Freedom of Species

Sunday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Animal advocacy on the airwaves, hosted by a team of local animal advocates.


The Freedom of Species Team


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Freedom of Species



Yulin dog eating festival & swapping beef for chicken to combat climate change???

28 Jun 2015

Ahmad Sadi - Palestinian Animal League

21 Jun 2015

The Lion & the Painted Dog

These two species have brought together John Lemon of Painted Dog Conservation and Kevin Richardson to collaborate on an Australian speaking tour to help raise awareness of the plight of these two remarkable species. We chat with Kevin about the campaign against lion canned hunting imploring tourists to South Africa to be discerning when it comes to partaking in any 'lion conservation/tourism' as one may well be stroking the hands of a thoroughly cruel & sinister industry. We also chat with John about his inspiring projects that all stem from his mandate to help protect and save painted dogs.
7 Jun 2015

Meat and climate change - Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop (BZE) & Judith Friedlander (UTS)

Meat & climate change - Australia's livestock industry
31 May 2015

About Freedom of Species

Gerard Wedderburn-Bisshop from Beyond Zero Emissions talks about BZE's Land Use Plan and its recommendations for Australia's animal agriculture industry. And Judith Friedlander from the University of Technology Sydney sheds some light on why mainstream media goes so quiet on the topic of meat with regard to climate change.

"Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored"

- Alice Walker

Freedom of Species is about animals.

Humans are just one of the nearly nine million species sharing this planet. For one hour a week we put the 'other' animals up front and centre.

It's not just a David Attenborough animal love-fest. The show explores all disciplines that have a fascination and an appreciation of animals and a passion to fight for a better world for all animals: conservation, philosophy, sociology, art, literature, science, film, history, politics and the vegan and animal rights movements.

The show is hosted by a team of Melbourne-based animal advocates, presenting local & international news, interviews and music from this vibrant social justice movement.

Tune in to hear debates and updates on a broad range of animal issues - from front line activism to academic theory, good tunes and tips on compassionate living. Yes, you can have your vegan cake and everyone wants to eat it too!

Freedom of Species gratefully acknowledges the support of Voiceless. In 2011, Freedom of Species will undertake a campaign to promote our show to the broader community. This is possible due to the generous assistance provided through the Voiceless Grants Program.

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