The well-being of (non-human) animals
This episode features the independent activist and academic Kim Stallwood. After becoming involved in animal rights campaigning in the 1970s, Stallwood began archiving material relating to the movement. Much of this media is now available to researchers as part of the Kim Stallwood Archive at the British Library. In this episode, we discuss his archive and a series of blogposts about animal rights he produced for the British Library. This episode is sponsored by the newly renamed Animal Politics series at Sydney University Press. To learn more about the series, visit the Sydney University Press website.
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Michelle Lavery is a Program Associate with Open Philanthropy's Farm Animal Welfare team, with a focus on the science and study of animal behaviour & welfare. In this episode we talk about: How do scientists study animal emotions in the first place? How is a "science" of animal emotion even feasible? When is it useful to anthropomorphise animals to understand them? How can you study the preferences of animals? How can you measure the “strength” of preferences? How do farmed animal welfare advocates relate to animal welfare science? Are their perceptions fair? How can listeners get involved with the study of animal emotions? You can get in touch through our website or on Twitter. Consider leaving us an honest review wherever you're listening to this — it's the best free way to support the show. Thanks for listening!
Kennel Manager Cora Miller and Director of Operations Michelle Lascon from KC Protective Animal Welfare Society discuss how their organization offers grooming, boarding, and daycare as part of their mission to rescue dogs from cruelty and neglect.PAWS Online:KCPAWS.orgFacebook.com/kcmoPAWSInstagram.com/kc.pawsLearn more about the KC PAWS Winter Fur-mal and get your tickets now!From the Dog Words archives:0117: Retail with a Mission with Scott Poore0150: Dog Art for Charity with Ashley Schanz0205: Lucky 13 Rescue with Stephanie RobinsonMusic for this episode is provided by alternative string duo, The Wires. Visit them at TheWires.info. Learn fiddle and cello-fiddle online — even if you've never played before — from Laurel Morgan Parks and Sascha Groshang at FiddleLife.com.Make a donation at RosieFund.org or through our Facebook page. You can contribute by making a purchase from the store on our website or buying a t-shirt at Bonfire.com. Also check out our page on BarkYours, the online mall with gifts for people who love their dogs.Rosie Fund online:RosieFund.orgFacebook.com/rosiefundInstagram.com/rosiefundYouTube.com/rosiefund
It's officially holiday season, and with that comes lots of wonderful things, holiday parties, gathering with family, arguing with family….and best of all, lots of great food! Our guest veterinarian is going to discuss some of the holiday foods that are wonderful for us, but maybe not so good for your pet.Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661Love and compassion for animals can bring everyone together. ‘Humane Voices' is the official podcast of the Humane Society of the United States. We'll explore the issues facing animals, interview worldwide animal experts, and discuss what you can do to get involved and help. If you care about the welfare of animals, or have a special pet or two in your life, this is the podcast for you.Contact us at email@example.com to offer feedback and suggest future episode topics.
“We've got to use veterinary technicians. And here's what happens – I feel so good getting to help a pet owner and increase that pet owner-animal bond, and my veterinarian can go do doctor things! If you utilize your technicians more, you get to be a doctor more.” This episode is sponsored in part by Meow Cat Lounge, Doobert.com, and Maddie's Fund. In today's show, Stacy chats with Amy Newfiled, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Emergency & Critical Care, author, and owner of the educational platform Veterinary Team Training. In this episode, Stacy and Amy talk about the field of veterinary medicine, and how the role of veterinary technicians in particular has grown and evolved since the 1990s. They talk about the key differences between veterinary technicians, specialists, and assistants, and what the general public should keep in mind when taking their animals to their veterinary care provider. They also discuss the many challenges veterinarians and practices are facing today, including the worst staffing shortages – from veterinarians to veterinary technicians, to front desk support – that Amy has seen in her career. They also talk about the capabilities of veterinary technicians, and the opportunities available to veterinarians who fully utilize their teams. Amy talks about her books in the Oops Management Series, Oops, I Became a Manager, and Oops, My Team is Toxic, aimed at helping managers and leaders in the veterinary profession build stronger leaders and create and maintain positive work cultures. The Oops Management Series currently includes three books, available to purchase on Amazon. Amy also tells us about Vet Team Training, and her work to help develop teams through practical and real-world techniques. The website offers free information and videos for anyone with a passion for animals, as well as RACE-accredited courses for veterinary technicians looking to continue their education. More information about Vet Team Training is available at www.vetteamtraining.com. More information about the CE courses offered by Vet Team Training is available here.
Ellie is an animal communicator and healing expert who consults with people, animal rescues, and sanctuaries all over the world on how to save, heal, and treat their own animals. Ellie is a powerful speaker and the author of “My Gentle Barn: Creating a sanctuary where animals heal, and children learn to hope.” Ellie has appeared on some of the most influential media outlets including The Ellen Show, People Magazine, Life Magazine, Animal Planet, The Huffington Post, Turning point, Women's World, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, The NY Times, and many more. Ellie has been saving, rehabilitating and communicating with animals since she was a child. From the age of seven Ellie heard the distress calls of baby birds, injured wildlife, and orphaned animals and would bring them home to heal them. By age 11 Ellie was working with families in her community to solve behavioral and training issues for their dogs. As a young adult, Ellie founded "Rover Rescue" where she focused on taking dogs and cats from high kill shelters deemed unadoptable. By communicating and connecting with the animals, Ellie was able to resolve their issues and place them into forever homes. During her time with Rover Rescue Ellie saved over 500 dogs and cats. Later Ellie discovered a petting zoo and was overwhelmed by the animals desperate pleas for help. Not able to walk away, Ellie ended up bringing those broken farm animals home to her half acre backyard. She listened as they recounted their tails of abuse and neglect and gave them everything they needed to heal. This made Ellie want to do more. Ellie founded The Gentle Barn in 1999, a nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates not only dogs and cats, but horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, peacocks, emus, llamas, and donkeys. Ellie formulated her own "Gentle Healing" method, using a combination of animal communication, energy healing, holistic healing, holding therapy, and western medicine to heal animals no one else would take and had nowhere else to go. Ellie specializes in healing puppies with Parvo, calves from veal crates, and orphaned animals of all kinds. Ellie and her husband Jay Weiner have brought The Gentle Barn national and now have three Gentle Barn locations, in California, in Missouri and in Tennessee. The Gentle Barn is one of the largest and most beloved farm animal sanctuaries in the world. It is their goal to be the voice for animals, share their stories, and open the hearts of humanity towards all living beings. For more information about The Gentle Barn, please visit: www.gentlebarn.org
Thanks to Michael St. Jules for his comments.Key TakeawaysThe evidence that animal welfare dominates in neartermism is strong.Open Philanthropy (OP) should scale up its animal welfare allocation over several years to approach a majority of OP's neartermist grantmaking.If OP disagrees, they should practice reasoning transparency by clarifying their views:How much weight does OP's theory of welfare place on pleasure and pain, as opposed to nonhedonic goods?Precisely how much more does OP value one unit of a human's welfare than one unit of another animal's welfare, just because the former is a human? How does OP derive this tradeoff?How would OP's views have to change for OP to prioritize animal welfare in neartermism?Summary.Rethink Priorities (RP)'s moral weight research endorses the claim that the best animal welfare interventions are orders of magnitude (1000x) more cost-effective than the best neartermist alternatives.Avoiding this conclusion seems very difficult:Rejecting hedonism (the view that only pleasure and pain have moral [...] ---Outline:(00:09) Key Takeaways(02:46) The Evidence Endorses Prioritizing Animal Welfare in Neartermism(06:32) Objections(06:35) Animal Welfare Does Not Dominate in Neartermism(07:07) RPs Project Assumptions are Incorrect(09:21) Endorsing Overwhelming Non-Hedonism(14:13) Endorsing Overwhelming Hierarchicalism(16:09) Its Strongly Intuitive that Helping Humans Helping Chickens(16:46) Skepticism of Formal Philosophy(17:58) Even if Animal Welfare Dominates, it Still Shouldnt Receive a Majority of Neartermist Funding(18:12) Worldview Diversification Opposes Majority Allocations to Controversial Cause Areas(19:43) OP is Already a Massive Animal Welfare Funder(20:16) Animal Welfare has Faster Diminishing Marginal Returns than Global Health(21:36) Increasing Animal Welfare Funding would Reduce OP's Influence on Philanthropists(23:42) Request for Reasoning Transparency from OP(26:13) Conclusion--- First published: November 19th, 2023 Source: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/btTeBHKGkmRyD5sFK/open-phil-should-allocate-most-neartermist-funding-to-animal --- Narrated by TYPE III AUDIO.
Want to be the change you wish to see? Then look no further than my next S.O.S. Guest Marc Abraham. Marc has literally written the book on effective campaigns and was an instrumental part of the law in the UK that banned the sale of pets in storefronts. He uses his experiences as a veterinarian, in marketing/persuasion and community organizing to promote countless animal causes. Some work includes events that promote the human-animal bond and shine a spotlight on animal cruelty. He is a celebrity in the UK as it pertains to animal welfare, affectionately known to do many as “Marc the Vet.” I'm pinching myself at the idea I'm going to interview him! This is what I love about podcasting, this art that brings people such as Marc to you. Marc uses his extensive knowledge of marketing and PR, and then channels these skills into activism. His father was a well-known marketing executive, which influenced him greatly in his work today. His book “Be More Mosquito” is a must-have for anyone who wants to start a movement in any arena, not just animals. Dr Marc Abraham OBE is a multi-award-winning practicing vet, author, and animal welfare campaigner. Based in Brighton, England, Marc is most well known for successfully leading the #LucysLaw campaign in UK Parliament to ban commercial third-party puppy and kitten dealers, such as pet shops. Marc is the secretariat and co-founder of the All-Party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Welfare Group (APDAWG), visits local schools chatting to pupils about caring for animals and looking out for one another, plus enjoys walking on the South Downs and supporting Brighton and Hove Albion. In 2022, Marc was awarded the OBE for Services to Animal Welfare by His Majesty Charles III. Find Marc here - https://marcthevet.net/Visit my website: https://thehello.llc/THERESACARPENTERRead my writings on my blog: https://www.theresatapestries.com/Listen to other episodes on my podcast: https://storiesofservice.buzzsprout.com
This episode is dedicated to the legendary Karen Davis, PhD, founder and president of United Poultry Concerns (UPC). Karen died on Nov. 4th 2023 of cancer. Vegan since 1983, Karen was an activist, author, outspoken animal advocate, and had a sanctuary for rescued birds on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. United Poultry Concerns was the first sponsor of this podcast and our host, Hope Bohanec, worked with Karen at UPC for close to a decade from 2012 - 2021. Karen started United Poultry Concerns, the first ever organization focused on chickens, in 1990. She wrote numerous books on chickens and turkeys and advocated for an end to not only the farming of these birds, but also cock fighting, down, foie gras, Kapporos, birds used in experimentation, and many other exploitive practices involving chickens and other birds. This episode is a compilation of highlights from the four times Karen was on the podcast. Karen tells the story of how she was inspired by the animal rights movement in the 1980s and how she started United Poultry Concerns. Karen shares some of her philosophies and unique thoughts about chickens and animal advocacy. She also talks about the plight and delight of turkeys. She discusses the importance of language and reveals how she believed chickens, and all animals, have Earth Rights. Rest in Power Karen, we will carry on in your honor. Resources: United Poultry Concerns
Timestamps & Summary Chris Gwyn (01:28)Can you explain what brought you to the study of cow handling specifically?Dr. Jennifer Van OsI started here at UW Madison about five and a half years ago, and as you mentioned, I'm in an applied research and extension outreach role. And so, I think it's really important that all the work that I do resonates with my dairy stakeholders. And so, when I was new, I went around and met with a number of Wisconsin dairy farmers and other people in the industry to ask them what are the challenges they face when it comes to animal welfare on their farms and what are their needs, how could my research and extension program help? So, one of the most popular requests that I got at the time was, could you please come to my farm and train my employees on the proper handling of dairy cows? And I found that a bit surprising that that was a need that kept coming up again and again, and unfortunately, it was not efficient for me to go around and fulfill this request. But it really got me thinking, how can I direct my research program to try to fill this need that people are asking for better training resources? Chris Gwyn (02:33)Recently in a presentation you did, you showed some older data from 2018 on what the status of training at the farm level for farm employees interacting with cows was. And you quoted 55% of US dairies providing training on moving or handling dairy cows. And I found this surprisingly low. So, I'm wondering in your work and extension, do you feel in 2023 that this number of 55% is still pretty relevant?Dr. Jennifer Van OsI agree with you, it's surprising. So, those data were from the United States Department of Agriculture and they are now about at least five years out of date. […]But to your question about whether this landscape has changed, I would say I hope so. […]Now the Farm Animal Care Program, in which 99% of our US. Dairy farms participate, they have an explicit expectation that anyone who works on the farm in an animal touch role, whether they're a milker or calf care staff, need to show annual continuing education in cow handling or calf handling. […]I know that in the past years, this has been a significant area of noncompliance where people are still struggling to find the time or the right resources to be able to do this sort of education. Chris Gwyn (05:04)The concept of low-stress cow movement and working in flight zones […] is pretty well established, yet I understand from some of your work that applying this concept is a challenge. I'm wondering why this is and what can be done to improve this adoption.Dr. Jennifer Van OsI think that's a great question. And that was part of why I was so surprised when I moved here that farmers were asking me for more resources and more training. Because you're right, these principles about the flight zone and using the cow's natural behavior to move them. It's very well established, and we know that it works. […]There was a way I learned in the classroom and in theory, and then there was a way I learned on the farm. And those things didn't always match. […]There has been a trend in the last few years towards what's called active learning. […]You might understand the concept of the flight zone, and be able to answer a quiz, but then when you are actually out there with the cows, these other real-life factors come into play. And so, I think that maybe we need resources that are more engaging, more active, and not just passive learning. Chris Gwyn (07:18)I believe you're in the process of developing a tool for cow handling training, the Moving Cows educational video game. I'm wondering if you give the listening audience an overview and an update on this project.Dr. Jennifer Van OsYeah, I'm so excited about this. So after dairy producers asked me for better training on cow handling, I kind of put this on the back burner and thought, I can't be going out to every farm and training their staff how to do this because I need to run a research program. But then inspiration kind of struck out of the blue. I'm not much of a video gamer myself, but my father-in-law is a retired commercial airline pilot. And I think most people are familiar with the idea that before a pilot can fly a plane, even if they're very experienced if they're flying a new aircraft, they have to go through the flight simulator. It's too expensive and too dangerous to put somebody in the cockpit of a plane unless they've had some kind of practice. So, this was the idea I had for cow handling, that we have these passive resources like books or videos that teach you the principles of the flight zone. But to be able to actually put those practices into action, maybe we need a simulator. […]Moving Cows, version one was finished earlier this year, but we kept it private […] But in the meantime, we've compiled a lot of feedback from people who work on farms, dairy employees, dairy owners, consultants in the industry, veterinarians to get their input and make sure this game is relevant for them. And so, we've now compiled that feedback and we're working on version two of the game. So that's currently in process and we're hoping to have a public release by early 2024. So, you can look for it in the Google Play Store as well as iTunes for Apple devices. […] Chris Gwyn (14:25)Some key take-home messages that producers, nutritionists, and veterinarians, and industry influencers you feel should have taken away from today's podcast?Dr. Jennifer Van OsI think the first takeaway is something we didn't explicitly discuss, but I want to make it explicit, which is a lot of people don't realize that animal welfare is a science. […]The second take-home message is about learning, which is there is definitely a place for traditional or passive learning. Those resources are very valuable. We're producing some of those ourselves. But when we're thinking about people being able to retain concepts and practice them and learn by doing, that's where active learning comes into play. […]And then the last one is: if you would like to test out the game, hopefully, that will become available soon, my door is always open. Please email me if you have any questions. And I really can't wait to put this out there and hope that it can help the industry and help people feel more confident in their jobs.
Hosts Heidi and Tommy discuss an issue that recently took place in Florida where the head of an SPCA created a partnership with breeders and pet stores. At face value, it might seem to fly in the face of the mission of the SPCA, but as always, #thereismoretothestory! Hear the hosts break it down, and […] The post Doggone Good Information EPISODE 20: Bullying in the Name of Animal Welfare; And, Aging Pets; When to Let Go appeared first on Radio Influence.
Hosts Heidi and Tommy discuss an issue that recently took place in Florida where the head of an SPCA created a partnership with breeders and pet stores. At face value, it might seem to fly in the face of the mission of the SPCA, but as always, #thereismoretothestory! Hear the hosts break it down, and […] The post Doggone Good Information EPISODE 20: Bullying in the Name of Animal Welfare; And, Aging Pets; When to Let Go appeared first on Radio Influence.
"Everybody has what it takes to go raise the money they need, to fully fund their organization, to grow, to help more cats, to save more lives, to do what their mission is all about. It's all doable.” This episode is sponsored in part by Urban Cat League, Doobert.com, and Maddie's Fund. In this episode, Stacy sits down once again with a long-time friend of the show and fundraiser extraordinaire, Sandy Rees, who is the founder of Fundraising TV and the Chief Encouragement Officer at Get Fully Funded. During this episode, they dig into the realities and challenges of fundraising, and the feasibility of raising money for “unsexy” causes like community cats and spay/neuter. Sandy emphasizes her belief that every cause is “sexy” – you just have to find the right angle and the right story to share with your donors. Stacy asks about the “core number” and how it can be leveraged to improve fundraising overall. Sandy talks about the importance of messaging, and how just a few simple shifts in our storytelling can lead to some serious ROI when it comes to fundraising. Sandy gives her best tips and advice for organizations heading into the holiday fundraising season, including the best ways to connect with donors on social media and email, the power of saying thank you, when to get those holiday appeals in the mail, and more. And finally, Sandy tells us more about Fundraising TV and the meaningful support and accountability the program offers to anyone interested in building their fundraising to fully fund their programs. To learn more about Get Fully Funded, visit www.getfullyfunded.org. More information on Fundraising TV is available here. Like what you've heard? Submit a request for a free consultation with Get Fully Funded here. Check out previous episodes of the podcast featuring Sandy: Episode #226 and Episode #287
In Episode 116, Ben chats with Mel Trueblood-Stimpson of Ludar Animal Behavior. We get into Mel's passion of decolonizing animal welfare while delving in their intersecting identities of being Roma, Indigenous, Jewish, Queer, Neurodivergent, Disabled, and Multilingual. Continuing Education Units (CEUs): https://cbiconsultants.com/shop BACB: 1.5 Learning IBAO: 1.5 Cultural QABA: 1.5 DEI Contact: Ludar Animal Behavior https://ludaranimalbehavior.com/ Links: Interview with Dog at Heart Podcast #17 – Colonialism and Animal Welfare with Mel Trueblood-Stimpson https://dogatheart.co.uk/woofworks-17/ International Society for Applied Ethology https://www.applied-ethology.org/ World Roma Congress https://worldromacongress.org/ Articles: Bueno-Guerra N. (2021). Where Is Ethology Heading? An Invitation for Collective Metadisciplinary Discussion. Animals : an open access journal from MDPI, 11(9), 2520. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11092520 Ethology Journal https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/ethology/about
Lobbying sometimes gets a bad rap, but the animals need advocates. Today we discuss why politics are a crucial tool in protecting animals and the best ways for you to get involved.Love and compassion for animals can bring everyone together. ‘Humane Voices' is the official podcast of the Humane Society of the United States. We'll explore the issues facing animals, interview worldwide animal experts, and discuss what you can do to get involved and help. If you care about the welfare of animals, or have a special pet or two in your life, this is the podcast for you.Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to offer feedback and suggest future episode topics.
About Azzedine Downes and International Fund for Animal Welfare: When Azzedine Downes became President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in 2012, one thing was clear to him: "Talking to people who already agreed with us just isn't enough to get real results." As IFAW's Executive Vice President since 1997, Azzedine had worked closely with experts from across the sciences and decision makers from around the world. But when he became President, IFAW started bringing together what Azzedine likes to call “the unusual suspects.” Seamstresses in Malawi. Auction houses in China. Working together, IFAW's eclectic network is now helping animals and people thrive together in more than 40 countries. Azzedine has led IFAW through a groundbreaking period of geographic expansion and strategic consolidation. He's helped open offices on four continents, including IFAW's first office in the Middle East. Azzedine has also influenced international policies to create positive change on the ground. In Azzedine's first year as President, IFAW signed a historic lease agreement with a Maasai community near Amboseli National Park in Kenya, securing 16,000 acres of precious habitat for elephants. Months later, Azzedine helped establish a first-of-its-kind cooperative framework between IFAW and INTERPOL's Environmental Crime Program. For years, Azzedine has served as the Head of the Delegation to the CITES Conference of the Parties. And recently, he directed IFAW's successful campaign for membership to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Before joining IFAW, Azzedine served as the Chief of Party for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Jerusalem and Morocco, as well as the Acting Regional Director for the United States Peace Corps in Eurasia and the Middle East. In 2015, Fast Company named Azzedine one of the “The Most 100 Creative People in Business,” and he has been listed among The NonProfit Times's “Power and Influence Top 50.” He is a member of the Global Tiger Forum Advisory Council, and he currently sits on the U.S. Trade and Environmental Policy Advisory Committee. Named to the prestigious Council for Hope of the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation in 2023, Azzedine joins a group of prominent global thought and business leaders committed to using their influence to improve the world around us. A graduate of Providence College and Harvard University, Azzedine is fluent in Arabic, English, and French. His personal memoir, The Couscous Chronicles: Stories of Food, Love, And Donkeys from a Life Between Cultures, was published in June 2023. IFAW explores new ways to improve conditions for animals, people, and the place we call home—and we've been leading the way for over 50 years. The problems we confront are urgent, complicated, and resistant to change. Solving them requires fresh thinking and bold action. So we look at the issues from different angles, make unexpected connections, and challenge the way things are done. Partnering with local communities, NGOs, and governments around the globe. we create real-world solutions that make an immediate and lasting impact.
How Animal Exploitation Affects Everyone And Everything In this enlightening talk, educator and animal rights activist Brittany Michelson takes us through the multifaceted impact of animal exploitation on society and the planet. From personal revelations to global implications, she provides a captivating insight into a topic that affects us all. Join us on this journey and be inspired by Brittany's passion for change. #animalrights#BrittanyMichelson #ChangeForGood Disclaimer:Medical and Health information changes constantly. Therefore, the information provided in this podcast should not be considered current, complete, or exhaustive. Reliance on any information provided in this podcast is solely at your own risk. The Real Truth About Health does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, products, procedures, or opinions referenced in the following podcasts, nor does it exercise any authority or editorial control over that material. The Real Truth About Health provides a forum for discussion of public health issues. The views and opinions of our panelists do not necessarily reflect those of The Real Truth About Health and are provided by those panelists in their individual capacities. The Real Truth About Health has not reviewed or evaluated those statements or claims.
This post is a part of Rethink Priorities' Worldview Investigations Team's CURVE Sequence: “Causes and Uncertainty: Rethinking Value in Expectation.” The aim of this sequence is twofold: first, to consider alternatives to expected value maximization for cause prioritization; second, to evaluate the claim that a commitment to expected value maximization robustly supports the conclusion that we ought to prioritize existential risk mitigation over all else. This post presents a software tool we're developing to better understand risk and effectiveness.Executive SummaryThe cross-cause cost-effectiveness model (CCM) is a software tool under development by Rethink Priorities to produce cost-effectiveness evaluations in different cause areas.The CCM enables evaluations of interventions in global health and development, animal welfare, and existential risk mitigation.The CCM also includes functionality for evaluating research projects aimed at improving existing interventions or discovering more effective alternatives.The CCM follows a Monte Carlo approach to assessing probabilities.The CCM accepts user-supplied distributions as parameter [...] ---Outline:(00:43) Executive Summary(04:24) Purpose(05:36) Key Features(05:52) We model uncertainty with simulations(06:38) We incorporate user-specified parameter distributions(07:17) Our results capture outcome ineffectiveness(08:42) We enable users to specify the probability of extinction for different future eras(09:28) Structure(10:08) Intervention module(10:40) Global Health and Development(11:14) Animal Welfare(12:00) Existential Risk Mitigation(13:59) Research projects module(14:56) Limitations(15:12) It is geared towards specific kinds of interventions(16:24) Distributions are a questionable way of handling deep uncertainty(17:13) The model doesn't handle model uncertainty(18:01) The model assumes parameter independence(18:59) Lessons(19:06) The expected value of existential risk mitigation interventions depends on future population dynamics(20:15) The value of existential risk mitigation is extremely variable(21:38) Tail-end results can capture a huge amount of expected value(22:22) Unrepresented correlations may be decisive(23:43) Future Plans(24:49) Acknowledgements--- First published: November 3rd, 2023 Source: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/pniDWyjc9vY5sjGre/rethink-priorities-cross-cause-cost-effectiveness-model --- Narrated by TYPE III AUDIO.
California's Proposition 12, which restricts gestation crate usage and requires 24 square feet of space per sow, has been a hot topic of conversation in swine circles since the Supreme Court upheld the law earlier this year. While some producers swear they won't make the change on their farms, other states are following in California's steps. A similar law approved by Massachusetts voters in 2016 will finally go into effect this year, and recently New Jersey unanimously passed a similar law, making it the 11th state to implement such regulations.The new laws ultimately force producers to expand the physical size of their barns or reduce the number of sows in their herd to accommodate the square footage required by law.Regardless of what producers do to follow these rules, sow productivity, and piglet uniformity and livability are more important than ever. Joining Feedstuffs in Focus host Sarah Muirhead is Novus Technical Service Manager Alex Hintz and Novus Sales Manager Andrew Howerton. Hintz is a veterinarian focused on maximizing lifetime sow productivity and profitability as well as nursery and growing pig performance. Howerton is a seventh-generation pig farmer who served as a production manager for a 5,600-sow unit prior to joining Novus.Understanding the challenge producers are facing, intelligent nutrition company Novus International is sharing ways to support sows and the people who raise them. For more information, visit www.Novusint.com
In this episode, I read my scientific paper from my PhD course (Cognition, Emotion to Improve Animal Welfare - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences).No scientific knowledge or prep required. I discuss canine enrichment, street dogs, adolescent dogs, and the guardian-canine bond to bring to light the benefits of human-based approaches, such as Flow, Cognitive Enrichment, and CBT meet the needs of pet parents and dogs. ABSTRACT - "The aim of this paper is to highlight the connection between cognitive processes, affected states (primarily in relation to the guardian-canine bond), and behavior to explore the effects of these factors on the welfare of domestic dogs. I begin by presenting the proven benefits, as well as the limitations, of enrichment activities and training programs. I discuss the importance of stimulating cognitive functions and establishing the guardian-canine bond to prevent and address behaviors leading to surrender, euthanasia, and the implementation of aversive measures, and refer to studies to highlight the benefits of further research into factors affecting behavior. I then move beyond enrichment and the discussion of positive verses negative conditioning methods to introduce strategies borrowed from the human world to heighten cognitive stimulation, enhance bonding, and address behavioral issues as potential suggestions for future exploration to improve the welfare of domestic dogs." For a pdf copy of the paper with citations and links to referenced studies, please email me at email@example.com Thank youFind all the episodes on Feedspot, where Dog Training DisrUPted in rated in the top 5 shows in the dog category in Canada: https://blog.feedspot.com/canadian_dog_podcasts/For more info on Billie Groom and Canine CBT, and links to social media:Dog Training, Canine Behavior and Cognition (upwarddogology.com)My Linktree with all my media, presentations, shows, articlesBillie Groom - UPWARD Dogology | Instagram, Facebook | LinktreeHere is the link to the recent article in Psychology Today Mag by Marc Bekoff on Canine CBTDog Training: Perception, Cognition, and Emotions | Psychology TodayBuy My Book! Winner of the 2019 American Best Book Fest Award (pets/narrative/non-fiction)The Art of Urban People With Adopted and Rescued Dogs Methodology: Rescued Dogs: The Misunderstood Breed: Groom, Billie: 9781525547287: Books - Amazon.ca
Clare Animal Welfare is advising pet owners to not disturb their animals if they are scared by fireworks. Research from the National Protective Security Authority found that dogs can hear sounds up to 4 times quieter than humans so loud bangs such as fireworks can cause the animal distress. Pet owners should also be mindful that many sweets and chocolate from trick or treating can be poisionous to dogs if consumed. Director and Treasurer of Clare Animal Welfare, Stiofan Mac Gabhann says it is best to leave the pet rest by themselves during the scary moments.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock - a name you may know, as a member of one of the biggest girl bands in the world, Little Mix. This year - almost two years since the band announced a hiatus - Leigh-Anne has embarked on her own solo career. She tells Anita Rani about her new memoir Believe, all about her life growing up, what it was really like going through The X Factor and how she found her voice. Ukraine claims it has identified 20,000 children who it alleges have been abducted by Russia since the start of the war. Arrest warrants have been issued to President Putin and his Commissioner for Children's Rights. It's the subject of the latest work from film-maker Shahida Tulaganova, who joins us to discuss her ITV documentary Ukraine's Stolen Children. Lizzi Larbalestier has cared for 139 seals in her home in Cornwall. She also helped set up a new seal hospital with the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, and has just won an animal action award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Ruth Birch and Julia Curry are a couple from South Wales. They met as young women in the British Army, but had to leave because of the pressure they were under to lie about their sexuality and conceal their relationship. The stress led to them breaking up, but 20 years later they reunited. They join us to share their story. Britney Spears has been in the news again after spilling personal stories in a memoir. Are women being pressured to overshare in order to sell books? And are men also expected to publicise their personal lives? Nina Stibbe, whose newest memoir is Went to London, Took the Dog, and Caroline Sanderson, Associate Editor of The Bookseller, joins us to discuss. Presenter: Anita Rani Producer: Lucy Wai
Interviewing Temple Grandin about her work with animal welfare and neurodivergency/autism advocacy. Check out her books and other info: https://www.templegrandin.com/templegrandinbooks.html https://templegrandin.com/ Support me/the podcast: Subscribe to Patreon: http://patreon.com/sdequus Shop my store: http://shopmilestoneeq.com Donate to Phoebe's surgery: https://gofund.me/a766d361 http://paypal.me/milestoneequestrian
Candi Maciel, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Best Friends Animal Society, discusses how Best Friends Animal Society is leveraging corporate partnerships to further their mission-critical work. Listen to the full podcast now to gain insights into examples of successful partnership collaborations and Candi's recommendations for forming authentic partnerships.
Are you concerned about providing healthy food for your dog or cat? Does your fur baby have weight or health issues? Should dogs and cats go vegan? Join us as Professor Andrew Knight talks about plant based dogs and cats. Click here to watch! Plant-Powered-Dog-Whole-Food-Plant-Based-Companion Professor Andrew Knight's bio and contact info below.
Tricia Montgomery is the Founder and President of Moose's March Inc. She is a Senior Executive Consultant and Advisor with over 25 years of experience driving growth and building programs and partnerships for the Animal Welfare, Veterinary and Pet + People industries accross global foundations, national markets, organizations, non-profits, companies and communities. She is the former Public Education Director and Executive Director for the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, the Founder of K9 Fit Club, and former CEO of Paws Humane Society. Contact Tricia at Fightpetcancer@moosesmarch.com or moosesmarch.com
As the Israel-Gaza war continues, aid groups are calling for a ceasefire in Gaza as power shortages threaten the lives of vulnerable patients, including women and children. UN agencies have estimated that one-third of hospitals in Gaza and nearly two-thirds of primary health care clinics have had to shut due to damage or a lack of fuel. The Israeli government says Hamas is stock-piling thousands of litres of fuel. The biggest aid provider in Gaza, the UN, says its fuel will run out tonight, unless it gets fresh supplies - hospitals in Gaza are already limiting services to critical cases only. Emma Barnett hears from Save the Children's Soraya Ali, as well as women's voices from Gaza and Israel. Lizzi Larbalestier has cared for 139 seals in her home in Cornwall. She also helped set up a new seal hospital with the British Divers Marine Life Rescue, and has just won an animal action award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Actor Monica Dolan joins Emma to talk about starring in a new film about the undiscovered artist Audrey Amiss. Amiss was tipped for artistic greatness, but ended up cycling between mental hospitals and menial jobs for decades, and was sadly never exhibited, or recognised in her lifetime. Typist Artist Pirate King comes out this Friday. What normally happens as someone dies? These questions and others are answered in a new short animation ‘Dying for Beginners'. Kathryn Mannix is a retired palliative care doctor, who's made it her mission to demystify what happens as we die. She's worked with Theos Think Tank to produce the video, and will also be giving their annual public lecture on the public understanding of dying at the Royal Society for Medicine on 1st November. Kathryn joins Emma.
“We help protect people from animals, and animals from people.” This episode is sponsored in part by Urban Cat League, Doobert.com, and Maddie's Fund. In this episode, Stacy sits down with Daniel Etitnger, host of The Animal Control Report podcast for an interesting conversation about the animal control profession. Stacy and Daniel talk about the shifting role of animal control, including the historic (and negative) view of animal control officers as little more than dog-catchers. Daniel talks about the important shift in animal control policies towards more humane and inclusive practices, and the crucial role that passion for animals has for all involved. They also discuss about the impact animal control professionals can have on their communities, leveraging both their discretion and integrity to help as many people and animals get the positive outcomes they're looking for. They talk about the challenges facing the animal control profession, and the importance of finding people who are truly passionate about helping animals. Daniel also shares his advice for anyone who is looking to enter the animal control profession! Daniel shares more information about his podcast, The Animal Control Report, and his goal of providing more training and information for animal control professionals – but also providing a window into the animal control profession for the community at large. He also mentions the new Podcast Network they've created to help people who enjoy animal-related podcasts find similar content (like The Community Cats Podcast!). The Animal Control Report is available on all major podcast platforms. To learn more about The Animal Control Report or the Podcast Network, visit keepithumane.com.
Think you have what it takes to go undercover? Today we're talking with the senior director of our investigations team, and she discusses all the details of working undercover for the animals.Love and compassion for animals can bring everyone together. ‘Humane Voices' is the official podcast of the Humane Society of the United States. We'll explore the issues facing animals, interview worldwide animal experts, and discuss what you can do to get involved and help. If you care about the welfare of animals, or have a special pet or two in your life, this is the podcast for you.You can help stop all forms of animal cruelty. Please give today.Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to offer feedback and suggest future episode topics.
Today, Mia joins Sierra Jepsen, the founder of Butcher Solutions, to discuss and compare the best cuts of meat. Whether you're buying from the store or processing your own, there's much to learn about meat's science. Important links for this episode: YouTube 35:00 mark -- https://youtu.be/PJsYIM9xTNo?si=sOEP_lrdTIGGKozc&t=2095 Butcher Solutions -- https://butchersolutionsllc.com Sierra Jepsen's Butcher Solutions Instagram -- https://www.instagram.com/butcher_solutions_llc/ SUPPORT THE SHOW! Use discount code MACO10 at WSI Sports https://mia.limited/WSI Mia's Amazon Storefront — https://www.amazon.com/shop/miaanstine MAC Outdoors apparel and gear – https://mia.limited/1 Self-Defense Radio Network – https://mia.limited/SelfDefenseRadio
In this episode of The Round Barn Podcast, Dr. Jim Lowe and Kaylee Hillinger discuss gene editing and its potential to revolutionize animal welfare and agriculture. The hosts explain the difference between gene editing and genetic modification and explore the recent advancements in CRISPR technology. They highlight the progress made in creating disease-resistant animals, such as PRRS-resistant pigs and BVD-resistant cattle, and the potential to enhance animal welfare by reducing the incidence of diseases that cause suffering and mortality. Additionally, the conversation touches on the environmental advantages of gene editing, including reduced antibiotic use and carbon consumption, as well as the potential to enhance sustainability in the food system. They also chat about the commercialization and scaling challenges faced by gene editing technology and the importance of transparency and consumer education. After the podcast, connect with us on LinkedIn by following: The Round Barn at Illinois or visit online at vetmed.illinois.edu/ope2 to discover additional learning opportunities!
Join the SoFlo Vegans podcast as we sit down with an influential figure in the world of animal welfare, Vicky Bond, the President of The Humane League. In this exclusive interview, we delve into the inspiring journey of Vicky Bond, who has taken the reins as the new President of The Humane League and is leading the charge in the fight for animal rights and a more compassionate world.Vicky Bond's commitment to improving the lives of animals is both inspiring and heartwarming. Her passion for creating a more humane and sustainable future is evident in her work and leadership with The Humane League. With a wealth of experience and expertise in animal protection advocacy, Vicky brings a fresh perspective to the organization, driving forward the mission to end the suffering of animals in factory farming, cosmetic testing, and beyond.In this engaging interview, Vicky shares her insights on the latest advancements in animal welfare, the strategies being employed to create real change, and the impact that The Humane League is making in the world. We'll explore her vision for the organization, her dedication to fostering a culture of empathy, and her commitment to influencing corporations and consumers alike to make more compassionate choices.Whether you're a long-time advocate for animals or someone looking to learn more about the incredible work being done to protect them, this podcast is a must-listen. Join us as we gain valuable insights into the world of animal welfare, the power of grassroots activism, and the leadership of Vicky Bond and The Humane League in making the world a better place for all living beings.Don't miss this enlightening and inspiring conversation with Vicky Bond, President of The Humane League, on the SoFlo Vegans podcast. Stay tuned for a deep dive into the transformative work being carried out to improve the lives of animals and create a kinder world for all.
“It's really important to show that the Board is invested in the organization.” This episode is sponsored in part by Urban Cat League, Doobert.com, and Maddie's Fund. In this episode, Stacy talks with Sonia Saleh, the founder of Uplifting Nonprofits and creator of the program Unleash Your Inner Fundraiser. The primary focus of Uplifting Nonprofits is to bring fundraising mastery to nonprofits. In her conversation with Stacy, Sonia talks all about Boards and organizational governance. She explains the critical role that the Board plays for an organization, describing it as the heart of an organization. She stresses the importance of finding Board members that align with the organization's mission. Sonia also discusses fundraising, donors, recruiting, and more. To learn more about Sonia's work, visit her website.
Today's Topic: It's disheartening to note that over 50% of pets in the U.S. are classified as overweight or obese. This excess weight contributes to a myriad of health issues, with obese dogs being predisposed to arthritis, diabetes, and reduced lifespan. The toll on their well-being is a reminder of the urgent need to address pet obesity through responsible feeding, regular exercise and other measures.That's why we invited the founder & past CEO of K9 Fit Club, the founder & host of the Pets Are Family Podcast, and the founder & president of Moose's March, a nonprofit dedicated to the early detection of pet cancer, Tricia Montgomery, to the podcast, to discuss the story around the founding of K9 Fit Club, the connection between the health and wellness of the dog parent and their dog, Tricia's story of her own struggles with being overweight, the scope and scale of the animal obesity epidemic and what she believes are the drivers of this trend, the overall health of the ecosystem of organizations that support the welfare and wellness of dogs, and so much more!Guest Bio: Tricia Montgomery is a Senior Executive leader with 25+ years' experience and proven track record of driving growth and revenue for the Animal Welfare, Veterinary, Health, Wellness, Fitness, Nutrition, and Pet + People industries across major local and national markets. Tricia excels in building relationships, spearheading revenue development and forging the key relationships necessary to build visibility, impact and financial resources to deliver organizational growth. Recognized for excellence in building and mentoring high-performing teams and innate ability to collaborate with stakeholders and staff at all levels of an organization to meet programmatic and philanthropic needs.Tricia is the Founder and past CEO of K9 Fit Club, the first health and wellness gyms for pets and people, and the Director of Public Relations & Marketing at Augie Bones – the first plant-based, sustainable line of dog toys and consults with the City of Neom, building a brighter future and better tomorrow for pets and people.Connect With Tricia Montgomery:Tricia's Book w/Ernie Ward & David Levine: Better You, Better Dog, Better Life: 30 Days to Happiness with Your Best FriendTricia's LinkedIn ProfileInstagramMoose's March WebsiteThe Pets Are Family Podcast WebsiteK9 Fit Club WebsiteAugie Bones WebsiteOther Resources Mentioned In The Podcast:The Forever Dog: Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer
This episode features Professor Delcianna J. Winders. Delci is an associate professor of law and the Director of the Animal Law and Policy Institute at Vermont Law & Graduate School in the United States. Her published work addresses the law around farmed animals, slaughterhouse workers, captive wild animals, animal advocacy, animal testing, and related subjects in animal and administrative law. We talk about her 2022 paper ‘Treating Humans Worse Than Animals? Exposing a False Solitary Confinement Narrative'. This appeared in the Cambridge University Press book Carceral Logics: Human Incarceration and Animal Captivity, edited by Lori Gruen and Justin Marceau. This book is open access, meaning that you can read and download Delci's chapter, and the rest of the book, free of charge from anywhere in the world.
Can animal welfare practices be related to gut health, and how can improvements in gut health contribute to overall animal welfare?Joining Feedstuffs' Ann Hess today to share her expertise on animal welfare is Dr. Jennifer Walker. Dr. Walker is Co-Founder and Chief Animal Welfare Officer at Kinder Ground and Director of Quality and Care for Danone North America where she is responsible for managing milk quality from farm to factory gate as well as the development and management of Danone North American's industry leading animal welfare program.You can hear more from Dr. Walker and many other experts for FREE at the virtual Kemin Intestinal Health Symposium – Sessions are available for on-demand viewing now. Register and access today at www.kemin.com/symposium.For more information, on this and other topics, we invite you to visit our websites - www.Feedstuffs.com, and www.NationalHogFarmer.com. While you are there be sure to check out our digital editions and our new Feedstuffs 365 platform.
As the number of vegans grows, so too does the number of vegans who say they're experiencing discrimination at school or at work. Some of these vegans are taking cases to court, relying on both international conventions and national laws. Now meet a panel of experts in this field who are leading the fight for fairness for those who choose compassion in their choice of of food, clothing and entertainment. The Vegan Society's International Rights Network founder Dr. Jeanette Rowley from the UK, plaintiff Astrid Prevost from Paris, attorney Jerold “Jerry” Friedman from California and attorney Wade Poziomka from Canada join UnchainedTV's Jane Velez-Mitchell for this fascinating conversation.
Do you know how animal control and pet adoptions work in Northern Nevada? If there is a stray animal, who picks it up and what happens next? On this episode of Renoites, Conor speaks with the executive director of the SPCA of Northern Nevada, Jill Vacchina Dobbs about how the system works and much more. Jill and Conor explore how the animal control process works in Northern Nevada, and what happens when parts of that process fail (spoiler alert: it means overflowing shelters and animals at risk of being euthanized for space), how COVID affected animal adoptions, bans of specific dog breeds here and around the world, the challenges of finding pet-friendly housing in a tight market, and much more! Adopt a pet! You can learn more about the SPCA of Northern Nevada at their website, https://spcanevada.org/ Thank you for listening! Learn more about how you can help Renoites become financially sustainable by visiting http://patreon.com/renoites and send guest suggestions or feedback to Conor at email@example.com
“It's just the willingness to go where it takes you. And it will always take you somewhere.” This episode is sponsored in part by Urban Cat League, Doobert.com, and Maddie's Fund. In this special episode, the Cat Daddy himself, Jackson Galaxy, returns to the show (CCP Episode 175). Jackson, a New York Times bestselling author, renowned cat behavior and wellness expert, and longtime host of Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell, is also the founder of the Jackson Galaxy Project, a program of Greater Goods Charities. Jackson is accompanied by Steve Kaufman, Vice President of Operations of the GOODS Program at Greater Goods Charities. In their conversation with Stacy, Jackson and Steve discuss Cat Pawsitive 360, an initiative of The Galaxy Project. The initiative, Jackson explains, provides a 360-degree view of the feline experience on everything from behavioral models to environmental enrichment to save more lives and improve the well-being of cats both in and out of the shelter. He explains that understanding cats is essential to form a “rich, rewarding, and lasting relationship”. Finally, Jackson discusses his recent travel and work in Spain and highlights the importance of caring for community cats, stressing that they “are members of your community who deserve love and respect”. To learn more about The Jackson Galaxy Project, visit their website.
Barbara Masters, D.V.M., is the Vice President of Regulatory Policy, Food, and Agriculture at Tyson Foods Inc., where she provides regulatory vision and support to the enterprise and gives oversight to the Office of Animal Welfare. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Partnership for Food Safety Education, the Center for Foodborne Illness, and the Steering Committee of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Previously, Dr. Masters spent nine years as a Senior Policy Advisor at Olsson Frank Weeda, where she worked closely with the meat and poultry industry to ensure regulatory compliance. She also served as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS), where she established a solid infrastructure of science-based policies and data analysis to reduce foodborne illness and product recalls. Dr. Masters holds a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University and a Food Animal Internship from Kansas State University. In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak with Dr. Masters [21:42] about: The meaning behind “Never let a good crisis go to waste”—a lesson learned through significant foodborne illness and animal disease outbreaks she experienced during her career—as it relates to Dr. Masters' approach to food safety policy What it was like to be part of USDA-FSIS' efforts to develop landmark regulations and guidelines, such as for HACCP or SSOPs, from the administrative process to training and implementation Dr. Masters' work at Tyson with the Office of Animal Welfare to monitor regulatory developments and establish steps for implementation How the GFSI Steering Committee works with small food businesses with limited resources to help them achieve GFSI certification The “mutual vision” GFSI shares with industry for a future where certification bodies can work more closely with regulators to help improve audits The critical importance of “doing the right thing every time”—a saying borrowed from the late Dr. David Theno, co-recipient of Food Safety Magazine's 2010 Distinguished Service Award alongside Dr. Masters—as a leader in food safety. News and Resources FDA Updates Guidance to Address Food Manufacturers Circumventing Allergen Cross-Contact Requirements for Sesame [2:06]FDA Responds to CFP Recommendations for Food Code, Retail Program Standards [8:45]USDA Begins Sampling for Drug Residues in Cattle Claimed to be "Raised Without Antibiotics" [10:59]FDA Updates on Prevention Strategy for Cronobacter Contamination of Infant Formula [15:03]Experimental Rapid Tool Can Accurately Detect Bacteria Levels in Food Before it Leaves Production Facility [17:22] [October 19 WEBINAR] Beat the Recall: Effective Allergen Control in Food Manufacturing Sponsored by:Cintas We Want to Hear from You! Please send us your questions and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
It's undeniable that caring for aging animals is a complex task. The unique needs of older animals can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and even a bit helpless. It's a journey filled with emotions and challenges. Enter our guide for this episode, Debbie Marrin. With over 48 years of professional animal training and management experience, Debbie is the Director of Training and Behavioral Husbandry at the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens. She's been at the forefront of husbandry training since 1985 and has a special passion for the care and training of geriatric animals. Debbie has co-authored multiple papers, a book chapter, and has presented at several conferences dedicated to geriatric animal welfare. In this episode, Debbie shares her top 5 strategies to help you navigate the challenges of aging animal care: Be a Good Observer: Recognize both in and out of training behaviours that might be red flags for health issues. Have a Whole Life Plan: Teach foundation behaviours early on to make future training for specific issues easier. Educate Yourself: Learn about common issues that aging animals face, from pain and cognitive decline to kidney disease and arthritis. Take a Wholistic Approach: Consider every component of care, from medications and environmental conditions to nutrition and daily husbandry. Be Compassionate and Flexible: Understand what the animal is experiencing and modify your training expectations accordingly. Don't let the challenges of caring for aging animals lead to stress, overwhelm, or burnout. By listening to this episode, you'll be better equipped to build resilience to setbacks, get more organized, and grow your training skills and knowledge. Enjoy confidence in yourself as a trainer and lead a fulfilling life, positively impacting the lives of the animal and human learners you work with. Listen to the podcast episode now and transform your approach to aging animal care. -- -- -- -- -- Debbie Marrin's email >>> email@example.com Links Doc; The benefits of training for aging animals [talked about in the episode] Geriatric animal observation log
Host Emil Guillermo talks with ecologist Carl Safina, author of "Alfie and Me: What Owls Know, What Humans Believe," about what Safina learned from his relationship with a screech owl named Alfie. Get the book wherever books are sold. Contact us at PETA.org Get the podcast on YouTube@emilamok1 The PETA Podcast PETA, the world's largest animal rights organization, is 6.5 million strong and growing. This is the place to find out why. Hear from insiders, thought leaders, activists, investigators, politicians, and others why animals need more than kindness—they have the right not to be abused or exploited in any way. Hosted by Emil Guillermo. Powered by PETA activism. Contact us at PETA.org Listen to the very first PETA podcast with Ingrid Newkirk Music provided by CarbonWorks. Go to Apple podcasts and subscribe. Contact and follow host Emil Guillermo on Twitter @emilamok Or at www.amok.com Please subscribe, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. Help us grow the podcast by taking this short survey. Thanks for listening to THE PETA PODCAST! (Originally published Oct. 3, 2023 Copyright ©2020-2023
“[There is] nothing that love, patience, time, and effort cannot fix.” This episode is sponsored in part by Urban Cat League, Doobert.com, and Maddie's Fund. In this episode, Stacy is joined by Melody Kwan, aka MeloCat, a cat rescuer, foster, and volunteer-based in Hong Kong. Melody, a former guest of the show (CCP Episode 476) and presenter at the Annual Online Cat Conference lives with her 10 cats in her 555 sq foot apartment. In talking with Stacy, Melody discusses her side business of helping those with cat problems. She explains how she became the go-to person for cat problems in her area and shares some of the most frequent feline behavioral issues she is approached about. Melody expands on her previous discussion about what life is like for community cats in Hong Kong and touches on the perception of those caring for these cats. She also discusses her podcast, MeloCat's Expert Chat, and describes her multilevel litterbox system. To learn more about Melody and her work, visit her on YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook.
There are some big things going on in animal welfare law right now that need our help. Like ASAP need us to reach out to our Senators and Representatives to urge them to vote on the side of animal protection. Gabriel Wildgen from The Humane League joined me in today's episode to give us the low down. In this conversation, you'll learn all about what's happening (spurred by retaliation when California's Prop 12 was passed in 2018 to help farm animals), and how to quickly contact your Congresspeople. Please share this as widely as you can. Like and comment so that we can reach more people quickly. The more time that passes, the more danger that we can't stop it from happening. Thank you SO much.
“Pets make us human.” This episode is sponsored in part by Urban Cat League, Doobert.com, and Maddie's Fund. On this episode, Stacy is joined by Janice Cobb, creator of the Save My Pet ID Tag and former guest of the show (CCP Episode 478). In her conversation with Stacy, Janice discusses our special bond with pets. She describes how they teach us invaluable lessons about unconditional love and how she firmly believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to have a pet. Janice discusses her experience working with adoption programs and highlights some of the challenges with access to adoption, particularly for older adults. Janice also talks about the Save My Pet ID Tag, a custom engraved necklace, bracelet, or keychain with your pet's information and an emergency contact. She stresses the importance of being prepared for your pets in the event of an accident and explains how the ID tag provides a level of security. To learn more about the Save My Pet ID Tag, visit their website.
In regenerative animal husbandry, like Will Harris's White Oak Pastures, animals live according to their nature. This model is an expansion of the industrial one, where meeting basic needs is the only concern. He can tell from their expression that his animals are happy, and that is because of his focus on their welfare. Epic Gardening Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3LrrcFo Botanical Interests Shop Homepage: https://growepic.co/3sZNdVD Book Collection Page: https://growepic.co/3RlaE5O EG Homesteading Book: https://growepic.co/3Pqb4W0 Connect With Will Harris: Will Harris is a fourth-generation cattleman, who tends the same land that his great-grandfather settled in 1866. Born and raised at White Oak Pastures, Will left home to attend the University of Georgia's School of Agriculture, where he was trained in the industrial farming methods that had taken hold after World War II. Will graduated in 1976 and returned to Bluffton where he and his father continued to raise cattle using pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and antibiotics. They also fed their herd a high-carbohydrate diet of corn and soy. In the mid-1990s Will became disenchanted with the excesses of these industrialized methods. They had created a monoculture for their cattle, and, as Will says, "nature abhors a monoculture." In 1995, Will made the audacious decision to return to the farming methods his great-grandfather had used 130 years before. Instagram Website Facebook YouTube Twitter Shop the Store As an exclusive for listeners, use code THEBEET for 5% off your entire order on our store, featuring our flagship Birdies Raised Beds. These are the original metal raised beds, lasting up to 5-10x longer than wooden beds, are ethically made in Australia, and have a customizable modular design. Shop now and get 5% off your first order. Get Our Books Looking for a beginner's guide to growing food in small spaces? Kevin's book, Field Guide to Urban Gardening, explains the core, essential information that you'll need to grow plants, no matter where you live! He also wrote Grow Bag Gardening to provide you with specialized knowledge that can bring you success when growing in fabric pots. Preorder Kevin's newest book Epic Homesteading if you are looking to turn your home into a thriving homestead! Order signed copies of Kevin's books, plus more of his favorite titles in our store. More Resources Looking for more information? Follow us: Our Blog YouTube (Including our Epic Homesteading and Jacques in the Garden channels) Instagram (Including Epic Homesteading, and Jacques) TikTok Facebook Facebook Group Discord Server