<em>Meatonomics</em> Author Dave Simon on the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy

Meatonomics Author Dave Simon on the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy

If you’re an average-earning American, Dave Simon calculates that you give a $1500 gift to the meat and dairy industries every year, as part of your taxes. Simon, a lawyer, vegan, and the author of Meatonomics, shows us how these powerful industries benefit from government subsidies, industry-friendly laws, national marketing programs and more. Continue reading

Unravelling the Acronym: Will Potter Exposes the AETA (Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act)

In this interview, Will Potter, award-winning independent journalist and creator of GreenIsTheNewRed.com, demystifies the AETA (Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act) and discusses the implications of the act for advocates. Potter argues that the AETA is a significant threat not only to those who engage in illegal activities on behalf of animals, but also to aboveground activists … Continue reading

ProAnima: Animal Rights Lessons from Brazil

Brazil boasts some of the world’s most progressive animal welfare legislation, but unfortunately what’s on paper has not materialized for the majority of the country’s animals. Despite the general lack of legal enforcement in Brazil, the organization ProAnima has made great strides for animals, and has carved a space for animal rights within public debate. … Continue reading

Cows, Colonialism, and Capitalism: Interview with David Nibert

Well-known within the animal movements as the author of Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation, Dr. David Nibert is a professor of Sociology at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Historically grounded, and passionately argued, Nibert’s theory contends that oppression is primarily underpinned by economic gain and supported by state ideology. His scholarship offers both an … Continue reading

Vegan Blogging & Other Indie Media: Or, the many fans of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World

On this show, we venture into the vegan blogosphere, to tackle some serious and not-so-serious questions about the role of independent media within the animal and veggie movements. Blogging, a recent player in the world of alternative media, has provided unique forums for discussion and an opportunity for vegans to challenge mainstream representations of both … Continue reading

The Green Party of Canada with leader, Jim Harris, and Environment Critic, Sharon Labchuk

The Green Party of Canada will be seeking your votes in Canada’s next federal election, January 23, 2006. With arguably the best animal protection plank in the world (written by Rebecca Aldworth), the GPC appears to represent a viable choice for those concerned with getting the Canadian government to prioritize animal welfare issues in parliament. However, some … Continue reading

Callers discuss political strategies for change in the months before Canada’s next election

From the Toronto Star: “Jack Layton is sitting on the patio of Bodega restaurant on Baldwin St. in Toronto, spreading foie gras on toast and, it seems, trying out portions of his stump speech.” This quote was a springboard for an open discussion on how best to reach our political leaders in Canada, reform the political … Continue reading