March 5, 2021
Episode 74 of the Paw & Order podcast features an in-depth interview with Calvin Neufeld, the founder of Evolve Our Prison Farms, and Dr. Amy Fitzgerald, a criminologist, expert in using prison labour in animal agriculture, and an associate professor with the department of sociology, anthropology, and criminology at the University of Windsor. In the interview, Calvin and Dr. Amy discuss their work to put a stop to a goat milk factory farm project, which is planned to open at a federal prison in Kingston, Ontario. Click here to take action to stop the prison factory farm!
Leading up to the interview, hosts Camille Labchuk and Jessica Scott-Reid discuss all that’s been happening in the news for animals, including CTV W5 covering Canada’s secretive live export trade that ships horses to Japan for slaughter (click here to take action to end the exports), 1000 macaques being imported to Canada from Cambodia for research, a new Calgary Stampede-funded study missing the mark on animal suffering in rodeos, Alberta considering making rodeo its official sport (please, don’t!), and Dairy Farmers of Canada urging farmers to stop adding palm oil to cow feed as the “Buttergate” scandal continues to gain international attention.
Our Hero of the week is Greenpeace for dropping boulders in the sea off of Brighton to block destructive fishing operations. The Zero is everyone involved in passing the buck on a cargo ship stuck at sea carrying 900 cows for two months. The live shipment has been rejected by authorities at two destinations and now all of the cows will be killed.
Thank you to our sponsors The Grinning Goat and FAIR/SQUARE. Use code PAW15 to save 15% on your purchase at grinninggoat.ca and code AJ15 to save 15% on your purchase at fair-square.ca.
To our producer, Shannon Nickerson, and podcast editor Micahl Contos.
To Kevin Lacroix for the podcast logo and for the musical sting in our podcast intro.
To DJ Quads for our intro, transition and outro music.