Thursday, August 30, 2012

ARZone Podcast 51: Greg McFarlane - Vegan Australia

Episode 51 features special guest Greg McFarlane.  

Greg McFarlane is the president of the Vegan Society of New South Wales, a community-based, non-profit organisation founded in 1981 in Southeastern Australia.

In this ARZone Podcast, Greg talks about the challenges of creating a national advocacy organization, the core influences that affect the "life cycle of a vegan", single-issue campaigns, his pragmatic approach to outreach, and much more. Audio podcast, approx 56 minutes.

The Vegan Society aims to promote veganism by encouraging the use of alternatives to all products derived wholly or partly from other animals. The Society emphasizes education, both about the rights of other animals, as well as the health and environmental benefits of veganism. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities as president, Greg is focusing now on building a new and highly visible national vegan organization throughout Australia, scheduled to launch before the end of 2012.

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To learn more about the Vegan Society of New South Wales, please visit their website here.
To read about or offer suggestions to the new national organization, Vegan Australia, click here!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

ARZone Podcast 50: Bob Linden - Go Vegan Radio

Episode 50 features special guest Bob Linden.  

Bob Linden, is the host of GO VEGAN Radio, a one hour talk radio programme accessible via download, live-stream and free podcast as well as weekly on US broadcast radio in California. 

In this ARZone Podcast, Bob talks about his radio show, the events, promotions, organizations and other forms of vegan outreach he conducts, the problems he sees in some animal advocacy conferences, and what he sees as the failure of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in regard to the recent proposed compromise with the United Egg Producers (UEP). Audio podcast, approx 1 hour 44 minutes.

Bob is a successful events organiser and promoter of social justice causes. He played a major role in developing and promoting Vegan Earth Day Events, San Diego Fall-Fest and Worldfest-LA, which he also emceed. Bob has been a vegan for almost 30 years. A New York City native and graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, Bob spoke with us from the world's largest vegan grocery store, VIVA LA VEGAN..

You may also listen H E R E, or visit this webpage to subscribe using iTunes, and please remember to visit ARZone on the web at

Please click here to listen to the ARZone Podcast featuring Bruce Friedrich that Bob mentions in this episode.

To learn more about Bob's advocacy and to listen to any of his radio shows. please visit
To support Bob's work, please click the DONATE link on the Go Vegan Radio webpage or send a check or money order to:

PO Box 475414
San Francisco, CA 94147

To contact Bob about any of the topics covered in this episode or to advertise on his radio show, please email him at:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

ARZone Podcast 49: Anthony Marr: Global Environmentalist

Episode 49 features our special guest Anthony Marr. 

Anthony speaks about his recent campaigns against oil pipelines, tankers and "dirty oil"; global climate change; vegans who ride horses, speciesism and racism in the AR movement; and much more. Audio podcast, aprrox. 1 hour 50 minutes.

Anthony Marr, who was honoured with the Henry Spira Grassroots Activist Award at the AR2010 conference, has a degree in physics and is the author of two books: "OMNI-SCIENCE and the Human Destiny" and "Homo Sapiens! SAVE YOUR EARTH!". He has campaigned against the use of endangered species in traditional medicines; against whaling and dolphin slaughter; against global warming and mass extinction; and against sport hunting, urban deer culls and seal hunting.

Anthony has traveled the globe as an author, an environmentalist, a speaker and an advocate for other animals.

You may also listen H E R E, or visit this webpage to subscribe using iTunes, and please remember to visit ARZone on the web at

You may read more about the work that Anthony is involved with by clicking on each of the following links:

Anthony mentions his blog post Crimes Against Animals Around the World

To do what you can to combat racism in the AR movement, please join this group on Facebook: Hand-in-Hand with Asia's Animal Activists

Sunday, August 12, 2012

ARZone Podcast 48: Nick Cooney - Change of Heart

Episode 48 features special guest Nick Cooney. Nick is the Compassionate Communities Campaign manager for Farm Sanctuary. He is also the author of “Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change” which VegNews named as one of its top ten books of 2011. Nick is also the founder of The Humane League, an advocacy organization that works to protect other animals through public education, campaigns and rescue. Audio podcast, about 45 mins.

Nick has written for publications including The Philadelphia Inquirer and Z Magazine, and his advocacy work has been featured in hundreds of media outlets including Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio.

Nick holds a degree in Non-Violence Studies from Hofstra University and formerly worked conducting nutrition education programs with the University of Pennsylvania's Urban Nutrition Initiative.

You may also listen H E R E, or visit this webpage to subscribe using iTunes, and please remember to visit ARZone on the web at

Please click on the following links to learn more about Nick's work:

The book: Change of Heart

Visit the website of Farm Sanctuary's Compassionate Communities Campaign

Read the Compassionate Communities blog here

Click here to contact Nick to order outreach materials.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

ARZone Podcast 47: Dr. Andrew Knight

Episode 47 features special guest Dr. Andrew Knight. Andrew talks about his book The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments, the problem of vivisection, the use of other animals in veterinary schools, vegan ultramarthons and fitness, and much more. Approx. 44 min audio podcast.

Dr. Andrew Knight is an Australian bioethicist and European Veterinary Specialist in Welfare Science, Ethics and Law who lives and practices veterinary medicine in London. He is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, the Director of Animal Consultants International, which provides multidisciplinary expertise for animal issues, and he is spokesperson for Animals Count, a British political party for people and animals.

Andrew has produced over 50 scientific publications on animal issues. His key publications include a major series examining the contributions to human health-care of animal experiments. His work has attracted several awards at international scientific conferences, and forms the basis for his 2010 PhD as well as providing the foundations for his 2011 book The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments.

Andrew’s other publications have examined the contributions of the livestock sector to climate change, vegan companion animal diets, the animal welfare standards of veterinarians, and the latest evidence about animal cognitive and related abilities and the resultant moral implications.

You may also listen H E R E, or visit this webpage to subscribe using iTunes, and please remember to visit ARZone on the web at

Please click on the following links to learn more about Andrew's work:  

The book: The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments:  

Andrew's informational websites on animal experimentation ( and humane teaching methods (

Animals Count: a British political party for people and animals:  

The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics:

Animal Consultants International:  

The Extreme Vegan Sporting Association:  

The first vegan ultra-marathon (not run by, but in accordance with the aims and ethos of the Extreme Vegan Sporting Assoc):  

For more information about Dr. Knight's publications or to inquire about the possibility of arranging for a presentation by Dr. Knight, please visit the website:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

ARZone Podcast 46: Brad King - Farm Animal Rescue Australia

Episode 46 episode features special guest Brad King.

Brad King is the founder of Farm Animal Rescue Australia, a new sanctuary in Queensland Australia. Brad speaks with us about the needs of the rescued animals, the challenges of running a sanctuary, how connecting people with living beings is a great form of vegan outreach and education, the role of government in animal agriculture and much more. Approx 50 min audio podcast..

The individuals cared for at the Farm Animal Rescue Australia sanctuary have been rescued from the animal agricultural industry, some having been part of the horrors of concentrated animal feeding operations.

Farm Animal Rescue’s new 55 acre base of operations, just north of Brisbane, includes a 45 acre sanctuary, 8 acres of native rainforest, plans for an education centre, cabins, campgrounds and office space for Farm Animal Rescue staff members.;

Farm Animal Rescue will not only be taking in and caring for numerous neglected and “used up” individuals, but will also campaign against other animals being used as commodities at all..

You may also listen H E R E, or visit this webpage to subscribe using iTunes, and please remember to visit ARZone on the web at

Please click here to visit Farm Animal Rescue Australia on the web.