Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ARZone Podcast 12. Vegans and Veganism.

Going Vegan.

The reasons that people live vegan vary. For some, like the founders of the English Vegan Society, it was a matter of ethics; for others, it is health; for others still, environmental issues. Some may go vegan for all of these reasons combined. Furthermore, what of the process of becoming a vegan? What "route" do people take? What triggers their veganism: is it the culmination of a whole series of striking - or mundane - events stretched out over months or even years? Does it happen suddenly (upon hearing an ARZone podcast perhaps)? What are the "catalytic experiences" as one researcher put it?

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Related links:

"Once you know something, you can't not know it:" An empirical look at becoming vegan. Barbara McDonald.

McDonald's "Empirical look at becoming vegan." Rachel MacNair.

Why do people become vegans/vegetarians? Survey says: all of the above.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

ARZone's Greatest Hits Vol. 1.

Welcome to Vol. 1 of ARZone's Greatest Hits in which we present highlights from past shows. In this podcast, we feature clips from our first 10 episodes, which feature wonderful guests and lively discussions. We hope you enjoy this Greatest Hits package.

Guests featured:

Kari Bagnall
Bob Ingersoll
Emma Kaczmarczyk
Ronnie Lee
David Pearce
Will Tuttle

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Friday, August 26, 2011

ARZone Podcast 11. Jordan Wyatt of the Invercargill Vegan Society.

Animal Rights Zone's special guest for this episode is Jordan Wyatt, Dictator for Life of the Invercargill Vegan Society (INVSOC), and the producer of the Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals Podcast.

Jordan talks about his chicken friends, the development of the Invercargill Vegan Society, his recent attendance at New Zealand's "National Animal Rights Conference 2011", and how language is used in the exploitation of other animals.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ARZone Podcast 10. Hey, Hey, We're the Primates.

This time the ARZone team are joined by two guests, Bob Ingersoll of Mindy's Memory Primate Sanctuary, and Kari Bagnall of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary. We speak about the Jungle Friends Expansion Project, and learn from Bob about the film Project Nim, in which he is featured.

Despite a few small technical problems, this was an informative and interesting conversation between seven people from all over the world.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

ARZone Podcast 9. Speciesism and Capitalism.

This time the ARZone team explore the ideology of speciesism and The Big C - Capitalism. Using themes from Professor David Nibert's "entanglements thesis," should we understand speciesism as rather more than simply a prejudice held by indviduals? To what extent is capitalism a major structural impediment to the liberation of all human and other animals? Can we see a vegan capitalist future - or do we have to become anti-capitalists to be animal liberationists?

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

ARZone Podcast 8. The Ethics of "Wildlife" Rehabilitation.

This time the ARZone team of Carolyn Bailey, Barbara DeGrande, Tim Gier, and Roger Yates are joined by "wildlife rehabilitator" Emma Kaczmarczyk to talk about the rehabilitation of "wildlife" and, in particular, the ethics of feeding flesh or other animal products to the recovering animals and birds.

What to do about - or with - free-living beings is far from a settled issue in terms of animal rights thought and practice.

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