16 episodes

Find out all things farm animal welfare, food and farming in Australia with our host Brian Daly. Brian Daly is a writer, producer, director who has been raising awareness of animal welfare issues for the past two decades.

RSPCA Australia's Humane Food Podcast RSPCA Australia

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    • 4.7 • 17 Ratings

Find out all things farm animal welfare, food and farming in Australia with our host Brian Daly. Brian Daly is a writer, producer, director who has been raising awareness of animal welfare issues for the past two decades.

    Trailer - Have a sneak peek of RSPCA Australia's Humane Food Podcast

    Trailer - Have a sneak peek of RSPCA Australia's Humane Food Podcast

    • 1 min
    What is the most humane way to handle animals prior to slaughter? With Leisha Hewitt

    What is the most humane way to handle animals prior to slaughter? With Leisha Hewitt

    Brian Daly interviews animal welfare researcher, consultant, and slaughter specialist Dr Leisha Hewitt. Leisha’s passion for animal welfare started at young age and was born from the empathy for animals her mother taught her to have. When choosing a place of study as a young adult it became obvious that the options for studying animal welfare weren’t as clear cut as they are today. Having opted to study meat science, Leisha was led down the path of researching animal welfare...

    • 37 min
    How are farm animals transported in Australia and what can be improved? With Sarah and Melina from the RSPCA

    How are farm animals transported in Australia and what can be improved? With Sarah and Melina from the RSPCA

    Brian Daly interviews RSPCA Australia’s Scientific Officer Dr Sarah Babington and Senior Scientific Officer (Farm Animals) Melina Tensen, to find out more about farm animal transportation in Australia. Farm animals are transported within Australia every day to other properties, saleyards, feedlots, abattoirs and export ports. Some of these journeys may involve distances of thousands of kilometres over several days. Transport is stressful for farm animals and can cause suffering and deat...

    • 23 min
    How are antibiotics used in animal agriculture and should we be concerned? With Lauren Mackenzie from Coles

    How are antibiotics used in animal agriculture and should we be concerned? With Lauren Mackenzie from Coles

    Brian Daly interviews Lauren Mackenzie, Responsible Sourcing Manager for Agriculture at Coles. Lauren’s interest in agriculture started from a young age when she reared her own cattle and became involved in all aspects of their care. Including their veterinary treatments, which gave her early exposure to how antibiotics are used in animal production. Fast forward to the present day and Lauren’s role at Coles covers a host of responsible sourcing initiatives, in which animal welfare plays...

    • 21 min
    Why are male chicks culled in the egg industry and how can this be changed? With Mark Tizard from CSIRO

    Why are male chicks culled in the egg industry and how can this be changed? With Mark Tizard from CSIRO

    Brian Daly interviews Dr Mark Tizard, senior scientist and project leader at CSIRO. Mark started his career in the early days of gene cloning as part of the team that was first to identify and produce a candidate vaccine for malaria. After this he went on to complete a PhD and postdoctoral project in microbiology and gene technology before coming to Australia to work at CSIRO. After many advancements in the emerging field of gene editing, and fast forward to the present day, Mark’s team...

    • 23 min
    What’s the problem with cage eggs and why are hens still in cages today? With Jed and Sarah from the RSPCA

    What’s the problem with cage eggs and why are hens still in cages today? With Jed and Sarah from the RSPCA

    Brian Daly interviews RSPCA Australia’s Farm Animal Scientific Officer Dr Sarah Babington and Senior Policy Officer Dr Jed Goodfellow. In recent years there has been a decline in grocery sales of cage eggs, indicating that more Australian consumers are choosing cage-free eggs in the supermarket. But with overall egg consumption increasing, and eggs being used in various products, the total number of Australian hens confined to cages has not yet significantly dropped. There are inhe...

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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Simon Bryant interview

I don’t cook at all but loved Simon Bryant’s interaction with Maggie Beer in their show. This interview was so sensible and measured, Simon Bryant captured the dilemma of food production, the ethics, the economics, and questions for the drivers: Always the consumer. He is very easy and interesting to listen to. Well done.

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