The Animal Voices Vancouver show is Canada's premier radio program dedicated to animal advocacy and compassionate living.
International Respect For Chickens Day: a Chicken Chat with Karen Davis, discussing pronouns used for animals in mainstream media
We welcome chicken expert Karen Davis from United Poultry Concerns back to the show for International Respect for Chickens Day and Month! She joins us to discuss pronouns for animals in the media.
Raccoons, Birds, and Big Cats in our Neighborhood: Human Relationships With Animals
This week we tie together a series of stories related to the different animals that we live amoungst in human dominated spaces. We discuss the pressing news related to the sale of the Vancouver Aquarium, which has been purchased by white supremacist supporters, Herschend Enterprises.
Encore: The Earth Day Show: The Restore-Our-Planet Diet, and Eating Earth
The Earth Day Show: featuring an interview with author Patricia Tallman on "The Restore-Our-Planet Diet", an interview with Lisa Kemmerer on "Eating Earth", plus our annual Spring Member Drive.
The Return of the Cicada: looking 17 years ahead
this week we learn about the life cycle of cicadas in advance of the brood x infestation occurring this spring.
Behind the Lines of Slaughter, in an Age of Animal Transmitted Disease, with Justin Reineke
In a time of zoonotic diseases and pandemics, former industrial farm and slaughterhouse worker Justin Reineke exposes the underbelly of these infection-ridden factories.
Encore show: International Women’s Day: Uncovering the Connections Between Feminism and Animal Rights, with Carol J. Adams
In honour of International Women's Day on March 8th, we speak with acclaimed eco-feminist, writer and activist Carol J. Adams, who illustrates the many connections and intersections between feminism and animal rights.
This podcast helps keep me going at work. It fires me up (for the most part) and makes me anxious to delve back into activism after a hiatus. For the most part, the hosts ask good, probing questions without sounding overly academic or offputting to laypeople, and I much prefer this podcast over the east coast Animal Voices, which used to be one of my favorites. I appreciate intersectional activism very much, but am disappointed when the hosts fail at times to challenge guests. I have heard two podcasts recently that bothered me; one where the guest was not challenged because, being Native American and working to get back to her heritage in terms of food, she allows herself to very occasionally eat parts of other animals. I realize this is related to her culture and heritage, but I find it confusing and disappointing that that is considered okay. I realize there may be spiritual beliefs involved (the animal givs herself, etc) but I find that hard to buy when a life is at stake. Had the host challenged or , perhaps more to the point, questioned, the guest, this issue might have been better resolved for me. The most recent podcast I found problematic was a talk with Ashley Maier, who says that feminist animal activists shouldn't use the term "rape" when referring to the injustices done to other animals. As a survivor myself, I don't see anything problematic with using a term that describes what it is. I actually stopped listening to that podcast because I got so annoyed. Perhaps the host agreed with her; I'm not sure, and perhaps the host questioned this belief/assumption. But I think not. I agree that we shouldn't be divisve as activists, but I do think there are times to question ourselves and others. That is what is missing from this podcast.