Ani-Morality? Talking with Marc Bekoff About The Question of Animal Morality

This week we’re joined by author and cognitive ethologist Marc Bekoff, whose new book, Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals, co-authored with Jessica Pierce, examines the emotion and moral intelligence of animals. We talk to Bekoff about his research, specifically events he has personally witnessed in his the field which suggests that non-human animals have … Continue reading

Mapping Canada’s Moral Landscape: An Interview about Animals with Professor John Sorenson

This week we talk with Professor John Sorenson from the Department of Sociology at Brock University. Sorenson teaches courses in Critical Animal Studies, globalization, and anti-racism. He received his HBA and MA from the University of Alberta and his PhD from York University in Social and Political Thought. He is currently working on a SSHRC-funded … Continue reading

Animals as Biotechnology: Dr. Richard Twine Discusses Science, Ethics, and Animals

This week, Animal Voices speaks with Richard Twine, researcher and lecturer at England’s Lancaster University’s Department of Sociology and Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen). In 1996 he started the website www.ecofem.org- now a long standing online presence for the dissemination of ecofeminism. In 2001 he finished his PhD on ecofeminist theory and … Continue reading

Carol Glasser Gets to the Root: Militant Direct Action & the ALF

rad·i·cal  (rd-kl) adj. 1. Arising from or going to a root or source This week we speak with Carol Glasser, doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Her current research focuses on the animal rights movement, examining how social movement organizations and the state interact and the role of militant direct … Continue reading

NO! On Puppy Mills: An Interview with “YES! On Prop B” Campaign Director, Barbara Schmitz

This week Animal Voices speaks with Barbara Schmitz, Missouri State Director for the Humane Society of the United States and campaign director for the YES! On Prop B campaign. The campaign is attempting to usher in The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act in Missouri, where a full 30% of the estimated 3000 US Puppy Mills are … Continue reading

Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society

Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society

This week we’re joined by Amie Breeze Harper, PhD candidate at UC Davis, blogger, founder of the Sistah Vegan Project and editor of the recent anthology, Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health and Society. In this interview, Harper talks with us about her research, specifically the intersections between critical food geographies and critical race theories. … Continue reading

Vegan Fitness & Nutrition: Ultramarathoner Brendan Brazier, Dr. Occhipinti, & Chef Chloe Coscarelli

On this week’s show, fitness trainer and former co-host of Animal Voices, Rob Moore, returns to discuss fitness and nutrition with some of today’s top experts. First, we’ll reconnect with Brendan Brazier, Canadian ultramarathon champ and creator of Vega, who’s been busy veganizing Hollywood. In case you haven’t heard, Wolverine, aka Hugh Jackman, has become a fan … Continue reading

DIY Punk Ethics and Animal Activism: Dylan Powell of the Vegan Police

Dylan Powell’s tireless efforts have helped establish Niagara, Ontario, as a major hotbed for vegan and animal rights activism in Canada. Started in 2008 as a campus community radio show, Dylan’s punk DIY baby, the Vegan Police (VP), has since migrated to podcast and has become, along with the creation of the extensive VP website, … Continue reading