The Species Barrier 40 For Pete’s Sake

October 5th, 2016

Episode 40 of The Species Barrier....Part two of our interview with Karen I Shragg, author of Moving Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation, in her book Karen challenges everyone from green organisations to politicians to deal with a key causal issue instead of the symptoms.

We discuss the development of The Lawns complex in Lincoln and the continual loss of remaining green spaces. We speak to Pete who is a local man who has a deep attachment to the site and the wild animals who live there.

Also, in the news we are permanently beyond 400ppm and in the wake of such stark facts ethicists ask should we reproduce in an era of such inevitable climate change? Bees become an endangered species, and 10% of remaining wilderness lost since 1993.

Welcome To The Species Barrier... where two vegan, environmentalists question how we interact with the planet and the other animals who call it home. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged and explore that barrier in place which separates the human animal from other species.

Listen locally on Lincoln's first community radio station 107.3 Siren FM or internationally on the website at: http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/

Subscribe on Itunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-species-barrier/id807610635

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The Species Barrier 39 Upstream

September 8th, 2016

Episode 39 of The Species Barrier... Karen I Shragg, author of Moving Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation. In her book Karen challenges everyone from green organisations to politcians to deal with a key causal issue instead of just the symptoms.

World Peace Diet Will Tuttle returns for the second part of his interview and we discuss the anthropocene epoch, Jeremy Corbyn’s pro-growth message and should we really be surprised by thousands of legal breaches in the UK’s abattoirs?

Welcome To The Species Barrier... where two vegan, environmentalists
question how we interact with the planet and the other animals who call
it home. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged and explore that
barrier in place which separates the human animal from other species.

Listen locally on Lincoln's first community radio station 107.3 Siren FM
or internationally on the website at: http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/

Subscribe on Itunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-species-barrier/id807610635

Contact us: thespeciesbarrier@gmail.com

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The Species Barrier 38 Otherworldly

July 13th, 2016

Coming up today award-winning speaker, educator, author, and musician Will Tuttle discusses his spiritual approach to vegan education. Rebecca from the reasonable vegan website and Rob,the author of Rational Morality argue that all advocacy should be partaken using rational reasoning only.

We discuss Harambe the gorilla, alligators at Disney and a vegan climber dying on Everest. A paper in nature suggests the Paris climate agreement can't stay under 1.5 degrees and 1.5 wouldn't have been sufficient anyway.

https://www.facebook.com/TheSpeciesBarrier/

Welcome To The Species Barrier... where two vegan, environmentalists

question how we interact with the planet and the other animals who call

it home. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged and explore that

barrier in place which separates the human animal from other species.

Listen locally on Lincoln's first community radio station 107.3 Siren FM

or internationally on the website at: http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/

Subscribe on Itunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-species-barrier/id807610635

Contact us: thespeciesbarrier@gmail.com

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The Species Barrier 37 Mishmash

April 8th, 2016

Coming up today, Anne Heritage guardian to the at the time oldest bitch on earth and author of the book Bramble The Dog Who Wanted To Live Forever. In this wide ranging interview we cover domestication, dog nutrition, housing developments. anthropocentrism and more. Karen Phillips is the founder of Hope Haven Sanctuary, she tells us why health and fitness is so important to longevity as an activist and as The Lincoln Vegan Festival approaches motorcyclist Allan Crossley stops by to tell us why he'll be visiting us on his UK tour.

In the news, we cover the usual ever worsening course of ecological and civilisational destruction.

Welcome To The Species Barrier... where two vegan, environmentalists
question how we interact with the planet and the other animals who call
it home. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged and explore that
barrier in place which separates the human animal from other species.

Listen locally on Lincoln's first community radio station 107.3 Siren FM
or internationally on the website at: http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/

Contact us at thespeciesbarrier@gmail.com

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The Species Barrier 36 VegFest

December 3rd, 2015

Coming up today... we reflect on London VegFest 2015 alongside organiser Tim Barford and participants Gary Francione and Alan and Frances AKA The Grumpy Old Vegans.
We're on course for the hottest year on record, the number of trees halved under human civilisation, meats as carcinogenic as smoking, Study suggests society will collapse by 2040 due to food shortages, Study labels humans "superpredators", in one year 5000 acres of greenbelt land has had it's protected status removed, Morrissey announces he's vegan and was Charlotte Church so wrong for citing climate change regarding Syrian refugees?

https://www.facebook.com/TheSpeciesBarrier/

Welcome To The Species Barrier... where two vegan, environmentalists question how we interact with the planet and the other animals who call it home. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged and explore that barrier in place which separates the human animal from other species.

Listen locally on Lincoln's first community radio station 107.3 Siren FM or internationally on the website at: http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/

Subscribe on Itunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-species-barrier/id807610635

Contact us: thespeciesbarrier@gmail.com

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The Species Barrier 35 Antinatal

October 9th, 2015

Episode #35 of The Species Barrier... South African Professor of Philosophy David Benatar, writer of Better To Have Never Been, The Harm of Coming Into Existence joins us to discuss his work. Mistro, musical artist from Norway has a new album out called The Tragedy of Birth and author Jan Smitowicz from America is the writer of revenge novel Orange Rain.

Also in the news discussion, we attended the Premiere of Unity (Long awaited followup to Earthlings) and give our thoughts, World Overshoot Day passes, water and food predicted to run out, The Pope's encyclical covers environmentalism and animal ethics, Beyonce's "veganism", techno fixes can't save the oceans, Cecil The Lion and it's been made official that humans are driving The Sixth Great Extinction event in geological history.

Welcome To The Species Barrier... where two vegan, environmentalists
question how we interact with the planet and the other animals who call
it home. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged and explore that
barrier in place which separates the human animal from other species.

Listen locally on Lincoln's first community radio station 107.3 Siren FM
or internationally on the website at: http://www.sirenonline.co.uk

Contact us: thespeciesbarrier@gmail.com

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The Species Barrier Mini Episode: Blue Cross Neutering

August 13th, 2015

Ruth interviews Dr Caroline Raey who is the Chief Vet at the Blue Cross' Merton Hospital.

Want to breed your Bitch? Read this!

So, you have a female (fill in any breed). She is the most stunning dog you've ever set eyes upon, and you have heard that cock and bull story about it being better to let them have a litter before you get her spayed. I'm afraid, it's total rubbish. There are lots of things that could go wrong, are you willing to risk it?

Look at these scenarios. These have ALL happened to someone at some point.

1. She isn't ready to be covered, and whilst she is tied with the stud dog, she panics and bolts, ripping the stud dogs penis loose, causing her to haemorrhage from within.

2. The stud dog has not had the appropriate health tests, and carries a disease which he passes on to your bitch and the puppies.

3. She hasn't been properly tested, and all the puppies are born with birth defects. They all have to be put to sleep.

4. Her hips have not properly developed, and the puppies get stuck in the birth canal during labour. You don't realise what has happened, and the puppies die inside her, and the decaying bodies poison your healthy bitch.

5. During labour, a puppy gets stuck, and the bitch tries to help by pulling it out by it's leg. She tears the flesh from the puppies leg, and it has to be put to sleep.

6. A puppy gets stuck in the birth canal, and the mother pushes so hard to get the puppy out, that her uterus ruptures, and she bleeds to death on the way to the vet.

7. When the puppy is born, mother doesn't know what to do. She leaves it on the floor to drown in the sack.

8. She is scared by what has happened, as she is too young to understand. She eats all of the puppies, or smothers them.

9. She is too enthusiastic with removing the umbilical cord, and she rips the cord out causing a gushing wound, or she disembowels the puppies as she's too rough. They have to all be put to sleep.

10. The puppies inhale fluid during the birth, and develop pneumonia. They die 36 hours later.

Still want to breed your bitch?

It's not about the money, her life is too precious to risk! Please get her spayed.

The welfare situation is getting worse, please don't add to it!

For more information on the brilliant work the Blue Cross do go to:
https://www.bluecross.org.uk/how-we-help

For more information about neutering go to:
https://www.bluecross.org.uk/neutering-campaign

For more information on Prevent Unwanted Pets go to:
http://www.preventunwantedpets.co.uk/

For more information on Prevent Unwanted Pets Lincoln go to:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Preventing-Unwanted-Pets-Lincoln/132588280282068

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The Species Barrier 34 OVER

July 1st, 2015

Episode 34 of The Species Barrier...we speak with Population Media Centerâs Director of Issue Advocacy Joseph Bish and Tom Butler of The Deep Ecology Foundation. Both organisations are involved in the Population Speak Out campaign and itâs centrepiece book Overdevelopment Overpopulation Overshoot.

Sandra Higgins is back on the show to discuss International Respect for Chickens Month. We also discuss the documentary Virunga, symbolic crossing of the 400ppm level of Carbon Dioxide, the Antarctic ice shelf on course for collapse plus Morrissey and Monbiot weighing in on animal agriculture.

Welcome To The Species Barrier... where two vegan, environmentalists
question how we interact with the planet and the other animals who call
it home. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged and explore that
barrier in place which separates the human animal from other species.

Listen locally on Lincoln's first community radio station 107.3 Siren FM
or internationally on the website at: http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/

Subscribe on Itunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-species-barrier/id807610635

Contact us: thespeciesbarrier@gmail.com

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The Species Barrier #33 Dogging

May 25th, 2015

Episode 33 of The Species Barrier… plant based dogs. Domesticated dogs are ever more present in a growing human society and the environmental book Time to Eat The Dog? highlights their meat eating as an ecological ill. How well can they adapt to plant based diets? We speak to Piers Morgan's electoral candidate of choice, vet Andrew Knight. Fellow vegan Carla Gardner is in the studio to discuss her experiences with dogs and various topics pertaining to other animals.

In the news, The Guardian puts it's emphasis on climate change reporting, date proposed for the start of the Anthropocene epoch, photography book on overpopulation and consumption takes the media by storm, water is the next great crisis and EU removes limits on cows milk production.

https://www.facebook.com/TheSpeciesBarrier/

Welcome To The Species Barrier... where two vegan, environmentalists question how we interact with the planet and the other animals who call it home. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged and explore that barrier in place which separates the human animal from other species.

Listen locally on Lincoln's first community radio station 107.3 Siren FM Thursdays at 2pm GMT (Podcast follows) and repeated Sundays at 3pm or internationally on the website at: http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/

We also run vegan education group Vegan Outreach Lincoln & East Midlands. Podcast and show notes for The Species Barrier can be found at the website: http://veganoutreachuk.blogspot.co.uk/

Contact us: thespeciesbarrier@gmail.com

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The Species Barrier #32 Laughing Gas

March 16th, 2015

Comedian, actor, writer and TV presenter Simon Amstell joins us for a chat about fusing his vegan ethics with his comedy. We also speak to members of Frack Free Lincs after their Truth Behind The Dash for Gas screening in Lincoln.

In the news 2014 was the hottest year on record, scientists move the Doomsday Clock forward, journalist Chris Hedges on his veganism and as America is predicted to have it's worst droughts in a 1000 years tens of millions will starve as fertile land turns to dust bowls in China and Africa also.

Welcome To The Species Barrier... where two vegan, environmentalists
question how we interact with the planet and the other animals who call
it home. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged and explore that
barrier in place which separates the human animal from other species.

Listen locally on Lincoln's first community radio station 107.3 Siren FM
or internationally on the website at: http://www.sirenonline.co.uk/

Subscribe on Itunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-species-barrier/id807610635

Contact us: thespeciesbarrier@gmail.com

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