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Podcasts, Shortcasts, and Interviews from environmental and animal welfare campaigners Dominic Dyer, Charlie Moores, and Lisa Marley.

Off the Leash Podcasts Dominic Dyer, Charlie Moores, and Lisa Marley

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Podcasts, Shortcasts, and Interviews from environmental and animal welfare campaigners Dominic Dyer, Charlie Moores, and Lisa Marley.

    Shortcast #57 Matthew Adams | Pavolv's (thousands of) Dogs

    Shortcast #57 Matthew Adams | Pavolv's (thousands of) Dogs

    Shortcasts are short standalone audio comments and statements from conservationists, campaigners, charities, authors and members of our audience. If it needs to be said – say it here!

    A fascinating shortcast with environmental theorist Dr Matthew Adams in which he describes his research into Pavlov's Dogs, discovering that thousands of dogs (incuding pets) were stolen off the street and that the results of Pavlov's gruesome experiments are not as clear-cut as usually portrayed. Matthew also explains how he wants experimental animals to be seen as individuals and not the 'interchangeable automatons' so often depicted in scientific literature.


    Matthew Adams  Anthropocene Psychology (Being Human in a More-than-Human World)

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    Shortcast #56 Emily Lawrence | A march for Whales and Dolphins

    Shortcast #56 Emily Lawrence | A march for Whales and Dolphins

    Shortcasts are short standalone audio comments and statements from conservationists, campaigners, charities, authors and members of our audience. If it needs to be said – say it here!

    A shortcast with campaigner and activist Emily Lawrence who explains why she has organised a march for whales and dolphins  for Friday December the 3rd which will begin outside the Danish Embassy in London.


    Event details Taiji and Faroe Islands dolphin and whale marchMeet at Danish Embassy 55 Sloane Street, SW1X 9SR London 

    • 3 min
    Shortcast #55 Annie Wilson | 'What's in my Genes?'

    Shortcast #55 Annie Wilson | 'What's in my Genes?'

    Shortcasts are short standalone audio comments and statements from conservationists, campaigners, charities, authors and members of our audience. If it needs to be said – say it here!

    "Humans have made dogs one of the most unhealthy species on earth and we have a moral duty to fix it."  A shortcast with trauma counsellor Annie Wilson about the 'What's in my Genes?' campaign which works to raise awareness of hereditary diseases in dogs and to establish a kitemark for dog breeders, which the campaign says must be licenced and regulated.


    Paws Against  What's in my Genes?Paws Against Facebook page

    • 9 min
    Shortcast #54 OTL | National Trust bans trail hunting

    Shortcast #54 OTL | National Trust bans trail hunting

    Shortcasts are short standalone audio comments and statements from conservationists, campaigners, charities, authors and members of our audience. If it needs to be said – say it here!

    A shortcast with Off the Leash's Dominic Dyer and Charlie Moores about the announcement today from the National Trust that they will no longer issue licences for so-called trail hunting on their land.

    To quote from the NT's statement, Harry Bowell, Director of Land and Nature said: “The board of trustees has carefully considered this issue. Its decision to issue no further licences for trail hunting is based on a wide range of considerations. These include - but are not limited to - a loss of trust and confidence in the MFHA, which governs trail hunting, the vote by National Trust members at our recent AGM, the considerable resources needed to facilitate trail hunting and the reputational risk of this activity continuing on our land.”  


    Statement from National Trust National Trust says it will no longer issue trail hunt licences 

    • 14 min
    Live #07 Voices from Camp Beagle

    Live #07 Voices from Camp Beagle

    TW:  very occasional strong language and upsetting themes

    'Voices from Camp Beagle' is a podcast created from a series of recordings Off the Leash Podcasts made on November 20th 2021 at Camp Beagle, the protest camp set up outside puppy-breeding farm MBR Acres - and the day of a demonstration attended by several hundred people (and just a few days after singer and actor Will Young handcuffed himself to the gates of MBR Acres to support the Camp).
    In this podcast you’ll hear from Camp residents and day visitors, you’ll hear incredibly poignant music being played alongside the MBR Acres facility, and you’ll hear dogs – many dogs – some of them companion animals outside MBR Acres, and some of them beagle puppies crying from inside the facility itself. It’s not always an easy listen - it’s occasionally quite graphic, though there is nothing gratuitous - and it is emotional: the word ‘heartbreaking’ is used many times.

    Of course you have the option to simply switch off, to not listen, the choice is yours – but as heartbreaking as this all is, this is also a heartwarming story, a story of resilience and determination, of people just like you and me coming together to do extraordinary things for animals…


    Camp Beagle WebsiteCamp Beagle Facebook page and Twitter Feed tcm.digital (Camp Beagle Videographer) Facebook page FLOE (For Life On Earth) Website and Twitter feedStay Close Clothing WebsiteJessica Diamond (musician) WebsiteCambridgeshire Live  Will Young joins Camp Beagle protest at Huntingdon beagle facility - recapOff the Leash Podcasts Live #03 #FreetheMBRBeagles Protest (outside the Home Office)

    • 46 min
    Live #06 The Emily Williamson Festival Part Two

    Live #06 The Emily Williamson Festival Part Two

    Welcome to the first half of a two-part recording made on November the 12th at the Manchester Art Gallery - and the inaugural Emily Williamson Festival. 
    The Festival was created by author and campaigner Tessa Boase and activist and event organiser Tina Lindsay to honour the memory of Emily Williamson, who in 1889, determined to stop the ‘murderous millinery’ of the plumage trade, founded an all-female group that just fifteen years later had become the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the RSPB.
    In the first part of this recording we heard from Professor Melissa Bateson, Emily Williamson’s great, great niece, and a fascinating panel discussion chaired by zoologist and wildlife TV presenter Megan McCubbin, with a panel consisting of biologist, nature writer and campaigner Amy-Jane Beer; Beccy Speight, CEO of the RSPB, Juliet Vickery, CEO of the British Trust for Ornithology and President of the British Ornithologists Union, and the Chief Executive of BirdLife International Patricia Zurita.
    In this second part of the recording, Megan begins by turning to the panel again to discuss what she calls ‘the elephant in the room’ – the fact that everyone on the stage is a woman...and later invites questions from the audience. Because the audience weren’t mic’d the three questions that were asked are inaudible but the answers given by the panel are far too important just to edit out – so at Tessa’s suggestion Off the Leash's Charlie Moores will be repeating those questions and editing them in...we end with an evocative reading by Amy-Jane Beer of an essay she wrote after an evening spent on the Knepp Wildland Estate listening to one of the most remarkable singers on the planet…
    Off the Leash Podcasts has been proud to support the Emily Williamson Festival, celebrating female voices in conservation and Emily's legacy, which goes to show that one voice - anyone's voice - can make a difference. The Festival website remains live of course, if you’d like to learn more please go to emilywilliamsonstatue.com/festival

    • 52 min

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