We present the first of two talks by Dr Andrew Knight, presented on his recent speaking tour of Australia. The first reviews the evidence for the efficacy of vivisection, and shows some profound conclusions.

The information can be found in more detail in his book "The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experimentation".

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This week's show focuses on the political arena, with Marianne Thieme of the Dutch Party for the Animals (Partij voor de Dieren, PvdD).

We will be playing excerpts from Marianne's talk at the recent Campaigning for Success workshop which was held in Melbourne on 20th January 2013.

Marianne begins by talking about her background and the history of the party, and goes onto discuss the growth of the party.

Our show this week features Kevin White of Midland Vegan Campaigns. He talks about his work in animal rights campaigning that has ranged from anti vivisection camapigns including the Shamrock Monkey Farm, Regal Rabbits Farm and Hillgrove Cat Farm campaigns. He discusses his experiences of lock-ons and subsequent arrests as part of the SHAC campaign and his recent experiences in organising the West Midlands Vegan Fair.

 Dean Bracher, a British vegan activist who has done hundreds of talks for Animal Aid & The Vegan Society, in schools, community centres & prisons.