Standing Strong Against Trophy Hunters and Industrial Giants with Tommy Knowles of the Wildlife Defense League

Standing Strong Against Trophy Hunters and Industrial Giants with Tommy Knowles of the Wildlife Defense League

Hunting. Mining. Pipelines. These are just a few of the threats that Tommy Knowles and the Wildlife Defense League are blockading in order to protect our natural world. After the launch of Operation Great Bear in September, the WDL has allied with the Klabona Keepers of the Tahltan Nation to successfully prevent trophy hunters from … Continue reading

Dying for Trophies and Trinkets: Threats to Bears, Rhinos, Elephants, and Tigers

Dying for Trophies and Trinkets: Threats to Bears, Rhinos, Elephants, and Tigers

Bears on the B.C. coast are being killed for their heads and paws. Elephants, rhinos and tigers are being hunted to extinction for ivory and folk remedies. Douglas Neasloss from the Bears Forever project, and Anne Pick and Tristan Chytroschek from the documentary film Gambling On Extinction, join Animal Voices to talk about what can be done. Continue reading

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

Beyond Earth Hour & The Seal Hunt

Board games by candlelight… shadowy city skylines….Images of Earth Hour flicker across the mainstream and alternative media. As debates continue about the practical and symbolic impact of the action, the Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) suggests that we move “Beyond Earth Hour.” This perennial gathering promotes a long-term and everyday strategy to help decrease the effects … Continue reading

Wildlife Photography: The Legacy of Camera Hunting, Masculinity, and Colonialism

Wildlife Photography: The Legacy of Camera Hunting, Masculinity, and Colonialism

In this conversation, Dr. Mathew Brower, Curator at the University of Toronto and Lecturer in Museum Studies, gives us a fascinating historical account of wildlife photography in the United States and Britain. With an emphasis on “camera hunting” and an eye toward masculinity, Brower notes the shifts in hunting and photography practices, and the larger … Continue reading