Wednesday, January 30, 2013

ARZone Podcast 61: Looking Back, Moving Forward

In this special Looking Back, Moving Forward podcast, ARZone presents the thoughts of 35 advocates and activists from around the world - looking back on 2012 and moving forward into 2013. We hope you’ll enjoy listening to these remarkable and dedicated people share their thoughts on past success and hope for the future. This diversity of voices shows that even though many of us favour different approaches, we are each committed to community and progress. Audio Podcast, approx 2 hours 27 minutes.

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ARZone sincerely appreciates the participation of each of the advocates and activists who’ve contributed to this project. We are proud to be able to add our small contribution to the movement we share with these fine people as the work continues on behalf of other animals.

The participants in this project are (listed in order of appearence):

Tom Regan, who began teaching college in 1967, is the moral philosopher whose ground-breaking book “The Case for Animal Rights” (1983) is widely regarded as the definitive argument for a rights-based theory of animal ethics. Prof. Regan is on the web at

Nick Cooney, Compassionate Communities Campaign manager for Farm Sanctuary and author of “Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change” (2010).

Will Tuttle, tireless traveling lecturer, educator, and author of “The World Peace Diet” (2005).

David Cantor, founder and Executive Director of Responsible Policies for Animals.

Shannon Keith, animal rights lawyer, producer/director of the films “Skin Trade” (2010) and “Behind the Mask” (2006).

Brad King, founder and director of Farm Animal Rescue Australia in Queensland Australia.

Ronnie Lee, a British animal rights activist and vegan educator who founded the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) in 1976.

Priscilla Cohn, philosopher, Associate Director of the Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, and co-editor of the Journal of Animal Ethics.

Dan Mathews, Senior Vice President of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA).

David Pearce, British philosopher, transhumanist, vegan, co-founder of Humanity+ and The Abolitionist Project.

Matt Ball, co-founder and Executive Director of Vegan Outreach.

Kathy Divine, from Sydney Australia, the author of two books, “Forever 21” (2011) and “Vegans Are Cool” (2011) can be found on the web at

Harold Brown, founder of Farm Kind, an advocate for animals’ rights; veganism; sustainable, independ4ent family farms; and environmental and social justice.

Dean Bracher, grassroots animal activist in the UK, focusing on educating children and young adults.

Kari Bagnall, founder and director of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary in Gainesville, FL.

Robert Garner, professor of political theory in the UK and author of Animal Ethics (2005), and Animals, Politics and Morality (2004).

Bruce Friedrich, senior director for strategic initiatives at Farm Sanctuary, producer of the film “Meet your Meat” (2002).

Cameron Blewett, an outspoken vegan advocate and blogger ( in Brisbane, Australia.

Gary Smith, founder of and the public relations firm Evolotus PR.

Ruby Roth, author of two children’s books, “That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals” (2009) and her latest “Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action” (2012).

Anthony Marr, recipient in 2010 of the Henry Spira Grassroots Activist Award, noted environmentalist, conservationist, author and public speaker.

Dino Sarma, author of “Alternative Vegan: International Vegan Fare Straight From the Produce Aisle” (2011).

Mary Martin, vegan, runner, meditator, atheist, mother, author, blogger (

David Sztybel, philosopher and Canadian scholar specialising in animal ethics.

Oscar Horta, professor of moral philosophy and antispeciesist activist working in Spain and Latin America.

Steven Wise, “‘America’s best-known animal lawyer”, founder and president of the NonHuman Rights Project, author of “Rattling the Cage:Toward Legal Rights For Animals” (2001).

Jonathan Balcombe, ethologist, public speaker, Chair of the Animal Studies Department with the Humane Society University and author of numerous books including “Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good” (2007).

Karol Orzechowski, producer/director of “Maximum Tolerated Dose” (2012), a documentary focusing on the lives affected by vivisection.

David Nibert, Professor of Sociology, author of “Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation” (2002).

Robin Lane, an advocate and activist for three decades, organiser since 1998 of the London Vegan Festival.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, the ‘Compassionate Cook’, public speaker, activist and author of many books including The 30-Day Vegan Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Cleaner, Getting Leaner, and Living Compassionately (2011).

Anthony Nocella II, educator, community organizer, and author/editor - most recently of “Earth, Animal, and Disability Liberation: The Rise of the Eco-Ability Movement” (2012).

Marc Bekoff, a recognized expert in the study of animal emotions and behavior, a prolific author whose work includes the 3 volume “Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior” (2004).

Melanie Joy, social psychologist and author of “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows” (2011) and “Strategic Action for Animals” (2008), founder and president of the Carnism Awareness and Action Network.

Peter Singer, often called one of the world’s best known and most read philosophers, Prof. Singer is widely credited with rekindling the modern advocacy movement for other animals with the publication of his book “Animal Liberation” in 1975.

Photo design and production by Laura Cooley

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

ARZone Podcast 60: Karol Orzechowski - Maximum Tolerated Dose

Episode 60 features activist, vegan and creator of still and moving images, Karol Orzechowski.

Karol Orzechowski, a long time advocate for social justice causes, has recently produced and directed the full length documentary Maximum Tolerated Dose. MTD presents accounts of experimentation on other animals from the perspectives of the humans who have performed it as well as of the other animals who have survived it. Karol speaks with ARZone about his art and his activism - how they come together and how they stay apart. Audio podcast approx 95 minutes.

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 for more information on the film Maximum Tolerated Dose.

Find MTD on Facebook.

Visit this page to keep up with all of Karol's work: Decipher Images.

To learn more about MTD's Lush Prize click here.

Join Fighting Animal Testing on Facebook.

Karol mentions the online archive Conflict Gypsy.

Read Tom Regan's ARZone interview.