Posts Tagged ‘Animals & Nature’

Hina Shamsi, Wayne Pacelle

April 15 . 2011

President Obama has lifted the ban on military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay and Hina Shamsi with the ACLU tells us why she’s not happy with that decision. Then, Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, unveils the deep links of the human-animal connection, as well as the conflicting impulses that have led us to betray this kinship through widespread and systemic cruelty to animals in The Bond.

 

Adam Schwartz, Mike Mease

February 15 . 2011

The ACLU wants Chicago to stop installing new cameras to the city’s surveillance network because it’s an invasion of privacy and there is a  potential for wrongful conduct. Adam Schwartz with the ACLU joins us. Then later, Mike Mease with the Buffalo Field Campaign tells us why a judge’s ruling  to continue the slaughter of Bison who roam Yellowstone is not welcomed.

Mark Moffett

July 30 . 2010

The Smithsonian’s Mark Moffett has been called the  “the Indiana Jones of entomology,” and he takes us on an exciting  journey in which we find that ants have invented highways and infrastructure, traffic rules, voting and market economies, livestock domestication and large-scale agriculture, slavery, warfare and terrorism, and even smart public health policies years before humans came on the scene in Adventure Among Ants.

Wesley Smith

July 26 . 2010

All people who love animals can agree with author, Wesley J. Smith that human beings owe animals respect, kindness, and humane care. But he argues in A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy, that our obligation to humanity matters more, and that granting rights to animals would inevitably diminish human dignity.

James William Gibson

March 30 . 2010

CAL State University professor and author James William Gibson talks about environmental conflicts in A Reenchanted World.

Lierre Keith, Randy Serraglio

March 24 . 2010

Ex-vegan, Lierre Keith gets hit with pies for writing The Vegan Myth and later Randy Serraglio talks about the endangered species condoms campaign and how it’s going.