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Did you know that schools are bringing on hi-tech animal-friendly alternatives to science class dissections? Are you aware of the impact of captivity on whale & dolphin social networks and behavior? What is “framing” and what’s new at zoos that could change practices worldwide?

These are all topics that you might have heard of in the past. Yet today, we provide you with unprecedented knowledge in a new series of interviews with top experts from the animal science & conservation fields.

Listen to each episode as our guests reveal little known facts regarding animal welfare and they underscore its inextricable link with environmental responsibility and social change. Learn what you can do to help in your community. Lend us a hand to reach public figures and ask them to step forward bearing our message of change.

NYK with Kathryn and Gen Now You Know

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Did you know that schools are bringing on hi-tech animal-friendly alternatives to science class dissections? Are you aware of the impact of captivity on whale & dolphin social networks and behavior? What is “framing” and what’s new at zoos that could change practices worldwide?

These are all topics that you might have heard of in the past. Yet today, we provide you with unprecedented knowledge in a new series of interviews with top experts from the animal science & conservation fields.

Listen to each episode as our guests reveal little known facts regarding animal welfare and they underscore its inextricable link with environmental responsibility and social change. Learn what you can do to help in your community. Lend us a hand to reach public figures and ask them to step forward bearing our message of change.

    Back to school and animals in the classroom with Kathryn & Gen

    Back to school and animals in the classroom with Kathryn & Gen

    September is synonymous with cooler temperatures, spending more time indoors, and back to school of course! This week, Kathryn and Gen wrap up this month’s topic on Animals in Science by reminding us of a few experts’ tips on how to avoid the unethical treatment of animals at school.

    • 8 min
    Episode 5: The Little-Known Zoo Technique that is Framing with animal advocate Rob Laidlaw

    Episode 5: The Little-Known Zoo Technique that is Framing with animal advocate Rob Laidlaw

    Have you ever heard of framing? Have you ever visited a zoo that gives the impression that animals are housed in lush natural environments? Learn what we as animal lovers can do to ensure a high standard of animal welfare in these facilities with Rob Laidlaw, founder and director of the Canadian animal protection charity Zoocheck.

    • 20 min
    Episode 4: The Ethics of Zoos with associate professors Dr. Andrew Fenton & Dr. Letitia Meynell

    Episode 4: The Ethics of Zoos with associate professors Dr. Andrew Fenton & Dr. Letitia Meynell

    Learn about the ethics of animal captivity in zoos and the differences between zoos and sanctuaries from Dr. Andrew Fenton and Dr. Letitia Meynell, associate professors of Philosophy at Dalhousie University.

    • 20 min
    Episode 3: Contemplating Elephant Behavior in Zoos with wildlife biologist Dr. Winnie Kiiru

    Episode 3: Contemplating Elephant Behavior in Zoos with wildlife biologist Dr. Winnie Kiiru

    Many elephants, along with Edmonton Valley Zoo’s Lucy now notorious in Canada, are housed in zoos across the world in questionable conditions. Learn from world famous wildlife biologist Dr. Winnie Kiiru who rejects viewing elephant behavior in zoos as an accurate reflection of their natural habitat.

    • 20 min
    Episode 2: What’s Inside Your Winter Coat? featuring animal rights lawyer Camille Labchuk

    Episode 2: What’s Inside Your Winter Coat? featuring animal rights lawyer Camille Labchuk

    Camille Labchuk, one of Canada’s leading animal rights lawyers, talks about the ethics behind the treatment of coyotes and geese used in the making of winter coat products in North America. While this podcast may shock you, it will also provide you with pivotal advice on how to go shopping conscientiously for your coat next winter.

    • 19 min
    Episode 1: Exploring the ethics of Whale and Dolphin Captivity with marine biologist Dr. Naomi Rose

    Episode 1: Exploring the ethics of Whale and Dolphin Captivity with marine biologist Dr. Naomi Rose

    In this episode, Kathryn Sussman discusses welfare issues related to whale and dolphin captivity with Dr. Naomi Rose, marine mammal scientist at the Animal Welfare Institute and member of the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee.
    Dr. Rose sheds light on the multifaceted natural behaviors of these majestic mammals and their need for expansive living space that is difficult to provide in captivity. She also explains cetacean exhibits’ adverse effect on visitors’ education and support for conservation initiatives, directing us instead to better ways to help.
    “These animals spend the vast majority of their lives below the surface, out of our view, and of course when we have them in captivity the whole point is to be able to see them, so we take that away from them. We are seeking to control the very thing that attracts us to them in the first place, which is this free spirit that exists in the ocean, below the surface.” – Dr. Naomi Rose.
    Dr. Rose’s insight inspires Kathryn and Gen to follow-up with a discussion on the incredible intelligence of marine mammals and their complex social structures undermined by traditional captivity practices.
    “Nothing can justify the continuation of this activity – not scientific research, human entertainment, nor education.” – Kathryn Sussman, in a presentation to the Canadian Senate Committee in support of Bill S-203, a long-standing effort to end the captivity of whales and dolphins in Canada (June 2017).
    Our message of change: Express your displeasure with facilities that house whales and dolphins! Now you know!

    • 24 min

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