Monday, November 23, 2015

ARZone Podcast 86: Saryta Rodriguez - Until Every Animal is Free

Episode 86 features advocate and author Saryta Rodriguez.

Saryta Rodriguez is graduate of Columbia University (New York, USA) who is committed to social justice activism, with a focus on issues of human hunger and violence against other animals.

Saryta has written her first book, "Until Every Animal is Free", recently published by Vegan Publishers (2015). She joined us to speak about that book, in which she offers a concise history of the movement for animal liberation, a review of current issues facing the movement and individual advocates within it, and her own ideas about how to bring about meaningful and lasting change in the lives of other-than-human animals. Audio podcast, approx. 32 minutes.

ARZone would like to take this opportunity to recognise those people who help make ARZone podcasts and interviews successful. The work of all ARZone admins is highly valued, and we thank Kate, Jason Ward, Spencer Lo and Kevin Watkinson for their great efforts and continued support.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

ARZone Podcast 85: Kim Socha - Animal Liberation and Atheism

Episode 85 features advocate, educator, and author Kim Socha

Kim Socha, who holds a PhD in English Literature and Criticism, is an English professor working in the US. A grassroots animal liberation advocate, Kim is also active in drug policy reform, and transformative justice.

Kim is the author or editor of 4 books relating to animal rights and veganism including her most recent from 2014, Animal Liberation and Atheism: Dismantling the Procrustean Bed. Prof. Socha joined us to speak about that book, in which she makes the case that adherence to any of the world's major religions is antithetical to an animal liberation perspective and practice. Audio podcast, approx. 52 minutes.

Monday, November 17, 2014

ARZone Podcast 84: Steve Best - The Politics of Total Liberation

Episode 84 features advocate and activist Prof. Steven Best, Ph. D.

Steve Best is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at El Paso, but he’s perhaps best known as an advocate for the liberation of the earth and all who live on it - humans as well as other animals.

Steve has published 13 books and hundreds of articles and has been active nationally and internationally for more than 3 decades, challenging the conventional wisdom on topics ranging from environmentalism to sexual liberation to animal rights. Dr. Best joined us to speak about his new book, The Politics of Total Liberation: Revolution in the 21st Century. Audio podcast, approx. 65 minutes.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ARZone Podcast 83: Paul Shapiro, The Humane Society of the United States

Episode 83 features Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society of the United States.

Since 2005 Paul Shapiro has been the Vice President for Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States. Prior to joining the HSUS, Paul was, for 10 years, the founder and campaigns director of Compassion Over Killing, a group he initially began while still in high school.

Paul joins us today to speak about what he learned from 10 years in grassroots activism, the role of the HSUS in the animal rights movement and some of the controversy surrounding it, and how advocates and activists can be most effective for other animals. Audio podcast, approx. 72 minutes.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

ARZone Podcast 82: Matt Ball

Episode 82 features activist Matt Ball.

Matt Ball is Senior Advisor for VegFund, an organization that funds the outreach of advocates for other animals around the world. In 1993, Matt co-founded Vegan Outreach; where he served as the group’s Executive Director for more than 20 years. Matt speaks with us about his new job, his latest book, and his current thoughts about the state of the animal advocacy movement. Audio podcast, approx. 45 minutes.

In recognition for his dedication to the cause of reducing the suffering of other animals, in 2005 Matt was inducted into the Animal Rights Hall of Fame. He is the author of two books, The Animal Activist’s Handbook (with Bruce Friedrich in 2007) and, in 2014, The Accidental Activist. Matt has also written countless essays, attended an untold number of conferences and workshops, and spoken to audiences everywhere about the plight of other animals and the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ARZone Podcast 81: Will Tuttle - Tour of Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand

Episode 81 features long time advocate and author Will Tuttle Ph. D.

In early 2014 Dr. Will Tuttle, who holds a masters in humanities and a Ph.D in education, completed an international speaking tour, traveling to Taiwan, throughout Australia, and to New Zealand. In this podcast, Dr. Tuttle speaks with ARZone about his work and to tell us about his experience speaking to sold out audiences throughout his tour. Audio Podcast, approx 44 minutes.

The author of the best selling book, The World Peace Diet, Dr. Tuttle's work makes explicit the invisible connections between our food, our culture and a broad range of social, economic and environmental problems. He offers solutions to these problems based on a respect for all living beings.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ARZone Podcast 80: Jon Bockman - Animal Charity Evaluators

Episode 80 features the Executive Director of Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE), Jon Bockman.

In this interview, we discuss the work that ACE does in trying to utilise the best survey and research methods to evaluate the effectiveness of various groups and organizations working within the animal advocacy movement. Audio Podcast, approx 57 minutes.

According to their website (www.AnimalCharityEvaluators.Org), Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is "a nonprofit dedicated to finding and advocating highly effective opportunities for improving the lives of animals.” Jon Bockman serves as its executive director.

Jon has held leadership positions at various animal advocacy groups over the past ten years, including having managed two wildlife rehabilitation centres and serving as a humane investigator in Illinois. Jon joined the team at Animal Charity Evaluators in 2013.