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Centering Animals in the News

Davita and Trev 13 June 2021 7


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The recent snap lockdown in Melbourne provided a good opportunity for Trev and Davita to stay put and review what has happened in the past months in the animal advocacy world. Listen in to the Freedom of Species News Show for current events in Melbourne and Victoria’s activism groups, international activism, legislation and culture and media.  And please donate to our radiothon campaign, to keep Freedom of Species and 3CR on the air for another year!  https://www.givenow.com.au/crowdraiser/public/freedomofspeciesradiothon2021  Links:  WAR (Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance) recommended First Nations facebook pages and groups to follow: https://www.facebook.com/WARcollective/posts/314739183589313  Victoria Wildlife Act 1975 – review and open submissions: https://engage.vic.gov.au/independent-review-victorias-wildlife-act-1975  Animal Rebellion UK McDonalds campaign https://animalrebellion.org/noloveinit/  Greta Thunberg’s ad in cooperation with mercy for animals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAOCnDMGdKU https://www.sbs.com.au/news/greta-thunberg-hails-australian-court-ruling-as-a-huge-win-for-the-whole-climate-movement  Vegan children health study   https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/113/6/1565/6178918  BDS: https://bdsaustralia.net.au/campaigns/stop-elbit/ https://bdsaustralia.net.au/campaigns/boycott-israeli-dates-checkthedate/ https://bdsmovement.net/get-involved/what-to-boycott  New Zealand Live export ban https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/14/new-zealand-to-stop-exporting-livestock-by-sea https://safe.org.nz/take-action/demand-ban-live-export-2/  UK sentience legislation https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/12/animals-to-be-formally-recognised-as-sentient-beings-in-uk-law  EU proposal to ban more dairy terms for vegan products https://plantbasednews.org/culture/law-and-politics/european-parliament-rejects-dairy-ban/  JBS ransomware cyber attack https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-31/cyber-attack-shuts-down-global-meat-processing-giant-jbs/100178310  Freedom of Species Survey https://forms.gle/Q5MQDFHLZheCFTGQ7   Music Played: Ruby Gill ‘Borderlines’ https://open.spotify.com/album/3242Bu9TVXE2MemMn6jjvN Dear Stalker ‘Back For A Beating’ https://open.spotify.com/album/0Pi8HJBRsHPwzjt7wdV0Az The Superjesus ‘Milk’ https://open.spotify.com/album/5NXfQ3oIhEbkafEm7WoJBk  Podcast Image: https://www.flickr.com/people/chodhound/ This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 

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