Now You Know Podcast
Did you know that schools are bringing on hi-tech animal-friendly alternatives to science class dissections? Are you aware of the impact of captivity on whale & dolphin social networks and behavior? What is “framing” and what’s new at zoos that could change practices worldwide?
These are all topics that you might have heard of in the past. Yet today, we provide you with unprecedented knowledge in a new series of interviews with top experts from the animal science & conservation fields.
About Now You Know
Kathryn and Gen are two Canadian women who have joined forces from opposite ends of the animal care world.
Based in Toronto, Kathryn is an experienced advocate for animal welfare, a PhD and a private consultant helping NGOs in their efforts to bring about legislative and regulatory change for animals around the globe.
Working in Montreal, Gen is a practicing veterinary technician pursuing studies in marine biology and bioacoustics research. She has worked with a variety of animal species in clinical, zoological and rehabilitation environments trying to bring change to captivity standards.
Together they created the Now You Know podcast to shed light on unfamiliar, puzzling, and sometimes shocking issues regarding our impact on animals and their well-being in the 21st century. Their goal: empower each individual to take action for change!
Award-winning Captain Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace, and founder, president and executive director of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society talks about a wide gamut of marine conservation issues. Everything from the current state of wild whale populations, to Canada’s recent ban of shark fin and cetacean import, as well as the commercial seal hunt and single-use plastics.
Many elephants, along with Edmonton Valley Zoo’s Lucy now notorious in Canada, are housed in zoos across the world in questionable conditions. Learn from world famous wildlife biologist Dr. Winnie Kiiru who reflects on the traditional viewing of elephant behavior in zoos, that she sees as an inaccurate reflection of their natural habitat.
Camille Labchuk, one of Canada’s leading animal rights lawyers, talks about the ethics behind the treatment of coyotes and geese used in the making of winter coat products in North America. While this podcast may shock you, it will also provide you with pivotal advice on how to go shopping conscientiously for your coat next winter.