Posts Tagged ‘live animal export’


Male lions like the two pictured above ‘pair-bond and initiate homosexual activity’ – image and text from

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Nick and new co-host “the Kitten” are joined by Jess Ison, author of the blog Queering Speciesism and Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania Rep. Jess discusses links between queer issues and speciesism (discrimination based on species)/animal rights issues, including: mourning the deaths of non-human animals and queer people, Bash Back!, Operation Splash Back, links between the campaign for same-sex marriage and the live export campaign, Critical Animal Studies and queer issues, direct action and the Animal Liberation Front, Mardis Gras, how to be a queer ally, and non-human animals refusing gender norms and binaries. You can hear more from Jess on Freedom of Species – she particularly recommends her interview with pattrice jones.

We also encourage people to read Nick’s article ‘When Will Moderate Whites Condemn the NAACP Bombing?’, and listen to: Crimethinc podcast on white supremacy, Ebola and MayDay; The Angry Hippie’s podcast on terrorism and police racism in the US; and we also briefly touched on police racism in the US on our 78th episode.

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Adhamh Roland ‘Queers Bash Back’, Part 1 of our discussion with Jess, Good Riddance ‘Cheyenne’, Part 2 of our discussion with Jess, Angel HazeSame Love’.

You can listen to a short (8 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion with Jess, here: Queering Speciesism. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.


This image is taken from Blonderland.

You can download this episode on MediaFire here (50MB).

This episode gives practical advice on how to live vegan, including eating healthy without any animal products and also other actions we can take for animals beyond diet. We play Nick’s talk ‘Living Healthy and Cruelty-Free’ from the 2012 Cruelty Free Festival. You can view the powerpoint for this talk here and you can view the article based on this talk, with links to further information, here. We also discuss some of our favourite meals and smoothiesvegan products, the new four food groups, exercising,, the CD ‘The Workout’ by Stic from Dead Prez, Living Vegan magazine, and The Vegan Easy Challenge. Before we get onto the practical aspects of living a healthy vegan lifestyle, we play Nick’s interview and discuss Lyn MacLaren’s comment on live export, the number of animals in Australia killed in live export compared to in other industries – as was done on the Team Earthling podcast, plus dairy, eggs and honey.

Other issues covered on the episode include FBI repression of the Occupy movement and other social movements, Nick’s Twitter fight with Scot MacDonald – Liberal Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, the South African government makes support for Israel boycott its official policy, and the Idle No More movement.

Book Recommendation:

Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World by Bob and Jenna Torres


Scott Pilgrim, Henya ManiaVegan Style – Gangnam Style Parody’, Dimitris KotsovolosOppan Chomsky Style’, Live export story by Henri Neelson from Edith Cowan University – features an interview with Nick Pendergrast, Stephen Colbert on Temple Grandin, Good Clean FunVegan Revolution Draft Dodger’, A Cow’s “Sophie’s Choice” – 25.00-26.00 of Melanie Joy’s talk on Carnism, Peep Show ‘Series 4, Episode 5’, Noam ChomskyThe Emerging Framework of World Power’, Nick Pendergrast ‘Living Healthy and Cruelty-Free’, Austin PowersCNNNNPeep Show ‘Series 3, Episode 6’, The Stic ‘Healthy Living’, The Stic ‘Runner’s High’, Peep Show ‘Series 4, Episode 2’, Bee Movie, Against Me!Baby, I’m an Anarchist!’, The Stic ‘Healthy Living’, Scott Pilgrim.