The Informed Animal Ally is presented by the Vancouver Humane Society. In this animal ethics podcast, we will share the ins and outs of topics like cruelty, legislation, and advocacy here in B.C. and across Canada. Episodes are released on the final Tuesday of each month.
Facebook: Vancouver Humane Society
Theme music: Jonah’s Message for New York by Doctor Turtle, licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode)
Adapting to the holidays as a vegan
More and more people are adding compassion to their festive meals by opting out of animal-based products and ingredients. In this episode Amy and Chantelle discuss their experiences adapting to the holidays after going vegan.
Animals used in research, teaching, and testing
There are many different uses of animals in science, ranging from noninvasive research to tests that cause some of the worst suffering animals endure. This episode explores the use of animals in research, testing, and teaching.
Animal captivity laws with Rob Laidlaw
In this episode of The Informed Animal Ally, animal advocate, award-winning writer, and Zoocheck founder Rob Laidlaw joins the Vancouver Humane Society to discuss the issues wild animals face in captivity and what can be done to help them.
Wildlife cruelty laws with Erin Ryan
Wild animals think, feel, play, grow together, have families, and help maintain a healthy and harmonious environment; yet many human activities put wildlife at unnecessary risk of suffering. In this episode of The Informed Animal Ally, the Vancouver Humane Society is joined by Erin Ryan of the BC SPCA to discuss wildlife laws, stewardship, and advocacy.
"Dangerous dog" laws with Rebeka Breder
The Vancouver Humane Society is joined by special guest Rebeka Breder in this episode on "dangerous dog laws" and what they mean for dogs and dog guardians.
Fish cruelty laws
Fishes are often overlooked in animal protection laws and discussions. In this episode of The Informed Animal Ally, Amy and Chantelle discuss fish protection laws in Canada.
Thoughtful, nuanced information
I’ve really enjoyed listening to these episodes. I always learn something new and end up checking in on some outdated assumptions I’ve been holding on to. It’s a great peek behind the curtain of animal welfare and legislation in B.C. and Canada. Important for any animal lover to give a listen.