A shortcast about fox cub hunting or cubbing from Charlie Moores. A version of this audio first appeared in Our Off The Leash Podcast in August (link below) but with so many reports of cubbing on social media at the moment, we felt that it would be helpful to state again what cubbing is and how to recognise the revolting individuals who do it. Off the Leash Podcast Episode 13 Hunt Saboteurs Association Website – Hotline phone number 07443Continue reading
We’re building a free audio platform for campaigners and activists called Off the Leash Podcasts. And we thought that a short series to explain just what Off the Leash Podcasts is all about might be helpful. So, let’s have a quick word about what we call shortcasts…Continue reading
Charlie Moores talks with Dr Alex Lees, Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology at Manchester Metropolitan University about perceived clashes or differences in opinion between conservationists and animal rights activists.
The conversation was triggered by a thoughtful and well-expressed Twitter thread in which Alex wrote that “there are several tropes of animal rights activism which clash with conservation goals“, going on to list, for example, trophy hunting, invasive species, and zoos. Charlie’s response to that thread was that you could equally say that there were conservation tropes that clashed with animal rights goals, There is of course more overlap between conservationists and animal advocates than those sentences might suggest, and in the following conversation Charlie and Alex discuss issues that both divide and unite them – including a shared passion for wildlife and a desire for more nuanced conversations to take place in what has become a rather fraught area of discussion.Continue reading
Last week was notable for three things: an alpaca named Geronimo, a report that led the UN secretary-general António Guterres, to call it a “code red for humanity”, and the unfolding tragedy in Afghanistan. We discuss all three. We also have a shortcast from veterinary scientist Iain McGill (who has done so much work exposing the government’s failed ‘test and slaughter’ BovineTB policy), and raw audio from Dominic on the ‘Rescue the Animal Rescuers’ campaign. Charlie has a close look at a petition which it turns out wants ‘animal rights protestors’ kept off farms. In Heroes and Villains we praise the animal welfare teams working in Kabul, and slate the politicians that made such a mess of last week. In our ‘Shoutout’ we give the link to donate to Nowzad, Pen Farthing’s animal rescue centre in Afghanistan.Continue reading