June 15, 2021
Episode 81 of the Paw & Order podcast is hosted by Jessica Scott-Reid and guest co-host Kaitlyn Mitchell, a staff lawyer at Animal Justice. In this episode, Jessica and Kaitlyn interview Dr. Jason Hannan, a professor at the University of Winnipeg, and the co-chair of Winnipeg VegFest. They discuss Dr. Hannan’s recently published book, Meatsplaining, The Animal Agriculture Industry and the Rhetoric of Denial, exploring strategies used by the animal agriculture industry to avoid public scrutiny for its harm to animals, our health, and the environment.
In the news, Jessica and Kaitlyn discuss a new study revealing that emissions from animal farming may be 30-90% higher than reported, backyard hens being permitted in Calgary, and a great two-part piece in The Tyee about efforts to end the use of animals in research in Canada.
The Hero of the episode is Estonia for banning fur farming. The Zero is Willerby Wold Piggerie, a pig farm with a “humane” farming certification in the UK, that was exposed for animal abuse and neglect by undercover investigators.
Dr. Jason Hannan’s links:
- Faculty page
- Winnipeg VegFest site
- Winnipeg VegFest Facebook
- Winnipeg VegFest Instagram
- Winnipeg VegFest Twitter
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.