- Listen to the July 10, 2012 show (or download the archive):
Emma Clifford of Animal Balance: Positive results for people & animals from global spay & neuter campaigns
In this episode we bring you an interview with Emma Clifford, founder and director of Animal Balance, a unique organization headquartered in Bend, that implements high-volume spay and neuter campaigns for dogs and cats around the world. In 2002, Emma found out that the cats and dogs of the Galapagos Islands were being poisoned—as a result, she founded Animal Balance to address the problem directly and humanely. Since then, Animal Balance has expanded to help in other nations such as The Dominican Republic and The Bahamas, changing the lives of both people and animals in the process.
Judy and Barb also discuss a very important subject that we’ve never before addressed on the show… vegan hotdogs!
And, of course, we highlight the latest News from the Vegan Frontier, let you know about vegan related happenings in and around Central Oregon, and more!
Emma Clifford is the founder and director of Animal Balance, a unique organization headquarted in Bend, that travels to island nations around the world, implementing high volume, community based sterilization campaigns for dogs and cats.
As a teenager, Emma became vegan, and worked to stop fox hunting and other cruel practices in the UK. Later, she managed and expanded the San Francisco SPCA Feral Cat program.
In 2002, Emma found out that the cats and dogs of the Galapagos Islands were being poisoned—as a result, she founded Animal Balance in 2003 to address the problem directly and humanely. Since then, Animal Balance has expanded to help islands globally.
Emma speaks at conferences around the world helping other countries to start high volume MASH clinics and gives advice on humane animal management strategies.
Emma talks about all of that with us, and also give us an update on some current and upcoming campaigns.
News from the Vegan Frontier:
- A Report From The Nation Of Change – Syngenta To Face Criminal Charges
- The Lies You’re Told about Genetically Engineered Foods
- Yellowstone grizzly bears dying at record-high rate
- Shrimps’ Huge Carbon Footprint
- In-Vitro Beef Breakthrough
- Living Well Bistro
- Four years after city repealed ban, California bidding adieu to foie gras
- The Food Movement releases Vegan Vitamin D-3 to U.S. Health Food Store Market
- Scary New Tick Could Turn You Into a Vegetarian in One Bite
- NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll
- Electric prod used on horses at Reno Rodeo; group claims coverup
- Don’t Let the Military Get Your Goat
- Military contractor cited for treatment of goats
News around Town:
VegNet Bend monthly meeting and potluck: 6p, July 25, The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas, Bend. This month is the 3rd annual Luau. VegNet will provide gourmet Field Roast grain hotdogs, veggie burgers, buns, and condiments. Bring a vegan side dish to share and join in the fun. If you’re a drummer or play a musical instrument and would like to share your talent at the event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theme song and musical clips courtesy of Paul Seymour. To learn more about Paul or his music, please visit paulseymour.com.au.
All Things Vegan airs on KPOV, Bend Community Radio.
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