Episode 102 features Derek's interview with PETA President and Co-Founder Ingrid Newkirk after her Naked Truth event here in NYC. Her work over the decades has saved millions of lives with education, activism, and media stunts. You can hear her talk about the most recent campaign Never Be Silent which explains that it is our duty as compassionate humans to speak for those whose voices are ignored and misunderstood.
Derek has moved to New Orleans and this is the first podcast produced in the Big Easy. Soon after his arrival the controversial animal rights/welfare organization Peta held a Meat Tray Demonstration in downtown New Orleans.
Our 69th show features and interview with Melanie Joy, author of the book Strategic Action for Animals. Melanie talks about the most effective ways of building a movement. We also ask her about the abolitionist vs welfarist divide in the modern animal liberation movement, the tactics of Peta, and much more. This show also occurs a couple days before Thanksgiving so we give tips about surviving the holiday.
This year our regularly scheduled show falls on Thanksgiving, and we take the opportunity to get the animal rights message out while the blood is pooling on the counters of US citizens celebrating the genocide of Native Americans. First we talk about Peta's investigation into Butterball's House of Horrors.
This week's show features Interviews from Farm Sanctuary's Farm Animal Forum including Gene Bauston from Farm Sanctuary, Bruce Freidrich from PeTA, Karen Dawn from Dawn Watch, and Lauren Ornellas from Compassion Over Killing. We also have musical guest Arjuna Greist. In the news we have breaking news about the banning of Foie Gras in Chicago, protests in Oxford, meat theives in Massachusetts, the world's oldest vegetarian in China, and beans that won't make you fart!