From Incarceration to Liberation: Interview with Shannon Keith about the Beagle Freedom Project

To talk about the incredible rescue efforts of the Beagle Freedom Project, we are joined by Shannon Keith, civil and animal rights lawyer, president and co-founder of Uncaged films, and president and founder of Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME).  Shannon tells us about her kind and generous work  to rescue beagles who have spent their … Continue reading

Vegan Nutrition Q&A with Registered Dietitian, Virginia Messina

“A vegan diet is an effective and meaningful way to put your beliefs into practice,” say Virginia Messina and Jack Norris, authors of Vegan for life: Everything you need to know to be Healthy and fit on a Plant-Based Diet. But putting your beliefs into practice isn’t always easy with so many myths circulating about protein, iron, calcium, omega’s … Continue reading

Fighting the Bullfight in France with Civil Disobedience: An Interview with Joëlle Verdier

Fighting the Bullfight in France with Civil Disobedience: An Interview with Joëlle Verdier

We are joined by Joëlle Verdier, founder of CLAM and one of the 95 activists who occupied a bullfighting ring on October 8, 2011, in Rodilhan, France. The activists’ goal was to prevent apprentice Toreros from killing six calves by peacefully occupying the arena. As shown in the video below, the activists endured a violent beating from … Continue reading

SOS Fauna and the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Brazil: An Interview with Juliana Ferreira

SOS Fauna and the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Brazil: An Interview with Juliana Ferreira

This week we are joined by Juliana Machado Ferreira, Biologist and Ph.D. candidate at University of São Paulo, to talk about her work with SOS Fauna. SOS Fauna is a non-profit organization that combats wildlife trafficking and rehabilitates the victims of illegal trade. Check out Ferreira’s TED talk to see some incredible images of the animals she works to protect. Listen right now: or download an mp3 … Continue reading

Getting Shark Fin off the Menu and Elephants to Sanctuary: Interviews with Shark Truth, Lawyers for Animal Welfare, and Zoocheck Canada

Welcome to a jam-packed show inspired by a week of victories for animals after Toronto city council voted to both ban shark fin and send the surviving elephants at the Toronto Zoo to PAWS sanctuary in California. First, we’re joined by Julie Woodyer, campaigns director at Zoocheck Canada who tells us about the struggle to send Iringa, Toka, and Thika to … Continue reading

Interview with Joyce Tischler, co-founder of the Animal Legal Defense Fund

Today we talk with Joyce Tischler, co-founder of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. As one and of the visionaries who has shaped the field of animal law, Tischler’s work has pushed the boundaries of the law to protect the lives and interests of animals. With unique insight into the creative legal strategies that attorneys have developed to protect animals, Tischler  tells … Continue reading