#1014 The human impact of animal agriculture (Food Choices)

Air Date: 05-17-2016

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Today we take a look at the issue of animal agriculture minus the animals: the effects of our meat consumption on human rights, human health and climate change

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: An interview with the co-directors of Cowspiracy Part 1 - Rich Roll -  Air Date 9-14-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: Solid Ground - Dougie Maclean

Ch. 4: Act 2: Something You Really Need To Know About The Meat You're Eating - @RedactedTonight w/ @LeeCamp - Air Date: 2-27-16

Ch. 5: Song 2: Happy Meal - The Cardigans

Ch. 6: Act 3: An interview with the co-directors of Cowspiracy Part 2 - Rich Roll -  Air Date 9-14-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Land of Confusion - Genesis

Ch. 8: Act 4: VEGAN 2015 - The Film - PLANT BASED NEWS - Air Date 12-1-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Here's to Your Health - River Zydeco Band & Henk Mutsaers

Ch. 10: Act 5: Vegan For Human Rights - Mic. the Vegan - Air Date: 3-18-16

Ch. 11: Song 5: Human Rights - Brother Mudada

Ch. 12: Act 6: What do chickens and our constitutional rights have in common? - Jim Hightower - Air Date: 2-12-16

Ch. 13: Song 6: Free and Equal Speech - Chris Priest

Ch. 14: Act 7: Fight Anti-Whistleblower Ag-Gag Laws via @ALDF - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Right to Complain - Trombone Shorty & Marc Broussard

Ch. 16: Act 8: Richard Oppenlander's pre-Cowspiracy screening presentation to the EU Parliament (Part 2 of 7) - Climate Vegan - Air Date: 12-20-15


Ch. 17: Raising taxes lowers the cost of hiring new employees - Jim from Detroit

Ch. 18: The Marxist idea of causing pain to spark the revolution - Alex from Montreal

Ch. 19: Planning ahead from 2016 to 2020 - Brian from Arizona

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: Final comments on the dangers of Republican governance and moral culpability vs. mathematical reality

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Write to legislators and governors in states with Ag-Gag laws via Animal Legal Defense Fund's “Take Action to Stop Ag Gag” and demand they be repealed.

Other Actions

Sign the Last Chance for Animal's Change.org petition to fight Missouri's Ag-Gag Law

Sign the Food Integrity Campaign's petition to fight Ag-Gag Laws 

Sources/Further Reading: 

No More Exposés in North Carolina (via NYTimes.com)

In the Belly of the Beast (via RollingStone.com) (WARNING: THIS IS IMPORTANT, BUT GRAPHIC)

Ag-Gag Legislation by State (via ASPCA.org)

Undercovered: 'Ag-Gag' Laws - How Big Agra Tries to Muzzle Journalists (via Mediate.com)

Big Agriculture Bullies and Lobbies to Keep Americans In the Dark (via Forbes.com)

Groups Sue Over North Carolina's Ag Gag Law, Saying it Violates The Constitution (via ThinkProgress.org)

Ag Boards Think They Should be Exempt From the Freedom of Information Act (via MFAblog.org)

Mercy for Animals Legal Advocacy (via MercyforAnimals.org)


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Amy Victoria
    commented 2016-07-17 09:23:43 -0400
    Hiya. I’ve just come back to BOTL after a long baby-related hiatus…only to hear an add for a non veg company and sounds like you’re eating cheese now? What have I missed?? If you’ve talked about it before I’m sorry please just let me know what ep this just really shocked n saddened me. Peace and love
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