Emma Hurst is a Registered Psychologist, BA(Psy), PGDip(Psy), M(HealthPsy) and the Campaign Director at Animal Liberation, a New South Wales-based animal rights charity that works to end the suffering of exploited and confined animals
This podcast is Emma Hurst's presentation at the 2015 Animal Activist Forum, Using Psycholinguistics to Create Strong Messages for Change.
Emma discusses how the meat and dairy industries uses psycholinguistics - the psychology of language - to create strong messages to encourage the consumption of animal products.
Kym Staton is the founder and organiser of the Sydney Vegan Club and he has a plan – a Vegan Australia by 2025.
Ambitious ? Maybe.
But Kym has strategy, analysis and enthusiasm on his side.
The Sydney Vegan Club hit the ground running; since its recent founding in 2013, it has become one of the largest vegan communities in the world with an impressive 6,000 members … and growing with every outreach event.
Ahead of next week's tenth birthday celebrations, we chat with Nichola Donovan, President of Lawyers For Animals, about the past decade of advocating to improve the welfare of animals through education and the law.
Join us to help celebrate Lawyers For Animals reaching double figures – the big ONE Ohhhhh!
Ahead of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania conference, we talk to the opening night speaker, Dr Dinesh Wadiwel.
Dr Wadiwel is a Lecturer in Human Rights and Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Sydney. His research interests include sovereignty and the nature of rights, violence, race and critical animal studies. In his forthcoming book, The War against Animals, he argues that our mainstay relationships with billions of animals are essentially hostile and that our sovereign claim of superiority over other animals is founded on nothing else but violence.
It's two and a half months since ABC's Four Corners report broadcast Making a Killing – an expose into the illegal use of small animals – piglets, possums, rabbits - as live bait to train greyhounds.
The undercover footage featured in the program, supplied by Animal Liberation Queensland & Animals Australia, horrified the public and sent shockwaves through the Australian greyhound racing industry - charges have been laid, industry boards stood down, life bans handed out and government inquiries launched.
You may know him as the long-standing Executive Director of Animal Liberation in Australia but he is also in the running to be the first person to represent the Animal Justice Party in Australian state parliament.
That’s making history!
Mark is an Animal Justice Party general committee member, the Registered Officer for NSW and AJP’s lead candidate for the Legislative Council ( the seat that is still to be decided!)
So tune in for a NSW election wrap up from an Animal Justice Party perspective.