WE can make a Difference: Firoz Alam and Macy Tollefson Connect Childhood Literacy Programs with Animal Advocacy in Bangladesh

WE can make a Difference: Firoz Alam and Macy Tollefson Connect Childhood Literacy Programs with Animal Advocacy in Bangladesh

Firoz Alam, President of the WE Foundation Bangladesh, and Macy Tollefson, project director, joined us in discussing the connection they are making between childhood literacy programs and animal advocacy in Bangladesh. The WE Foundation Bangladesh is a non-profit, youth based organization, providing support to poor families and children in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The WEF’s mission is … Continue reading

Urban Chicken Keeping, Sustainable for Who?: Mary Britton Clouse on Chicken Run Rescue

Urban Chicken Keeping, Sustainable for Who?: Mary Britton Clouse on Chicken Run Rescue

From Minneapolis to Toronto, urban dwellers are on the hunt for local, sustainable food. While backyard and community gardens offer real opportunity, some take it a step further and attempt to keep a flock of laying hens. But is urban chicken keeping truly sustainable? And, more importantly, sustainable for who? This is the question that … Continue reading

Failing Grade in Transparency: Queen’s Animal Defence Audits University Animal Testing Practices

Failing Grade in Transparency: Queen’s Animal Defence Audits University Animal Testing Practices

Many of us are aware that research on non-consenting animals takes place behind the closed doors of universities all over the world. Animals are subject to captivity, restraint, and invasive procedures in the name of science, but the explicit details of these experiments are often well-hidden, both physically out of the public’s eye, but also … Continue reading

“What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil”: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Discussing his New Book Beasts

“What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil”: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Discussing his New Book Beasts

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson joins Animal Voices to discuss his new book “Beasts”, exploring the origins of morality and what animals can teach us about the nature of good and evil. The disparity between the apex predator of the sea, orcas, and the apex predator on land, humans, in relation to violence is staggering. Humans are … Continue reading

The liberatory possibilites of literature: using sci-fi as a tool to question what it means to be an animal

The liberatory possibilites of literature: using sci-fi as a tool to question what it means to be an animal

In this interview we are diving into cyborg politics with Dr. Sherryl Vint, whose work called Animal Alterity inspired us to pursue this subject further. We explore the realm of science fiction which brings up wide ranging questions of what it means to be animal and how to reconfigure the historically constructed human and animal … Continue reading

Pressure, Resistance, Liberation: No New Animal Lab Discusses their Fight in Ending Vivisection.

Pressure, Resistance, Liberation: No New Animal Lab Discusses their Fight in Ending Vivisection.

We discuss how the University of Washington’s research lab currently operates and why the campaign is pressuring the private construction firm, SKANSKA. “If they decide that they’re going to ignore public pressure and concern over animals, and start building the lab, we’re going to be there every step of the way, to try to make … Continue reading

“Don’t be afraid to turn your pain into power”: Permaculture Design and Empty Cages with Nicole Vosper

“Don’t be afraid to turn your pain into power”: Permaculture Design and Empty Cages with Nicole Vosper

If you’ve envisioned a world where animals are no longer raised to be killed and eaten as food, you may have also wondered about finding alternative means of producing real food to feed the world. Nicole Vosper brings her experience with liberation permaculture and agroecology as a potential solution. These practices incorporate an ethic of … Continue reading