Gary Francione on the California ban on foie gras

On this week’s show Gary Francione, professor of law at Rutgers University School of Law, will share his controversial view regarding California’s foie gras ban, including his contention that the initiative isn’t a victory for the animals at all. Also, we’ll investigate the details of this ban, and consider the implications of the research plan posed … Continue reading

Should pit bulls be banned?

We discuss pit bulls and debate breed bans with: Dr. Stanley Coren, one of Canada’s leading dog experts; Daniel Paden from People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals; Vicki Burns, Executive Director of the Winnipeg Humane Society; and Amy White, Director of Communications for the Toronto Humane Society. Plus Vanessa Holm of the Toronto Vegetarian Association talks about the 20th … Continue reading

Anthony Nocella II discusses his new book. Plus, a visit to Farm Sanctuary

The first anthology of writings on the history, ethics, politics and tactics of the Animal Liberation Front, Terrorists or Freedom Fighters? Reflections on the Liberation of Animals features both academic and activist perspectives and offers powerful insights into this international organization and its position within the animal rights movement. Calling on sources as venerable as Thomas … Continue reading

Richard Kahn talks about, ecological consciousness, and saving the planet

Interview with Richard Kahn, publisher of the Vegan Blog. Richard will join us to talk about, a “collective based in Southern California that aims to promote ecological consciousness, sustainable living practices, and animal rights to a burgeoning global culture that is interested in what it can do to help save the planet!” provides a wide range … Continue reading