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Dreams Can Become True: Claudio Pomo Reflects on the Green Hill Beagle Liberation

Dreams Can Become True: Claudio Pomo Reflects on the Green Hill Beagle Liberation

On April 28, 2012 demonstrators spontaneously raided the Green Hill dog breeding facility in Italy. 70 beagles were rescued that day; later, Green Hill was shut down and every dog there was spared from life in a laboratory. Claudio Pomo, an organizer of the demonstration, joins us to reflect on what factors came together to make the Green Hill campaign so successful, and to update us on developments since. Continue reading

We All Have Something to Fear: Rachel Meeropol on Challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

We All Have Something to Fear: Rachel Meeropol on Challenging the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act

(Photo by NNECAPA) Rachel Meeropol is lead counsel of a court challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA). The lawsuit claims that the AETA is so vague that it potentially applies to anyone who speaks out against cruel practices, documents abuse, or attends a protest. Meeropol will give us some history about how the law has been used against activists, and walk us through what the new court challenge is trying to accomplish. Continue reading

<em>Meatonomics</em> Author Dave Simon on the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy

Meatonomics Author Dave Simon on the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy

If you’re an average-earning American, Dave Simon calculates that you give a $1500 gift to the meat and dairy industries every year, as part of your taxes. Simon, a lawyer, vegan, and the author of Meatonomics, shows us how these powerful industries benefit from government subsidies, industry-friendly laws, national marketing programs and more. Continue reading

Dine Gently, Live Wisely, Make a Difference: Victoria Moran on Being a <em>Main Street Vegan</em>

Dine Gently, Live Wisely, Make a Difference: Victoria Moran on Being a Main Street Vegan

Victoria Moran is an author, speaker, health counsellor, and vegan for 30 years. She’ll talk about her journey from the early days writing about vegan philosophy and practice, to her latest endeavour, the Main Street Vegan Academy. With an all-star group of advisors and lecturers, the Academy trains vegans educators and lifestyle coaches. Continue reading

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