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

From Incarceration to Liberation: Interview with Shannon Keith about the Beagle Freedom Project

To talk about the incredible rescue efforts of the Beagle Freedom Project, we are joined by Shannon Keith, civil and animal rights lawyer, president and co-founder of Uncaged films, and president and founder of Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME).  Shannon tells us about her kind and generous work  to rescue beagles who have spent their … Continue reading

NO! On Puppy Mills: An Interview with “YES! On Prop B” Campaign Director, Barbara Schmitz

This week Animal Voices speaks with Barbara Schmitz, Missouri State Director for the Humane Society of the United States and campaign director for the YES! On Prop B campaign. The campaign is attempting to usher in The Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act in Missouri, where a full 30% of the estimated 3000 US Puppy Mills are … Continue reading

A Relationship, Fraught: Discussing The Role of Dogs in Native Communities with WSPA’s Josey Kitson

Often considered a “third world within the first world” the hardships that aboriginal nations in Canada face on reserves are staggering. Lack of proper infrastructure, access to education, or clean drinking water are problems that are all too common, and these communities struggle on a consistent basis to get their basic needs met. In such … Continue reading

Paying Attention to the Noise: Barbara Smuts’ Research with Dogs, Wolves, and Nonhuman Primates

Dr. Barbara Smuts, professor of Biopsychology at the University of Michigan, knows she isn’t a rock, which is actually very useful information when studying animals. Similarly, for example, baboons are also aware that the scientist sitting nearby is not an inanimate lump. As Smuts discovered, once this mutual acknowledgement has happened, a whole world of … Continue reading

Black Dog Syndrome

This show explores Black Dog Syndrome (BDS), defined as the “the low adoption and high euthanasia rate of black dogs in shelters.” Two prominent BDS activists, Tamara Delaney (founder of Contrary to Ordinary: The Black Pearls of the Dog World) and Heather Rosenwald (founder of Start Seeing Black Dogs) share their insights about the disturbing … Continue reading

International Aid for Korean Animals: Cats and Dogs in Korea

In this interview we speak with Yoon Kerr, the UK Director for the International Aid for Korean Animals (IAKA)/ Korean Animal Protection Society (KAPS). Founded in 1997 by Kyenan Kum, IAKA is a non-profit organization that promotes animal protection and humane education in Korea. Tune in to hear Kerr describe Korean markets where cats and dogs … 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