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Listening, Deconstructing and Reconstructing: Celebrating black vegans and centering their stories
Too often we see the mainstream framing of black veganism or indigenous veganism as an assimilation into white veganism. Veganism is painted as a white person thing, when it isn’t and never has been. That is why creating spaces for the narratives of black vegans to grow and flourish is extremely important. I hope with this … Continue reading →
Sustaining a grassroot movement to end animal research: Updates from No New Animal Lab & NYC Animal Defense League
In February 2015 we interviewed No New Animal Lab about their campaign to stop the expansion of the University of Washington’s research lab while pressuring the private construction firm, SKANSKA into terminating their contract with the university. U of W has been a long time animal research facility, using thousands of animals as research tools. Activists, … Continue reading →
intertwined roots and routes: immigration, healing, and connections with birds
Our current age called the Anthropocene – climate change, super-diverse societies, and other expressions that are occurring at such magnitude – “change” permeates our contemporary societies, public opinion and our scientific and political imagination. For thousands of years most species, including homosapiens have been migrating. Nowadays, it happens so much faster and it’s causes are often … Continue reading →
Living a life of non-judgement: unlearning the legacy of poor bashing in Canada with Bif Naked
Bif Naked, Canadian singer-songwriter, writer and motivational speaker has been quite active in speaking out against poverty. Partnering with Vancouver Raise the Rates, she recently participated in The Welfare Food Challenge, which aims to demonstrate the reality of living on $610 of social assistance a month. She wanted to get involved to raise awareness about the plight of our poor, to … Continue reading →
Radicalizing ourselves with art: Jared Paul on life as a spoken word/hiphop artist, growing up working class and advice for folks navigating DIY creative communities.
It’s scary to put yourself out there, and the world isn’t that welcoming to bright eyed anti-capitalist creatives, but there are safe spaces you can find yourself in with the help of good folks. It’s a huge privilege to be able to travel without restrictions and have your voice heard as an artist. It’s important … Continue reading →
cross-cultural conflict: Dr. Claire Jean Kim on the Yulin Dog Festival, western ethics, and racial tension
The internet exploded earlier this year with outrage from Western vegans, animal lovers, and dog owners in response to the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival held in Yulin, China. Graphic images inflamed sensibilities and a conflict began to mount that was clearly producing racial tension between the (typically) white animal rights protestors and the people … Continue reading →
Intelligent and Informative
Great guests, great subjects, great host. I learn something and am inspired and motivated with every episode. Wonderful show!
Reality check needed
This podcast is chock full of people who are so out of touch with reality it’s actually funny. What happens to animals when they get old in the wild? They get eaten. Alive. By other animals. What happens to the groundhog that is digging up the field where your beloved veggies are grown? He gets killed. Simple as that. Hope that makes you snowflakes feel better.
There is a ton of helpful information about animal welfare in these podcast.