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(2016/05/17) The human impact of animal agriculture (Food Choices)

May 17, 201675 min
Edition #1014 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 Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 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 Voicemails 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 TAKE ACTION 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governors in states with Ag-Gag laws via Animal Legal Defense Fund's “Take Action to Stop Ag Gag” and demand they be repealed.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 Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!

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