The Animal Voices Vancouver show is Canada's premier radio program dedicated to animal advocacy and compassionate living.
Encore show: Indigenous Peoples Day – Sierra Tasi Baker on Indigenous Veganism and Finding Balance with the Natural World
Sierra Tasi Baker of the Squamish Nation speaks to us on why she chose a vegan lifestyle, how this fits with her traditional Coast Salish values, and how animal activists can advocate for animals in a way that's respectful toward Indigenous people.
Encore Show: World Oceans Day: Sounds in the Sea, & Direct Action with Sea Shepherd
To honour World Oceans Day, we feature interviews with Sue Waters of Sea Shepherd, and marine biologist Dr. Abby Schwarz, on the importance of sound in the sea.
Encore Show: Helping Companion Animals in Vulnerable Communities, with the Vancouver Humane Society; plus, Superbugs in Our Waterways, with World Animal Protection Canada
A feature interview with Lynn Kavanagh, Farming Campaign Manager of World Protection Canada, on recent findings of antiobiotic resistant genes in waterways around the world, including Manitoba, from factory farms. An interview with Amy Morris, Executive Director of the Vancouver Humane Society, on helping structurally vulnerable individuals and their companion animals with needed vet services and more.
Encore Show: Farmed Animal Depopulations and Worker Violations During COVID-19, with Rachel McCrystal of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, and Meet the Clean Meat Future
Feature interview with Woodstock Farm Sanctuary's Rachel McCrystal on millions of farmed animals being euthanized and the COVID-19 outbreaks in slaughterhouses. Plus, a discussion of Canadian filmmaker Liz Marshall's "Meat the Future" - the clean meat future!
Encore Show: Appreciation for our Avian Friends: Jacko the African Grey Parrot, and his human companion Adrianne Gauthier
It's our Spring Fundraising Drive! We feature an in studio interview with Jacko the African Grey Parrot and his human companion Adrianne Gauthier. Video live streamed - not to be missed!
Encore Show: 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.
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.