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April 20, 2017

Bonnie Wyper has had a busy life. With careers in fashion, radio, advertising, real estate and art, she’s found her calling as co-founder of Thinking Animals United, a powerful animal advocacy initiative.

In this episode of My Home Planet, Bonnie shares her childhood love of the country and what drove her to advocate for non-human animals. She discusses why the upcoming Rethinking Animals Summit is so important, shares some surprising things she’s discovered about humans, and why we may just be the dumbest species out there.

Bonnie Wyper is the Founder and Preside...

February 20, 2017

When greeted by the radiant smile and gentle laugh lines around photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur’s eyes, it’s difficult to imagine the horrors that those eyes have born witness to in bringing the world images of  ‘the invisibles’. 

In this episode of MHP Jo chats about what drives her to photograph and document the plight of captive, farmed and abused animals all over the world, her techniques for making those remarkable images-which serve as both a window and a mirror into human behaviour, and the benefits of viewing things from a wide angle.

She talks about...

October 14, 2016

Six years ago Lola Webber made a promise-a promise which almost daily sees her bare witness to some of the most horrific injustices imaginable because she has no intention of ever breaking that promise.

Lola is the co-founder of Change For Animals Foundation (CFAF) and over those six years she has focused most of her attention on the dog meat trade in Asia.

In this episode of MHP Lola manages to talk about her work-the heartbreaks and the successes. As she explains the issue is a complex one, with legal and illegal trade in dogs walking a fuzzy line, So too is the...

October 14, 2016

So what exactly does a fish know? It’s a question that took acclaimed scientist and author Jonathan Balcombe on a 4 year journey of watery discovery-under the sea, through rivers and ponds and even into your own fish bowl.

Did you know fishes have morals, use tools and offer cleaning services with benefits? Or that they hunt co-operatively and form lifelong bonds? And what about that three second memory myth? 

While we share this planet with more than 30,000 species of fish, we know so little about them. In this episode of MHP Jonathan demystifies t...

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