The NYK Experts Uncut podcast is a series of in-depth interviews with world-known experts in animal science, animal welfare and wildlife conservation. The podcast provides listeners with unprecedented access to the latest information about animal welfare issues from the incisive viewpoints of the people pioneering change on controversial and important animal topics. It covers issues across the breadth of human usage of animals and animals in the wild, and the challenges they face due to climate change, habitat destruction, poaching, and other causes.
Attending an Animal Vigil Will Change Your Life: The Transformative Power of The Save Movement and the Link Between Animal Agriculture and Climate Change with Anita Krajnc
24:15Did you know that a single slaughterhouse in Canada kills about 10,000 pigs a day? Are you aware that, on average, two hundred pigs are crammed into each animal transport vehicle as they are moved to slaughterhouses? Have you heard why ending animal agriculture will help solve the climate crisis? In this riveting interview, NYK […]
Still Wearing Animals? Why We Should Be Kinder To Our Kin, with PETA founder and Animalkind author, Ingrid Newkirk
27:29Did you know that sheep are far from mindless creatures? In fact, they have remarkable memory and recognition skills – they can recognize over twenty other human beings and other sheep from photographs. Have you heard how sheep in Asia have learnt through observation to operate water pumps using their horns? But have you also […]
Is Ethical Fashion on Your Radar? Why It Should Be! with New York’s acclaimed Fashion Designer, Joshua Katcher
37:05Did you know that entire species have gone extinct due to the fashion industry, and that the leather shoe industry is one of the main drivers of climate change? Have you heard that it is leather, not meat, that is by far the most profitable element of factory farming animals such as cows and pigs? […]
Ex Dolphin Trainer Jeff Ventre’s Wild Transformation: A Necrotic Tail and A Human Revelation
33:35In this episode of NYK Experts Uncut, Dr. Jeff Ventre, former marine mammal trainer at SeaWorld explains how after seeing killer whales in the wild, he had a profound and life-changing revelation: he could no longer condone cetacean captivity. Jeff, co-founder of the advocacy group, Voice of the Orcas, has co-authored science-based articles, is featured […]
Behind the Smile: We’ve Banned it at Home, Let’s Not Do it Abroad – with Melissa Matlow
21:22In this episode of Now You Know, Kathryn Sussman talks with Melissa Matlow, campaign director at World Animal Protection, about WAP’s WildLife. Not Entertainers campaign, which aims to get travel companies and tourists to understand the impact they can have on animals through tourism. Melissa, with more than fifteen years experience leading welfare and environmental […]
Why We’re Sending Orangutans to School: How We are Hurting and Helping One of Our Nearest Relatives with Primatologist Dr. Anne Russon
26:36In this special edition of Now You Know, Kathryn Sussman talks with Primatologist and Professor of Psychology at York University, Glendon College, Dr. Anne Russon. With over 30 years experience studying and working with wild and captive Orangutans in Indonesian Borneo, Dr. Anne underscores how these great apes are so very similar to us, and […]
Think climate change is the polar bear’s greatest threat? Think again – Morten Jorgensen
26:51Is climate change the polar bears’ greatest threat? In this jaw-dropping interview, author and conservationist Morten Jorgensen explains how all risks to wild polar bear populations are human-posed. While global warming is the best-known, the most dangerous is in fact overhunting. What we are doing wrong and where are we, as Canadians, failing to protect this iconic species?
“The Ocean Is The Planet” – Capt. Paul Watson
23:57Award-winning Captain Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace, and founder, president and executive director of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society talks about a wide gamut of marine conservation issues. Everything from the current state of wild whale populations, to Canada’s recent ban of shark fin and cetacean import, as well as the commercial seal hunt and […]
Dissection Part 2: The Amazing Benefits of Non-Animal Alternatives to Classroom Dissection – Elisabeth Ormandy
22:52In this interview, co-founder and executive director of the BC- based Animals in Science Policy Institute Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy, details all of the phenomenal benefits of switching to non-animal alternatives to classroom dissection. Be prepared to be amazed as she explains how easy it is for teachers to switch to these superior models and how they not only help students to learn more effectively but how they are also cheaper, greener, and even safer.
Why Bats Shouldn’t Get a Bad Rap – Rob Laidlaw
30:53Did you know? Bats are mammals and the only mammals that are capable of true flight. They comprise one fifth of all the mammal species in the world, are intelligent, have social lives, and contrary to public perception, are not blind and will not get caught in your hair! Bats can live up to 44 years, and scientists are studying the bat genome in order to learn how to expand the human life span. Listen as Zoocheck founder and director Rob Laidlaw, clarifies how bats are in fact harmless, beneficial to humans and to the environment, and are an animal we must protect. Learn how we should never chase, hit, or try to catch bats, and how they are in fact, very cute creatures that serve as helpers to humans and the world around us.