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Welcome everyone to my podcast Awesome Vegans with Elysabeth Alfano. This podcast will feature in-depth interviews with plant-based celebs, politicians, athletes, entrepreneurs, influencers, environmentalists, doctors, chefs, animal activists and so much more! I am dedicated to exploring how certain individuals are making the world a better place for themselves, those around them, our environment and our animals through their food choices, practices and businesses. I really do believe if we ...
 
After Animals uncovers trends and stories at the cutting edge of the global post-animal movement. What does a future look like, in which food, fashion and entertainment no longer have to exploit animals to be successful? In each episode, we share a remarkable and inspiring story about someone who is forging a more compassionate future for us all. After Animals seeks to activate a kinder, more compassionate world through innovation.
 
The PETA Podcast PETA, the world's largest animal rights organization, is 6.5 million strong and growing. This is the place to find out why. Hear from insiders, thought leaders, activists, investigators, politicians, and others why animals need more than kindness—they have the right not to be abused or exploited in any way. Hosted by Emil Guillermo. Powered by PETA activism.
 
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Texas A&M is refusing to let PETA adopt the 19 dogs leftover when the breeding operation for canine experiments on Muscular Dystrophy was ended in 2019. The college said the dogs were sick. They're not and are adoptable immediately. The breeding has ended but has the lab really closed? 19 dogs remain. Why won't the college let the dogs free? PETA's…
 
GUEST: Marc Peralta is chief program officer at Best Friends Animal Society. Prior to this position, he served in a number of other key roles at Best Friends, including senior director of National No-Kill-Advancement and senior director for Best Friends in Los Angeles. Marc also served as vice president and chief operating officer at the Pennsylvan…
 
Matias Muchnick of NotCo and Michael Natale of Ingredion join The Plantbased Business Hour to discuss the success of their unlikely partnership, each company's path towards furthering plant-based business and their vision for the future. And, of course, we chat about AI platform/program, Guiseppe! Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consultin…
 
Jim Mason, a co-author with philosopher Peter Singer on "Animal Factories," has come out with a new edition of his 1993 classic, "An Unnatural Order--Roots of Our Destruction of Nature." The book is a history of the evolution of mankind's treatment of animals and how the agrarian culture changed our relationship to animals. Instead of being among t…
 
GUEST: Shyanne Schull is the director of Washoe County Regional Animal Services in Reno, Nevada, where there is an average annual intake of 13,000 animals with a 40% Return-To-Owner rate over a 10-year average. Before that she was director of Kern County Animal Services in California. In her 22-year career in animal welfare, she has worked in a var…
 
TARA Biosystems has raised $21.3 million to date and is the world’s only company that generates human cardiac tissue—outside of the human body. Instead of testing on animals, researchers will be able to test drugs right on actual human tissue and the industry will be able to save time, money and unnecessary animal suffering throughout the drug deve…
 
The Research Modernization Deal, RMD, is a new deal for scientists and animals developed by the scientists at PETA. Intended to change the paradigm on the use of animals in experimentation, RMD is a common-sense strategy necessitated by the 90 percent failure rate of research involving animals to produce anything of value for humans. PETA's Dr.Emil…
 
On the heels of an announcement from retailer Canada Goose, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman have announced they will stop selling fur by 2023. The news is yet another historic victory for grassroots activists and PETA which have been fighting on behalf of the animals for decades. Dan Mathews was there at the very first "I'd rather go naked than …
 
GUEST: Amber Sitko founded All About Animals Rescue in 2005, the largest spay/neuter and wellness care provider in Michigan, reaching more than 75,000 cats and dogs each year with care. She created the first comprehensive TNR/SNR program of its kind in Michigan training over 3,000 people how to TNR. Amber is a cloud architect with Microsoft and has…
 
What is the State of Plant-based Business? Julie Emmett of the Plant Based Foods Association and Caroline Bushnell of Good Food Institute join me on The Plantbased Business Hour to discuss exciting new data around plant-based trends and innovations and if plant-based meat will be 10% of the meat market in 3 years. Subscribe! For plant-based media/b…
 
GUEST: Joyce Briggs is president of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs, which advances non-surgical sterilants to increase access to humane fertility control. As executive director of PetSmart Charities, she championed funding early models of Humane Alliance high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter clinics and introduced the transport progr…
 
After a multi-year campaign, PETA has announced a moratorium on Canada Goose protests after the outerwear retailer said it would no longer use fur. But what about the down feathers? That could be next, and the reason for the moratorium on protests--to see if Canada Goose can come to an ethical conclusion on its own. We reprise an interview from Dec…
 
How can we shift the food system to get animals out of the supply chain, right down to veganic farming? I talk to Nathaniel Salpeter of Sweet Farm about Tech Ag, his sense of purpose for helping to shift the food supply system and his work with Sweet Farm. Tune in! Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out …
 
GUEST: Crystal Kozlak is program manager for the Food for Thought program at Animal Place, a farmed animal sanctuary in Grass Valley, California. Crystal became inspired to go vegan after taking an animal ethics course during her undergrad at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Crystal worked as a campaign coordinator for Anima…
 
CEO of Lightlife Foods and Field Roast, Dan Curtin and I discuss the history of the brands, the emergence of great tasting products, the Lightlife expansion plan, the power of a plant-based paycheck and our predictions. Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elysabeth@elysabethalfano.com. For more inf…
 
Brittany Peet, PETA Foundation Deputy General Counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement (CALE), talks with Emil Guillermo about the news since the "Tiger King" show premiered. And it all leads to what could be a permanent shutdown of big-cat petting zoos. For example, Tim Stark, a former business partner of Joe Exotic, was ordered to pay more than…
 
At age 27, Chuck Carroll was so addicted to fast food he thought he wouldn't see age 30. He has since lost 300 pounds and kept it off with a vegan diet. In conversation with Emil Guillermo, Carroll talks about how he did it, and how it led to his hosting, "The Exam Room," the podcast of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Carr…
 
LIVE FROM BUHLER, North American HQ! As the U.S. heads back to the office and socialization, I take the Plantbased Business Hour on the road to meet with Anshuman Bhatia, Plant Protein Product Line Manager at Cargill, Matt McGuffey, Manager of Savory Taste and Wellbeing at Givaudan, Bill Aimutis, Executive Director of the North Carolina Food Innova…
 
For her birthday, Ingrid Newkirk is...what else? Saving animals. The president and co-founder of PETA talks about PETA's efforts globally to save as many animals as it can, from India and Asia, to Romania in Europe, to Petra in the Middle East, and back to Norfolk, Va., PETA headquarters. Newkirk tells Emil Guillermo about how efforts in India were…
 
Investor and Author of Moo's Law: The Investor's Guide to the New Agrarian Revolution, Jim Mellon, joins me on The Plantbased Business Hour to discuss his vision for the global shifting food supply chain. Tune in to hear this billionaire's predictions and top investment picks! Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking…
 
GUEST: Brandy Kuentzel is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the San Francisco SPCA. Prior to joining the San Francisco SPCA, Brandy worked as a corporate attorney and emerged as winner of the 10th season of NBC’s reality competition series “The Apprentice.” And she earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. MAIN QUESTIONS: …
 
The Washington National Primate Research Center in Seattle has been moving sick monkeys around this country for use in labs, according to documents obtained by PETA through an open records law request. Dr.Lisa Jones Engel, a former WaNPRC employee, now PETA's senior scientific advisor for primate experimentation, has reviewed the documents and file…
 
The plant-based Egg market is up 167% according to the Plant Based Foods Association. Arturo Elizondo, CEO of Clara Foods®, and I discuss the disruption happening in the egg market and the desperate need for a shift to eggs without the chickens...in our lifetime! Subscribe! Now! To the The Plantbased Business Hour with Elysabeth Alfano.…
 
GUEST: Kelley Bollen is a Certified Animal Behavior Consultant with a master’s degree in Animal Behavior who has worked in the field of companion animal behavior for twenty years. Kelley is the Owner and Principal Consultant for Kelley Bollen Consulting – an animal behavior consulting business that works with animal shelters across the country on t…
 
PETA Sr. VP Dan Mathews talks about paying his respects to George Floyd by recently attending the memorial that took place in Floyd's hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Mathews, openly gay, saw it as an opportunity to link arms and show solidarity between all the issues he cares about animal rights, gay rights.and the fight for racial justic…
 
The Latest Advancements in Cellular Meat: Hear From The Founders Leading The Way. Patricia Bubner of Orbillion, Niever Martinez Marshall of Novel Farms, Benjamina Bollag of HigherSteaks, and Stephanie Michelson on Jellatech join me on the Plantbased Business Hour. Subscribe! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out a…
 
GUEST: Stacy LeBaron hosts a weekly podcast called the Community Cats Podcast where she interviews nationally and internationally renowned experts about cats and cat welfare. She also served for 16 years as president of the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, assisting more than 105,000 cats and kittens in and around Salisbury, Massachusetts. St…
 
In this episode, we revisit our Season 1 conversation with Dr. Sandhya Sriram, CEO and Co-Founder of cultured seafood maker Shiok Meats. In December 2020, Singapore became the first country to approve cultured cell-based meat for human consumption. So for this replay, we’ve included a special segment to discuss how diners are reacting to trying cul…
 
Kees Kruythoff, former President of North America of Unilver and Current Chairman and CEO, of The LIVEKINDLY Collective joins me to discuss if plant-based or cellular/cultivated meat will be the dominating force to shift the global food supply system. SUBSCRIBE! For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elysabeth@e…
 
GUESTS: Bonney Brown is Humane Network president and Shelter Success Simplified podcast co-host and was executive director at Nevada Humane Society, National Campaign Director for Alley Cat Allies, and COO at Best Friends Animal Society. Diane Blankenburg is Humane Network CEO and was community programs and development director at Nevada Humane Soc…
 
After Katherine Roe and two of her fellow PETA scientists paid a visit to UMass Amherst about its cruel monkey experiments, the university went from enthusiastic to silent. The school would rather hang on to their federal grants worth millions--even if the science--based on animals--is unlikely to be of benefit to humans. Roe, the new director of t…
 
Would you try Cultivated Meat? Let me know your answer on Linkedin! Until then, it's the Plantbased Business Minute, with the week's top headlines. Target joins the party. 88% of Gen Z is open to trying cultivated meat. U.S. considers funding for alternative proteins. For plant-based media/branding consulting and public speaking, reach out at elysa…
 
Hall of Fame Horse Trainer Bob Baffert is seen by many as the "face of horse racing." But after an unpredictable win at the Kentucky Derby, Baffert's horse, Medina Spirit, failed a drug test and was shown to have an illegal steroid in his blood. Now Baffert and the entire gambling sport has been shamed and placed under a cloud. The drug scandal is …
 
What will be the year NotCo IPOs? Tell me your guess...meanwhile here are the highlights from this week. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine sues the U.S.D.A. Eleven Madison Park becomes more than a 10 for plant-based eaters thanks to Chef Daniel Humm. Hawaii is the first U.S. state to declare a climate state of emergency. California poli…
 
GUEST: Diaz Dixon is the CEO of Eddy House, a transition program for youth experiencing homelessness, and owns Performance Driven Consulting. He previously served for 14 years as the CEO of STEP2, a nonprofit helping women and children dealing with substance abuse and domestic violence. Diaz has served on the National Advisory Committee for the Rob…
 
Grounded Foods CEO, Veronica Fil, joins me on the Plantbased Business Hour to discuss the hurdles of a start-up, scaling the products, packaging and shipping dilemmas communications with the consumer, what went wrong along the way, tips for start-ups for getting funding, her predictions for plant-based cheese. SUBSCRIBE! For plant-based media/brand…
 
Looking for cruelty-free cosmetics and need a reputable list? Kathy Guillermo, PETA Sr.VP on Laboratory Investigations, knows. She has spent more than 30 years leading the cruelty-free cosmetics campaign at PETA. While most companies have stopped testing on animals, the issue continues to evolve as China still requires testing that impacts hundreds…
 
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