First, we speak with author and environmentalist Sakae Hemmi of the Elsa Nature Conservancy from Japan who joined us August 30th to discuss the dolphin hunt. In this interview, Sakae discusses the state of the general animal protection movement in Japan.
Then Jason Bayless, senior youth outreach specialist with PETA2, a youth marketing and resource branch of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, talks about speaking with today’s teens about vegetarianism, what it was like touring for the past 4 years with the Warped Tour, and his experiences being featured in the upcoming documentary, Wake Up Screaming.
More on Wake Up Screaming: Join one Texas farm boy turned PETA activist for an inside look at the biggest, baddest, most insane punk rock tour known to humankind — the Vans Warped Tour. Spend nine weeks on a tour bus with our hero-villain as he rubs elbows with punk rock all-stars My Chemical Romance, MXPX, Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein, and the hundreds of other Warped ’05 alumni. Watch the daily grind of 100°F days and far too many drunken nights take its toll on one man trying to change the world, and watch the rock stars who fight their way through public vomiting fits and scantily clad, underage groupies whose only goal in life is to get on the bus.
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