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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Update on the situation of the stray dogs in Romania

Pet hope will humbly tell you that "We are 10-20 people that came together out of love for animals. Our animal protection association was founded in April 2010. We focus on spay & neuter, education and emergencies."

How hard their work really is is often not known or understood. Here and now we have the possibility to really find out what the situation is in Romania as we talk to lawyer Ruxandra Bizera, The show will also be aired on December 13th 2011 on our regular show. See

More about pet hope:

There is an earlier interview to be found here on the interview list and at:


Friday, November 25, 2011

Update on Morgan the Orca

In February of 2011 Wild Time spoke to scientist Lara Pozzato from the Free Morgan Foundation ( about Morgan, an orca who was meant to be re-released into the wild after being cared for when he was found in distress in Dutch waters. Recently a court ruled that Morgan has to spend his life in captivity, performing for humans - we asked Lara if there is any hope for Morgan left.

This interview will also be aired on on December 19th on Wild Time - see

Listen here

For the earlier interview please visit this page.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Just a wee reminder that we are also live on air every Monday from 8pm GMT globally.

The November schedule has just been announced. Enjoy

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sad news

Asociata pet hope wrote on their facebook wall:

For 2 days Bruno has been urinating blood. This morning's test gave up that he had a large tumor on his bladder. Inoperable. We contacted a lot of vets they all said the same thing.
We had to put him to sleep... otherwise he would have died in 2-3 days in pain because of the loss of blood.

RIP dear Bruno, we loved you all so much! This is so unfair!!!

The interview re Bruno that we did earlier this month can be accessed via the post below.

RIP dear Bruno

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Asociata Pet Hope - helping animals in Romania

Bruno, a senior and paralyzed dog that is being helped by Asociata Pet Hope in Romania

WILD TIME in conversation with Asociata Pet Hope's Alina Vacaru about the case of Bruno and other animals in their care.

The interview also explores the issue of stray animals in Romania and other things.

The sound quality is quite low at times - please put on your listening ears

Visit Asociata HERE where you can find out more about them and also donate.

Listen to the interview HERE

Friday, September 23, 2011

Saving the turtles of the world - "Price Per Dozen" a new documentary ...

... is in the pre-production stages.

PRICE PER DOZEN follows two passionate conservation biologists seeking to expose the roots of this illegal trade….what they embark on reveals a lot more than they could have ever imagined…they have dug where no one else has before…and found an industry supporting the illegal harvest of sea turtle populations all over the world; Including a recently established market in their own backyard....Australia.

The truth has been uncovered! Now its time to act!

Wild Time spoke to the two aforementioned activists Melissa Bolton and Luke Wheat about the documentary, hopes and difficulties.


Find out more about the movie here

Check them out on facebook

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Helping animals in Beirut

If there ever was an organisation that deserves support: THIS IS IT! Listen to Wild Time in conversation with Maria Kutantaki - Hawari from APAF and find out how incredible the work is they are doing in order to help stray animals in Beirut


Stray dogs in India is an informative site that concerns itself with stray dogs in India and their rights. Wild Time recently spoke to Rakesh Shukla to find out more about it.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bob Timmons - Artist for the Ocean

Bob Timmons is an animal rights activist and artist who 'uses his paintbrush as a weapon' in order to raise awareness for our oceans and its inhabitants.

Bob is a man of many talents and a fascinating personality. He is involved in many things from running the Toronto Sea Shepherd branch to co-hosting an awareness raising TV/PC show


Animal Aid Egypt

Wild Time spoke to Norhen Shrief from Animal Aid Egypt about their important work. The conversation touches on many important issues such as poverty, education and religion and animal welfare and rights.


Visit Animal Aid on Facebook

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Situation reversed - Thomas Janak interviewed about WILD TIME RADIO

Recently WILD TIME RADIO host Thomas Janak was interviewed about his long-running animal rights show by members from the incredible animal rights zone.

The interview touches on human rights and animal rights, animal welfare and animal rights and how researching and recording for Wild Time was a life changing event for Thomas.

Enjoy the interview HERE

Salt Water Tears - in conversation with activist and author Len Varley

Len Varley's new book about the drive hunts in Taiji goes beyond describing the killings of the beautiful dolphins in Japan's coastal town of Taiji. The book (and this conversation) also offers a fascinating insight into the historical background of whaling in Japan and offers a glimpse into the mind of Japan's citizens. Informative, honest and respectful - this is a long and fascinating conversation about the rather old issue of whaling.


Monday, September 5, 2011

Make a difference right here

There has been some great progress since the interview with Stop and now YOU can make a real diffeence by signing the petition


to bring about a lasting protection for all victimes of crush videos and real punishment for those who are involved in this disgusting industry.

Please sign and share

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Taiji eyewitness report

Meet marine mammal medic and mother of three Kerry O Brien, an outspoken activist who kindly shared her experience of being in Taiji/Japan with Wild Time Radio. Kerry also went to Namibia and the topics include all things Taiji, the seal clubbing in Namibia, activism and more.

Listen now

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Global Shark Conservation Initiative

One of the most misunderstood and most hunted and exploited predator on the planet, namely the shark, is in serious trouble.

Thankfully, there are groups that are doing something to raise awareness and to help.

WILD TIME interviewed Veerle Roeland and Susana Navajas from the Global Shark Conservation Initiative to talk about the state of the oceans, the sharks and more.

visit TGSCI on facebook
Check out their official website


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wildeye Wildlife Filmmaking

Wild Time Radio talked at length to conservationist and wildlife filmmaker Piers Warren about his experience in the field, conservation, jobs in the industry and how to get your film off the ground.

Listen now

visit wildeye's website

Naked Food - In conversation with nutritionist Jaqui Karr

WILD TIME recently chatted with nutritionist and author of "Naked Food" Jaqui Karr about a raw food diet, sourcing your ingredients and much more

Listen now

Bestiality (parental discretion advised)

How do you tackle something that nobody wants to know about? Wild Time recently talked to Lana Kozarevic whose mission is to make bestiality (sex with animals) illegal in her native Croatia and elsewhere.

Listen here

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Vegan Bodybuilder Anthony Mann

... kindly talked to us about his passion and his food choices, fitness and more.

Some of the things he says may even surprise you!

Check Anthony out on Facebook


Hillfields Animal Sanctuary Open Day

Footage from a recent open day at the Hillfields Animal Sanctuary where over £ 1700,-were raised to aid the needs of the animals.

The sanctuary solely relies on donations from the public

This beauty lives there


Canine Life Support - helping stray dogs in Sri Lanka

The show features an interview with Marit C. Merkus who is involved in spaying/neutering stray dogs in Sri Lanka via Canine Life Support. Listen to this enthusiastic conversation and see how one person can actually make a difference

low audio quality (put on your listening ears)

also vist where you can find out more and donate

Listen here

In conversation with Annette Parkes

Wild Time recently spoke with vegan outreach activist Annette Parkes about being vegan, animal rights issues in her native Canada and abroad, explored what she thought about the recent L.A. animal rights conference and more.


Being vegan and an activist and more - in conversation with Annette Parkes by Wildtimeradio on Mixcloud

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Save the rainforest - stop the building of the Belo Monte Dam

Building the infamous Belo Monte Dam would bring immense suffering to the indigenous tribes along the Xingu river and would also mean certain death to many animal species. Wild Time talked to Anthony Damiano about the threat

Listen NOW

Read more about it here

Friday, August 26, 2011 - helping dolphins avoiding hunters!

WILD TIME spoke to's Luca Giovagnoli about a sound system devised by the group that aims to use sound under water hoping that the wall of sound created will make the wales and dolphins avoid death traps like hunters or killing coves.

Listen here

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The sociology of human-animal interactions - in conversation with Dr. Nik Taylor

Dr. Nik Taylor's recent review of the blockbuster movie "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" prompted Wild Time to contact Dr. Nik Taylor. The conversation captured here quickly moves from a mere review into complex issues such as animal abuse, hirarchies, domestic violence and more. Dr. Taylor is the director of studies in the field of sociology at the Flinders University in Australia and her areas of expertise also include human-animal violence links!

Listen here

Friday, August 19, 2011

Action alert - stop the killings of Romania's stray dogs

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Join Romania Animal Aid ( in their fight to save the stray dogs of Romania who could meet a gruesome end in less than 2 weeks. Listen to Wild Time in conversation with Kendra Pinder. PARENTAL DISCRETION ADVISED. low sound quality piece. Put on your listening ears - pls listen and share widely. Remember: the only voice our animals have is YOURS!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Raffle is over

The two cinema tickets we got from Odeon to raffle off to promote the move of Wild Time to its second home Rhubarb Radio can no longer be won.


Rhubarb Radio just withdrew their offer to air Wild Time via Rhubarb Radio.

Apparently some of their sponsors felt that topics like "Bestiality" (animal abuse - sex with animals) are too daring to be explored on air.

We're very sorry that Rhubarb Radio (after agreeing to having Wild Time on their station and after meeting to discuss what the show is about)feels that way and ulitimately rejects Wild Time.

Wild Time goes out as usual via TCR FM and online.

Our apologies for making such a fuzz about moving to a second home but the decision is obviously out of our hands.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Save Australia's dugongs and turtles - in conversation with Bob Irwin

Bob Irwin talks to Wild Time about Australia's wildlife, particularly the dugongs and turtles, who are under severe threat. The conversation also explores other animals as well as finding out how Bob got into conservation

Listen HERE

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Win two tickets for a movie of your choice NOW

In anticipation of Wild Time's new (and second) home on Rhubarb Radio in just four weeks time we are raffling off TWO CINEMA TICKETS FOR A MOVIE OF YOUR CHOICE* courtesy of Odeon Cinema Birmingham.

To find out what the question is you need to answer (and the answer to that very question) and how to win the pair of tickets, terms and conditions and so on you will have to listen to the short piece


Spoiler Alert! We have asked people about their imidiate opinions about "Rise of the planet of the Apes" - their answers might tell you something about the movie that could spoil the experience for you.

So, if you want to go see it you shuld not be listening to this entertaining audio piece.

* Remember, we have only one pair of tickets for 1 winner and the tickets are for the Odeon Cinema on Birmingham's highstreet only and they are only valid until October 2011.

Thanks again to Odeon Birmingham!

Friday, August 12, 2011

More comments

More comments - in the future pls check out the comments option yourself but since we're having a wee summer break we have the time to re-post this.

Here are the wildtimeonline comments about our Tony the truckstop tiger interview


Angela said...
There has been so much coverage and info on Tony's lifetime dilemma, for thost who are interested in helping Tony out, the links are not hard to find~ So much work has been done by Sky for Tony since 2008 and now Tony needs us all more than ever~ Thankyou to all that have helped in one shape or form

February 13, 2011 11:55 PM

GypsyScorpio said...
It is cruel to keep this beautiful boy trapped in a steel jungle for 10 years. How much longer will ignorance be allowed to continue!

May 5, 2011 10:19 PM

eliza said...
Every government official that is responsible for allowing this to go on, justice should be served on. Excellent interview.

May 6, 2011 3:48 AM

A listener's comment

We understand that you guys do not necessarily check out all comments we're getting and apparently we should do this more often ourselves because we've just come across a comment about our Crow & Magpie cull interview.

Sheila wrote: This Magpie/Crow cull is just another part of the Tory ""Big Society".First get rid of the forests into private ownership. Then give Goverment Grants for the shooting hunting brigade to KILL OFF OUR WILDLIFE....Birds Badgers, Foxes all in the name of "CONSERVATION"


Left on wildtimeonline on May 30th

Honorary Membership

Courtesy of Jordan Wyatt, Wild Time Radio is now an honorary member of the Invercargill Vegan Society.

We are very honoured and thank you kindly, Jordan

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Kind words

Gail Astley listened to one of our online interviews and commented: "Thomas, thank you so much for providing this link. A tremendous interview which gives much more info about Morgan and her proposed release".

Thank You, Gail for listening

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Heroes For Life - In conversation with Chinese animal rights campaigner turned filmmaker Michael Zhao

Listen to Michael Zhao in conversation with Wild Time's Thomas Janak where the two compassionate activists explore Chinese atrocities, myth, truth and hope.

Michael Zhao's soon-to-be-ready movie Heroes For Life allows a rare insight into the lifes of extraordinary Chinese citizens who do all they can and more to help animals in China.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Meet John Sakars - and his unique form of activism

Picture shows "Wild Time" in Chinese writings. Fung Kwahn Chee Chen (pronounciation attempt)

Meet John Sakars whose unique form of vegan outreach/activism has turned him into an almost full time actor/performer as he records profound yet funny video clips in his basement before sharing them with the world. Find him on - also check out Wild Time's new blog


Monday, July 25, 2011

Nicole McLachlan - Marine conservationist follow up interview

WILD TIME caught up with marine conservationist Nicole McLachlan to see what she is up to these days and to hear about the state of our oceans.

Listen here!

Our previous interview can be enjoyed here

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Last Chance For Animals - an update on Fukushima

Wild Time spoke to Charles Harmison, (see picture), Desaster response coordinator at LCA (Last Chance For Animals), about rescuing animals within the infamous 20-km-zone, Japanese responses and more.


To donate to LCA please visit their website

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Earthrace - An Interview With Pete Bethune

Pete Bethune from "Earthrace"

Wild Time Radio spoke to Pete Bethune about Earthrace's current activities. The interview explores issues like illegal poaching, shark finning and more.


Visit Earthrace HERE

Saturday, April 9, 2011

"The Hidden Messages In Water" - in conversation with Dr. Masaru Emoto

WILD TIME had the distinct pleasure of speaking to author and spiritual leader/scientist Dr. Masaru Emoto about spirituality and his book "The Hidden Messages In Water".

Listen here NOW

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Save the frogs - in conversation with Kerry Kriger

WILD TIME recently interviewed the very knowledgable and enthusiastic Kerry Kriger, whose save the frogs camgaigns is in full swing. While approaching the "save the frog day" (April 29th 2011) the interview encompasses issues such as disection, the pet trade, highly contageous diseases, frogs as food and much more - do NOT miss this!

Further information:


Friday, March 25, 2011

Kind words

"The interviewer is awesome,he is switched on.Great work Danielle." wrote Andrea Kriwonosow, regarding the interview with Danielle Nielsson, adding "... Long interview,kept you on your toes.Its great he made you pull knowledge from the depth out of yourself in a beautiful way,with his had to dig deep.Thank you Thomas you are really inspiring".

Other listeners called the interview "great" and "awesome".

The interview with Yoshiko Wada re life in Japan after the quake has also been called "good work" by one-time Wild Time guest Steven Thompson.

Thanks to all listeners for appreciating our work. We will keep it up!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Life in Japan after the quake

Meet animal rights activist Yoshika Wada who tells us about life after the quake in Japan, animal rescue, difficulties with the roads and her love for dolphins - and more.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Orangutans need help!

Meet Danielle Nilsson who majored in wildlife conservation and who is determined to go to Borneo to help the endangered orangutans.

You can alos vote for Danielle and find out more about the cause HERE.


Monday, February 28, 2011

Free Morgan the orca - in conversation with scientist Lara Pozzato

Meet scientist Lara Pozzato from the Free Morgan Support Group, who are currently trying to help a wild orca, who is at an oceanarium in the Netherlands, where he is supposed to be nursed back to help and then re-released into the wild, to not become a victim of a system that would perhaps rather keep him in captivity and have the orca perform tricks.

Very interesting and informative piece.

Listen here

Friday, February 18, 2011

Conservation Efforts in Hungary

Meet Colin Penny, an Englishman who lives in Hungary these days where he tries to infect the locals and the wider area with a love for nature conservation and more. Also see

Listen here

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stop the crow and magpie cull!!

Thousands of magpies and crows may be culled as part of a "2-year-study". Meet Paul McDonald who is raising awareness about the situation these magnificient birds are facing.

Listen to the interview here

Check his FACEBOOK page

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tony the truckstop tiger - In conversation with Sky Williamson

Meet Sky Williamson who campaigns tirelessly for the release of Tony the truckstop tiger to give him a better life at a sanctuary. Tony turns 11 in July and has spent his entire life as a roadside attraction at a truckstop in Louisiana/USA, exposed to people and loud noises 24/7.

He has now developed serious physical and mental problems and the time has come to allow him to spend the remainder of his life in a better place.

WILD TIME talked to Sky Williamson about the many problems she comes up against in her battle to free Tony.

Listen to the interview HERE

Plenty of footage can be found on YouTube (search for Free Tony the tiger campaign).

Sky Williamson can be contacted directly via her facebook page

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals Interview

WILD TIME producer/host Thomas Janak spoke to ESMA's Mona Khalil about the plight of Egypt's animals from stray dogs to horses and camels.

This candid 50-minutes-interview highlights not only the difficulties of animal welfare in Egypt but also to what extend tourism causes animals abuse and suffering.

Topics include religion and different cultural mindsets but also gives clear indications as to how we can help to improve the situation.

Listen HERE

ESMA needs urgent funds and appreciates donations.

Use the paypal button on their webpage

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Meet Diving Instructor and Filmmaker Cristian Dimitrius

Wild Time recently had the pleasure of speaking with Cristian Dimitrius, a conservationist and wildlife filmmaker who has worked for NatGeo and others to bring the state of our oceans and its inhabitants to millions.

Listen here

Monday, January 24, 2011 Interview

Marla Stormwolf-Patty and Anthony Damiano, who are known to many WILD TIME listeners for their relentless campaigning to bring an end to crush videos, were once again talking to WILD TIME host Thomas Janak - this time about their amazing website - Aella stands for Alliance for Earth, Life, Liberty and Advocation.

The many-topics-encompassing conversation lasted for almost two hours and is in informative, interesting and in-depth two parter:


Part 2

Friday, January 14, 2011

Interview with Cove Guardian Nicole McLachlan

Nicole McLachlan's BLOG "The Path To Protect" chronicles her time as a cove guardian in Taiji/Japan and also includes links to footage filmed at the killing cove by Nicole herself.

But Nicole does so much more than "just" reporting about it.

Listen to her here