6 episodes

A podcast exploring issues around speciesism and the struggle to dismantle it.

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A podcast exploring issues around speciesism and the struggle to dismantle it.

    Caring for Wild Animals

    Caring for Wild Animals

    Season 1, Episode 6. In this episode, we hear from Elisabeth. Elisabeth’s activism has a focus on research and working with nonhuman animals from the wild. She has worked extensively with conservation groups and we hear from her about the complexities of conservation work, most of which doesn’t take an anti-speciesist approach. We learn that ethics can sometimes be a grey area, which leaves questions unanswered. Activists and the movement as a whole need to consider carefully how we care for nonhuman animals from the wild, and the implications of doing so.

    • 56 min
    Vegan Permaculture

    Vegan Permaculture

    Season 1, Episode 5. In this episode, we hear from Tash. Tash is a vet nurse studying Environmental Sciences. We learn what a plantbased food system might look like and some of the challenges facing it. Tash sees vegan permaculture as workable solution that can be done on a large scale. We also hear from Tash about some of her experiences as a vet nurse, and some thoughts on activism.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Navigating Oppression

    Navigating Oppression

    Season 1, Episode 4. In this episode, we hear from Meghana. As a womxn of colour, Meghana is forced to navigate her own oppression within the animal rights movement, while campaigning for justice for human and non-human animals and the environment. Hearing from Meghana, it’s clear that those of us with privilege need to work harder to unpack it and to understand oppression, if we ever want to reach liberation. Meghana finds hope in the decentralised, anti-oppression work happening in Extinction Rebellion and Animal Rebellion.

    • 58 min
    Moving Forward

    Moving Forward

    Season 1, Episode 3. In this episode, we hear from Betty, an activist based in Australia. Betty speaks about some of the challenges of working in different activist spaces. She considers some ways the animal liberation movement might move forward - evolving through strong community building - to reclaim its radical roots. Of course, it was impossible to ignore the catastrophic fires happening in Australia, but hope can be found in community self-reliance and solidarity.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Small Scale Activism

    Small Scale Activism

    Season 1, Episode 2. In this episode, we hear from Tanvir, who’s based in Richmond, Virginia (USA). They came to the animal liberation movement through the straight edge/hardcore punk scene. Tanvir gives us some idea of what it’s like to do activism solo, or in a small group, having moved away from well-known activism franchises.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    U.S. Dairy Farm

    U.S. Dairy Farm

    Season 1, Episode 1. In this episode, we hear from Shoana. Shoana is based in the US, and spent time working on a small scale dairy farm which marketed itself as ethical and humane. Shoana speaks to some of the problems inherent in dairy farming and shines a light on the suffering that results from it. We spent a bit of time towards the end of the show discussing Million Dollar Vegan.

    • 56 min

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