghandi
Todays guests will shine a light on how we are 'measuring up'.... We speak with Phil Arkow from the Link Coalition about the link between animal abuse & human violence. We also hear from Judy Johnson OAM from the Pets in Peril Domestic Violence Service, Dr Liz Walker, CEO of Lort Smith Hospital & Michael Beatty from RSPCA Qld.
“A feral animal is a feral animal is a feral animal" -Peter Roper, Alpine Shire Council Mayor. All over the world, Wild Horses that we in Australia label as feral are being reintroduced into landscapes after recognising they are beneficial in maintaining a healthy and safer environment. No-one is saying these populations don't need management.