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Knowing Animals
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Knowing Animals is a weekly podcast about all things related to animals and ethics; animals and the law; animals and politics; and animal advocacy. It features interviews with Animal Studies scholars and animal advocates. It is available free so enjoy!
 
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Animal Law
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Join Animal Law professor and longtime activist Mariann Sullivan as she unpacks the latest updates, cases, and news from the burgeoning world of animal law. Mariann will be joined by the leaders in the field, and will offer her own insightful (and sometimes biting) commentary. 912842
 
Defender Radio is the world's top wildlife protection podcast. It is hosted by award-winning journalist Michael Howie and presented by The Fur-Bearers (thefurbearers.com).
 
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Animal Instinct
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Do you love animals? Celia Kutcher does and she wants to spread that love around. Animal Instinct is all about animal welfare and education, brought to you in a fun and educational setting. Every Monday, Celia interviews a different animal expert from subjects ranging from cruelty-free fashion to helping endangered wildlife species. Her show covers it all. Animal Instinct is about helping animals through a better understanding of them and how they interact with us.
 
ARZone exists to help educate vegans and non-vegans alike about the obligations human beings have toward all other animals. By providing a space for a variety of blog posts, forum discussions, notes, videos and more, ARZone fosters a sense of community among its members. Through live online chats as well as through recorded audio podcasts with a diversity of people who work both within and outside of the animal advocacy community, ARZone supports respectful and rational discourse and intelli ...
 
We interview animal rescue heroes who save animals from abandonment, abuse, or who simply have no place to call home. We also connect your with the best in behavior, training, medical, and other incredible animal experts.
 
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Our Hen House
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Care about animals? Into veganism? Love your dog? This is the place for you. The most thought-provoking movers and shakers from the world of animal advocacy chat with author Jasmin Singer and animal law expert Mariann Sullivan about how we can all change the world for animals. Plus, hear cutting-edge commentary on the latest news, as well as bold (and hilarious) reports from the bizarre and angry world of animal agriculture. Join this thriving community; it’s open to all who care about anima ...
 
The signature program of the nonprofit, Advancing the Interests of Animals (AIA), is its weekly, one-hour nationally syndicated radio show, Animals Today. Currently in its seventh continuous year, this show provides a worldwide platform where individuals and organizations concerned about the welfare of animals can present their viewpoints and promote their causes. It is a communication hub where listeners learn about a wide variety of animal welfare issues as well as the actions they can tak ...
 
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Animal Voices
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Your animal advocacy and vegan lifestyle show
 
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-Jasmin and Mariann talk about trying to get family members to eat plant-based foods, Jasmin's research into the health horrors of dairy, and the outrage over the Green New Deal. -Mariann talks to Suzy Amis Cameron about how her new book, OMD, Changing The World By Changing One Meal a Day, is generating surprising reactions from non-vegans and ...…
 
The Fur-Bearers and Defender Radio are proud to announce the launch of a new project: The Young Defenders, a site and podcast to help youth Defend The Future Of Wildlife And The Environment Through Education, Communication and Kindness. Visit www.YoungDefenders.ca! Young Defenders Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theyoungdefenders Young Defen ...…
 
Lori begins the show with a remembrance of Doris day, whodied May 13, 2019 at the age of 97. A Hollywood legend, she was known for hertalents as a singer, dancer and as a pioneering advocate for animals. She was anearly opponent of animal testing, and persuaded Alfred Hitchcock to ensurehumane treatment of the animals on the set of The Man who ...…
 
This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Dr. Dinesh Wadiwel. Dinesh is a senior lecturer in human rights and socio-legal studies at the University of Sydney. We discuss Dinesh’s monograph ‘The War Against Animals’ which was published by Brill in 2015. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Anima ...…
 
-Jasmin and Mariann talk about a life-changing addition to Jasmin's coffee routine, focusing on the big picture of changing the world for animals instead of creating a toxic environment in the animal rights movement, and Jasmin's new job!-Jasmin talks to Leilani Münter about serving vegan burgers to racing fans at Daytona and the incredible exp ...…
 
PJ is the Director of Fashion Policy at the Humane Society of the United States and has played a major role in getting big brands like Armani to drop fur and institute fur-free policies. We had a wonderful conversation about fur, policy, the historic context of the current fight to #MakeFurHistory, and how his method has proven successful. We e ...…
 
Up to 1 million of the world’s 8 million plant and animal species now face extinction. We begin with Lori explaining the results of the UN sponsored report just issued by Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), titled The IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. The ...…
 
This episode of Knowing Animals features Dr. John Hadley. John is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Sydney. We discuss John’s paper ‘From Welfare to Rights without Changing the Subject’ which appear in the journal Ethical Theory and Moral Practice in 2017. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA ...…
 
-Jasmin and Mariann talk about Jasmin's recent New York visit, how Fiddler on the Roof relates to animal issues, a really fascinating discussion about animal agriculture on Ezra Klein's recent Ask Ezra Anything podcast.-Mariann talks to Asher Brown of Pollution.tv about producing videos for clients like Beyond Meat, Gardein, and So Delicious; t ...…
 
Each spring, tens of thousands of baby seals in Canada arebrutally killed for their pelts. Even though dozens of countries, includingRussia and the members of the EU have banned the sale of seal products, anddespite strong worldwide condemnation of the seal hunts, the practice continuesyear after year. The main reason it lives on is because the ...…
 
Defender Radio host Michael Howie spent four days in Belleville, Ontario, where a nearly year-long process to protect beavers after one was found in a trapped reached its conclusion. The interviews included in this episode were recorded in the field with local residents, political leaders, and the inventor of the Beaver Deceiver himself, Skip L ...…
 
In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Pattrice Jones from VINE Sanctuary. Pattrice is writer, educator and activists. She co-founded VINE Sanctuary in the US and will be well known to many listeners. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can find AASA on F ...…
 
-Jasmin and Mariann talk about frustrating climate conversations over Passover and who should take responsibility for changing. They also plug the upcoming YEA Camp for Adults (yeacamp.org/adults/).-Mariann talks to Lori Gruen about the current state of the animal studies world, how new perspectives on animal activism and advocacy are expanding ...…
 
The 2019 version of the Iditarod sled dog race has concluded. Billed as the “Last Great Race on Earth,” it is unfortunate that this race lives on, because the dogs endure tremendous amounts of physical stress during the event, and neglect and cruelty both before and after the event. This year, a dog named Oshi died shortly after becoming sick n ...…
 
This week on Knowing Animals I am joined by Nekeisha Alayna Alexis. Nekeisha is an independent scholar. We discuss her upcoming book chapter ‘Beyond Compare: Intersectionality and Interspecieism for Co-Liberation with Other Animals’ which will appear in the Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics. That Handbook will be available in 2019 and is edit ...…
 
-Jasmin talks to poet Gretchen Primack about her new book of poetry Visiting Days and her experience with writing about and working with incarcerated people. She also reads us two powerful and moving poems. Then, they are joined by author Intelligent Tarref Allah to discuss how he became a vegan in prison 19-years ago and lived as a vegan in pr ...…
 
Host Michael Howie shares the news that Defender Radio has reached 100,000 downloads, and gets a surprise midway through recording! Support Defender Radio on Patreon: www.Patreon.com/DefenderRadio Sign up for The Fur-Bearers email updates: www.TheFurBearers.com/updates. Follow Defender Radio on: Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.…
 
What do you think of when you hear the words, "Natural Choice?" Kelsey Eberly of the Animal Legal Defense Fund and David Muraskin of Public Justice tell us about what really goes in to Hormel's "Natural Choice" meat and poultry products and why the DC Superior Court, dismissing their case on standing and preemption, got it wrong.…
 
To kick off this show, Lori welcomes Anne Martin, PhD.,Executive Director of House Rabbit Society. Lori and Anne begin bytalking about the many joys of living with one or more pet rabbits. Theycontinue discussing some of the serious rabbit welfare issues includingoverpopulation (they are the third most surrendered animal to shelters aftercats a ...…
 
In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined once again by Professor Lori Gruen. Lori is William Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan in the USA. We discuss her new book ‘Critical Terms for Animal Studies’ which was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2018. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is ...…
 
-Jasmin and Mariann talk about trying to understand their emotions around the Notre Dame fire, Mariann's newest Netflix obsession, and Jasmin's interesting conversation with an old friend about politics and veganism.-Mariann talks to Joey Savoie about why research matters for helping more animals, the work of figuring out where the funding for ...…
 
It’s the Easter long weekend and you know what that means – bunnies, chicks and other little critters are being discussed, if not bought, as presents. But as many of you know, little animals aren’t just gifts, they’re sentient beings who are a lifetime commitment, require love, patience, veterinary care, and many other things. A while back I sp ...…
 
This week on Knowing Animals I am joined by Glenys Oogjes. Glenys is CEO of Animals Australia. We talk about her 3 + decades working for animals. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can find AASA on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-St ...…
 
-Jasmin and Mariann discuss Jasmin's recent interview with Tig Notaro for VegNews and what the future of space food might be, using social media to encourage restaurants to carry more vegan options, and a humorous issue of gendered income discrepancy.-Brenda Sanders returns to the podcast to talk with Jasmin about The Greener Kitchen, Vegan Sou ...…
 
Have you ever looked over at your dog and cat and wondered, “Are they happy?” If you’re like me, you probably have. But have you ever asked deeper questions, like are they fulfilled, how do they view themselves in relation to the world, and do they consider life after death? I have, but I think it was 4 am on a Tuesday morning and I’d been up f ...…
 
We begin with animal news including Senator Feinstein takesan interest in horse deaths at Santa Anita Park racetrack, high pesticideresidues present in common fruits and vegetables, Ohio’s state animal is nowthe shelter pet, the USDA ends a toxoplasmosis research program that killedthousands of kittens, and more. Then, Veterinarian Robert Reed ...…
 
This week we are joined by Darren Chang. Darren has a Masters in political philosophy from Queen’s University. In this episode we discuss Darren’s upcoming book chapter titled ‘Examining Contemporary Indigenous Struggles and Animal Advocacy through the Commercial Seal Hunt’. It will appear in the book Decolonizing Critical Animal Studies, which ...…
 
-Jasmin and Mariann discuss more about the Impossible Burger's huge announcement and the issues covered in the interview, and they each go on to recount separate interesting theater experiences they had this week. We also have a very special dedication from No Meat May.-Jasmin interviews Nick Halla from Impossible Foods, which just announced th ...…
 
The idea of a west coast seal and sea lion hunt or cull popped up earlier this year. It seemed a bit strange, but that perhaps there was some internal logic: killing seals and sea lions who eat fish could help the beleaguered transient and at risk Orca populations, ensure that fish stocks remain healthy enough for commercial use, and maybe expl ...…
 
We begin with Peter’s interview with Arizona State University Psychology Professor, Clive Wynne, who leads the Canine Science Collaboratory. Its main areas of inquiry are dog welfare at the animal shelter, behavioral problems in the home, human-dog interaction, dogs’ wild relatives, and cognitive aging in canines. Peter and Clive cover the prac ...…
 
In this interview we were very pleased to welcome our special guests, Trev Weeden and Kristy Alger. Trev has been an active member in the animal movement since becoming vegan in 2016. Co-organiser for the March to Close All Slaughterhouses since 2017, and co-organiser for both the World Day for the End of Speciesism march in 2017 and the Domini ...…
 
This week on Knowing Animals we are joined by Nichola Kriek. Nichola is the Head of Education at SAFE New Zealand. SAFE is one of New Zealand’s leading animal protection organisations. Nichola tells us about her work for animals. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You ...…
 
-Jasmin and Mariann discuss Ryan Bethencourt's (OHH episode 438) appearance on Shark Tank, how we can address the issue of veganism putting people like dairy farmers out of work, and the bizarre story of a recent Veg Fest protestor.-Mariann interviews visual artist and activist Sue Coe about her new book, Zooicide. They discuss how a trip to th ...…
 
In this interview we were joined by budding business sensation, Omari McQueen. Omari, who is already an award winning chef, has always had a passion for cooking, and started his own You Tube channel called “The Mari Maker Show”, as well as his own vegan business, Dipalicious, all by the age of ten! Omari’s dips are not only delicious, he makes ...…
 
The science is pretty straight forward when it comes to rehabilitating grizzly bears: it works, and they’re not more likely to come into conflict as a result of rehabilitation. But that hasn’t stopped the Alberta government from continuing to prevent qualified rehabilitators from taking in grizzly cubs – despite the fact that it’s an acceptable ...…
 
We begin with top news stories including China is takingsteps to drop animal testing requirements for cosmetics, continued trouble(horse deaths) at California’s Santa Anita Park racetrack, meals provided inNYC public schools will soon be vegetarian on Mondays, Florida takes up newanti-tethering bill to protect dogs, and more. Peter then welcome ...…
 
On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast I speak to Christopher Berry of the Animal Legal Defense Fund about ALDF vs. The Food and Drug Administration, an unusual and years-long Freedom of Information Act case involving attempts to obtain information about egg-laying hens in Texas. This case went to a full-blown trial, took up hundreds of atto ...…
 
This week I am joined by Professor Clive Phillips. Clive is Chair of Animal Welfare and Director of the Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, in the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. We discuss Clive’s book ‘The Animal Trade’ which was published in 2015 by CABI International. This episode of Knowing Animals is brough ...…
 
In this interview we were pleased to welcome Phoebe Frampton to ARZone. Phoebe is a vegan activist and artist and has been organising various activism events and campaigns within the vegan movement for 7 years. She and her sister together founded activism groups ‘London Vegan Actions’ and then ‘The Earthlings Experience’ which became a new form ...…
 
In this interview we were pleased to welcome back to ARZone, Jeremy Hess. Jeremy is a rights-based advocate, who creates content for social media to inspire us to respect other animals and to be thoughtful about our advocacy.He volunteers at FRIEND Farm Animal Sanctuary, writes for the Vegan Publishers Facebook page, mentors new vegans, and run ...…
 
In this interview we were delighted to welcome Farrah Rainfly back to ARZone. Farrah is one of the founding directors of Life after Hummus Community Benefit Society, a BME-Led London-based social enterprise who are on a mission to pioneer nutrition and lifestyle intervention solutions for a changing health and care landscape to improve the phys ...…
 
-Jasmin and Mariann discuss the South Korean drama Little Forest (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAOOwD_QRMw) and the recent New York Times article about an escaped calf on the New York Expressway and how it focuses surprisingly well on the experience of escaped animals.-Jasmin chats with Seth Tibott of Tofurkey about his work to redevelop tem ...…
 
We begin with animal news including the use of service animals and emotional support animals on airline flights is being further restricted, falsely claiming an animal as a service animal is being criminalized, an animal-free attraction is being considered in the site of the recently shuttered Dolphinaris Arizona, a woman was severely injured a ...…
 
In this interview we were very happy to welcome back to ARZone, Dr. Casey Taft. Casey is co-owner of Vegan Publishers and Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. He’s an internationally recognised psychologist and clinical researcher, winning prestigious awards for his work. He has published over 100 journal articles, b ...…
 
If you read enough headlines about the environment and wildlife, it won’t be long until you see one like ‘kill wolves to protect endangered caribou.’ In simple terms, the suggested actions by some government-funded researchers or those with a vested interest in killing animals makes sense: if we remove the predator or competition, the populatio ...…
 
This week we are joined by Michael Dello-Iacovo. Michael is a PhD student and also the Animal Justice Party (AJP) for Heffron in the upcoming NSW state election. We talk about the AJP and Michael’s political work for animals. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can ...…
 
In this new series of ARZone interviews, working with Vegfest UK we were very excited to begin the series with our special guest, Trent Grassian. Trent is a full-time researcher who has spent over a decade working in the fields of anti-racism, LGBTQIA+ liberation, disability rights, and animal advocacy. He recently completed a PhD in Social Pol ...…
 
-Jasmin and Mariann talk about Jasmin's recent trip to Expo and how she witnessed the boom of vegan products being represented everywhere throughout the event; Jasmin's upcoming short film; and Mariann's story of going to see her niece in a production of Mary Poppins and realizing how many pop culture figures are vegan.-Mariann interviews Lisa ...…
 
We begin with Ben Williamson, Programs Director at World Animal Protection. Huge numbers of live wild animals are traded as pets and much of this trade is illegal and involves endangered and protected species. Undercover investigations have shown Turkish Airlines and its cargo carrier Turkish Cargo as major transporters of animals, especially A ...…
 
In this episode of Knowing Animals I am joined by Peter Adkins. Peter is an Assistant Lecturer and Ph.D. Candidate in the School of English at the University of Kent in the UK. We discuss his article ‘The Eyes of That Cow: Eating Animals and Theorizing Vegetarianism in James Joyce’s Ulysses’, which appeared in the journal Humanities in 2017. Th ...…
 
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