Animal Voices

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Your animal advocacy and vegan lifestyle show

Episodios

  • Listening, Deconstructing and Reconstructing: Celebrating black vegans and centering their stories

    Listening, Deconstructing and Reconstructing: Celebrating black vegans and centering their stories

    10/03/2016

    Too often we see the mainstream framing of black veganism or indigenous veganism as an assimilation into white veganism. Veganism is painted as a white person thing, when it isn’t and never has been. That is why creating spaces for the narratives of black vegans to grow and flourish is extremely important. I hope with this … Continue reading →

  • Sustaining a grassroot movement to end animal research: Updates from No New Animal Lab  NYC Animal Defense League

    Sustaining a grassroot movement to end animal research: Updates from No New Animal Lab & NYC Animal Defense League

    12/02/2016

    In February 2015 we interviewed No New Animal Lab about their campaign to stop the expansion of the University of Washington’s research lab while pressuring the private construction firm, SKANSKA into terminating their contract with the university. U of W has been a long time animal research facility, using thousands of animals as research tools. Activists, … Continue reading →

  • intertwined roots and routes: immigration, healing, and connections with birds

    intertwined roots and routes: immigration, healing, and connections with birds

    25/12/2015

    Our current age called the Anthropocene – climate change, super-diverse societies, and other expressions that are occurring at such magnitude – “change” permeates our contemporary societies, public opinion and our scientific and political imagination. For thousands of years most species, including homosapiens have been migrating. Nowadays, it happens so much faster and it’s causes are often … Continue reading →

  • Living a life of non-judgement: unlearning the legacy of poor bashing in Canada with Bif Naked

    Living a life of non-judgement: unlearning the legacy of poor bashing in Canada with Bif Naked

    08/12/2015

    Bif Naked, Canadian singer-songwriter, writer and motivational speaker has been quite active in speaking out against poverty. Partnering with Vancouver Raise the Rates, she recently participated in The Welfare Food Challenge, which aims to demonstrate the reality of living on $610 of social assistance a month. She wanted to get involved to raise awareness about the plight of our poor, to … Continue reading →

  • Radicalizing ourselves with art: Jared Paul on life as a spoken word/hiphop artist, growing up working class and advice for folks navigating DIY creative communities.

    Radicalizing ourselves with art: Jared Paul on life as a spoken word/hiphop artist, growing up working class and advice for folks navigating DIY creative communities.

    18/11/2015

    It’s scary to put yourself out there, and the world isn’t that welcoming to bright eyed anti-capitalist creatives, but there are safe spaces you can find yourself in with the help of good folks. It’s a huge privilege to be able to travel without restrictions and have your voice heard as an artist. It’s important … Continue reading →

  • cross-cultural conflict: Dr. Claire Jean Kim on the Yulin Dog Festival, western ethics, and racial tension

    cross-cultural conflict: Dr. Claire Jean Kim on the Yulin Dog Festival, western ethics, and racial tension

    06/10/2015

    The internet exploded earlier this year with outrage from Western vegans, animal lovers, and dog owners in response to the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival held in Yulin, China. Graphic images inflamed sensibilities and a conflict began to mount that was clearly producing racial tension between the (typically) white animal rights protestors and the people … Continue reading →

  • Getting to know chickens: Myths of humane meat, domestication, and developing respect for farm animals

    Getting to know chickens: Myths of humane meat, domestication, and developing respect for farm animals

    01/09/2015

    On this show we talk to Hope Bohanec, who has been active in animal protection and environmental activism for over 20 years and is a nationally recognized leader and speaker in the animal protection movement. She is currently serving as Projects Manager for United Poultry Concerns as well as the Executive Director of Compassionate Living, a Sonoma County, … Continue reading →

  • Which side are you on? Producing radical DIY media in times of activist repression

    Which side are you on? Producing radical DIY media in times of activist repression

    11/08/2015

    In this episode, you’ll hear us talk with Jeremy and Jordan, both long time vegan anarchists who are behind Which Side, a podcast by activists, for activists, that gives a platform for folks who are passionate about fighting animal, human and environmental oppression. We talk about producing DIY media projects, what it was like growing … Continue reading →

  • The Social Power of Cinema

    The Social Power of Cinema

    04/08/2015

    This week we host a discussion with Cornell University sociology PhD student, Loredana Loy, on how representations of nonhuman animals and advocacy issues in cinema provide opportunities for social change and create an auspicious momentum for advocacy on behalf of nonhuman animals. Loredana;s blog series “Cinema for Social Change” provides a glimpse into her research … Continue reading →

  • Towards a world without domination and the end of meat

    Towards a world without domination and the end of meat

    14/07/2015

    Have you ever imagined what our world would look like in a post-meat society? This episode we chat with Marc Pierschel and Jeff Wirth who are filmmakers working on the documentary, The End of Meat. This film project is seeking to explore what our world would look like in a post-meat world, where animals are … Continue reading →

  • Daring to care about ourselves and others: Anastasia Yarbrough on the foundations of liberation work

    Daring to care about ourselves and others: Anastasia Yarbrough on the foundations of liberation work

    16/06/2015

    Anastasia Yarbrough, writer, naturalist, and activist, shares her reflections doing grounded grassroots community work that is inclusive to human and non-human animals. We talk about her experiences living in a small rural community as an activist, interspecies relationships, the powerful connections between afro-animal struggles, and the importance of radical self-care. Anastasia works as individual, following … Continue reading →

  • Resisting White Settler Colonization through Food Storytelling: Claudia Serrato from Decolonial Food for Thought

    Resisting White Settler Colonization through Food Storytelling: Claudia Serrato from Decolonial Food for Thought

    02/06/2015

    Claudia Serrato from Decolonial Food for Thought teaches about indigenous veganism from a Xicana Indigena perspective, sharing ways she has approached decolonizing her diet and creating spaces to hear how others are doing so too which ultimately, is a process of remembering ancestral cuisines through food storytelling. We talk about the impact colonization has had … Continue reading →

  • Shining the Spotlight on Animal Hero Kids with Susan Hargreaves

    Shining the Spotlight on Animal Hero Kids with Susan Hargreaves

    12/05/2015

    Animal Voices is thrilled to welcome back to the show one of its co-founders, Susan Hargreaves! Now that the show has been on the air for approximately two decades, we reflect on how Animal Voices began, along with the importance of alternative media and community radio. Grounded in her work as an undercover investigator and … Continue reading →

  • Keep Narwhals Real! Ian Rowan on Preventing the Extinction of this “Mythical” Species

    Keep Narwhals Real! Ian Rowan on Preventing the Extinction of this “Mythical” Species

    28/04/2015

    Narwhals and unicorns are two animal species known for the distinct horn on top of their head. However, what some people may not know, is that if oil exploration continues down its current path, they may share another feature in common – not existing on planet Earth. Ian Rowan refuses to let that happen, and … Continue reading →

  • WE can make a Difference: Firoz Alam and Macy Tollefson Connect Childhood Literacy Programs with Animal Advocacy in Bangladesh

    WE can make a Difference: Firoz Alam and Macy Tollefson Connect Childhood Literacy Programs with Animal Advocacy in Bangladesh

    21/04/2015

    Firoz Alam, President of the WE Foundation Bangladesh, and Macy Tollefson, project director, joined us in discussing the connection they are making between childhood literacy programs and animal advocacy in Bangladesh. The WE Foundation Bangladesh is a non-profit, youth based organization, providing support to poor families and children in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The WEF’s mission is … Continue reading →

  • Urban Chicken Keeping, Sustainable for Who?: Mary Britton Clouse on Chicken Run Rescue

    Urban Chicken Keeping, Sustainable for Who?: Mary Britton Clouse on Chicken Run Rescue

    07/04/2015

    From Minneapolis to Toronto, urban dwellers are on the hunt for local, sustainable food. While backyard and community gardens offer real opportunity, some take it a step further and attempt to keep a flock of laying hens. But is urban chicken keeping truly sustainable? And, more importantly, sustainable for who? This is the question that … Continue reading →

  • Failing Grade in Transparency: Queen’s Animal Defence Audits University Animal Testing Practices

    Failing Grade in Transparency: Queen’s Animal Defence Audits University Animal Testing Practices

    31/03/2015

    Many of us are aware that research on non-consenting animals takes place behind the closed doors of universities all over the world. Animals are subject to captivity, restraint, and invasive procedures in the name of science, but the explicit details of these experiments are often well-hidden, both physically out of the public’s eye, but also … Continue reading →

  • “What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil”: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Discussing his New Book Beasts

    “What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil”: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Discussing his New Book Beasts

    24/03/2015

    Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson joins Animal Voices to discuss his new book “Beasts”, exploring the origins of morality and what animals can teach us about the nature of good and evil. The disparity between the apex predator of the sea, orcas, and the apex predator on land, humans, in relation to violence is staggering. Humans are … Continue reading →

  • The liberatory possibilites of literature: using sci-fi as a tool to question what it means to be an animal

    The liberatory possibilites of literature: using sci-fi as a tool to question what it means to be an animal

    04/03/2015

    In this interview we are diving into cyborg politics with Dr. Sherryl Vint, whose work called Animal Alterity inspired us to pursue this subject further. We explore the realm of science fiction which brings up wide ranging questions of what it means to be animal and how to reconfigure the historically constructed human and animal … Continue reading →

  • Pressure, Resistance, Liberation: No New Animal Lab Discusses their Fight in Ending Vivisection.

    Pressure, Resistance, Liberation: No New Animal Lab Discusses their Fight in Ending Vivisection.

    24/02/2015

    We discuss how the University of Washington’s research lab currently operates and why the campaign is pressuring the private construction firm, SKANSKA. “If they decide that they’re going to ignore public pressure and concern over animals, and start building the lab, we’re going to be there every step of the way, to try to make … Continue reading →

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