When Derek Walter and Steve Jenkins welcomed Esther the “micropig” into their home, they had no idea she would grow to 400 pounds — and change the direction of their lives! Through her Facebook page, Esther has touched the hearts (and changed the diets) of people worldwide. Then, we catch up with Chris and Jon, the team behind YouTube hit cooking show The Vegan Zombie. They just released the cookbook their fans have been asking for — and threw in a comic book adventure to boot!
Father & daughter T. Colin Campbell and LeAnne Campbell talk about The China Study Cookbook, which brings the findings from The China Study straight into your kitchen! Then, two members of Guelph Pig Save join us to chat about pigs, slaughterhouse vigils, and Ribfest resistance.
An undercover investigation at a Manitoba pig farm led to national coverage of the pigs’ suffering on the prestigious news program W5. Twyla Francois of Mercy for Animals Canada tells us how the investigation happened and what it found.
In her new book, Jenny Brown recounts her journey from her meat-and-dairy-heavy childhood in Kentucky to finding her life’s work as sanctuary director. Along the way, she educates readers about the ugly realities of modern animal agriculture, and invites us to meet the animals — the “lucky ones” — who have found a life-long home with her in Woodstock.
Animal Voices speaks with Laura Gough of Animal Equality about their recent undercover investigation of a pig farm in Norfolk, U.K. The routine brutality seen in the footage gathered over two months is shocking. So too is the revelation that the randomly-chosen farm boasted the “Red Tractor” symbol, supposedly awarded to U.K. farms that adhere to high animal welfare standards. …
We speak with Anita Krajnc from the Toronto Pig Save and Patti Blersch of the newly-created Burlington Pig Save. The Toronto Pig Save’s almost weekly protests bear witness to the suffering of pigs en route to Toronto’s biggest slaughterhouse, Quality Meat Packers.
In 2009, subway passengers from across Toronto were greeted with a provocative ad campaign that challenged them with a simple question: Why Love One But Eat The Other? The ads were put together and distributed by a dedicated Toronto team with the help of Mercy For Animals, and offered viewers information about factory farming in …