Animals as Persons: An Interview with Gary Francione

Gary Francione begins his new book, Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation, with the following sentence-long paragraph: “My animal rights scholarship is controversial.” Known for his staunch critiques of animal welfare, Animals as Persons draws together a number of essays relevant to the Western animal movement today. In this interview, Francione … 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

Behind the Scenes of Farm Sanctuary’s Incredible Pig Rescue

Farm Sanctuary’s Tricia Barry shares with us the extraordinary story of the large-scale pig rescue that occurred in the midst of the Midwestern United States’ flood disaster. A testament to their incredible courage and industriousness, pigs from Iowa’s factory farms fought the elements in truly perilous conditions. Those who were not killed by bullets, drowning, … Continue reading

The Vegan Hip Hop Movement

Listen in as we connect with Kevin Tillman, founder of the Vegan Hip Hop Movement website and promoter of all things people, animal, and earth-friendly. In this interview, Kevin takes us back to the roots of hip hop, and offers us insight into its message of empowerment that arose within the South Bronx and continues to inspire communities internationally. Continue reading

Animals Asia Foundation: Sanctuary and the Struggle to End Bear Bile Farming

Jill Robinson, founder and CEO of Animals Asia Foundation, joins us from Chengdu, China. Tune in to hear Robinson describe her work with Chinese and Vietnamese animal activists to provide sanctuary for moon bears (Asiatic black bears), and their efforts to stop bear bile farming. Robinson provides detailed first-hand accounts of bear rescues, painting vivid … Continue reading

Advice from Best-Selling Vegan Cookbook Author, Isa Chandra Moskowitz

In this show, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, of Veganomicon and Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World fame, imparts her well-honed baking and cooking wisdom to our inquisitive listeners. On the sweet side, discover Moskowitz’ all-time favourite cupcake and the one she still hopes to invent. On the savory side, check out Moskowitz’ pointers for freezing casseroles … Continue reading