Off the Leash Podcast Episode Nine


In our ninth episode, we talk about the decision by clothing manufacturer Canada Goose to stop using (Coyote) fur in its products. We discuss (in deliberately non-graphic terms) the dog meat trade and the Yulin ‘festival’ and focus on the role of activists in Asia: our first guest audio comes from Dr Peter Li, China Policy Specialist at Humane Society International, who has visited Yulin many times and offers an optimistic perspective. Charlie discusses grouse moor licencing – declaring it as ‘licencing slaughter’. In Hero and Villian, Dominic nominates campaigner Emily Lawrence and the campaigners who pressured Canada Goose, Charlie nominates activists on the ground in East Asia. For our villains, Dominic tears into the UK Fur Industry, and Charlie slates Veolia UK for destroying precious nesting habitat next to Rainham Marshes. Finally, we highlight an event at Vale Wildlife Hospital, the War on Wildlife Project’s management of an ‘equipment fund’ for monitors on the ground tackling the ‘war on wildlife, and discuss our own ‘Guests Off the Leash’ plans.

The Guardian  Canada Goose fashion brand to stop using fur by end of 2022

Humane Society International  Dog Meat Trade

Blog on HSA website  Chinese advocates lead the fight against Yulin’s dog meat trade

The War on Wildlife Project  Grouse Moors | Licencing Slaughter

Dominic Mitchell  Veolia UK destroys grassland habitat (on Twitter)

The Citro  Journalism on the persecution and defence of wildlife

Vale Wildlife Hospital  Open Day 2021

The War on Wildlife Project Equipment Fund