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Knowing Animals is a regular 20 minutes podcast about all things related to animals and ethics; animals and the law; animals and politics; and animal advocacy. It features interviews with academic and animal advocates. It is available free so enjoy!
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Welcome to Knowing Animals the podcast - featuring the Protecting Animals Series

Knowing Animals is a regular 20 minutes podcast about all things related to animals and ethics; animals and the law; animals and politics; and animal advocacy. It features interviews with academic and animal advocates. It is available free so enjoy!

Sep 12, 2016

In this very special episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Dr Tony Milligan. Tony is an ethicist. He is currently a teaching fellow at King’s College London. Tony has published extensively on animal issues. Today we will be discussing a chapter from his book ‘Animal Ethics: the basics’ published by Routledge. The chapter is titled ‘The Holocaust Analogy’.

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. The Australasian Animal Studies Association, or ASSA, is the membership body for academic, artists and advocates interests in animal issues. AASA is the best way to hear about new book and animal-related conference. If you are not a member of AASA you should be. I’m a member. Join now at their webpage or look for them on Facebook

Aug 29, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from Sheffield. We talk to Dr. Dan Lyons from the Centre for Animals and Social Justice. Dan is a expert in public policy and animal welfare. In this episode we talk about his upcoming book chapter ‘Animal Protection Policy in the UK: From Symbolic Reassurance to Democratic Representation’, which will appear in the book ‘The Political Turn in Animal Ethics’ which will be published by Rowman and Littlefield International in October this year.

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by our friends at the Australasian Animal Studies Association: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/

Aug 15, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals is part of our UK series. We are joined by Dr. Robert McKay from the University of Sheffield. We discuss his book chapter 'Animal life and moral agencies in post-war cinema: Velma Johnston, Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller and John Huston's the Misfits' Which appeared in the book ‘Animal Life and the Moving Image’. That book was published by Palgrave in 2016.

 

This episode is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. Join today! 

Aug 1, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals comes all the way from the UK. We speak to Dr. Alasdair Cochrane from the University of Sheffield about his book chapter 'Labour Rights for Animals' which will appear in the upcoming book 'The Political Turn in Animal Ethics'. 

 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. Join today and help support the organisation that supports Animal Studies. 

Jul 18, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals we talk to Rowena Lennox from UTS about her writing about Dingos. We discuss her piece ‘Apex Predators’ which appears in the highly respected literary journal ‘Meanjin’ in 2014. 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association. Are you a member? You should be. Join today! 

Jul 4, 2016

In this episode from the Protecting Animals series I speak to Nathan Runkle founder and CEO of Mercy for Animals. He explains why he established the organisations and how it has grown and changed over the years. 

This episode is brought to you my AASA - the Australasia Animal Studies Association. Join ASSA for just $50 a year and be the first to know about Animal Studies events around the world. Join here: http://animalstudies.org.au

Jun 20, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals is from the Protecting Animals series. We talk to Phillip Hall from Animal Liberation NSW. Phillip is the education officer and is actively involved in circus protests and social media outreach. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Join AASA now! 

Jun 6, 2016

This very special episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you from Hong Kong. We speak to Associate Professor Amanda Whitfort from the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. Amanda is an expert in animal law and today we will be discussing her paper ‘Evaluating China’s Draft Animal Protection Law’ which was published in the Sydney Law Review in 2012.

This episode is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. 

 

May 23, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals comes to you from Hong Kong. We talk to Dr. Fiona Woodhouse, deputy director of animal welfare at SPCA Hong Kong. She tells us about animal welfare issues in Hong Kong and what the SPCA is doing to make the lives of animals better. 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. 

May 9, 2016

Happy 1st birthday Knowing Animals! The celebrate our 1st birthday Knowing Animals recorded a live episode with musician, entertainer, vegan and animal advocate Lindsay McDougall. 

Lindsay talks about his journey toward veganism, what it's like as a member of the vegan community, and ends with a couple of songs. So much fun!

This special episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animal Studies Association. 

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Apr 25, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Dr. Denise Russell. Denise is a philosopher and research fellow at the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong. In addition to being an ethicist Denise is also an animal advocate. One of her areas of interest is animal research. We talk to her about why alternatives are developing so slowly in Australia. 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Join now!

Apr 11, 2016

This episode of Knowing Animals is from our Protecting Animals series. We speak to Jessica Bailey from the Cruelty Free Shop. She explains what motivated her to establish a vegan business and she also answers the age old question; which city is better: Sydney of Melbourne! 


This episode of Knowing Animals is sponsored by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Are you a member? 

Mar 28, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Bidda Jones from RSPCA Australia. We discuss her work on live animal exports and her new book 'Backlash': https://shop.animalsaustralia.org/products/backlash.

This episode of Knowing Animals is sponsored by AASA: http://animalstudies.org.au.

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Join us for a live recording of Knowing Animals in Sydney on Monday May 2: http://www.meetup.com/Podcasting-Sydney/events/229567571/

Mar 14, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Associate Professor Annie Potts from the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies at the University of Canterbury. We discuss her co-authored paper ‘Vegan Sexuality: Challenging Heteronormative Masculinity through Meat-free Sex’ which appeared in the journal Feminism & Psychology in 2010. 

Feb 29, 2016

In this episode of Protecting Animals we speak to Nicola Beynon from World Animal Protection. Nicola is the Head of Campaigns - Australia. She talks to us about a new campaign to establish a Commonwealth, independent office for animal welfare in Australia. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Join now!

Feb 15, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Richard Twine about his article "Vegan Killjoys at the Table—Contesting Happiness and Negotiating Relationships with Food Practices" which appeared in Societies in 2014. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA - the Australasian Animals Studies Association. 

Feb 1, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Kym Staton founder of the Sydney Vegan Club and Films for Change. 

This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Join today! 

Jan 18, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals I speak to Gordon Renouf who is CEO of Good on You. Good for You is working to create apps that allow consumers to understand their consumption choices harm animals. You can learn more about Good on You here: http://goodonyou.org.au. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). Join now here: http://animalstudies.org.au.  

Jan 4, 2016

In this episode of Knowing Animals I speak to Nikki Savvides  from Sydney University. We discuss Nikki's piece “Loving-knowing” women and horses: Symbolic connections, real life conflicts and “natural horsemanship” which appeared in H U M a N I M A L I A in 2011. We also talk about Nikki's work with elephants in Thailand. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/. Are you a member yet? 

Dec 22, 2015

In the episode of Knowing Animals I speak to Arian Wallach from the Centre for Compassionate Conservation at UTS. We talk about Arian's co-authored paper ‘Promoting Predators and Compassionate Conservation’ which appeared in the journal Conservation Biology in 2015.

Dec 14, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals I speak to Amanda Richman from the NSW Young Lawyers Animal Law Committee. Amanda is Chair of the committee and a practicing lawyer. We talk about what lawyers can do to aid animals and her work organising a regular animal law conference. This episode of Knowing Animals is sponsored by the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA). 

Dec 5, 2015

In this very special episode of Knowing Animals I share a laugh and a chat with comedian, podcaster (Spokey Blokeys), musician and vegan-about-town Rodney Todd. We talk about vegan junk food, making people laugh about animal rights, and using celebrities to promote veganims. We also battle it out for biggest hair! 

Nov 30, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals, David Mence from the University of Melbourne talks about whaling, anti-whaling, the use of the harpoon, Sea Shepherd and whale communication. 

Nov 16, 2015

In this episode of Protecting Animals we speak to Katrina Fox. Katrina has been involved in animal activism in the UK and Australia. She is a journalist and author and has recently published her first sole authored book: 'Vegan Ventures: Start and Grow an Ethical Business'.  

Nov 14, 2015

In this episode of Knowing Animals we speak to Shatha Hamade from Animals Australia. She has worked from the RSPCA South Australia; was Young Lawyer of the Year; and was very involved in exposing the blooding of greyhounds in Australia. She talks about animals and the law. 

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