Dying for Trophies and Trinkets: Threats to Bears, Rhinos, Elephants, and Tigers

Dying for Trophies and Trinkets: Threats to Bears, Rhinos, Elephants, and Tigers

Bears on the B.C. coast are being killed for their heads and paws. Elephants, rhinos and tigers are being hunted to extinction for ivory and folk remedies. Douglas Neasloss from the Bears Forever project, and Anne Pick and Tristan Chytroschek from the documentary film Gambling On Extinction, join Animal Voices to talk about what can be done. Continue reading

V is for Vegan: Author Ruby Roth Teaches the ABCs of Kindness to Animals

V is for Vegan: Author Ruby Roth Teaches the ABCs of Kindness to Animals

Should we be learning compassion for animals at the same time as our ABCs? Ruby Roth thinks so: her new illustrated book, V is for Vegan, gives kids aged 3 and up a fun introduction to veganism in 26 sentences. Roth will entertain us with rhymes from the book, but we’ll also get serious about navigating the tricky waters of grown-ups’ concerns around veganism and children. Continue reading

Live to Work: Labour Studies Professor Kendra Coulter Examines Work By Animals and Work With Animals

Live to Work: Labour Studies Professor Kendra Coulter Examines Work By Animals and Work With Animals

Dr. Kendra Coulter is teaching the first-ever Labour Studies course focused on nonhuman animals at a major university. Using examples ranging from therapy dogs to horse racing, from socialized care of street dogs in Greece to low-cost veterinary clinics in Hamilton, Coulter shows us how animal work is enmeshed with capitalism and class, and how we can approach solidarity with working animals and the humans who work with them. Continue reading

Filmmaker Rob Stewart Wants to Save The Humans (And Everyone Else). Plus, Animal Rights Events Across Southern Ontario

Filmmaker Rob Stewart Wants to Save The Humans (And Everyone Else). Plus, Animal Rights Events Across Southern Ontario

Following the success of his film Sharkwater, Rob Stewart aims to educate people about ocean acidification, the “evil brother of climate change”, with his new film Revolution and book Save The Humans. Plus, we take a whirlwind tour of animal rights events happening across southern Ontario in October. Continue reading

Life in Prison for Killer Whales: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Director of <em>Blackfish</em>, on the Tragedy of Marine Parks

Life in Prison for Killer Whales: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Director of Blackfish, on the Tragedy of Marine Parks

Gabriela Cowperthwaite was a regular “mother who took her kids to Seaworld”… then Tilikum the orca killed trainer Dawn Brancheau, and Cowperthwaite set out to understand why. The result is the documentary film Blackfish. Hear all about the film that has got people talking about captivity, made Seaworld nervous, and maybe even influenced the plot of Finding Dory! Continue reading