The Social Power of Cinema

The Social Power of Cinema

This week we host a discussion with Cornell University sociology PhD student, Loredana Loy, on how representations of nonhuman animals and advocacy issues in cinema provide opportunities for social change and create an auspicious momentum for advocacy on behalf of nonhuman animals. Loredana;s blog series “Cinema for Social Change” provides a glimpse into her research … Continue reading

Dying for Trophies and Trinkets: Threats to Bears, Rhinos, Elephants, and Tigers

Dying for Trophies and Trinkets: Threats to Bears, Rhinos, Elephants, and Tigers

Bears on the B.C. coast are being killed for their heads and paws. Elephants, rhinos and tigers are being hunted to extinction for ivory and folk remedies. Douglas Neasloss from the Bears Forever project, and Anne Pick and Tristan Chytroschek from the documentary film Gambling On Extinction, join Animal Voices to talk about what can be done. Continue reading

Filmmaker Rob Stewart Wants to Save The Humans (And Everyone Else). Plus, Animal Rights Events Across Southern Ontario

Filmmaker Rob Stewart Wants to Save The Humans (And Everyone Else). Plus, Animal Rights Events Across Southern Ontario

Following the success of his film Sharkwater, Rob Stewart aims to educate people about ocean acidification, the “evil brother of climate change”, with his new film Revolution and book Save The Humans. Plus, we take a whirlwind tour of animal rights events happening across southern Ontario in October. Continue reading

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