Animal Rights in Brazil / Walk for Farm Animals

First up, Toronto activist Holly Larson will give us the details on the Walk For Farm Animals, a fundraising drive held throughout North America in most cities on October 2nd in support of Farm Sanctuary, a national, non-profit animal protection organization. Click here and select the host city near you for more details.

And ever wonder what the animal rights and vegetarian movements are like in Brazil? Well, we did. So we’ve invited the very impressive, very knowledgeable Marly Winckler on the program to fill us in. Lauren: “I can’t restrain my enthusiasm for this show or my deep respect for this amazing lady. Hey, this isn’t CNN! At least we admit our biases on this program…”

Bio: Marly Winckler is a sociologist and translator from Brazil. Vegetarian since 1982 and vegan since 1994, Winckler is the author of Fundamentals of Vegetarianism and Vegetarianism: Elements to a conversation. She is also a translator of more than 50 books including Animal Liberation by Peter Singer and Becoming Vegetarian by Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis. She is the creator of the popular “Sitio Vegetariano – Vegetarian Site” (the first page on vegetarianism in Portuguese) and some very successful discussion lists on vegetarianism, including veg-brasil and veg-latina. She is both the Latina American and Caribbean Coordinator of International Vegetarian Union (since 2000) and presidente of the Brazilian Vegetarian Society. Additionally, Winckler coordinated the 36th World Vegetarian Congress in Brazil, a first for any Latin American country.

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