Posts Tagged ‘speciesism’

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This episode features a talk from clinical neuropsychologist Dr Ash Nayate on why ignoring concern for other animals harms people’s mental health. Thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species for this recording – you can listen to Katie and others on Freedom of Species discussing their veganism and the vegan movement at the Spring Vegan Festival at the Meat Market.

Dr Ash’s talk was recorded at the Melbourne March for the End of Speciesism. You can listen to audio of this entire event here and you can also watch videos of the individual speakers: Belinda Morris, Pam Ahern and Lizzie.

We also discuss direct action during the Melbourne Cup for refugees and animals, plus a blockade of Border Force. Keep up with WACA on Facebook and Twitter for more updates on actions like this.

We also discuss World Vegan Day Melbourne, Rally for Regal Monarch (a horse who was killed during The Melbourne Cup horse race), intersectionality and animal advocacy (drawing on Maneesha Deckha’s article ‘Disturbing Images: Peta and the Feminist Ethics of Animal Advocacy’ – see page 49 specifically), Nick’s short-lived fishing career and Katie confronting some dickheads.

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Clips:

Song from the Melbourne March to End Speciesism, Talk from clinical neuropsychologist Dr Ash Nayate: video of the talk, Arj BarkerMelbourne Cup’, AbolicionWilhem’s Horse’.

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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’.

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.

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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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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.

Images from the CAS conference

The images above feature some of the speakers from the conference (from left to right): Livia Boscardin, Nick Pendergrast, Carolina Trivino and Madison Bycroft. These photos were taken by Katinka Von Luken.

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This episode is all about The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. We discuss a bunch of talks from the conference and also play some. We discuss Madison Kate Bycroft’s talk ‘The-animal-stalks-at-five-o’clock: Becoming a new human-animal through sculpture’ and Carolina Trivino’s talk ‘Animal activism in Colombia’. We play Jess Ison’s talk ‘Happy Meat and roaming factory hens: the new neoliberal animal rights’, Livia Boscardin’s talk ‘Our common future’ – developing a non-speciesist, critical theory of sustainability’ (you can view the powerpoint for Livia’s talk here), and Nick’s talk ‘Veganism Enters the Mainstream’ (you can view the powerpoint for Nick’s talk here). You can see links to a whole lot more talks below, which you can listen to online. You can see photos from the conference here (thanks to Katinka Von Luken), including photos of Ghost the dog! Other topics covered on this episode are: Sentience Art Exhibition, racism and animal experimentation in Aotearoa, A Poultry Place no kill sanctuary, Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary, our 20th episode that gave practical advice on living vegan, The Vegan Easy Challenge, Team Earthling animal rights podcast, and “hooning” on bikes.

Clips:

Naj OneNew Dawn Breaking’, Anti-FlagRight On’, LowkeyMy Soul’, Jess IsonHappy Meat and roaming factory hens: the new neoliberal animal rights’, Livia BoscardinOur common future’ – developing a non-speciesist, critical theory of sustainability’, Austin Powers, Nick PendergrastVeganism Enters the Mainstream’, Antagonist AD ‘Show Some Heart (Go Vegan)’.

More Talks that were Recorded at the Conference*:

Colin Salter ‘Animals and War’, Walter Kudrycz ‘Emotional Rescue: Ethics and Animal Liberation’, Steve Garlic ‘Environmental Sustainability, Cognitive Justice, and the Kangaroo‘, Helen Marston ‘A Vicious Circle‘, Frankie Seymour ‘Slavery and Liberation: Implications of Human History for the Emancipation of Animals’, Wilma Davidson ‘Animal Rights – From a Quaker’s Perspective’.

*There are more talks from this conference linked to in the show notes above. 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.