Posts Tagged ‘non-human animals’

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Burger King’s “Gay Pride Whopper”, which Jess Ison discusses in her talk that is featured on this episode. Image from mstarsnews.musictimes.com

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Nick is joined by Jess Ison from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania for the entire episode and we play Jess’s talk: “Do Gay People Even Eat Fast Food?” Queering animal liberation (animalizing queer?). You can listen to the Q and A following the talk here. This talk is from the most recent ICAS Oceania conference. See the show notes from our 108th episode for links to listen to all of the talks from this conference.

We start off the episode by discussing the upcoming ICAS Oceania conference, which will be held from Friday September 30 – Saturday October 1 at the University of Canberra. Full details are here – hopefully see you there!

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Clips:

A/S/L? ‘2coins1side’, Jess’s talk: “Do Gay People Even Eat Fast Food?” Queering animal liberation (animalizing queer?), Team DreschFagetarian and Dyke’.

You can listen to a short (11 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion on the upcoming ICAS Oceania conference, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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On this episode we’re joined by Kadri Aavik, a sociologist, as well as a feminist and animal liberation activist. She discusses her article ‘Challenging Sexism while Supporting Speciesism: The Views of Estonian Feminist on Animal Liberation and Its Links to Feminism’, which she co-wrote with Dagmar Kase and published in the Journal for Critical Animal Studies (pages 92-107). For more on Critical Animal Studies, check out our 108th episode, which has links to all of the talks from the 2015 Critical Animal Studies Oceania conference.

Throughout the discussion we touch on links between sexism and animal exploitation – including mentioning the work of Carol Adams. Jess Ison’s talk on Animals Australia’s ‘No Way To Treat a Lady’ campaign includes an analysis of the contribution Adams has made to this field (embedded below).

Also covered throughout the episode is: the importance of animal advocates providing people with practical advice on living vegan (such as our website veganperth.org.au), the Australian government has recognised that the vegan diet is a viable option for all Australians – though the Estonian government doesn’t feel the same way, and we have a further discussion on the issue of population.

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Clips:

LazertitsVBM’, War on WomenPro-Life?’, PunchFeminists Don’t Have a Cow’.

You can listen to a short (9 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of our discussion with Kadri, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

*Title taken from the Punch song ‘Feminists Don’t Have a Cow’.

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This episode features Nick’s talk ‘The Emotional Lives of Animals – Adrenalin Junkie Orangutans and Individualist Sheep’. This talk is embedded below and you can also listen to the full talk as well as the Q and A afterwards here. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here (it is also embedded below). This presentation features visuals and links to all of the sources referred to throughout the talk.

Videos from the talk:

We also discuss how central veganism should be to the animal advocacy movement (in reaction to the Q and A following the talk played on this episode), mention Nick’s article on vegan dogs and encourage people to support Vine Sanctuary – check out Jess’s interview with pattrice jones from Vine Sanctuary for more about this sanctuary.

Book Recommendation:

Unlikely Loves by Jennifer S. Holland.

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Clips:

The Smith Street BandWhen I Was a Boy I thought I was a Fish’, LowkeyTell Me Why’, Nick’s talk ‘The Emotional Lives of Animals – Adrenalin Junkie Orangutans and Individualist Sheep’ – PowerPoint for the talk and full version with Q and A, Western AddictionAnimals and Children’.

You can listen to a short (4 minute) version of this episode, which features our book recommendation for ‘Unlikely Loves’, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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Lara, Dinesh, Jess and Naty from ICAS (from left to right)

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On this episode we do a recap of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS) Oceania 2015 conference, which we recently attended in Melbourne. We discuss what ICAS stands for, give an overview of some of the critical discussions about the mainstreaming of veganism within capitalism that were a common theme of the conference, and we investigate a question that was raised during the conference – where are the animals in Critical Animal Studies?

We play Celeste Liddle’s talk on Aboriginal Feminism and Intersectionality. Celeste Liddle is the NTEU National Indigenous organiser and a freelance commentator – be sure to follow her on Twitter @Utopiana and check out her blog: blackfeministranter.blogspot.com.au

We mention our talks from the conference, Katie’s talk ‘Getting Trigger Happy With Trigger Warnings. Mental Health, (dis)ability And Activism‘ – played on episode 131 and Nick’s, ‘Veganarchism‘ – played on episode 134. We also discuss some of our favourite talks from the conference including:

See below for links to more talks. You can view photos from this conference here and you can hear talks from last year’s ICAS Oceania conference on our 54th episode. You can also view some pics from the Prog Podcast meet-up we had in Melbourne here.

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Clips:

Chumbawamba ‘Dutiful Servants and Political Masters’, Celeste Liddle’s talk on Aboriginal Feminism and Intersectionality, Good RiddanceA Credit to his Gender’.

More talks that were recorded at the conference (alphabetised by the speaker’s surname) – see the show notes above for links to more talks:

If any of the speakers would like any changes to the way you or your talk is described, or would like any edits to the audio of your talk, or would like to send us your powerpoint so we can link to it, please contact us.

You can listen to a short (10 minute) version of this episode, which features a shortened version of Celeste Liddle’s talk, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.

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

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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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Clips:

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.

 

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.