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March 1, 2023

11. Forty Million Vultures

This episode tells the story of the near-extinction of Asian vultures. In the mid-nineties, millions of vultures began to die, all across the Asian subcontinent. Scientists scrambled to find the cause and to save the remainin...

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Jan. 28, 2023

10. The Super-Sniffers

Meet the HeroRats of APOPO - African giant pouched rats which are trained to sniff out landmines (in order to remove them and make land safe) and detect tuberculosis in lab samples. In this episode we learn about their traini...

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Jan. 9, 2023

9. Five Say Why

Happy 2023! This episode celebrates Veganuary with a mash-up of clips from famous or influential vegans, telling their stories of how they started on their vegan journeys. Follow the links here to the featured podcasts, and f...

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Nov. 22, 2022

8. How to be an animal-friendly spender

Have you ever wondered if a particular product is really as animal-friendly as it might appear? Never fear, Ethical Consumer are here to help. They are a cooperative that provide tools and resources that can help to answer t...

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Nov. 1, 2022

7. Reclaiming Our Vegan Heritage

Happy World Vegan Day 2022! Did you know that Ireland has an ancient heritage of veganism and vegetarianism? Far from being the land of meat and potatoes, the Irish used to enjoy a wide variety of plant-based foods. Let's bri...

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Sept. 20, 2022

6. A great day out at Limerick Animal Welfare

Limerick Animal Welfare rescue and rehome dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and any other animals that find themselves homeless through no fault of their own. This episode explores the purpose-built sanctuary and meets some of the...

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Aug. 5, 2022

5. Life on the Cliffs of Insanity

Every summer the Cliffs of Moher give rise to another generation of puffins, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and other birds who flock here for breeding season. I spend a day visiting the cliffs and here are my musings on ...

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July 19, 2022

4. Whale Tales and Dashing Dolphins

Chatting about whales, dolphins and porpoises - that's cetaceans to you and me - with Sibéal Regan of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. If you want to know about sightings and strandings, dolphin anatomy, cetacean friendshi...

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June 26, 2022

3. Ethical Farming in Ireland?

A topic often neglected by humans, but vitally important to the animals involved - ethical farming. Caroline Rowley, of Ethical Farming Ireland, talks about the many issues that concern the organisation - dairy farming system...

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June 8, 2022

2. The Art of Animals

Chatting to Susan Mills - animal portrait artist - about science, art and her book of portraits and stories, The Human Rescuers. I also met her three inimitable dogs: Bonny, Peanut and Baby. Susan Mills Animal Art Prints and...

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May 28, 2022

1. How to be a Dogsbody

Walking the Connemara hills with SARDA Ireland Dedicated to the training and deployment of Air Scenting Search and Rescue Dogs, SARDA Ireland’s objective is to assist in the search and rescue of missing persons on the hills o...

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April 3, 2022


Welcome to the Animal Friendly podcast - this 2 minute introduction tells you all about the show's format and features. Featured music: Your Road by Keys of Moon

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