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

Operation Crush Captivity!: Dylan Powell of Marineland Animal Defense

We were joined very briefly last week by grassroots, DIY activist and co-founder of The Vegan Police, Dylan Powell. Dylan discussed the news that Seaworld has won a lawsuit against Marineland over the custody and care of Ikaika, an 8 year old Orka. Dylan is back today to tell us more about the Marineland Animal Defense (MAD), whose stated goals … Continue reading

Fear of the Animal Planet: The Hidden History of Animal Resistance

Fear of the Animal Planet: The Hidden History of Animal Resistance

This week we speak with historian, researcher and writer, Jason Hribal, whose new book, “Fear of the Animal Planet: The Hidden History of Animal Resistance” continues his work of studying history from below, with specific focus on incidents of animal resistance. In this episode, Hribal explains how he became interested in studying the history of … Continue reading

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

Different Ways of Knowing: Birding, Aquariums, and the End of Suffering? Part II

Traci Warkentin and Gavan Watson join us in studio again for Part II of “Different Ways of Knowing: Birding, Aquariums, and the End of Suffering?” In this conversation, Traci and Gavan describe the work of some of their influences, including environmental philosophers Neil Evernden, Val Plumwood, Donna Haraway, David Quammen, among others. They also provide a … Continue reading