John Fitzgerald on the Fight to Ban Blood Sports in Ireland

John Fitzgerald on the Fight to Ban Blood Sports in Ireland

Ireland is about to revise its animal cruelty laws for the first time in over a century. John Fitzgerald returns to Animal Voices to describe the practices animal advocates want banned — such as “hare coursing” and “terrierwork” — and to give us an inside view of the political battle shaping up between animal advocates and the powerful pro-blood sports lobby. Continue reading

Vegan Is Love: Author Ruby Roth Trusts Kids With the Truth About Why We Don’t Eat Animals

Vegan Is Love: Author Ruby Roth Trusts Kids With the Truth About Why We Don’t Eat Animals

It all started when the children in Ruby Roth’s art class asked why she didn’t eat the cheese strings at snack break. She went looking for a book she could read with the children, one that covered the full gamut of reasons for her veganism in a child-appropriate way. When she didn’t find one, she wrote and illustrated her own. Continue reading

Paul York on Fighting Animal Use at U of T and Greg Bennick on Fear, Healing, and Sincerity

Paul York on Fighting Animal Use at U of T and Greg Bennick on Fear, Healing, and Sincerity

Today’s Animal Voices presents two interviews. First, we welcome Paul York of the University of Toronto Animal Rights Club. With a focus on anti-vivisection work, UT-ARC has a formidable task ahead: the University of Toronto uses 90,000 animals every year, including rats, mice, dogs, and monkeys. And while the university once promised to stop using monkeys, it quickly … Continue reading