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The Species Barrier #25 Podcast & Show Notes

Coming up in episode #25 of The Species Barrier... November is World Vegan Month and we’re joined by Gary Francione who discusses his Abolitionist Approach to Animal Rights and new book Eat Like You Care.

And as the intergovernmental panel on climate change deliver their most damning report yet, GrowthBusters director Dave Gardner returns to pay tribute to the work of the recently deceased Al Bartlett and tells us about his new Conversation Earth TV project.

Finally as the dark nights draw in, Kate Fowler talks about the wildlife culls that go on all year round for those who are deemed to be "pest" species. She offers some alternatives.

Francione pointing out the wrongs in Animal Rights

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Sustainable Growth? Pah!

The Species Barrier 25 Show Notes:

East Midlands Vegan Festival on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EastMidlandsVeganFestival

The Linc report on The East Midlands Vegan Festival: http://thelinc.co.uk/2013/10/vegan-outreach-festival/

Neil Robinson on fitness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqsUxNGSJeU

Al Bartlett Website: http://www.albartlett.org/

Growth Bias Busted: http://www.growthbiasbusted.org/

Conversation Earth: http://www.conversationearth.tv/

Abolitionist Approach: http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/

Abolitionist Approach on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abolitionistapproach


Lincoln's First Vegan Pop Up Restaurant!

Vegan pop up restaurants are increasingly popular across the UK and bigger cities around the world. Lincoln doesn't have a vegan restaurant, we have some places with limited vegan options but there is no-where to get a proper evening meal.  This is where Jez and the team come in, they have just launched Veggie Village which despite the name is a totally vegan pop up restaurant. The first one was held on Saturday 26th October  at Revival in Lincoln and the menu theme for the night was American food.

The menu was Waldorf salad for starters, then a choice of one of three flavours of Field Roast sausages (Apple and Sage, fiery Mexican Chipotle or Italian) with coleslaw, french fries and salad on the side and finally a slice of pumpkin pie and ice cream for dessert!! They also did a gluten free option for Ruth, namely a GF sausage in a homemade wrap then a GF pumpkin pie. There were eight of us sat at our table and between us we had all flavours of hot dogs and the one gluten free option.

Starter... Waldorf Salad

The Waldorf salad was very tasty, lots of walnuts covered in maple syrup and slices of apple

The main... Slaw Dog

Non-vegan Geoffrey - commented on how good the Mexican Chipotle sausages were and how like "real" sausages they tasted. Marcus also found it to be pleasantly spicy.

Ilaria enjoyed the apple and sage option and couldn't resist taking a bite from Alberto's Italian sausage.

People were so impressed they were ordering packs of the Field Roast from Jez at the end... the only UK stockist outside of London no less!

Jez really went above and beyond with providing a gluten free option that was tasty. The homemade wrap was delicious and the Taifun sausage was lovely. Ruth also had the sides of fries and coleslaw.

Dessert... Pumpkin Pie and Ice Cream
We all had pumpkin pie; Ruth's GF crust was made from pecans and dates and the others had a traditional pastry crust, the pies were delicious along with the ice-cream. As you can see the portions were not small and we were even offered second slices!! Alberto and Geoffrey were only too pleased to accept and no-one was left hungry from this great event.

We also received complimentary coffee/tea and soya milk to wash it all down. 

Veggie Village, hope to run the pop-up restaurants monthly... we recommend you get your ticket early as we have a feeling it will only become more popular as word spreads! For more details go to:  https://www.facebook.com/veggievillagelincoln


The Species Barrier #24 Podcast & Show Notes

Episode 24 of The Species Barrier... balls are the unifying theme. Neil Robinson, the former Everton defender who is generally accepted to be the first professional vegan footballer tells us his story and why he's developed his own range of food bars, Jonathan Stack director of documentary film The Vasectomist tells us why men around the world are "putting their balls on the line for Planet Earth" and participating in World Vasectomy Day on October 18th. Last but not least, five-a-side maestro Roger Yates is back with us to discuss The Vegan Information Project, badger culls and lab grown meat.

Also... Marcus attended the Save Hobblers Hole meeting in Lincoln and spoke to campaigner Emma, first Lab grown burger taste tested, Green MP Caroline Lucas arrested over Fracking, Housing development for green belt nearly doubles within a year and the badger cull has begun...

Neil is Bananaman!

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Ready to put your balls on the line for Planet Earth?

The Species Barrier 24 Show Notes:

The East Midlands Vegan Festival: http://www.eastmidlandsveganfestival.co.uk/

Save Hobblers Hole: 

Badger Cull: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22614350

UK has biggest population growth in Europe: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/now-we-are-637m-uk-had-biggest-population-growth-in-europe-over-past-year-8751929.html

Houses planned for Green Belt land doubles: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23831517

First Lab-grown beef burger: http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-cook-worlds-first-vitro-beef-burger-132520674.html

World Vasectomy Day: http://worldvasectomyday.org/

The Vasectomist: http://www.thevasectomist.net/

No-scalpel Vasectomy International: http://www.nsvi.org/

Neil Robinson's website: http://neilrobinsonvegan.com/

Frank snack bars: http://www.thefrankfoodcompany.com/product-category/frank-snack-bars/

Vegan Information Project: http://veganinformationproject.org/

Fact of The Day: http://www.earth-policy.org/books/pb2/pb2ch1_ss2


Vegan cheese- Violife

Violife kindly sent Marcus and I a sample of all their vegan cheeses and to sum up this whole review, they were gone in less than a week and we were two very happy (if not slightly heavier) people!! I'll go through them one by one and give you an opinion and star rating on each flavour so you can decide which one(s) to get (pizza!!).  The cheeses are soya free and palm oil free, how cool is that!


The original is creamy, smells like cow's cheese, has a texture like processed cheese and most impressively MELTS!! It's great out the pack or as a toastie. Very good. 4/5 stars, only reason it's not higher is some of the other flavours are amazingly even better!

Thanks to Veganoo for the picture, they're better at pictures than me :)

 Very very good, gives added flavour and works well to flavour cheesy dishes 4.5/5

Red Pepper:
Marcus's favourite enough said 5/5 according to Marcus

Tomato and Basil:
 Great on vegan burgers! When fried with the burger it goes crispy, guess all the flavours do. So like cow's cheese! 4.5/5

A little sharp but green olives are, still good. 4/5

Pizza flavoured:
GO BUY THIS NOW. Seriously, the most amazing cheese, dairy or otherwise I have ever tasted, ate my half of the pack in about 15 minutes then tried to see if Marcus would miss his half. In fact I'm going to stop writing this review and buy some now. 6/5!!

Hot Peppers:
Marcus ate this one as I dont like hot peppers, he enjoyed it and said the slices would be nice on top of a pizza to give a little spice. 4/5


 I ate this one as Marcus doesnt like mushrooms and man was I glad he doesn't, this comes second to the pizza one, it is very creamy with the flavour of mushroom really adding some pizazz! 5/5

 Olive Oil

 Olive oil is a nice touch, makes the cheese even smoother than original. Less tangy than olive one. Could easily just eat on its own or would be nice as a toastie. 4.5/5


Very like cheddar, i'll admit it wasn't my favourite but I never really ate cheddar much so i'm biased! 4/5

Shredded Pizza Cheese
This stuff is amazing, it goes stringy, melts, tastes like cheese even smells like the stuff and is soya free!!! One tip, it likes moisture so I melt a little vitalite/pure and mix the cheese in with it then put it on top of the tomato base of the pizza. I made a pizza for a little boy's 6th Birthday party with lots of non vegan kids and no-one knew the difference!


Overall they are the best cheeses i've tried on the vegan market and not over priced like other companies. Go try them and send us your reviews :)

For stockists, please see the Veganic UK website: veganicfoods.co.uk


East Midlands Vegan Festival

The East Midlands Vegan Festival,the biggest vegan event in the East midlands is coming to wonderful lincoln. After plenty of venue searching the Drill Hall in the beautiful historic city of lincoln was chosen to resurrect the exceptionally successful festival. The festival attracted over 2000 people in 2009 before losing its venue due to its success. It will be one of the very few vegan festivals in the UK with free entry. Featuring a huge variety of stalls from award winning cupcakes from London to designer vegan shoes, raw chocolate to doggy treats this is a not miss event!
With talks on a variety of subjects and a kids show by Cbeebies Dominic Berry why not stick around for a while?
If you get peckish there will be free food samples, hot vegan food, sweet treats and more. So mark the day on your calender. October 12th  10am to 4pm, Lincoln Drill Hall



The Species Barrier #23 Podcast & Show Notes

The Species Barrier is back from a break. Coming up in episode #23… just how damaging is flying? We hear from activists representing Plane Stupid, Airport Watch and Stop Stansted Expansion Now. An industry spokesperson also offers a defence of their activities.

Also World Population Day, half of humans without water by 2030, food production not keeping pace with human numbers, whales and dolphins adversely affected by sonar, Natural England approves wildlife culls for the shooting industry and Chinese lanterns blamed for recycling plant fire.

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Polluting Planes... should they stay grounded?

The Species Barrier 23 Show Notes:

Population cancels efficiency gains: http://www.trust.org/item/20130531145822-jlky7/

Food productivity not keeping pace with population: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jun/20/crop-yeilds-world-population

Half the human population to be without water by 2030: http://www.un.org/sg/statements/?nid=6679

Plane Stupid's Polar Bear Film: http://www.planestupid.com/polarbears

Stop Stansted Expansion: http://www.stopstanstedexpansion.com/


Thoughts on the killing of Badgers

Vegan Outreach Lincoln and East Midlands oppose the badger cull for one simple reason, we don't have the right to infringe on free living animals in any way. Only speciesist anthropocentrists (those who think human concerns are more important than those of other animals) can suggest we have this right. Let's explore some of the claims...

The badger cull is unscientific: That is in fact true (take this from someone who has written two essays on the subject and spent 40+ hours reading scientific papers). However, what if they come up with a study that proves it will be effective or that badgers are 100% responsible for TB in dairy herds? Will the people saying this suddenly agree with the cull? The science is irrelevant, taking the lives of non human animals remains ethically wrong.

Badgers are cute: Highly irrelevant, if they were unappealing to humans, aggressive, scaly etc they still have the right not to have their lives impacted by humans.

Fur or scales... still sentient.

Vaccination is the best option: The process of vaccination would harass, stress and undoubtedly lead to the death of some badgers. They shouldn't have to pay the price for human activity in the unethical and environmentally destructive dairy industry. They shouldn't be impacted at all.

Boycott only the dairy farms involved in the cull: All dairy farms involve rape, murder and theft. Rape of female cows to inseminate them, murder of the female cows when "spent", murder and theft of male calves. The dairy farmers as a whole are lobbying for the badger cull or for vaccination in a small minority. Just as we have no right to harass and kill badgers, they have no right to use and kill cows. A temporary boycott is not sufficient in either case.

An unethical and environmentally destructive industry

That the public seems to only care about certain species, usually cats, dogs and sometimes "pet" rabbits/hamsters etc. The rest of the time they seem to want to use them; be it for food, entertainment, clothing etc. They get riled up when "cute" looking animals/animals they have compassion for are abused/killed but turn a blind eye to our endemic use of farmed animals, animals used in scientific tests etc.

Sadly our use of non-human animals is so ingrained that it's almost impossible to avoid it all together but everyone should try. The least you can do is go vegan, by being vegan you are an example to others that it is possible to live happy and healthy lives without exploiting and/or killing fellow animals. It's so easy and to be honest even if it wasn't would that justify killing, raping and stealing from millions of non human animals?

Need help? Email veganoutreacheastmidlands@gmail.com for one on one help from long time, non judgmental vegans :)

Remember the East Midlands Vegan Festival is coming up on the 12th October 2013 at the Lincoln Drill Hall! Great time to learn about veganism with fantastic stalls, facinating talks, FREE food, FREE ENTRY. What more could you want? 10am- 4pm 12th October 2013, Lincoln Drill Hall


Travelling as a Vegan: Andelucia (southern spain) and Gibraltar

One of the more common questions I (Ruth)  get asked as a vegan but also someone who grew up traveling the world and living in Hong Kong is; " Is it hard to be vegan outside the UK?" The simple answer is that Yes it is indeed slightly difficult at times. The longer and more honest answer is, yes and no, England especially is an easy place to be vegan, people understand your language which is often a barrier when traveling, vegans are more and more common in the UK and there are more and more vegan or vegan friendly restaurants. However the same can be said of much of the world, if you look on happycow.net (a website that lists vegan, vegetarian and vegan friendly eateries and shops) you will find that places for vegans to eat and shop in are popping up all over the world at quite a pace!

What I do before we go to a new place either in the UK or not is go on Happy Cow and type in the place, write down where caters for vegans and where I can buy food etc. This is exactly what i've done for my time in Spain.  My parents and sister are omnivores and dont really eat in vegan only places, this has made it slightly more difficult. However what I have done is eaten a salad when they go for dinner and then if a vegetarian or vegan place is nearby gone to get a proper meal (not to say salads aren't but some lettuce and tomato doesnt fill me!). Here's where I ate, what helped, how I planned etc. Dont forget i'm also coeliac (gluten intolerant), this makes it 100000x more difficult.

Packed for Spain (food wise): powdered almond milk (turned out not to be necessary), 24 trek bars, some chocolate, gluten free noodles, vegan kallo stock cubes, protein powder sachets (not necessary unless exercising) and stevia

VITAL IN NON ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES: Vegan Passport! Explains what vegan is in most languages. Been very,very helpful as I don't speak Spanish (never learned although I always try when visiting a country) http://www.vegansociety.com/hubpage.aspx?id=678443#!/~/product/category=5011020&id=21268205

Day 1: Travel to Gatwick
Packed fruit, trek banana bars (high protein) and bag of popped popcorn for drive down. Ended up stuck on M6 for 4 hours at standstill after an accident. Was thankful for food.

Evening of day 1: Went into an M & S and bought two salads, a mixed bean one and soya bean and pea one. Both labeled vegan. Also had with me chocolate. Bought a fruit salad for next morning which I ended up eating at 3am as couldnt sleep!

Day 2: Travel to Malaga by plane (dont shoot me I know it's not environmental).
Went to Gatwick early for breakfast, had baked beans, tomatoes and mushrooms.
Snack: Trek bar and fruit
Lunch: HUGE salad with avocodo, olives etc
Dinner: Went shopping in supersol and found beans, vita soy milk, corn flakes with no vitamin D and fruit and veg. Made a meal as we stayed in a villa for a week. Really recommend self catering. Very easy.

Day 3 and 4:
Ate salads if eating out and made dinner and breakfast in the villas. Went to Macadonna a big supermarket with my list of animal products in spanish, you need this. Found soya yoghurt, loads of beans and pulses, grains, great fruit and veg.

Went to a vegetarian cafe in Estepona for lunch day 3 called Elemi  http://www.elemiwellbeing.eu/elemi-cafe-bar-bistro-vegetariano.html. They knew exactly what vegan meant and had a lovely Moroccan dish with potato wedges instead of couscous (wheat!) and good coffee with soya milk.

Day 5: Marbella
 Was looking forward to this as I knew there was a loving hut here and anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Loving Huts and have been to about 7 across the world. For those who haven't heard of them they are a chain of vegan restaurants, reasonably priced, run as franchises. Never been let down by one and this was no different. Located by the waterfront, just 80m up a street from the sea, it's a small shop with a buffet and a la carte menu. My Mum (an omnivore) came with me and agreed the buffet was delicious!! http://marbella.lovinghut.es/es-marbella-en/home/
 Day 6, 7 and 8

Continued cooking in villa. Found an animal rescue whilst hiking in Sierra Berjmas, article to come soon on that experience. Was active or working out every day and had no problem fueling myself. Found little treats like vegan suitable chocolate in supermarkets.

Day 9:

Left villa for Gibraltar, took salad with beans in it with me for lunch. No longer in a villa but in a hotel. Evening meal wasnt great, they had a ratatouille but it had cheese which I asked if they could do it without it and they forgot until it came out so ended up with a trek bar and side salad.

Day 10:
Found a pure vegetarian indian place as we arrived in Gibralta and went there for dinner. Brilliant food, 99% vegan! Understand totally what vegan means. Very cheap too, had dahl and onion bahjis for 3.50 pounds.

Found a "health shop" with a few things, cant say what as they're presents for Marcus :)

Day 11: Today! In hotel in Jerez. Researched which sherrys are vegan (harvey's and a few others) and had a trek bar and fruit for lunch as didnt fancy much it's soo hot!!

Off for a swim!


My view as I type this below :)


The Species Barrier #22 Podcast & Show Notes

Coming up today... a trio of interesting and inspirational Canadians. We hear from the team behind newly released documentary film The Ghosts In Our Machine... director Liz Marshall and photographer Jo-Anne McArthur. Jo-Anne also lets us know about her upcoming photography book entitled We Animals.

In the wake of our last episode on reproductive choices, environmentalist and animal rights activist Toni Vernelli explains why she had an abortion and then got sterilised in order to minimise her own impacts.

Also as Endangered Species day and Biological Diversity Day pass a 60% of UK species decline in number, Author Dan Brown addresses overpopulation, Attenborough cautions Australia against growth, evangelicals promote large family sizes and just what is the value of vegetarian week and meat-free Mondays?

Liz and Jo-Anne say "Give Up The Ghost"

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Toni Vernelli: ethically child-free

The Species Barrier #22 Show Notes:

The East Midlands Vegan Festival: 
Loving Hut Camden: http://camden.lovinghut.co.uk/
Endangered Species Day: http://www.stopextinction.org/esd.html
Biological Diversity Day: http://www.cbd.int/idb/
The State of Nature report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22609000
Councils destroying verge wildlifehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22671186
The Ghosts in Our Machine: http://www.theghostsinourmachine.com/
Quiverfull movement comes to the UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22526252
Jo-Anne McArthur's We Animals: http://www.weanimals.org/

The East Midlands Vegan Festival is October 12th 2013


The Species Barrier Mini-Cast: Lincoln's "Meet a Staffy Day"

The RSPCA Lincolnshire Mid & Lincoln Branch are holding a “Meet a Staffy Day” at Pets at Home on the Carlton Centre on June 22nd from 10am until 4pm.
At this event, they will be holding a stall and showcasing our beautiful staffy dogs that they have in care at the moment. This event is to show how beautiful and misunderstood these dogs are.
Amy told us more about this event and their rescue dog show in July...
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Green eyed... but not a monster

Show Notes:


The Species Barrier #21 Podcast & Show Notes

Coming up today... Joyce Johnson Producer of the documentary, Mother: Caring For Seven Billion.

We receive other perspectives on population issues from Les U. Knight founder of The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT) and British population activist Terry Grigg.

Also Greenpeace's website finally acknowledges overpopulation, Rhinos make their last stand, as carbon levels reach 400ppm Prince Charles chastises climate change skeptics and with UK Wildlife coming off an apocalyptic year why are nature reserves being put at risk of development?

Earth Mother: Caring for 7.11 billion and counting...

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Les says "Live Long and Die Out."

Show Notes for Episode #21 of The Species Barrier:

Lincoln Conservation Group: http://www.lincolnconservationgroup.org.uk/

Two Year Restriction on neonicotinoids: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/victory-for-bees-as-european-union-bans-neonicotinoid-pesticides-blamed-for-destroying-bee-population-8595408.html

Greenpeace and Ecology: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/population-and-ecology/blog/44620/

Mother: Caring for Seven Billion: http://www.motherthefilm.com/

Carbon passes the 400ppm mark: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22486153

Prince Charles chastises climate change skeptics: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/09/prince-charles-climate-change-sceptics

Second Coming beliefs related to climate change beliefs: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/03/climate-change-study_n_3204054.html

Voluntary Human Extinction Movement: http://www.vhemt.org/

Developers can Build on Nature Reserves: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10008738/Developers-can-build-on-nature-reserves-if-they-offset-the-damage-elsewhere-says-Government-review.html

Apocalyptic 12 months for UK Wildlife: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/397845/Wildlife-has-suffered-an-apocalyptic-12-months

Rhinos last stand: http://kozmedia.com/western-black-rhino-officially-extinct/2214565/

Backpacking with a Bunion: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Backpacking-Bunion-Journey-Discovery-Adventure/dp/1425999190

Middle class to hit 5 billion by 2030: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/1829866/report-global-middle-class-population-to-touch-5-billion-by-2030

Population of India rises by 17.7% in a decade: http://www.nationalturk.com/en/indias-population-is-1-21-billion-grew-by-17-7-in-decade-37205


The Species Barrier #20 Podcast & Show Notes

Episode 20 of The Species Barrier... Dale Vince OBE; owner of the Green electricity company Ecotricity, vegan and Football Chairman stops by.

Fiona Oakes joins us fresh from her record breaking marathon run in the North Pole.

Also... Kevin White tells us about the Coventry vegan food fair, Tim DeChristopher released from jail, future food scarcity, bird flu outbreaks, super-director James Cameron on what environmentalists should eat and what were Margaret Thatcher's environmental views?

Dale says try the Badger Pasty!

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Cool Runnings for Fiona

Show Notes for episode #20 of The Species Barrier:

Mother: Caring For Seven Billion: http://www.motherthefilm.com/

James Cameron on The Vegan Solution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9lU4wpyFVo

Coventry Free Vegan Food Fair: http://www.veganmidlands.org.uk/events/coventry.html

Margaret Thatcher's 1990 Climate Change speech: 

Fiona Oakes runs record women's time in The North Pole Marathon: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jasmijn-de-boo/vegan-veteran-wins-womens_b_3083135.html

Tower Hill Stables: http://www.towerhillstables.com/

Tim DeChristopher released from jail: 

Bird Flu Outbreaks: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/04/24/new-bird-strain-is-one-most-lethal-flu-viruses-who-says/

Bernard Matthews Bird Flu Scare: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/clampdown-at-bernard-matthews-farm-in-bird-flu-scare-8577194.html

Millions of Humans Face Starvation as the World Warms: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/apr/13/climate-change-millions-starvation-scientists

Highland Scotland second fastest rate of population growth: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20754751

Sea Level Rise legislation in North Carolina: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/03/28/more-unwanted-national-attention-for-north-carolina-on-sea-level-rise/

Ecotricity: http://www.ecotricity.co.uk/

Forest Green Rovers: http://www.forestgreenroversfc.com/

Sustainability In Sport: http://www.sustainabilityinsport.com/

80 billion Disposable Chopsticks a Year In China: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/11/chopstick-china-forests_n_2853033.html


The Species Barrier #19 Podcast & Show Notes

Episode 19 of The Species Barrier... this time Ruth plays Fangirl as we are joined by compassionate cookbook author, podcaster and all round icon... Colleen Patrick Goudreau. Ahead of the Lincolnshire premiere of Chasing Ice we speak with the film's director Jeff Orlowski.

Also James Hansen quits as NASA climate scientist, Europe urges the ethics behind veganism to be given legal protection, Ecuador auctions off rainforest to Chinese oil companies, somber parting words from The Independent's environment editor and are electric cars really better for the environment?

Colleen says "Pigs not Pork"

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Ready To Chase Ice

Show Notes for episode #19 of The Species Barrier:

Coventry Free Vegan Food Fair: http://www.veggies.org.uk/event.php?ref=45

Equality rights: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9977214/Vegans-and-druids-to-gain-workplace-rights-under-new-equality-rules.html

"Mother: Caring For Seven Billion" Free to stream online: http://www.motherthefilm.com/

Departing environment editor of 15 years: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/man-is-fallen-and-will-destroy-the-earth--but-at-least-we-greens-made-him-wait-8554548.html

James Hansen leaves NASA: http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/04/climate-scientist-james-hansen-l.html

Ecuador welcome Chinese oil company bids for rainforest: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/26/ecuador-chinese-oil-bids-amazon

Electric cars needn't be green: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22001356

1600 years of ice melted in 25 years: http://www.care2.com/causes/how-could-1600-years-of-ice-melt-in-just-25-years.html#ixzz2QLyjvhzw

Chasing Ice: http://www.chasingice.com/

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau: http://www.compassionatecook.com/

Fact Of The Day: http://www.vetsonline.com/actualites/detail/57389/75-of-exotic-pets-survive-less-than-a-year-claims-study.html


The Species Barrier #18 Podcast & Show Notes

Episode 18... Marcus gets the chance to play fanboy as we're joined by one of his favourite musical artists, Sticman; half of hip-hop supergroup Dead Prez, producer, fitness and plant-based eating activist. Also after attracting plenty of media interest by being publically branded with a hot iron, Aran, an animal rights activist from the global 269 campaign tells us why.

Also... we look back on the busiest bring and share yet, attending a horse meat debate, Britain blocks bid to save bee populations, climate change cut from school curriculum, violence in slaughterhouse workers and why has Lily Allen offering to kill a pig for Comic Relief caused such an outcry?

Swole Like Tookie Wit' It

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Brand recognition.

Show Notes for episode #18 of The Species Barrier:

Lily Allen offers to kill pig for charity: http://uk.eonline.com/news/396741/lily-allen-defends-against-hippies-and-vegan-loonies-after-pig-slaughtering-crack

Slaughterhouse workers more likely to be violent: http://www.news.com.au/national-news/slaughterhouse-workers-are-more-likely-to-be-violent-study-shows/story-fncynjr2-1226560029984#ixzz2Ofa8qbfD

Owen Patterson on bee petition "Cyber attack": http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/13/owen-paterson-ban-pesticides-bees

Climate change warning as freezing conditions continue: http://www.channel4.com/news/climate-change-snow-warning-john-beddington

Second greatest Co2 emissions rise in 2012: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/08/hawaii-climate-change-second-greatest-annual-rise-emissions

Climate change lower on people's concerns: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2285812/Most-people-longer-consider-global-warming-issue-financial-crisis-changes-priorities.html

EDF drops £5m lawsuit against environmental activists: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/03/13/edf-drops-5m-law-suit-against-no-dash-for-gas-activists_n_2866445.html

Petition to keep climate change education in schools: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/21/school-climate-change-petition

Elephants imperilled species: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/killing-spree-slaughters-86-elephants-190129354.html

269 website: http://www.269life.com/about.html

RBG Fit Club: http://www.rbgfitclub.com/

Dead Prez: http://deadprezblog.wordpress.com/

A Vegan Soulfood Guide To The Galaxy: http://www.nattral.com/shop/a-vegan-soulfood-guide-to-the-galaxy/

Green For All: http://greenforall.org/

Earth Amplified: http://www.earthamplified.com/

Food Fight (Video): http://www.earthamplified.com/archives/966

Global Warning (Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV3C-e2ukWw


The Species Barrier #17 Podcast & Show Notes

Episode 17 of The Species Barrier... in the wake of our last episode which questioned the perceived wisdom surrounding "growth" we learn about ecological footprints and population. Professor William Rees, co-creator of the term "ecological footprint" and chairman of Population Matters, Roger Martin, stop by to share their expertise on these matters.

Also... Roger Yates reports from Ireland on the horse meat issue, we look back on Go Green Week and the GrowthBusters screening, Chris Packham skeptical regarding fox attacks, animal products filed with cigarettes on world cancer day, gambling on fish extinction, MRSA in milk, Nepalese wildlife under threat and is chicken flesh the next big meat scandal?
William Rees offers a hand on footprints

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Roger Martin of Population Matters

Show Notes for episode #17 of The Species Barrier:

GrowthBusters: http://www.growthbusters.org/

William Rees: http://www.postcarbon.org/person/36225-william-rees

Population Matters: http://www.populationmatters.org/

Population Offsets: http://www.popoffsets.com/

Vegan Ireland: http://veganireland.vegaplanet.org/

Chris Packham skeptical on fox attacks: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134197/The-fox-attack-myth-BBC-man-Chris-Packham-says-doesnt-believe-people-attacked-animal.html

China refuses UK recycling: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/9671236/China-cracks-down-on-low-quality-plastic-from-the-UK.html

World Cancer Day: Animal products equivalent to cigarettes: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/world-cancer-day-how-meat-can-be-murder-8478738.html

Gambling on Fish Extinction: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/georgemonbiot/2013/feb/01/ladbrokes-gambling-fish-extinction

MRSA in milk: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/new-mrsa-superbug-strain-found-in-uk-milk-supply-8431187.html

Chicken Flesh the next big meat scandal? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/9821451/FSA-warns-that-chicken-bacteria-could-be-next-meat-scandal.html

Endangered Nepalese Wildlife to be limited: http://www.care2.com/causes/nepal-to-limit-growth-elephants-endangered-species.html

Footprint statistics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_footprint


The Species Barrier #16 Podcast & Show Notes

Coming up in this episode... just how sustainable is infinite growth on a finite planet? We're joined by experts in the field. Professor Paul Ehrlich, author of The Population Bomb and Dave Gardner the director of the documentary Growthbusters.

We look back on the screening of Vegucated, look forward to Go Green Week, Lord Stern admits his climate change review underestimated the situation, the UK's "baby boom" leads to a midwife shortage, African wildlife in decline, David Attenborough calls humans "a plague on earth" and quinoa corrections.

Captain Paul Ehrlich of The Population Bomb

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Who you gonna call? Dave Gardner!

Show Notes for episode #16 of The Species Barrier:

Go Green Week: http://environment.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/go-green/

GrowthBusters: http://www.growthbusters.org/

Baby boom/Midwife crisis: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/baby-boom-brings-midwife-crisis-8459215.html

Elephants in crisis: http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2013/s3683920.htm

West African Lions on the brink: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/08/west-african-lions-extinction-report

Mackerel fishes no longer "sustainable": http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/22/mackerel-off-conservationists-eat-list

New Garbage patch in the sea discovered: http://5gyres.org/posts/2013/01/17/a_new_garbage_patch_discovered_the_south_pacific_gyre

David Attenborough calls humans "A plague on earth": http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/humans-are-a-plague-on-earth-sir-david-attenborough-warns-that-negative-effects-of-population-growth-will-come-home-to-roost-8461570.html

Bindi Irwin censored on Population: http://www.news.com.au/world/hillary-clinton-tries-to-silence-brave-bindi/story-fndir2ev-1226560803039

Stern: Climate change much worse than first thought: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/27/nicholas-stern-climate-change-davos

China's economic growth and pollution: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9815006/Chinese-leaders-have-failed-to-shield-environment-from-economic-growth.html

Quinoa correction: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/22/quinoa-bolivian-farmers-meat-eaters-hunger

MAHB: http://mahb.stanford.edu/

Paul Ehrlich's new paper "too optimistic": http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/22/population-bomb-scientist-nobody-has-the-right-to-as-many-children-as-they-want/

Mother: http://www.motherthefilm.com/

Transition Lincoln: http://transitionlincoln.org.uk/


The Species Barrier #15 Podcast & Show Notes

Coming up today on the second part of our health and fitness special, with mixed martial arts getting ever more popular in the UK we speak to Leicester born Ultimate Fighter Winner and vegan James 'Lightning' Wilks and local vegan MMA trainer Simon. We hear again from Fiona from Tower Hill Sanctuary about her extraordinary long distance running. We also speak to professional footballer Dean Howell about how a plant based diet has helped him maintain high levels of fitness.

Also we look back on a week of raw food, Australia needs a new colour to describe it√Ęs heatwave, why is horse burger worse than cow burger, Chicago's mayor advocates plant based eating, veganism in the guardian and on The Wright Show, Paul Ehrlich's new paper and Lincs 2 Nepal gets a notable recommendation from The Guardian...

Plant Athlete... James Wilks

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Fiona Oakes Vegan Extreme 
Show Notes for episode #15 of The Species Barrier:

Lincs2Nepal ranked top ten in Guardian review: http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2013/jan/16/top-10-budget-restaurants-lincoln

Pulsin: http://pulsin.co.uk/

Raw Chocolate Company: http://www.therawchocolatecompany.com/

Ombars: http://www.ombar.co.uk/

Quinoa: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/25/quinoa-good-evil-complicated

Half of food wasted: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/10/half-world-food-waste

Chicago's mayor recommends plant based diet: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/01/11/watch-mayor-rahm-emanuel-endorses-rip-esselstyns-vegan-plan/

Kidney Fried Chickens: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/23/kfc-kidney_n_2533481.html

Horse flesh in cow flesh: http://veganismisnonviolence.com/2013/01/17/so-you-have-horse-meat-in-your-tesco-cow-burger/

Can a Collapse of Global Civilization Be Avoided? http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1754/20122845.full?sid=a6464a46-5210-4848-a932-c49be511b9a5

Dean Howell "Vegan diet for a footballer": http://www.veganbodybuilding.org/dean.htm

Revolution Foods: http://revolution-foods.com/home.php

Fiona Oakes needs donations for The North Pole Marathon: http://www.fionaoakes.com/northpolemarathon.html

S2C8 Academy: http://www.s2c8.co.uk/

James Wilks: http://www.lightningmma.com/

Fact Of The Day: http://www.plantathlete.com/