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.
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.
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.
In 2001, Kathy Stevens walked away from a career in teaching, bought a junkyard, and transformed it into the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Join us as Kathy talks about some of the 3,000+ animals she has rescued from situations of cruelty and hoarding, and recounts some moving recent experiences with Toronto animal activists!
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.
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!
Carolyn Merino Mullin is founding a museum to preserve the history of the animal protection movement. She will share with us some stories from that history, and tell us about the museum’s current exhibits — all of which you can view online!