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Animal Voices

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Covering the local, national, global, and politically diverse campaigns, struggles and victories of the animal liberation movement. Tune in for interviews with a broad spectrum of activists and academics working toward the liberation of animals, social justice, and environmental health. Animal Voices strives to shine a light on the issues around the taking of animal lives for human pleasure. Vast archive of shows (1996-present) on website.

  • Fashionably Vegan Part II: Joshua Katcher of The Discerning Brute and Brave GentleMan
    8 Apr 2014 at 8:00am
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  • Fashionably Vegan Part I: Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of Vaute Couture
    AV listeners have probably known for a long time that nothing is more attractive than compassion. Now the fashion world is starting to catch on too, thanks in part to Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart. In 2008, Hilgart quit her MBA and her modeling career to start Vaute Couture. She quickly made a splash with vegan dress coats made to handle Chicago (... More)
    25 Mar 2014 at 8:00am
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  • Esther: Wonder Pig in the City! Plus, Cookbook Meets Comic Book in The Vegan Zombie: Cook & Survive
    Derek Walter and Steve Jenkins didn't know what they were getting into when they welcomed Esther the “micropig” into their home. Smart and full of mischief, Esther quickly turned her bacon-eating guardians into vegans. And as she grew — and grew and grew — the little Facebook page Derek and Steve had set up to share Esther's adventures with their (... More)
    18 Mar 2014 at 8:00am
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  • Dreams Can Become True: Claudio Pomo Reflects on the Green Hill Beagle Liberation

    Photo by Animal Equality You've probably seen the pictures: beagle puppies being lifted past barbed wire, passed to waiting hands. The day was April 28, 2012, and a demonstration outside the Green Hill dog breeding facility in Italy spontaneously turned into a daylight raid. 70 dogs were brought out; eventually, Green (... More)

    11 Mar 2014 at 8:11am
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  • We All Have Something to Fear: Rachel Meeropol on Challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act
    Does organizing a boycott or picketing a store make you a terrorist?

    Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Photo by NNECAPA Rachel Meeropol is lead counsel of a court challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). The lawsuit claims that the AETA is so vague that it potentially applies to anyone who (... More)

    4 Mar 2014 at 8:00am
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  • Portraits of Grief: Author Franceen Neufeld and Artist Kelli Clifton
    Animal Voices welcomes Franceen and Calvin Neufeld, author and editor, respectively, of Suffering Eyes: A Chronicle of Awakening. Presented in journal form, the book explores Franceen's grief, rage, and guilt as she grapples with issues of animal suffering. We will also touch on coping with the dynamics within families that are at different points (... More)
    11 Feb 2014 at 8:00am
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  • Meatonomics Author Dave Simon on the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy
    If you're an average-earning American, Dave Simon calculates that you give a $1500 gift to the meat and dairy industries every year, as part of your taxes. How do you feel about that? Simon, a lawyer, vegan, and author of Meatonomics, joins us to talk about the economics behind meat and dairy. Over the last 75 years, these industries have (... More)
    4 Feb 2014 at 8:00am
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  • Dine Gently, Live Wisely, Make a Difference: Victoria Moran on Being a Main Street Vegan
    Animal Voices welcomes Victoria Moran, author, speaker, health counsellor, and founder of the Main Street Vegan Academy. The Adademy trains vegans to be educators and lifestyle coaches; its board of advisors and its roster of instructors reads like a who's-who of the vegan movement. Moran's road to vegan educator was a winding one. Growing (... More)
    21 Jan 2014 at 8:00am
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  • 2013: The Year in Review
    Join us for a look back at some highlights from 2013. We'll hear filmmaker Karol Orzechowski describe going undercover as an animal dealer in Laos. Laura Broxson tells us how the National Animal Rights Association in Ireland convinced dozens of High Street shops in Dublin to stop selling fur. Gabriela Cowperthwaite talks about the success of her (... More)
    14 Jan 2014 at 8:00am
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  • Dying for Trophies and Trinkets: Threats to Bears, Rhinos, Elephants, and Tigers
    At the top of the hour, we hear from Douglas Neasloss about the Bears Forever project and the ban on trophy hunting in B.C.'s Great Bear Rainforest. The provincial government disputes First Nations authority in the area, and claims that trophy hunting—a gruesome practice in which people kill a bear and cut off his head and paws—has huge economic (... More)
    17 Dec 2013 at 8:00am
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  • V is for Vegan: Author Ruby Roth Teaches the ABCs of Kindness to Animals
    Should we be learning compassion for animals at the same time as our ABCs?  Absolutely, says author/illustrator Ruby Roth. Her new book, V is for Vegan, gives children ages 3 and up a funny, joyful introduction to veganism in 26 sentences. Roth shares with us the surprisingly insightful question she hears most often from children — as well (... More)
    3 Dec 2013 at 8:00am
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  • Live to Work: Labour Studies Professor Kendra Coulter Examines Work By Animals and Work With Animals
    Do you think a therapy dog might love his job? How about a racehorse? Dr. Kendra Coulter is teaching the first-ever Labour Studies course focused on nonhuman animals at a major university. From horses who get “flipped” like real estate until they finally go to slaughter, to grooms who die in poverty after careers caring for champion racehorses, (... More)
    26 Nov 2013 at 8:00am
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  • You’re Safe, You’re Home, You Matter: Kathy Stevens of Catskill Animal Sanctuary
    In 2001, Kathy Stevens walked away from a career in teaching, bought a junkyard, and transformed it into a 110-acre animal sanctuary. Since then, Catskill Animal Sanctuary has cared for over 3,000 animals rescued from situations of cruelty and hoarding. Still a teacher at heart, Kathy runs camps for children, does outreach in schools, and (... More)
    15 Oct 2013 at 8:00am
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  • Filmmaker Rob Stewart Wants to Save The Humans (And Everyone Else). Plus, Animal Rights Events Across Southern Ontario
    If you have any doubt that southern Ontario is a hotbed of activism for animals, this show will prove it to you! In a whirlwind tour, we will hear from: Hannah Lachnit, an organizer of Festival for the Animals, which includes demonstrations at 3 captive animal parks plus a conference at Brock University; Mike Nicholson, an organizer of Pigfest (... More)
    1 Oct 2013 at 8:00am
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  • Life in Prison for Killer Whales: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Director of Blackfish, on the Tragedy of Marine Parks
    Gabriela Cowperthwaite was a regular “mother who took her kids to Seaworld”… then Tilikum the orca killed trainer Dawn Brancheau, and Cowperthwaite set out to understand why. The result is the documentary film Blackfish. Featuring former trainers who started out idealistic but came to realize they were part of a “depraved” industry, the film (... More)
    17 Sep 2013 at 8:00am
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  • Knowing Where You’ve Been: Carolyn Merino Mullin on founding a National Museum of Animals & Society
    First, we speak with Mike Garrett, the latest activist to be targeted with legal action by Marineland. Garrett, like many other activists, has been offering leaflets to tourists exiting Marineland, and for this he is being sued for 1.5 million dollars. Garrett sees this as a SLAPP lawsuit (a lawsuit designed to silence and intimidate critics) and (... More)
    13 Aug 2013 at 8:30am
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  • Inside Rodeo Culture with Karol Orzechowski

    Photo by Karol Orzechowski Karol Orzechowski has seen inside the rodeo in a way that few outsiders ever get to. During a two-year academic study of rodeos, he interviewed numerous rodeo performers and participants. He joins us today to talk about the history and culture of rodeos. We will discuss the Calgary Stampede, (... More)

    23 Jul 2013 at 8:00am
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  • My Veganism: Hip Hop Artist Sole on His Music and Message
    Hip hop artist Sole (Tim Holland) has been veg since age 11 and rapping since 13, but he has never been interviewed about animal rights topics… until today! Animal Voices is delighted to welcome Sole to talk about his music and his transition into on-the-ground activism, spurred by the Occupy movement. This wide-ranging conversation also touches (... More)
    16 Jul 2013 at 8:00am
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  • Feed Your Family the China Study Way. Plus, Compassionate Outreach with Guelph Pig Save
    First came The China Study, a milestone work by T. Colin Campbell that reported on an enormous study of the links between diet and disease. Now LeAnne Campbell brings the findings of the China Study right into your kitchen with The China Study Cookbook. Father and daughter join us today to talk about the benefits of a whole-foods plant-based diet, (... More)
    9 Jul 2013 at 8:00am
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  • Put Down That Weapon: Carolyn Drew on Opposing the Kangaroo Kill in Australia
    It's the dead of night and you're searching a park for shooters armed with rifles and night-vision goggles, hoping to find them before the government men nab you. Is this an episode of 24? No, it's just another day of volunteering with Animal Liberation Australian Capital Territory. Putting themselves in harm's way to stop mass killings of (... More)
    18 Jun 2013 at 8:00am
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  • Your Tax Dollars at Work? The White Coat Waste Project Takes Aim at Government Spending on Animal Experiments
    Anthony Bellotti wants Americans to know that animal experimenters are doing terrible things… to their tax bill. In a novel “pro-animal, pro-taxpayer” campaign, the White Coat Waste Project is telling people all about the $12 billion they are handing to vivisectors annually for experiments that are redundant, inapplicable to humans, (... More)
    11 Jun 2013 at 8:00am
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  • Filmmaker Liz Marshall Shines a Light on The Ghosts In Our Machine
    Award-winning filmmaker Liz Marshall joins Animal Voices to talk about her documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine. The film follows photographer Jo-Anne McArthur as she documents the lives of animals who humans use for food, clothing, entertainment, and research. They are the ghosts whose suffering becomes largely invisible inside the machine of industrialized (... More)
    4 Jun 2013 at 8:00am
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  • Little Drawings Filled with Life: An Interview with “Mutts” Creator Patrick McDonnell. Plus, Niagara Veg Fest is Almost Here!

    From muttscomics.com Our feature interview today is with Patrick McDonnell, creator of the Mutts comic strip that is featured in over 700 newspapers. His “Shelter Stories” strips have convinced many people to adopt animals instead of buying them. Other strips gently bring tougher topics like factory farming, fur, and (... More)

    28 May 2013 at 8:00am
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  • Pumping (non-heme) Iron: Robert Cheeke on Vegan Bodybuilding
    18 years ago, Robert Cheeke was a “scrawny kid” who raised and sold animals through the 4-H program. Now, he is the best-known vegan bodybuilder in North America. He joins Animal Voices to tell us about this physical, and ethical, transformation. Ever wonder what dinner looks like for a vegan who eats 5,000 calories per day? Or how to bodybuild (... More)
    21 May 2013 at 8:00am
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  • Knowledge Is Power: Che Green on Using Research to Advance Animal Advocacy
    Big companies all use research to understand public opinion, hone their message, and measure their effectiveness. Shouldn't animal advocates be able to do that, too? That's what Che Green had in mind when he founded the Humane Research Council. The HRC does research for animal advocacy organizations large and small (sometimes even for free!) (... More)
    7 May 2013 at 8:00am
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