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 



Friday, October 6, 2017

ARZone Total Liberation Interview 3 ~ Robert Grillo

In episode 3 of our new series on Total Liberation through Radical Veganism we spoke with Robert Grillo.

Robert is an activist, author and speaker. He is the director of Free from Harm, which he founded in 2009 to expose animal agriculture’s impact on other animals, on vulnerable communities, and on the environment. 

Robert’s first book, Farm to Fable: The Fictions of Our Animal-Consuming Culture, was published this year and he will be speaking about that, about "Who Chickens Really Are", about sources of inspiration and empowerment for activists, and a lot more this year at London Vegfest UK. 




To listen to this interview please click HERE




Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Pollination Project Lisa Shapiro Awards Winners 2017 ~ Anonymous - Unparalleled Suffering Photography

The activist behind Unparalleled Suffering Photography is a gifted artist who has chosen to use their significant talents to expose the diverse forms of animal exploitation and torment perpetrated and normalized by our culture. This activist, working anonymously and entirely on their own, expertly documents both the emotional terror and physical suffering that animals endure at human hands: --  from captive entertainment venues such as aquariums and rodeos, to the rapidly expanding trend of backyard animal farming and DIY (so called) “humane” slaughter. 

Without requesting any compensation, this activist has volunteered their work to numerous organizations and campaigns in order to bolster their messaging.

The activist behind Unparalleled Suffering Photography is committed to exposing the humane myth, but the nature of their undercover activism requires that they receive no personal acknowledgement for their powerful work, even with this award, and this interview. 


To listen to this interview please CLICK HERE



The Pollination Project Lisa Shapiro Awards Winners 2017 ~ Ms. Socorro 'Sukie' Muller Sargent

In the early 1990’s, at the age of 55,  Sukie, a Mexican born woman living in Texas and married to a hunter, made a life-changing choice to go vegan! She then went on to start the first animal advocacy group in El Paso along with The Vegetarian Society of El Paso.

The animal advocacy group Sukie started had their first meeting in her home in September 1992. There were eleven attendees, plus two from a group across the border in Mexico. 
They organised a variety of campaigns. They protested the annual rattlesnake roundup in New Mexico. They freed a 125- year-old lobster, and sent him to Maine, where CNN was waiting to film his release into the sea.

Sukie’s group has become a resource for people not only in Texas but also in nearby New Mexico. They organise Thanksgiving events that hundreds of people attend every year.


To listen to this interview please CLICK HERE





The Pollination Project Lisa Shapiro Awards Winners 2017 ~ Katrina Krīgere and Aivars Andersons

Katrina and Aivars were selected together as one winner this year. They are the co-founders of animal advocacy group, Animal Freedom in Latvia. 

This group conducts undercover investigations, coordinates outreach and public education campaigns, lobbies government bodies to secure stronger laws for animals, participates in corporate outreach and pressure campaigns to secure meaningful animal related policies, and they engage with the mass media to raise the profile of animal issues in Latvia.

Katrina and Aivars have made great strides with many of their campaigns in Latvia whilst working as volunteers with little funding. 


To listen to this interview please CLICK HERE





The Pollination Project Lisa Shapiro Awards Winners 2017 ~ Chia-Pei 'Jessi' Chang and Yu-Sheng Tai

Chia-Pei and Yu-Sheng were selected together as one winner this year.

What Chia-Pei and Yu-Sheng do for the animal movement is awe-inspiring. They are the definition of activism! 

They volunteer, serve as key organizers, emcees, speakers and spokespersons. They keep their fingers on the pulse of anything new related to veganism; -- a new vegan friendly business, a new animal advocacy campaign -- and you can count on them to get involved in some way. Chia-Pei’s and Yu-Sheng’s “can-do attitude,” high energy, and drive, together with a growing network of activists that they have inspired, -- make them a strong force and true heroes for other animals
 
In May 2017, they helped the International Vegan Volunteer Union (IVVU) put on a groundbreaking event called Vegan Fever, which was the beginning of a serious wave of animal advocacy activities in Taiwan. That event attracted more than 400 people. From there they helped organize the first annual Cross-Strait Veg Industrial Conference with IVVU which gathered activists from several Asian countries. 

Additionally, Yu-Sheng and Chia-Pei helped to coordinate the first annual animal advocacy summer camp at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). They also do street activism regularly and give lectures on veganism and animal rights. Yu-Sheng purposely studied public speaking for activism - and within the last two years, has completed more than 80 talks to a collective audience of about 6000 people in total.


To listen to this interview please CLICK HERE




Friday, September 29, 2017

The Pollination Project Lisa Shapiro Awards Winners 2017 ~ Dawa Dolker

Dr. Dawa Dolker works as a full-time dentist during the day and dedicates every other spare moment of her life to other animals. Over four years ago Dawa co-founded the Dharmasala Vegan Movement (DVM) which finds homes for other animals in need and encourages people to address their consumption of animal products. 

This powerful activist has been known as the animal rescuer of her village since she was a child so whenever someone spotted a stray animal in distress they would reach out to Dawa for assistance. Over the years she has rescued dogs, cows, cats and mules to bring them back to health. DVM holds seminars, organizes public screenings of documentaries at local restaurants, distributes flyers, and speaks out to schools and universities to raise awareness of veganism. Dawa has made it her mission to speak about animals, health, and environmental factors to the Tibetan community. Her community lovingly refers to Dawa as the First Tibetan vegan who invites strangers to her vegan brunches and helps those new vegans find delicious non-animal food. 



To listen to this interview please CLICK HERE





Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ARZone Total Liberation Interview 2 ~ Tim Barford

 In episode 2 of our new series on Total Liberation through Radical Veganism, we speak with Vegfest UK Founder, Tim Barford. 

Tim is the founder and manager of Vegfest UK. He has been living vegan since 1984. Tim founded Vegfest-- originally called “Bristol Vegan Fayre” in 2003, making this year the sixteenth year Tim and Vegfest UK have been holding vegan festivals which attract well over ten thousand visitors to each of their four events every year. 

Tim joined us to speak about what we have to look forward to this year at London Vegfest - one of the biggest vegan festivals in the world today.


To listen to this interview, please CLICK HERE. 






Sunday, August 20, 2017

ARZone Total Liberation Interview 1 ~ Julia Feliz Brueck

In episode 1 of our new series on Total Liberation through Radical Veganism, we speak with vegan author, Julia Feliz Brueck. 

Julia is a decade long vegan, mother of two, scientist, and published author and illustrator. She is also the founder of Sanctuary Publishers, a vegan book publisher that gives back to marginalised communities with every book sold. Sales from Julia’s new guide, the Baby and Toddler Vegan Feeding Guide, will help support the work of Chilis on Wheels, an organisation that helps to feed the homeless with vegan meals.


To listen to this interview please click HERE. 





Saturday, July 22, 2017

ARZone Interview 91 ~ Matt Ball Responds

Episode 91 features long time advocate, Matt Ball. 

Matt has been a globally recognised advocate for other animals, for vegetarian diets and for applied ethics for over two decades. He has presented at, and written for diverse forums over the past two decades. Matt has written dozens of essays, articles, editorials and book chapters, and is the co-author (with Bruce Friedrich) of The Animal Activist’s Handbook (2007) and in 2014 he published The Accidental Activist. 

Matt is currently President and co-founder of One Step for Animals. 

Matt joins us today to speak about One Step For Animals, which he co-founded, and more specifically about the Vox video that was recently published and the reaction to that video.

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


To watch the VOX video that we discuss, please see HERE



Saturday, April 29, 2017

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 25 - Dr. Kim Socha

Episode 25 features special guest, Dr. Kim Socha. Kim holds a Ph.D. in English and teaches writing and literature at a community college. Her publications include "Animal Liberation and Atheism” and "Women, Destruction, and the Avant-Garde". 
She is also contributing editor of "Defining Critical Animal Studies: An Intersectional Social Justice Approach for Liberation" and "Confronting Animal Exploitation: Grassroots Essays on Liberation and Veganism." 

Kim frequently publishes articles and chapters on intersectional social justice, and her work has been translated into German and Spanish. She is regularly invited to speak on her scholarship and activism. As an activist, Kim organizes with Minnesota Animal Liberation and Progress for Science. She also volunteer teaches English to immigrants and refugees from Africa and Central America.

To read the blog post Kim spoke about in the interview, Show Up and Shut Up: White Animal Activists and the Racial Justice Movement, please click HERE 


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


Friday, March 10, 2017

ARZone Interview 90 - Dr. Casey Taft

Episode 90 features Professor of Psychology, Casey Taft

Casey is a Professor of Psychiatry, an internationally recognized researcher in the areas of trauma and the family. He has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and scientific reports, and has consulted with the United Nations. 

Casey sees the prevention of violence toward other animals as a natural extension of his work with humans, understanding that working toward the prevention of violence done to other animal species follows naturally from working to end the violence humans do to each other. 

He’s is the co-owner of Vegan Publishers … and has a brand new book called Millennial Vegan, which is aimed at young vegans who are navigating life as an animal advocate.




              

Thursday, March 9, 2017

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 24 - Christopher Sebastian

Episode 24 features long time vegan and pro-intersectionality justice advocate, Christopher Sebastian. 

Sebastian is a long time vegan and social justice advocate. He focuses on examining the complex relationships between speciesism, racism, and queer oppression, and he organises discussions relative to exploring the intersectionality of veganism and other movements for social justice. 

Sebastian is speaking at the Brighton Vegfest this weekend. 

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


        

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 23 - Laura Schleifer

Episode 23 features pro-intersectional vegan advocate, Laura Schleifer 

Laura is a pro-intersectional vegan. She is a writer, theatre artist and educator whose work has spanned the globe, from the Middle East to China and beyond. 


Laura has been working on a book for Vegan Publishers, Liberating Veganism, which deals with animal rights psychology and philosophy, and she regularly speaks about intersecting human, and other animal liberation issues.

Laura is speaking at Vegfest Brighton’s pro-intersectionality summit this weekend

To listen to this interview, see the player below, or please click HERE    




                  


 

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 22 - Julia Feliz

Episode 22 features intersectional vegan activist and author, Julia Feliz.

Julia is an intersectional vegan, an artist and the author of the first ever vegan themed board book for babies and toddlers, Libby Finds Vegan Sanctuary.

Julia runs The Vegan Craftivist Project, which advocates on behalf of other animals through craft, and recently became president of a Swiss based association, Solidarity for Humanity, which aims to provide a platform for marginalized communities, as well as lead US Americans abroad to best fight against oppression.  


Julia has been an ethical vegan since 2008, and is now also a mother who enjoys creating art for her young children and colouring by their side.

To listen to the interview, please click HERE 



Monday, February 6, 2017

ARZone Intersectionality Interview 21 – Harold Brown

Episode 21 features farmer-turned-advocate Harold Brown.

Harold Brown, who is featured in the documentary Peaceable Kingdom, The Journey Home, spent over half of his life working in animal agriculture. Growing up on a beef farm in Michigan and later working in the dairy industry, Harold has been involved in the behind the scenes operations of food production that uses other animals. Today Harold is an activist advocating for sustainable food production, social and environmental justice, animal rights and peace through non-violence. Audio podcast, approx. 25 minutes.