with Kathryn and Gen
The first-ever podcast to cover a wide gamut of animal topics, practices and uses – Kathryn and Gen reach out to animal welfare experts to share their knowledge and offer easy tips on individual actions, enabling anyone to make a difference for animals worldwide.
September is synonymous with cooler temperatures, spending more time indoors, and back to school of course! This week, Kathryn and Gen wrap up this month’s topic on Animals in Science by reminding us of a few experts’ tips on how to avoid the unethical treatment of animals at school.
Have you ever heard of framing? Have you ever visited a zoo that gives the impression that animals are housed in lush natural environments? Learn what we as animal lovers can do to ensure a high standard of animal welfare in these facilities with Rob Laidlaw, founder and director of the Canadian animal protection charity Zoocheck.
Learn about the ethics of animal captivity in zoos and the differences between zoos and sanctuaries from Dr. Andrew Fenton and Dr. Letitia Meynell, associate professors of Philosophy at Dalhousie University.
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.
Listen as Dr. Naomi Rose, marine mammal scientist at the Animal Welfare Institute and member of the International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee, outlines the impact of captivity on cetaceans and how conservationists around the world are fighting to find alternatives to traditional zoo practices.