Thursday, January 4, 2018

ARZone Total LIberation Interview 9 ~ Rama Ganesan

In this interview we spoke with Rama Ganesan. 

Rama lived in Chennai India until the age of 10 when she emigrated to the UK with her family.  She graduated from the University of Oxford, and also has a PhD from the University of Wales. She then moved to the US with her spouse, and has lived there ever since. Rama became a vegan after reading “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer, set as college reading for her son. She then began to work to promote veganism, and currently works as a vegan educator where she presents to thousands of students. She runs many local vegan events in northern Indiana, and is a Pollination Project grantee for this work.

Rama joined us to speak about her contribution to a new book recently released, titled “Veganism in an Oppressive World: A Vegans of Colour Community Project”. This book was conceptualised and edited by Julia Feliz Brueck and incorporates the views and advocacy advice of Vegans of Colour from around the world, in order to ensure that our movement is as effective as it can be.







To listen to this interview please click HERE, or use the player above. 





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Thursday, December 21, 2017

ARZone Total Liberation Interview 8 ~ Svetlana Chibireva and Laura Schlieffer on Holocaust memes.

In this interview, we are joined by two very special guests, Svetlana Chibireva and Laura Schleifer. 

Svetlana is a pro intersectional vegan with an interest in looking at veganism as a political and ethical philosophy through a critical lense in order to challenge current narratives in mainstream veganism. She was born in Stalingrad, a city recovering from the atrocities of nazi occupation during world war 2. She grew up with relatives, family friends and members of the local community who experienced the horrors of concentration camps as well as medical experimentation under fascism.

Laura is a Jewish American who has been researching the deep interconnections between animal exploitation, eugenics, Nazism and animal rights as part of a book she is working on, "Liberating Veganism; How Dominance and Control Issues are Sabotaging the Movement--And How to Free Ourselves" for Vegan Publishers. She also gave a talk relating to these themes at Vegfest UK earlier this year.

Svetlana and Laura joined us to speak about Holocaust and genocide analogies in animal advocacy and about the type of advocacy that can turn marginalised groups away from the animal movement. 

**This interview requires a trigger warning for language and subjects associated with the Holocaust, including talk of rape**. 





To listen to this interview please click HERE or use the player above. 




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Monday, November 6, 2017

ARZone Total Liberation Interview 7 ~ Kathy Divine

In this interview we welcomed inspirational vegan leader, Kathy Divine, to ARZone. 

Kathy is the author of five vegan books and founder of the magazine Australian Vegans Journal. The concept of ethical vegan leadership as the solution to world peace inspires and drives her work, and she uses publishing as a way to broadcast this vision into the world. Kathy offers one-on-one coaching to first-time authors and is currently developing an online course that will show them how they can successfully publish their books.

Kathy's publishing focus is on promoting vegans who exhibit great leadership, and her coaching focuses on those who have leadership aspirations and potential.

One of her #1 Amazon best-selling books Plant-Powered Women forms the basis for an upcoming conference series she is presenting. Launching in March 2018 in Sydney, the Plant-Powered Women Leadership Conference Series will be a series of one day events where vegan women will speak on various topics of expertise with the aim being to inspire the audience to become ethical vegan leaders in their communities.


To listen to Kathy's interview please CLICK HERE











Friday, October 20, 2017

ARZone Total LIberation Interview 6 ~ Dr. Casey Taft

In this interview we welcomed back Dr. Casey Taft to ARZone.

Casey is a Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University school of Medicine , and an internationally recognized researcher in the areas of trauma, family communication and violence prevention. 

Casey sees the prevention of violence toward other animals as a natural extension of his work with humans.

He’s is the co-owner of Vegan Publishers … and has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters and scientific reports, as well as recently authoring “Millennial Vegan,” “Motivational Methods for Animal Advocacy,” and “Trauma-Informed Treatment and Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence.”


To listen to Casey's Interview please click HERE








Wednesday, October 18, 2017

ARZone Total Liberation Interview 5 ~ James Aspey

In this interview, we welcomed my fellow Australian animal advocate, James Aspey

James has overcome some huge hurdles in his life and is a true inspiration. He conquered leukaemia, drug abuse and bulimia before becoming one of Australia’s most well-known animal advocates.

Grabbing global attention in 2015 after breaking a year long vow of silence in a powerful TV interview seen by millions, James has continued devoting himself to activism ever since, with a focus on peace, justice and fairness.

In 2016 he was tattooed for 24 hours to raise money for charity. He travels the world giving entertaining speeches on his journey from being an apathetic meat eater to a passionate animal advocate.

His viral speech has been viewed over 8 million times and is described as one of the most inspiring animal advocacy speeches ever delivered.



To listen to James' interview please click HERE


Sunday, October 15, 2017

ARZone Interview 92 ~ Stuart Chaifetz

Stuart Chaifetz is an investigator who works with SHARK - Showing Animals Respect and Kindness. 

Stu - began his animal campaigning as a “sab” in England in 1990 and continued his anti-hunting work after returning to the United States.

He’s also run for Congress as a Green Party candidate and is the winner of a Sea Shepherd Conservation Society award for anti-whaling work.

Stu is also an activist for special needs children.

Recently, SHARK released a video discussing some issues associated with the group Animal Charity Evaluators, or ACE. Stuart is joining us today to discuss that video, the claims made in the video and other issues that have followed the release of his video. 


To listen to Stu's interview please click HERE


To view the SHARK video addressed in the interview please click HERE 



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ARZone Total Liberation Interview 4 ~ Katrina Fox

Katrina is the founder and editor of the vegan business blog VeganBusinessMedia.com, the host of Vegan Business Talk podcast and author of Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business,  She’s been vegan since 1996, and has had her ideas about the interconnections between human and other animal social justice featured in numerous books and articles. Her goal is to inform and inspire as many people as possible to embrace a vision of a world in which all beings are free to thrive. 

Katrina joined us to speak about the new Trade Show wich is part of Vegfest UK, about the power of storytelling to promote animal rights and about capitalism and how vegans can do their best to live ethically. 



To listen to this interview, please CLICK HERE