Veganism

Roger Yates

On this show we’re joined by animal activist and sociologist Roger Yates. The discussion covers a wide range of topics, including: his activism with the Vegan Information Project, online activism in a time when other forms of activism are less possible, challenging an “animals only” mindset in the movement, the animal rights versus welfare debate, and using humour in advocacy.

 

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Myq Kaplan AKA

We’re joined by comedian Myq Kaplan who discusses comedy and veganism.

 

Check out Myq Kaplan's new album of stand-up comedy ‘A.K.A.’ at: https://www.blondemedicine.com/aka

 

Look into all of his comedy at: http://myqkaplan.com/

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We're joined by sociologist Corey Wrenn who discusses the impact coronavirus/COVID-19 has had on animals, as well as the role of eating animals in this virus and many other diseases.

  

For more on this issue, have a look at the publications on COVID-19 and animals for the Animals and Society Section of the American Sociological Association: https://www.asanet.org/asa-communities/sections/sites/animals-and-society/covid-19

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This show features environmental activist Mark Allen on working together across different social movements, particularly in light of recent tensions between environmental and animal movements. There are also some interviews with activists who were addressing the environmental impact of animal agriculture at the Climate Crisis: National Day of Action - Melbourne.

 

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We speak to Emma Hakansson, who works to create a kinder world for animals. Her passion for ethical fashion—ethical being vegan, fair and sustainable—has seen her found Willow Creative Co., a content production and ethics consultation agency for fashion labels. She is a model, a writer and is involved in various campaigns including Animal Liberation Victoria, Wool Truth and Goat Truth.

This show features a talk on the debate in the animal advocacy movement around “single issue campaigns” that focus on one particular product or form of animal exploitation, examples include anti-fur campaigns and advocating against the dog meat trade.

Jacy Reese

This podcast is of a recent presentation given at the University of Tasmania.  "Reese will trace out a roadmap for how humanity is transitioning to the end of animal farming. The timeline has four stages: Foundation, Revolution, Stigmatization, and Follow-Through.

In this week’s show, we check the pulse of the vegan community in Melbourne by speaking to people at the Spring Vegan Festival that was held at the old Meat Market. We discuss the challenges facing animals, what is inspiring about the vegan movement and where people find hope.

On this episode, we hear a talk by Dr Nick Pendergrast called Cowspiracies about Meat Eating Environmentalists: A Critical Examination of the Environmental Vegan Movement, delivered at the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania Conference in Canberra, and we remember non-human mothers by reading out some stories and messages from listeners.

Members from Deakin University Vegan Society, Monash Vegan Society, and University of Melbourne Animal Protection Society joined us in the studio to discuss all things veganism and animal protection at University campuses. Universities have a large audience of young people ready to connect with the animal movement. We'll learn how these three groups are making those connections and how well it's working.

*Image of a vegan bbq at Deakin University

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