WE can make a Difference: Firoz Alam and Macy Tollefson Connect Childhood Literacy Programs with Animal Advocacy in Bangladesh

WE can make a Difference: Firoz Alam and Macy Tollefson Connect Childhood Literacy Programs with Animal Advocacy in Bangladesh

Firoz Alam, President of the WE Foundation Bangladesh, and Macy Tollefson, project director, joined us in discussing the connection they are making between childhood literacy programs and animal advocacy in Bangladesh. The WE Foundation Bangladesh is a non-profit, youth based organization, providing support to poor families and children in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The WEF’s mission is … Continue reading

V is for Vegan: Author Ruby Roth Teaches the ABCs of Kindness to Animals

V is for Vegan: Author Ruby Roth Teaches the ABCs of Kindness to Animals

Should we be learning compassion for animals at the same time as our ABCs? Ruby Roth thinks so: her new illustrated book, V is for Vegan, gives kids aged 3 and up a fun introduction to veganism in 26 sentences. Roth will entertain us with rhymes from the book, but we’ll also get serious about navigating the tricky waters of grown-ups’ concerns around veganism and children. Continue reading

Vegan Is Love: Author Ruby Roth Trusts Kids With the Truth About Why We Don’t Eat Animals

Vegan Is Love: Author Ruby Roth Trusts Kids With the Truth About Why We Don’t Eat Animals

It all started when the children in Ruby Roth’s art class asked why she didn’t eat the cheese strings at snack break. She went looking for a book she could read with the children, one that covered the full gamut of reasons for her veganism in a child-appropriate way. When she didn’t find one, she wrote and illustrated her own. Continue reading

Paul York on Fighting Animal Use at U of T and Greg Bennick on Fear, Healing, and Sincerity

Paul York on Fighting Animal Use at U of T and Greg Bennick on Fear, Healing, and Sincerity

Today’s Animal Voices presents two interviews. First, we welcome Paul York of the University of Toronto Animal Rights Club. With a focus on anti-vivisection work, UT-ARC has a formidable task ahead: the University of Toronto uses 90,000 animals every year, including rats, mice, dogs, and monkeys. And while the university once promised to stop using monkeys, it quickly … Continue reading

Herbivore Magazine & The Imaginary Childhood Journal of Albert Schweitzer

Maybe you’ve noticed that cheeky Herbivore magazine has recently taken a bit of whatever Alice did, and has shrunk to about a quarter of its original size. Today we connect with editor, Josh Hooten, to learn more about the Indy Press Newsstand Services (a unit of the Independent Press Association) debacle, the sorry state of indie … Continue reading