Ep 9 ¾ (PART 2): ANIMAL RIGHTS IN THE WIZARDING WORLD CONTINUED

Welcome to the second instalment of our meandering exploration of animal rights in the Wizarding World: Episode 9 3/4 part 2! Evy, Robbie and Tylor jump right back in where we left off last week to discuss how to handle handle the delicate task of freeing all house-elves from slavery without traumatizing them, which wand cores are vegan, and the unfair portrayal of dragons as vicious beasts. We listen in awe as Tylor presents a shocking though not unconvincing case for the Dark Lord being vegan, and we also have the pleasure of interviewing Tylor and his co-founder Kathryn on their Harry Potter-inspired animal right’s charity, The Fantastic Beasts Foundation. Also on this week’s episode...

  • House-elves, and what if they don’t want to be freed?
  • ‘They gauge their self worth not by who they are but by what they can bring to wizards’.
  • Tylor’s big dreams to create a task force at the Ministry of Magic that champions the rights of magical creatures.
  • Dragons: the sharks of the magical world?
  • We share how we would win the first task of the Triwizard Tournament in the most vegan way possible.
  • The CP’s first fanfic: A beautiful cross-species romance for one of our co-hosts...
  • Coral: Flora or fauna?
  • Can vegan wand cores be as powerful?
  • Can phoenixes be exploited or are they in a different category to other magical beasts?
  • Is Newt a secret vegan?
  • Tylor makes the bold and very questionable suggestion that making your snake a horcrux is ‘the ultimate vegan thing to do’.
  • ‘Did someone just cast Incendio cos it got hot in here?!’ 🔥✨
  • We interview Tylor and Kathryn of the Fantastic Beasts Foundation to discuss the parallel animal rights issues in the muggle and magical worlds and how apply the lessons the books teach us.
  • Tylor and Kathryn share details of their campaigns and how listeners can get involved.

 

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Ep 9 ¾ (PART 1): ANIMAL RIGHTS IN THE WIZARDING WORLD

This week, Evy, Tylor and Robbie kick off the first of the ChickPeeps' episodes of 2018 with the much-hyped and inevitable discussion of animal rights in the wizarding world of our favourite boy wizard. In this two-parter conversation the ChickPeeps get nerdier than ever before as we share our observations and conundrums as Potter fans/ animal activists and discuss the various characters who love and respect the beasts, the stories of magical creatures we've come to love and the not so subtle messages of animal rights and welfare that prevail throughout the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts' series. Also on this episode...

  • We chat about the various characters in the series who are typical animal lovers and evaluate their vegan potential.
  • Hagrid; Animal Ally or Speciesist Abuser?
  • Hermione's ill-fated but impassioned foray into house elf rights with S.P.E.W.
  • Hermione as a typical example of how being a preachy activist alienates your audience.
  • The Mandrake Dilemma: Flora or Fauna? Is mandrake a vegan potion ingredient?
  • Robbie ponders whether you can call yourself an animal rights activist if you're not vegan.
  • Would Luna be vegan???
  • Hermione and Luna's antithetical styles of activism.
  • Tylor breaks down why being a Slytherin and a Vegan is not an oxymoron; 'I'm vegan because I'm selfish.'
  • How to get a free lunch from Tylor.
  • Which house has the most vegans?
  • We explore the respective traits and values of each house and what compels them to be vegan?
  • Check back in a few days for the second part of this in depth discussion into being a vegan-Potterhead, and for an interview with the founders of The Fantastic Beasts Foundation...

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SPECIAL EP: HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE CHICKPEEPS!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The ChickPeeps! In this final ChickPeeps episode of 2017, Evy, Momo, Robbie and Tylor share their holiday vegan traditions and how we keep our spirits up when our loved ones’ are celebrating with very non-vegan conventions. Also on this episode…

  • Vegan Mince Pie recipe from a vegan celebrity, omg… (see link below)
  • Tylor’s ethical solution to regifting non-vegan presents from your friends and family
  • Merry Christmas, Tiger Prawns!
  • Engaging in ethical debates at holiday meal-times.
  • The key to mindfully discussing veganism so that people will listen: ’Everyone thinks of themselves as a good person… The hostility allows them to not have to face the message.’
  • The time is ripe to sign up to Veganuary!
  • We announce the 5 winners of the Fat Gay Vegan book Giveaway.
  • What’s coming up for Chickpeeps in 2018!

Links

Humane Society’s Christmas Stars’ Eat Kind Festive Guide

Sign up to Veganuary!

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Ep 7: EQUALITY FOR ALL WITH FAT GAY VEGAN

In this episode Evy and Robbie meet Sean O’Callaghan a.k.a. Fat Gay Vegan and learn about his hugely popular and all-encompassing philosophy on veganism, gender roles and equality in general.  Sean is a blogger, author and activist who has just finished his first book and also runs a weekly vegan market at Hackney Downs in London.  Sean highlights the importance of language when it comes to activism.  Also on this episode…

  • Sean explains that you don’t need to love animals in order to be vegan.  Evy is shocked that he isn’t immediately in love with Puff!
  • We learn about Sean's journey to veganism and activism.
  • Be a good advertisement for vegans!
  • Sean gives advice to a listener on how to talk about veganism to her non-vegan boyfriend.
  • Sean suggests that there are some people who would never go vegan.
  • We discuss the importance joining a vegan community.
  • Robbie gets a lesson on ‘toxic’ masculinity.
  • Evy announces the winner of our Magical Christmas Gift Basket, courtesy of Peta2.
  • We also launch a new competition to win five copies of Sean’s brand new book!

Links

Sean's New Book (UK): Fat Gay Vegan; Eat, Drink & Live

Sean's New Book (US): Fat Gay Vegan; Eat, Drink & Live

Fat Gay Vegan Twitter: @FatGayVegan

Fat Gay Vegan Instagram: @FatGayVegan

Fat Gay Vegan Facebook: @FatGayVegan

Pat McAuley's vegan podcast on which Robbie mentions he & Evy were guests this week: Eat Green, Make Green Podcast

 

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Ep 6: VEGAN SPIRITUALITY WITH OLLIE WYLDE

In this week’s episode Momo and Evy delve into the idea of veganism as a core tenet of one’s spiritual practice. A lot of vegans feel that, karmically speaking, consuming products derived from violence and suffering corrupts our own energy, and their vegan lifestyle is a reflection of this belief. We interview Writer and Wayshower, Ollie Wylde who shares experiences of her work healing animals and how we can acquaint ourselves with our own personal animal spirit guides. Also on this episode...

  • We discuss the concept of Ahimsa, the practice of non-violence.
  • The role of prayer in vegan activism.
  • Momo shares her crystal expertise and explains why they are ‘fruit and vegetables for the soul’.
  • Horse-whispering with Ollie.
  • Animals as Spirit Guides.
  • Do hunters and people who don’t empathise with animals also have animal spirit guides?
  • ‘If we as humans learned to be as forgiving as animals, we’d solve a lot of our problems’.
  • Why do some spiritual leaders not incorporate veganism into their spiritual practice?
  • ‘A spiritual teacher or leader should only ever lead you back to yourself. They’re here to remind you about the truth that your soul already knows’.
  • Pets or rather ‘furry roommates, and what they teach us.
  • When pets aren’t vegan.
  • ‘The circle of life has been interrupted by humans and that’s a byproduct of us trying to domesticate the wild, and we have to deal with that the best we can.
  • Listener shoutouts
  • A Magical Christmas Giveaway!

Links

Ollie's website

Ollie Wylde's Instagram: @mydogmyguru

'Animal Wisdom' by Linda Bender

PETA2 Magical Gift Basket

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Ep: 5 THE DAIRY PROBLEM WITH ANIMAL EQUALITY

This week The ChickPeeps take a more serious turn as we investigate the issue with dairy and exactly why vegans don’t consume it. Many non-vegans argue that taking its milk doesn’t hurt cows and that in fact milking actually relieves the cow. We explore the reasons why this is a myth, and discuss the results of quitting dairy products entirely. We also interview two of the founders of Animal Equality, and creators of the groundbreaking iAnimal project, Jose Valle and Sharon Nunez, who recount in vivid detail the experiences they’ve had on dairy farms and the typical life of a dairy cow. Also on this episode...

  • Is there more suffering in a glass of milk?
  • ’You’re not lactose intolerant, you’re just not a baby cow.’
  • The gifts/health benefits cows give you when you stop eating their secretions.
  • Evy expresses her frustration with evolution to provide cows with adequate weaponry - why no fanged cows yet?
  • Momo suggests carving holes in animals is probably not to their liking.
  • Why do people think calcium is synonymous with dairy milk? 
  • The Chickpeeps discuss their favourite dairy substitutes.
  • Is dairy a feminist issue?
  • How Animal Equality was founded.
  • Jose shares how the iAnimal project was conceived.
  • Tylor: ’These Animals are children who are then forced to have children who are then taken away just so we can drink their milk.’
  • Is there an ethical way to consume dairy?
  • The future for dairy farms.

Links

A Vegan Guide to Calcium

Animal Equality Website: animalequality.org

Virtual Reality Experience of the Lives of Farmed Animals: ianimal360.com.

Help and Tips for Going Vegan: loveveg.com and loveveg.uk

Animal Equality's Instagram: @animalequality

Love Veg Instagram: @love veg_us

Animal Equality's Twitter: @animalequality

Animal Equality's Facebook: @animalequality

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