Animal advocacy on the airwaves, hosted by a team of local animal advocates.
Centering Animals in the News
The recent snap lockdown in Melbourne provided a good opportunity for Trev and Davita to stay put and review what has happened in the past months in the animal advocacy world. Listen in to the Freedom of Species News Show for current events in Melbourne and Victoria’s activism groups, international activism, legislation and culture and media. And please donate to our radiothon campaign, to keep Freedom of Species and 3CR on the air for another year! https://www.givenow.com.au/crowdraiser/public/freedomofspeciesradiothon2021 Links: WAR (Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance) recommended First Nations facebook pages and groups to follow: https://www.facebook.com/WARcollective/posts/314739183589313 Victoria Wildlife Act 1975 - review and open submissions: https://engage.vic.gov.au/independent-review-victorias-wildlife-act-1975 Animal Rebellion UK McDonalds campaign https://animalrebellion.org/noloveinit/ Greta Thunberg’s ad in cooperation with mercy for animals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAOCnDMGdKU https://www.sbs.com.au/news/greta-thunberg-hails-australian-court-ruling-as-a-huge-win-for-the-whole-climate-movement Vegan children health study https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/113/6/1565/6178918 BDS: https://bdsaustralia.net.au/campaigns/stop-elbit/ https://bdsaustralia.net.au/campaigns/boycott-israeli-dates-checkthedate/ https://bdsmovement.net/get-involved/what-to-boycott New Zealand Live export ban https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/14/new-zealand-to-stop-exporting-livestock-by-sea https://safe.org.nz/take-action/demand-ban-live-export-2/ UK sentience legislation https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/12/animals-to-be-formally-recognised-as-sentient-beings-in-uk-law EU proposal to ban more dairy terms for vegan products https://plantbasednews.org/culture/law-and-politics/european-parliament-rejects-dairy-ban/ JBS ransomware cyber attack https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-31/cyber-attack-shuts-down-global-meat-processing-giant-jbs/100178310 Freedom of Species Survey https://forms.gle/Q5MQDFHLZheCFTGQ7 Music Played: Ruby Gill 'Borderlines' https://open.spotify.com/album/3242Bu9TVXE2MemMn6jjvN Dear Stalker 'Back For A Beating' https://open.spotify.com/album/0Pi8HJBRsHPwzjt7wdV0Az The Superjesus 'Milk' https://open.spotify.com/album/5NXfQ3oIhEbkafEm7WoJBk Podcast Image: https://www.flickr.com/people/chodhound/ This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.
It’s Not Natural! Challenging Speciesism with Animal Rebellion
This show features the talk 'Anti-speciesism and the Fight for Global Climate Justice' by Harley and Jam from Animal Rebellion. The talk covers speciesism (discrimination based on species) and connections to other issues such as capitalism, colonisation and racism. Links: Check out the video of the full talk on Animal Rebellion’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMBWOUnuicQ&ab_channel=AnimalRebellion Find out more about Animal Rebellion here: https://animalrebellion.org/ Music: Every Last Life by RESIST AND EXIST: https://resistandexist.bandcamp.com/track/every-last-life Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land by MARINA: https://www.marinaofficial.co.uk/ Black Magic by Baker Boy and Dallas Woods: https://www.bakerboyofficial.com/
Animal Rebellion, Individual Veganism and System Change
This show features Harley McDonald-Eckersall from Animal Rebellion on the role of individual veganism and system change within the animal movement. Links for the show: Find out more about Animal Rebellion here: https://animalrebellion.org/ This show builds on the themes covered on our previous episode: 1 in 3 People Support Plant-Based Diets – Progress for the Vegan Movement! https://www.3cr.org.au/freedomofspecies/episode-202104041300/1-3-people-support-plant-based-diets-%E2%80%93-progress-vegan-movement Please fill out our survey for Freedom of Species listeners! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeRAIRBPZ7ptOfuhJ8Nd_9JGBrBijPXMoAvsOSfBOZGqRryKA/viewform The phrase carbon footprint received “its biggest boost in 2005 through an enormous BP media campaign on the carbon footprint” – from William Safire in The New York Times magazine: https://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/17/magazine/17wwln-safire-t.html The world’s top five meat and dairy corporations are already responsible for more emissions than ExxonMobil, Shell or BP – from Josh Gabbatiss in the Independent: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/meat-dairy-industry-greenhouse-gas-emissions-fossil-fuels-oil-pollution-iatp-grain-a8451871.html Music/clips: Adam Ruins Everything – Going Green: 'The Corporate Conspiracy to Blame You for Their Trash': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koqNm_TgOZk Shoreline and Nervus ‘Meat Free Youth’: https://shorelineband.com/meat-free-youth/ MARINA ‘Purge the Poison’: https://marina.lnk.to/PurgeThePoisonID
Animal Welfare in the Worlds Biggest Nation - China
We speak with researcher and author Dr Peter Li from the University of Houston-Downtown. Peter specialises in East Asian Politics whose research covers elite politics of China, Northeast Asian security, U.S.-China relations and China’s environmental and animal welfare politics. He also consults international animal welfare organizations. In march 2021, Peter published the book ‘Animal Welfare in China’ through Sydney University Press. The book explores the key animal welfare challenges facing China now. Chapters include broader discussions of culture, history and policy, as well as deeper dives into specific issues including China’s ‘civil war’ over dogs and the controversy of bear farming.Find a copy of the book here - https://sydneyuniversitypress.com.au/products/84677 The songs from the day were:Silent Forest, by Su Dan - song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44HNzxI78QU&t=235s, lyrics - https://www.animalsasia.org/au/media/news/news-archive/moon-bears-find-their-%E2%80%9Cvoice%E2%80%9D-on-prime-time-chinese-tv.htmlBird and Fish, by Yisa Y KeWei - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxZPKDB63UU
‘Human liberation, animal rights, one struggle, one fight!’
Relisten to this show for a reflection on animal liberation, total liberation and the use of both legal and illegal direct actions. Trev and Davita are joined over zoom by Kevin Heller. Kevin used to be part of the support group of the Animal Liberation Front in the Netherlands and Belgium. We discuss the context and strategies of these actions in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, and how antifascism and anarchism connected to these actions. We would like to hear from you dear listeners! Please fill out our survey so we can serve the animal advocacy movement better with your input: https://forms.gle/YarzhaiYxQvw2NP78 Links: Stop Black Deaths in Custody: https://www.natsils.org.au/blm The duck shooting season starts May 26. Coaltion Against Duck Shooting works to ban this cruel activity. https://www.facebook.com/CADSDuckRescue/ Earlier episode on Consistent Anti-Oppression: https://www.3cr.org.au/freedomofspecies/episode-201809231300/consistent-anti-oppression Related resource: Vegan Bill of consistent anti-oppression Music Played: Oi Polloi 'On the Streets' https://open.spotify.com/track/0wiOqtRWbeWMgsbIswDJcn Dead Prez 'Way of Life' https://open.spotify.com/track/5aFUVtZw6o3iXjk0fj6iRD Caisha Sprout 'Self Love' https://open.spotify.com/album/5OpCnR1nBfEw5yk4jqJsmD
Taking Action for Dolphins
Action for Dolphins campaigns to protect dolphins all around the world. We speak with Action for Dolphins CEO, Hannah Tait, about the risks faced by dolphins, the projects the organisation is working on and their past successes. You can learn more about Action for Dolphins and support their work through their website: https://www.afd.org.au/ During the show we showcased the Australian band, Grey Whistle Test.
Freedom of Species
A radio show and podcast from Melbourne, Australia dedicated to animal protecion.
Each show includes local and international news, interviews with activists, and community announcements from the Melbournne animal protection scene.
If you're interested in learning what the AR scene is like down under, have a listen!