Come listen as P.E.A.C.E. co-founder Sarien Slabbert is joined by humans in the movement to discuss subjects about farm sanctuary, farmed animal rescue, and the vegan world. Let’s come together to create some waves of unbalance for change and explore the shades in between black-and-white, while learning something new together.
Sarien welcomes Alastor Van Kleeck to the podcast for conversation about how awesome chickens are, what a microsanctuary is and all the possibilities, the ongoing dilemma with backyard egg and egg hatching, and so much more!
ALASTOR (JUSTIN) VAN KLEECK (they/them) has a Ph.D. in English and lives with their partner, Roz, near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They spend most of their time working at the Triangle Chicken Advocates sanctuary, which Alastor and Roz founded in 2014, and which inspired them to start The Microsanctuary Movement together later that year. Alastor has presented at the Animal Rights National Conference, the Conscious Eating Conference, and the Humane Hoax Online Summit, and have been interviewed on podcasts such as Our Hen House, the Hope for the Animals Podcast, The Bearded Vegans, and others. Much of Alastor’s writing is available at strivingwithsystems.com.
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Sarien welcomes Jimmy Videle to the podcast for conversation all about veganic farming, wildlife, sanctuary manure considerations, and more!
JIMMY VIDELE is an organic farmer, activist, consultant and researcher. He has been a consultant and volunteer with A.U.M Films (producers of Cowspiracy and What the Health), Humane Party, USA and the Animal Protection Party, Canada. He lives with his wife, Mélanie Bernier and five rescue cats on a small-scale veganic market farm in Boileau, Québec. He has been growing his own food and homesteading for over 25 years and became a professional full-time organic farmer in 2005. From 2010-2014 he worked and consulted on 11 vegan, organic and permaculture farms throughout Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, South America and Québec before settling at his current home in 2014.
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Sarien welcomes Jessica Harris from the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuary (GFAS) to the podcast for a conversation about keeping the dream alive and creating a sustainable sanctuary.
Jessica Harris joined GFAS in 2021 after working in multiple capacities with the Farm and Equine programs since 2019. She is a lifelong animal advocate with over 15 years of experience in the animal welfare and veterinary fields. Her first shelter experience was at a municipal shelter in the Southeast United States: it forever solidified her dedication to homeless animals and improving their lives. Since then, she has worked in a variety of roles with both municipal and private shelters, including managing a cat shelter in the Greater Boston area, with a particular interest in shelter medicine and effective shelter models.
Jess furthered her impact on animals as a veterinary technician for over 12 years in general, specialty, and shelter practices. Pivoting to the issues facing farmed animals, she spent several years doing grassroots and statewide advocacy with both HSUS and The Humane League. However, her connection to the animals led her to extern and volunteer with both Farm Sanctuary, NY and Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge, NC and instilled a deep appreciation for these unique spaces for mutual healing, support, and learning. Jess holds a BA from North Carolina State University and a MS in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
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