Posts Tagged ‘animal rights movement’

Kim Socha

Kim Socha promoting her book ‘Animal Liberation and Atheism’, which she discusses on this episode.

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On this episode Nick is joined by Kim Socha, who is an English professor, grassroots animal liberation activist and author of the book ‘Animal Liberation and Atheism: Dismantling the Procrustean Bed’. We discuss this book, religion being a conservative human construct, the animal movement being nearly totally godless, right-wing people engaging in more animal exploitation and meat consumption, critiques of an article on an “inclusive” animal movement, atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris criticising speciesism but not going vegan, challenging the idea of “humane” slaughter (which is about the best animals can hope for from most religious texts), food deserts making it difficult for some people to live vegan, and child labour and slavery in the production of cocoa. We encourage people to check out Kim’s book on atheism and animals and like the Facebook page for it!

In addition to the discussion with Kim, Nick also discusses the greyhound racing industry, links with Marius the giraffe being killed at Copenhagen Zoo last year, and a correction on the queer refugee whose letter we read on episode 85.

This episode is brought to you by “Anarchist Aaron”. You can hear Aaron on episode 85 discussing queer refugees. Thanks a lot to Aaron for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too.

Clips:

Gogol BordelloSupertheory of Supereverything’, Sue-Anne PostTwenty Years of Kicking God in the Shins’ – from the 2010 Atheist Convention, ‘I Believe’ from the Book of Mormon, Nick’s discussion with Kim Socha – part 1, Nick’s discussion with Kim Socha – part 2, NOFXYou’re Wrong’, NOFX ‘You’re Wrong’ (live).

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Nick’s discussion with Kim Socha on atheism and animals, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Katie at Big Sky Sanctuary

Katie with a buddy at Big Sky Sanctuary. The photo is thanks to B – @binvfa on Twitter.

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We’re joined by Naty Guerrero-Diaz, Penny Cameron and Melanie Ellis from Big Sky Sanctuary. Naty discusses the intersectionalfeministabolitionist philosophy of Big Sky Sanctuary, as well as critiques of the vegan movement – including rejecting the idea of bringing veganism into the mainstream, as well as arguing that veganism is just one stop in a long journey for social justice. Penny and Mel discuss the animals at Big Sky Sanctuary, their campaign for a new barn for their sanctuary (which you can donate to – details here) and their heroes, Vine Sanctuary in the US.

You can view our photos from our visits to the sanctuary here and here. It takes a lot of money to take care of all of the animals at Big Sky, so we really encourage people to give a donation if they can – you can find their bank details here. We also encourage people who live in/visit Melbourne to check out Las Vegan!

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Clips:

Junto ‘Love Your Friends’, Interview with Naty Guerrero-Diaz, Not Right ‘Intersectionality Song’, Interview with Penny Cameron and Melanie Ellis, Malvina Reynolds ‘Little Boxes’, Luc from Team Earthling’s singing skills.

You can listen to a short (7 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of the interview with Naty, here: Big Sky Sanctuary on Feminism, Intersectionality and Abolitionism. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.