This is the second part of the presentation given by Dr Michael Klaper at Melbourne's Astor Theatre in April 2016, an event hosted by Animal Liberation Victoria. Only the first part of the presentation was broadcast on the radio and is entitled Dr Michael Klaper - Advocate for a plant-based diet. It is in the Shows tab of this website. (Due to the length of the digital recording, it was necessary to split it into two files.)
Dr Klaper is an acclaimed doctor, dedicated environmentalist, and passionate educator. He has been a champion of the vegan diet since the early 1980s, recognising the devastating impacts that animal agriculture has on human and planetary health and, of course, on animals.
He has been an advisor to NASA on vegan diets for astronauts, is the recipient of the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award in 1995, and is author of two books,Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple, and Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan Diet. He has also served as scientific director of the environmental organisation Earthsave, founded by John Robbins.Dr Klaper had a brief but memorable appearance in the documentary Cowspiracy where he uttered the now oft-quoted line “The purpose of cow’s milk is to turn a 65-pound calf into a 700-pound cow as rapidly as possible. Cow’s milk is baby calf growth fluid.”
Upon leaving Iraq in 2008, Damien put his life and life savings on the line to found the International Anti-Poaching Foundation.
Dedicated to protecting rhino and elephant from the brutal onslaught and massacre by poaching operatives, IAPF employs military technology and strategies to curb poaching while protecting the ecosystems that support a vast array of wildlife.
Recorded at the Gasometer Hotel on the 8th May 2016, Melbourne Australia (complete with pub atmospheric sounds).
Thank you to Damien and the event organisers for permission to record and share this very special presentation.
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.
This talk was recorded at the National Herbarium of Victoria in Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens on 19th August 2013, as part of an Australian & NZ speaking tour produced by Sentient WE, in association with The Jane Goodall Institute Australia.
Dr Melanie Joy is a professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts and author of the award-winning book "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs & Wear Cows" and also "Strategic Action for Animals". She is also the founder and president of the Carnism Awareness and Action Network (CAAN). Dr Joy has given countless presentations across the USA and Europe on the subject of carnism, that is, the dominant, yet invisible paradigm in modern culture supporting the choice to consume meat.
The night was introduced by Natalie Houghton (CEO of JGIA) and Phil Wollen OAM, and two short videos were played in the course of Dr Joy's presentation. However, due to the venue's audio arrangement, the introductions and videos were largely inaudible in this recording and therefore have been edited out.
This talk was recorded at Kindness House on the 1st August 2013 as part of an Australian & NZ speaking tour. Will Potter's Australian speaking tour was supported by Kindness Trust.
Will Potter is an American independent journalist and public speaker, based in Washington, D.C. He has written for several publications, including the Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, and Legal Affairs. In his writings, he has focused on how the "war on terrorism" affects civil liberties. He has become a leading critic of the Green Scare, through his website, Green Is The New Red. He has written several articles on this topic, as well as participating in conferences and giving lectures at universities, with some of his papers used in courses. In 2006, he spoke to the U.S. Congress about his reporting on these issues, and in 2008 his article about the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, was discussed in the book, Censored 2008, as one of the top 25 overlooked news stories of 2007.
Will's work has brought the world's attention to the U.S. government's post-911 repression of environmental and animal rights activists, also known as the Green Scare.