34 episodes

Each Wednesday, join Kathy Stevens, acclaimed author, speaker, and founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CASanctuary.org), one of the world's leading sanctuaries for farmed animals, as she and her guests explore our relationship with those animals, and how that relationship is impacting all of us. The podcast is broadcast from sanctuary grounds, and features occasional visits with the animals who call it home!

Herd Around the Barn Kathy Stevens

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    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

Each Wednesday, join Kathy Stevens, acclaimed author, speaker, and founder of Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CASanctuary.org), one of the world's leading sanctuaries for farmed animals, as she and her guests explore our relationship with those animals, and how that relationship is impacting all of us. The podcast is broadcast from sanctuary grounds, and features occasional visits with the animals who call it home!

    Undercover Advocate: How Rich Hardy Exposed Animal Cruelty Around The World

    Undercover Advocate: How Rich Hardy Exposed Animal Cruelty Around The World

    In this moving episode, Kathy speaks with investigative journalist and author Rich Hardy (https://www.instagram.com/notasnatureintended/?hl=en) about his undercover work exposing grievous animal mistreatment in slaughterhouses and other animal businesses, and about his new venture, a “no-dig” vegetable farm. In this conversation, he and Kathy discuss:* Rich’s childhood growing up in a vegetarian household, and his family’s transition to veganism when he was a teenager* The two decades Rich spent as an investigative photojournalist, documenting cruelty and malpractice, starting with a chicken slaughterhouse in New Zealand* the harrowing story of working in a reindeer slaughterhouse in the Arctic Circle and almost getting caught undercover, a story featured in his book Not As Nature Intended* How he protected his mental health by using the camera as “a shield” of separation during his assignments* Rich’s second act as founder of Lazy Meadow Farm (https://www.lazymeadowfarm.com/), the veganic and no-dig farm he operates with his partner PrueConnect with Kathy Stevens:* Facebook: Kathy Stevens (http://facebook.com/kathy.stevens.CAS), Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary)* Twitter: @CASanctuary (https://twitter.com/CASanctuary/)* Books: Where the Blind Horse Sings (https://casanctuary.org/shop/book-where-the-blind-horse-sings/)* Website: CASanctuary.org (https://casanctuary.org/)* Instagram: @catskill_animal_sanctuary (https://instagram.com/catskill_animal_sanctuary/)* YouTube: Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.youtube.com/user/CASanctuary)

    Heavy Metal Veganism: Rebellion and Activism with Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz

    Heavy Metal Veganism: Rebellion and Activism with Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz

    “Veganism is the ultimate rebellion.” In this rockin’ new episode, Kathy welcomes the acclaimed singer Alissa White-Gluz (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHSwC_3MlCA), lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Arch Enemy (https://archenemy.net/en/) and passionate vegan activist. In this compelling conversation, Kathy and Alissa talk about:* Misconceptions regarding the heavy metal community and the unlikely similarities between veganism and heavy metal* Alissa’s passion for animal rights activism and how she incorporates the movement in her music, especially through her “growling” style of singing* How lyrics from Arch Enemy’s newest single “House of Mirrors (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DvDjeRs-_o)” applies to the rebellion nature of being vegan* Alissa’s participation in the recent Fur Free Friday (https://www.instagram.com/furfreetoronto/?hl=en) protest in Toronto and her involvement in the documentary Real Fur: Make Fur Farms History (https://www.realfurfilm.com/)* How Alissa feels about the state of animal rights and growing trends in veganism heading into 2022To follow Alissa’s work and stay updated on her new music, find her and Arch Enemy (https://www.instagram.com/archenemyofficial/) on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AlissaWhiteGluzFans) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/alissawhitegluz/). You can also find exclusive music and videos from Alissa on her Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/AlissaWhiteGluz?fbclid=IwAR0UdSTSAYDHRBOJcYfBBp3wDPT275wJK9A0FtNtECq8_wVBvJUyMv4a8tA).Connect with Kathy Stevens:* Facebook: Kathy Stevens (http://facebook.com/kathy.stevens.CAS), Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary)* Twitter: @CASanctuary (https://twitter.com/CASanctuary/)* Books: Where the Blind Horse Sings (https://casanctuary.org/shop/book-where-the-blind-horse-sings/)* Website:

    Tough Love Note to Self: Reflections for the New Year

    Tough Love Note to Self: Reflections for the New Year

    In the last episode of 2021, Kathy reflects on the past year and the hardships the sanctuary overcame. She also looks ahead to 2022 with hope as she recounts the progress made in vegan living and animal welfare.Connect with Kathy Stevens:* Facebook: Kathy Stevens (http://facebook.com/kathy.stevens.CAS), Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary)* Twitter: @CASanctuary (https://twitter.com/CASanctuary/)* Books: Where the Blind Horse Sings (https://casanctuary.org/shop/book-where-the-blind-horse-sings/)* Website: CASanctuary.org (https://casanctuary.org/)* Instagram: @catskill_animal_sanctuary (https://instagram.com/catskill_animal_sanctuary/)* YouTube: Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.youtube.com/user/CASanctuary)

    Sanctuary Miracles: Team Rescues a Desperate, Old Horse...Twice!

    Sanctuary Miracles: Team Rescues a Desperate, Old Horse...Twice!

    In this special, holiday-themed episode, Kathy recounts the incredible teamwork that saved the life of an old horse named Pliars.Connect with Kathy Stevens:* Facebook: Kathy Stevens (http://facebook.com/kathy.stevens.CAS), Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary)* Twitter: @CASanctuary (https://twitter.com/CASanctuary/)* Books: Where the Blind Horse Sings (https://casanctuary.org/shop/book-where-the-blind-horse-sings/)* Website: CASanctuary.org (https://casanctuary.org/)* Instagram: @catskill_animal_sanctuary (https://instagram.com/catskill_animal_sanctuary/)* YouTube: Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.youtube.com/user/CASanctuary)

    Pigcasso: The Story of an Animal Prodigy with Joanne Lefson

    Pigcasso: The Story of an Animal Prodigy with Joanne Lefson

    While you may be familiar with her namesake and his groundbreaking artwork, have you ever heard of the world’s first PIG ARTIST? In this heart-opening episode, Kathy speaks to

    The Birth of the Animal Rights Movement: The Story of Henry Bergh with Dr. Ernest Freeberg

    The Birth of the Animal Rights Movement: The Story of Henry Bergh with Dr. Ernest Freeberg

    Before there were animal sanctuaries and well-known non-profits acting on behalf of the voiceless, the ASPCA launched the modern animal rights movement in America. Its founder, Henry Bergh (https://www.aspca.org/about-us/history-of-the-aspca), is the topic of the critically acclaimed book, A Traitor To His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of the Animal Rights Movement, written by our guest, Dr. Ernest Freeberg (https://history.utk.edu/people/ernest-freeberg/) of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In this fascinating conversation, Dr. Freeberg and Kathy talk about:* How Henry Bergh was inspired to take action on behalf of animals after living among the elite in Russia* The harrowing treatment of animals in late 1800s America, including those used as livestock, for entertainment, or for transportation* The lengths Henry Bergh took to seek justice on behalf of animals; including raids on turtle ships and rat-baiting rings* Henry Bergh and P.T. Barnum’s complicated relationship as two extremely influential leaders in New York City* How Dr. Freeberg was inspired to write Bergh’s story and how his own perception of animals has changedConnect with Kathy Stevens:* Facebook: Kathy Stevens (http://facebook.com/kathy.stevens.CAS), Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.facebook.com/catskillanimalsanctuary)* Twitter: @CASanctuary (https://twitter.com/CASanctuary/)* Books: Where the Blind Horse Sings (https://casanctuary.org/shop/book-where-the-blind-horse-sings/)* Website: CASanctuary.org (https://casanctuary.org/)* Instagram: @catskill_animal_sanctuary (https://instagram.com/catskill_animal_sanctuary/)* YouTube: Catskill Animal Sanctuary (https://www.youtube.com/user/CASanctuary)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Nodira yoga ,

Inspirational!

My favorite podcast. Kathy is an amazing interviewer, and guests she has on her shows have so much knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration to share. Definitely recommend!

Stache612 ,

Must subscribe

Kathy Stevens is an amazing woman who is trying to make a difference in the world. Her guests are engaging and informative. Whether you already live a compassionate vegan lifestyle, considering it or not aware of how animals are treated this podcast is for you.

SanctuaryVolunteer ,

Engaging, heartwarming, so informative

Kathy is a masterful storyteller with a wide open, generous heart that shines through in every episode. She takes listeners through the world of farm animals, rescue and the people who do all different aspects of this difficult, sometimes heartbreaking but so often rewarding work. If you love animals, you will find yourself listening to every episode.

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