Because Australian tourists are the REAL victims here! There is a strong focus on Australian tourists being “duped” in the campaign against dog meat in Bali.

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This episode covers the Bali dog meat scandal, where Australian tourists have been eating dogs thinking they were eating a different species of animal. To discuss this, Nick is joined by his cousin Emil Raji, who has lived in Bali for most of his life. We give a critical perspective on this scandal and the campaign against it, highlighting the nationalism and racism underlying the outrage behind eating dogs as particularly exceptional or worse than eating other animals.

We play Nick’s talk ‘Rescuing Dogs in a Mercedes-Benz: Animal Advocacy in China’. This talk gives a critical perspective on Western opposition to the dog meat trade. You can view the PowerPoint for this talk here and it is also embedded above. This talk is from the most recent TASA (The Australian Sociological Association) conference. You can listen to other talks from this conference here and you can hear our recap of this conference on episode 151.

We also play Colin Salter’s talk ‘Normativity, Intersectionality and States of Exception’, which argues that animal advocates shouldn’t focus on the relatively small number of animals killed in non-Western counties as exceptional but instead address the far more widespread animal slaughter in Western countries. This talk was recorded at the most recent Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania conference. You can hear a recap of this conference on episode 152 and there are links to audio of all of the talks from it in the show notes of that episode. Also a reminder about the upcoming ICAS Oceania conference (14-16 July) and the Development for Species – Animals in society, animals as society conference (18-19 September). They are both in Melbourne.

I spotted this at the vet. On the episode I mentioned that it was the ‘Fuck Off We’re Full’ sticker but it was actually a different racist sticker alongside the Sea Shepherd sticker – same problem though – do animal campaigns feed into racist attitudes?

Other stuff covered on this episode is: the thousands of dogs killed in Australia each year, using the website/app happycow.net to help with vegan eating in Bali and all around the world, nationalism and racism in the campaign against live export – for more on this, check out episode 97 (also featuring Emil) and Nick’s talk ‘Live Animal Export, Humane Slaughter And Media Hegemony’.

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Clips:

Madness on tha Block ‘Ironi’, Nick’s talk ‘Rescuing Dogs in a Mercedes-Benz: Animal Advocacy in China’, Colin Salter’s talk ‘Normativity, Intersectionality and States of Exception’, Ugly Bastard ‘Menuju Pulau Seribu Luka’.

Check out Emil’s photography on Instagram!

Photo: Wasi Daniju

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Nick is joined by Mark Allen to discuss the Grenfell Tower fire. We discuss the benefits of “red tape” and the dangers of poor quality high-rise buildings, including in Australia. Mark also covered this issue of poor quality high-rise on our show back on episode 127.

There is also a return of the segment ‘Angela Davis ALWAYS Makes Sense’, this time on capitalism, activism and creating new arenas of struggle.

We discuss the fire as a powerful example of the devastating impact of economic inequality, drawing on the following academic articles: ‘World-Economic Trends in the Distribution of Income, 1965-1992’; ‘Inequality: Causes and consequences’; and ‘Income Inequality and Social Dysfunction’.

We also cover the success of Jeremy Corbyn’s grassroots campaign, despite very negative mainstream media coverage.

We finish the episode by covering the Finsbury Park terrorist attack and using social media to challenge the selective labelling of terrorism. For more on the selective labelling of terrorism, check out Nick’s article ‘Malcolm Turnbull Benches Team Australia, But Will The Narrative On Terrorism Change?’ and our 112th episode.

A reminder to come along to the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference in Melbourne from the 14th-16th July! Registration is now open.

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Clips:

Musician Akala: People died in London fire ‘because they were poor’, ChumbawambaUgh! Your Ugly Houses!’, Jonathan PiePapering over Poverty’, Angela Davis – interview 1972 – talking about revolution, Lowkey – ‘This is Criminal’, The JamThe planner’s dream went wrong’.

*The episode title is from the Jonathan Pie video ‘Papering over Poverty’, which is featured on the episode.

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Nick is joined by environmental activist Mark Allen from the 3CR radio show City Limits. We discuss some tensions between animal rights, which values individual animals, and conservation, which values ecosystems and environments as a whole. More specifically, we discuss whether possums should be released from captivity into the wild if they almost certainly won’t survive; Oscar Horta’s hypothetical ‘The fox, the rabbit and the vegan food rations’; and Sydney Fox Rescue. There is also a return of the segment ‘When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense’ – this time on interfering in nature to help individual animals.

The episode also features Nick’s talk ‘Cowspiracies about Meat Eating Environmentalists, A Critical Examination of the Environmental Vegan Movement’. You can view the PowerPoint for this talk here and it is also embedded below. This talk was recorded at the most recent Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) conference – you can find links to all of the talks from this conference in the show notes of episode 152.

Also covered throughout the episode is: the importance of taking the climate emergency seriously; you know things are bad when the Doomsday Vault is being compromised by climate change; and Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich – covered on Cracked podcast and by The New Yorker.

We finish the episode by touching on the importance of the animal advocacy movement acknowledging and addressing the ongoing discrimination people face.

A common message in the animal advocacy movement – ignoring the fact that people continue to face racism, sexism and homophobia!

Book Recommendation:

Impact of Meat Consumption on Health and Environmental Sustainability edited by Talia Raphaely and Dora Marinova. Nick has a chapter in this book called ‘Environmental Concerns and the Mainstreaming of Veganism’. For more information about the book and some photos from the launch, see here.

Nick at the launch of this book.

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Clips:

Shock OctopusSafe Room’; Ricky Gervais podcastRicky Gervais, Steve Merchant and Karl Pilkington Bonus Podcast; Nick’s talk ‘Cowspiracies about Meat Eating Environmentalists, A Critical Examination of the Environmental Vegan Movement’; Petrol GirlsHarpy’.

Nick with Samara Grumberg and James Aspey, the other two speakers from the event: The Food We Eat: Its Impacts on Environments and Bodies.

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This episode covers the event The Food We Eat: Its Impacts on Environments and Bodies in Townsville, Australia. We play Nick’s talk The Food We Eat and its Impact on the Environment from this event – you can view the PowerPoint for this talk here and it is also embedded below. Be sure to also listen to Samara Grumberg’s talk on the food we eat and its impact on human health and James Aspey’s talk on the impact on animals.

You can view photos from this event and Nick’s trip to Townsville generally here.

There’s also an interview with Daniel from MariDan’s Menagerie animal sanctuary. You can see some of Nick’s photos from this sanctuary visit here.

Daniel hanging out with a buddy at MariDan’s Menagerie animal sanctuary.

Other stuff covered throughout the episode is: Craig Reucassel’s new ABC show The War on Waste; the documentary Cowspiracy; a reminder about the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference; Nick’s PhD thesis ‘A sociological examination of the contemporary animal advocacy movement: Organisations, rationality and veganism’ is available online here for anyone/no one to read; and intersectional feminism in the mobile game ‘Choices’!

Intersectional feminism is so hot right now! This is from the mobile game ‘Choices’.

Book recommendation:

Vegan Athletes: Expert Tips from Vegan Athletes, Fitness Fanatics & Exercise Enthusiasts by Leigh-Chantelle (featuring Nick and many other vegan athletes).

Nick (in the ice-hockey jersey) with other vegan athletes featured in the book.

This episode is brought to you by “Sir Saves the Day” – thanks a lot to Liam for donating to our Crowdfunding campaign! This Crowdfunding campaign is now over but please support the show by sharing our episodes around on Twitter and Facebook – thanks 🙂

Clips:

Myq Kaplan ‘Ducks and Vegetarianism’ from the album ‘Vegan Mind Meld’, Jeff RosenstockJune 21st’, Nick’s talk The Food We Eat and its Impact on the Environment from this event – you can view the PowerPoint for this talk here, Akala ‘Fire in the Booth – part 1’, Interview with Daniel from MariDan’s Menagerie animal sanctuary, The Broadways ‘Restless’.

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This episode features the talk ‘Transgender Awareness and The Law’ by Cassandra Giudice from Transgender Awareness Australia. This talk was recorded at the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS Oceania) conference – you can hear all of the talks from this conference here and you can also hear a recap of this conference on episode 152.

We’re also joined by Lara Drew and Dan Kidby from Veganarchy who discuss the upcoming 2017 ICAS Oceania conference, which will be in Melbourne from the 15th-16th of July. You can hear them discuss their article ‘The lines are being drawn, the case for a divided animal movement’ on our last episode, #169.

There’s also a discussion on 457 visas and a sense of entitlement over “Australian jobs” – reflected in the Labor party’s shocking Australians First ad. Along similar lines but in a US context, sociologist Michael Kimmel links Donald Trump’s success to white male rage and a sense of entitlement over “our jobs”.

This episode is brought to you by “Critical Animal Katherine” – thanks a lot to Katherine for donating to our Crowdfunding campaign! This Crowdfunding campaign is now over but please support the show by sharing our episodes around on Twitter and Facebook – thanks 🙂 

Book Recommendation:

Tranny – Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout by Laura Jane Grace.

Clips:

Urthboy and Group 120 ‘Jamshed’ – from the album ‘Key of Sea’, War on WomenSecond Wave Goodbye’, the talk ‘Transgender Awareness and The Law’ by Cassandra Giudice, AkalaFire in the Booth – part 1’, Against Me!Norse Truth’.

*This title is a quote from Karen Parker.

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This episode features Lara Drew and Dan Kidby from Veganarchy on their article ‘The lines are being drawn, the case for a divided animal movement’. Also covered in the discussion is: promoting intersectional animal activism that focuses on ending all forms of oppression rather than single issue animal activism that ignores or sometimes even contributes to human oppression; the origins of the term “intersectionality” – an article by Kimberle Crenshaw; the book The Dreaded Comparison: Human and Animal Slavery; and personalised, polemic writing versus formal, “objective” writing.

This episode is brought to you by Kevin – thanks a lot to Kevin for donating to our Crowdfunding campaign! Kevin encourages people to check out the blog https://network23.org/orcasandanimals/ and the zine ‘From Animals to Anarchism’. This Crowdfunding campaign is now over but please support the show by giving us nice reviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Facebook – thanks 🙂

Clips:

Tracy ChapmanTalkin’ bout a Revolution’, Dick GaughanWorld Turned Upside Down’.

Image from smashipp.noflag.org.uk

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This episode features a talk from Smash IPP, recorded at Kebele Community Co-Op in Bristol. IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) sentences ‘were introduced in 2005 and abolished in 2012, but not retrospectively, meaning that there are almost 4,000 people still locked up indefinitely in England and Wales’. The talk covers IPPs, ableism, mental health and prison abolition.

For more on prisons, prison abolition and anti-prison activism, the speakers recommend people check out: iwoc.iww.org.uk; prisonabolition.org; cape-campaign.org and criticalresistance.org. You can also hear us discuss prisons (amongst other issues) on episode 159; mental health on episode 92 and ableism on episode 131.

Nick at Kebele Community Co-Op, about to enjoy a nice vegan meal. https://network23.org/kebele2/

We also discuss some action for homeless people that we saw in Bristol, a BBC video on this spreading around the UK and Adam Ruins Housing – Adam Ruins Everything on the “housing first” approach to addressing homelessness. If you’re in Australia, you can watch this episode on SBS on Demand for the next couple of weeks.

It was cool to see this in Bristol – you can see more photos from our UK trip here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/progpodcast/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1654962444519419

We finish with some vegan/vegan-friendly restaurant recommendations for Bristol: Fi Real, VX – Bristol, Pepe Nero Italian – The Full Moon. See Katie’s photos and reviews on Happy Cow for more.

Yes she does! Check out VX in London and Bristol for all of your vegan junk food needs! http://www.vx-london.com/

Clips:

Petrol Girls ‘Rewild’ and ‘False Peace’.

Music recommendations thanks to @bristolarc!

We were amused by this at VX in London! http://www.vx-london.com/