Animals as Biotechnology: Dr. Richard Twine Discusses Science, Ethics, and Animals

This week, Animal Voices speaks with Richard Twine, researcher and lecturer at England’s Lancaster University’s Department of Sociology and Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen). In 1996 he started the website– now a long standing online presence for the dissemination of ecofeminism. In 2001 he finished his PhD on ecofeminist theory and … Continue reading

Beyond Earth Hour & The Seal Hunt

Board games by candlelight… shadowy city skylines….Images of Earth Hour flicker across the mainstream and alternative media. As debates continue about the practical and symbolic impact of the action, the Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) suggests that we move “Beyond Earth Hour.” This perennial gathering promotes a long-term and everyday strategy to help decrease the effects … Continue reading

Meat-eating and the environment

First, Curt Johnson briefly promotes his new documentary, Your Mommy Kills Animals, before its release in the United States on July 20. Then, Dr. Gidon Eshel, Assistant Professor at the Department of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, discusses his study, co-authored with Pamela Martin, entitled Diet, Energy and Global Warming. He sheds light on how meat-eating … Continue reading

Animals & Climate Change Part 2

Postponed from March 13: Dr. Chris Thomas, professor of biology at the University of York (UK), discusses climate change and extinction risk, including a discussion of species and population responses to degraded and fragmented landscapes. During the show, we talk about overall global extinction rate trends, how climate change combines with existing environmental problems (e.g. … Continue reading

Animals & Climate Change: National and International Perspectives

As news reports surface about polar bears starving and drowning, and images from Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth are still seared into the into the minds of many, popular concerns about global warming are mounting. In the midst of these concerns, global warming serves as a point of intersection between the environmental movements and animal advocacy … Continue reading