Canadian Thanksgiving and The Emotional Lives of Turkeys

Please join us for our (Canadian) Thanksgiving show. Richard O’Barry, Marine Mammal Specialist with One Voice-France, will start us off with a reminder about the Oct. 8th international protest of Japan’s dolphin slaughter. Then, in recognition of Canadian Thanksgiving, bestselling author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson will speak on the emotional lives of turkeys and their plight on factory farms. Listen … Continue reading

Callers discuss political strategies for change in the months before Canada’s next election

From the Toronto Star: “Jack Layton is sitting on the patio of Bodega restaurant on Baldwin St. in Toronto, spreading foie gras on toast and, it seems, trying out portions of his stump speech.” This quote was a springboard for an open discussion on how best to reach our political leaders in Canada, reform the political … Continue reading

Helping the Animal Victims of Hurricane Katrina

For info on helping the animals affected by Hurricane Katrina: 1) Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS) (916) 429-2457 Donations 2) HSUS Disaster Fund Donations Questions about donating – 1-888-259-5431 Snail Mail – Cheques payable to HSUS Disaster Relief Fund and mail it to HSUS, Dept. DRFHBM, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037 General Inquiries … Continue reading

Save Taiji Dolphins!

This week, we’ll be setting the stage for the international day of protest against the dolphin slaughter in Japan. Every year from September through April, fishermen in Japan hunt and kill about 20,000 dolphins and other whales in the largest dolphin slaughter in the world. The hunt is vicious but is justified for many reasons … Continue reading

Global/Local Food Politics with Lauren Baker

How can we make compassionate and conscious food choices? Is consumption of a plant-based diet only part of the picture? Lauren Baker, a doctoral student at York University and food activist, will tackle these and other questions during this week’s show. We’ll discuss the corporatization of agriculture, global food politics, and the importance of farmers’ … Continue reading