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We talk with Damien Mander, the Australian founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, about his work in southern Africa, the future prospects of the rhino, and being unwussy.  

www.iapf.org

Fancy living with other like-minded folk in a self-sufficient paradise? Well, now you can! We hear from co-founding members behind Vegoa, a new vegan ecovillage initiative taking shape in Portugal. We also have a presentation from Melbourne's recent Sustainable Living Festival by Sea Shepherd volunteer Claire, about Operation Icefish.

http://www.vegoa.org

We share the excellent talks given by Paul Mahony (climate change activist/blogger & Melbourne Pig Save co-founder) & Mark Doneddu (President of Vegetarian Victoria) at Melbourne's recent Sustainable Living Festival. They speak about the massive toll that animal agriculture has on climate, human health, and poverty.  The talks reference the Australian context, as well as the international context.  These two speakers are a wealth of information.

We revisit World Vegan Day 2015 in Melbourne when we asked festival attendees about veganism. And wow, what a cornucopia of thoughtful insightful responses we received!

Chay Neal and Rebecca Russo of Animal Liberation Queensland detail how the greyhound racing industry's live baiting exposé came to be, what the outcomes were, and what ALQ is planning for the future.

This is a recording of the presentation from the 2015 Animal Activists Forum in Melbourne.

www.alq.org.au

https://chuffed.org/project/help-ban-greyhound-racing

 

 

 

In the lead up to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) that begins in Paris late this month, we are replaying two very relevant interviews we originally broadcast in June:

Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop from Beyond Zero Emissions talks about BZE's Land Use Plan and its recommendations for Australia's animal agriculture industry. And Judith Friedlander from the University of Technology Sydney sheds some light on why mainstream media goes so quiet when it comes to meat's role in climate change.

www.bze.org.au

This is a talk given by Dr Jonathon Balcombe at the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne, at a Humane Research Australia event. The talk is entitled Animals' Inner Lives: Notes from a vegan biologist.

This is the excellent talk given by Kyle Behrend, from Edgar's Mission farm sanctuary, at the 2015 Animal Activist Forum in Melbourne.  He talks about the role of farm sanctuaries in animal advocacy and also about digital storytelling.  Great information for all animal activists.

http://www.edgarsmission.org.au/

http://www.activistsforum.com/

Emmanuel Giuffre, Legal Counsel for Voiceless, gives a presentation at the 2015 Animal Law Conference in Sydney that provides valuable insights into the animal welfare issues and legal framework of the Australian dairy industry.  The event was hosted by NSW Young Lawyers.

Each year, right about now, approximately 80 000 unweaned seal pups are clubbed to death on the beaches of Namibia.  It's regarded as one of the cruellest hunts on Earth and one Australian citizen profits hugely from it. We chat with South African activists Pat Dickens, founder of The Seals of Nam, and Nikki Botha who are campaigning against the slaughter.  We also hear from Peter Shaughnessy of the South Australian Museum and Phil Cornelius of Animal Liberation South Australia about the proposed seal cull in South Australia's Coorong.

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