We speak with Dr John McEvoy from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia, USA, about his and his colleagues' work tracking Asian elephants in Myanmar. We discuss the threat that elephants are facing from poaching and how elephant-human relationships in local areas are key to keeping the elephants safe.
This is a presentation delivered by American animal activist Gary Yourofsky, at a New York college in 2014 (with its short video section edited out). He's converted countless people to veganism with his powerful & damning argument. This presentation is just one of around 3000 that he's delivered at schools & universities across the USA & Israel. Gary also performs his spoken word piece I Will Not Stand By.
There are some animal advocates that transform your thinking and how you approach your activism. Psychologist Melanie Joy and Animal Asia founder Jill Robinson come to mind. Well, add Sandra Higgins to the list. Sandra has a clarity of purpose that will inspire and challenge you.
Sandra is the Founder and Director of Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary and the creator of the world's largest vegan advertising campaign - 'Go Vegan World'. As a psychologist, Sandra is the Director of The Compassion Foundation of Ireland.
We hear from CEO Nick Spencer and Marketing Officer Phalkun Chan of Ibis Rice, in Phnom Penh. This project of the Wildlife Conservation Society protects some of Cambodia's most endangered wildlife species, particularly the iconic giant ibis, by collaborating with local rice farmers for a win-win outcome.
Roy Taylor interviews Justin Kerswell of Viva!. Viva! has been supporting Australian activist groups by campaigning against the sale of kangaroo meat in the UK for over 20 years.
Viva's campaign against kangaroo meat began in 1994 and had notable success with UK supermarket Tesco cancelling the sale of kangaroo meat. However the kangaroo killing industry, has not rested, and they continuesto promote their products across the world, both in supermarkets and in clothing. In 2006, Viva!'s ongoing campaign saw David Beckham refuse to wear kangaroo leather boots, now wearing cruelty-free synthetics.
Recent good news came with Morissons and Tesco removing kagaroo from their shelves, however the campaign continues, with Iceland and Lidl current campaign targets.
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Lorinda (founder and president, pictured) and Natalie (committee member) explain why palm oil has become so popular in food manufacturing and its consequences for orangutans and other forest species of Indonesia and Malaysia. They also describe how Palm Oil Investigations has become a force to be reckoned with and how governments prefer consumers to remain ignorant of the ingredients and impacts of their purchases.
Anita Krajnc returns to Freedom of Species to discuss how Toronto Pig Save has inspired an animal save movement; pig, chicken, cow, sheep and soon-to-be fish save groups are bearing witness to animal suffering and changing hearts and minds all over the world. We also hear about the #pigtrial that is proving #compassionisnotacrime in the Canadian courts and garnering global media attention.
We get an update from Damien, the Australian founder & CEO of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. The IAPF primarily exists to protect rhinos and elephants from the ruthless organised crime syndicates that deal in rhino horn and elephant tusks. He explains what's developed in southern Africa since he was here in the 3CR studio in May last year. This includes the recent vicious attacks on two IAPF rangers in Mozambique, IAPF's new accredited training program for anti-poaching rangers, and South Africa's plans to legalise the trade in rhino horn.
The introduction of the Australian brushtail possum to New Zealand for the fur industry has resulted in a highly successful population of approximately 30 million. We speak with Hans Kriek of SAFE New Zealand about the broad context of the issue, including the possum's entrenched demonisation in NZ society. We also hear from Nicholas Holm of Massey University about how the possum takes the blame for the ongoing degradation of the NZ environment by the #1 predator and pest species - the human.