Animals Asia Foundation: Sanctuary and the Struggle to End Bear Bile Farming

Jill Robinson, founder and CEO of Animals Asia Foundation, joins us from Chengdu, China. Tune in to hear Robinson describe her work with Chinese and Vietnamese animal activists to provide sanctuary for moon bears (Asiatic black bears), and their efforts to stop bear bile farming. Robinson provides detailed first-hand accounts of bear rescues, painting vivid … Continue reading

Travel Tips with Sarah Kramer, and Beating the Odds with BETA

Seasoned traveller Sarah Kramer invites you to share your favourite recipes from How it All Vegan, The Garden of Vegan, and La Dolce Vegan, for her upcoming cute and compact travel book. In this fun interview, we peek into Vegan A Go-Go, and hear Sarah’s essential tips for the road. Then we connect with Maggy (Marguerite Shaarawi) from Beirut for … Continue reading

Rescue, Shelter, and Education: The Ferret Aid Society Speaks

When people think of vivisection, ferrets aren’t usually the first animals who spring to mind. Or, similarly, mention animal cruelty investigations, and people tend to imagine cats and dogs. While ferrets are plagued by cultural stereotypes that they stink and love to bite, The Ferret Aid Society offers a very different interpretation of these inquisitive animals. … Continue reading

The Secret Lives of Sloths – Part II

We’re delighted that Judy Avey-Arroyo, co-founder of the Aviarios del Caribe Wildlife Centre and the Buttercup Centre Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, will join us again to talk about sloths. We’ll hear more about sloths’ habitat and history, the sloth pet trade, the Sanctuary’s “Adopt A Sloth” program, additional stories about the individual animals at the … Continue reading

The Secret Lives of Sloths

Definition of “Sloth”: “Apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)”, and, “Any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits.” Sloths are one of those maligned animals whose very existence is associated … Continue reading

Updates: Hurricane Katrina Part 2 & Sheena the New Vegan

After the media left, and the controversy began to subside, rescue workers continued their efforts in New Orleans. Laura Brown, a leading member of PETA’s Domestic Animal and Wildlife Rescue & Information (DAWRI) Department, shares her personal account of saving animals in the hurricane and flood-ravaged areas. From animals left in cages, chained in backyards, and … Continue reading

Hurricane Katrina Update

It’s been over four months since Hurricane Katrina made its first landfall. As rescue efforts began, stories of abandoned animals gradually surfaced. Some people were forced to leave their animals because of space limitations, while others refused to leave their companions, dangerously weathering the storm and its effects. There were also animals, including farm animals, … Continue reading

Investigating Canadian Puppy Mills

On last week’s Animal Voices we interviewed HSUS’s Issues Specialist, Adam Goldfarb, about puppy mills in the United States. This week we turn our attention to Canada. We will speak with Pierre Barnoti, the Executive Director of the Montréal SPCA, and Jennifer Dickson from the Animal Advocates Society of BC. Barnoti will explain why puppy mills proliferate in Québec, … Continue reading