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Defender Radio is the world's top wildlife protection podcast. It is hosted by award-winning journalist Michael Howie and presented by The Fur-Bearers (thefurbearers.com).

Defender Radio: The Podcast for Wildlife Advocates and Animal Lover‪s‬ The Fur-Bearers

    • Government
    • 4.2 • 29 Ratings

Defender Radio is the world's top wildlife protection podcast. It is hosted by award-winning journalist Michael Howie and presented by The Fur-Bearers (thefurbearers.com).

    Nathaniel Erskine-Smith: ePetitions and the Animal Welfare Caucus

    Nathaniel Erskine-Smith: ePetitions and the Animal Welfare Caucus

    MP for Beaches-East York discusses petition e3096 and how all MPs can learn more about animal welfare.

    • 23 min
    Coyote Conversations: Aversion Conditioning For Urban Coyotes

    Coyote Conversations: Aversion Conditioning For Urban Coyotes

    Lauren Van Patter and Lesley Sampson discuss why sometimes "hazing" works and sometimes it seems it doesn't.

    • 51 min
    PPE and Plastic Pollution

    PPE and Plastic Pollution

    Pandemic PPE is just the tip of the iceberg, says OceanAsia's Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff.

    • 57 min
    Coexistence with Bears Starts with Humans

    Coexistence with Bears Starts with Humans

    Luci Cadman and Ellie Lamb discuss how human behaviour and perception can drastically change the way we live around bears.

    • 38 min
    Hidden

    Hidden

    Jo-Anne McArthur on the latest book from We Animals Media. Get your copy on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Animals-Anthropocene-Jo-Anne-McArthur/dp/1590566386/

    This episode sponsored by AnimalStone.com! Use promocode DEFENDERRADIO to get 10% off.

    • 17 min
    Center for Contemporary Sciences: Changing the Paradigm on Animal Testing

    Center for Contemporary Sciences: Changing the Paradigm on Animal Testing

    What if the millions of animals killed in medical research weren't benefiting human health – and what if, before the experiments even began, there was a solid chance the research would never, have human applications?

    Those are some of the questions being posed by the Center for Contemporary Sciences. Dr. Jarrod Bailey, Director of Science and Technology at the Center for Contemporary Sciences, joined Defender Radio.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

SageMert ,

The review below is garbage

None of the claims are based any scientific research, just some dude is trying to make himself feel better by ignoring all the facts...

Meowy Marnel ,

Good for the mind and heart

Covering a wide range of topics, all sorts of wildlife advocates and animal lovers will find episodes for their interests. Michael Howie is a compassionate and respectful host, keen to learn from his guest speakers while being honest about his own views. Your mind and heart are both provided for by the podcast’s mix of well-researched information and emotional well-being considerations.

eastcoastreview ,

Spreads misinformation

As someone living in Newfoundland, I found this podcast to be a disgusting misrepresentation of what is really going on. I partake in the recreational seal hunt and what was said on this podcast about the seal hunt are pure lies.
For starters you cannot hunt pups. That is completely false, despite how many times the host and his guest talk about it. Hunting for whitecoats (pups) has been illegal for many years. Secondly the hunt on the east coast is not just for pelts as was said. Go to any home in Newfoundland in springtime and you will find flipper pie on the table. As well, most sealers are fisherman as well and this is an essential part of their yearly income. Although this podcast called it “a compete myth that it helps the economy”. Then they got on the topic of fish stocks. “There is clear evidence that seals are not responsible for a lowering of cod and capelin stocks” this is completely false and inaccurate. The harp seal population is higher than it has been in many years and they are predating now n the cod and on capelin. The high seal population is one of the definitive reasons for the low cod and capelin stocks.

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