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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Projet Primates - saving primates in Guinea and elsewhere

Saving Primates in Guinea and elsewhere. Projet Primates includes three associations located in France (Projet Primates France), United States (Project Primate Inc.) and Guinea (Projet Primates Guinée). They joined forces for the preservation of apes and particularly for the operation of a chimpanzee sanctuary in Guinea (Centre de Conservation pour Chimpanzés). WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak talked to Projet Primates director Estelle Raballand about the many threats chimpanzees are facing and more.

The conversation also touches on the use of primates in labs and in the entertainment industry.



Saturday, December 7, 2013

Spreading the VEGAN message and more - Cruelty Free X-mas Fair

Organised by the West Midlands Vegan Group, the cruelty free x-mas fair is getting more and more popular and so does veganism and the many food options that are out there for vegans and/or vegan-curious people.

Wild Time’s Thomas Janak came to the fair to talk to many of the stallholders, ranging from “vegan stalls” to animal rescue groups.


Also visit:

Animal Aid UK
Farm Animal Sanctuary
Project Primates
West Midlands against water fluoridation
Sea Shepherd UK

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A closer look at animal mutilations - in conversation with Margie Kay

Baffling, bizarre and outright creepy cases of animal mutilations, mainly concerning farm animals, have been reported for at least half a century yet these cases are often times being ignored and/or ridiculed because they are being linked to UFO sightings and unexplained events.

Animals are often found dead with shattered bones (as if they were dropped from above) and with organs and sometimes bodyparts missing that apparently were removed surgically and not, as often stated by the press or officials, through roaming predators. Strangely, very little or sometimes no blood at all is found on the ground near the animal.

Science, as of yet, is at a loss to fully explain what is happening and there seem to be more questions than answers.

Luckily, there are investigators out there that take this topic seriously and have looked into it in-depth.

WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak talked to Margie Kay, publisher of Un-X News Magazine, forensic investigator and Assistant State Director of Missouri MUFON about her two-year investigation into this phenomenon. 

Listen HERE

Visit Margie's BLOG HERE

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Maui and Hector Dolphins - will we lose them forever? In conversation with Earthrace's Paul Moss

LISTEN HERE to an alarming yet informative interview. With only 55 Maui dolphins and roughly 7000 Hector dolphins left, things do not look good for these magnificent sentient beings. Earthrace's Paul Moss (Wellington NZ coordinator) talked to us about the threats they are facing from plastic to trawler boats and more. This conversation touches on many issues from over-fishing to the lack of political will. A must listen.

Visit the official MAUI dolphin page


Friday, November 15, 2013

Bikers 4 Orcas - raising awareness for Orcas in captivity

"Ask any biker what he/she experiences when driving his/her motorcycle and the answer is most likely "freedom". A breeze of wind on your skin, a wide world infront of you and the ability to go wherever you want. Bikers also experience this in a group, a club or a gathering. Like a pack of wolfs... or a pod of orcas.
Looking at orcas makes you realise that us bikers are not really that different. We enjoy our "freedom" and understand others enjoy this too. In a lot of countries bikers greet eachother. A social way of letting the other know we understand what the other is experiencing.

Orcas are also very social creatures. The live in a group (pod) and enjoy the freedom of the wild ocean. Orcas born in captivity probably don't know it at all. Then there are the orcas born free and captured for the amusement of people." (from their official website)

BIKERS4ORCAS is an awareness raising or shall we say “awareness racing” idea that uses the tightness of bikers and the volume of their machines to shout for Orcas.

WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak talks to Bikers 4 Orcas’ Vincent Lensen about upcoming events and much more e.g. from becoming aware of their plight to becoming their voice 


Bikers 4 Orcas WEBSITE

Bikers 4 Orcas on facebook

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fighting animal experiments - in conversation with ECEAE's Geoffrey Deckers

On the official website of the European Coalition To End Animal Experiments it states that ' 12 million animals are used in European laboratories every year - that's 137 animals suffering in cruel and painful experiments every 10 minutes ...'

WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak had a chance to talk to ECEAE chairman Geoffrey Deckers about their campaigns, dutch perspectives on things and much more besides. This is a very informative and honest conversation about anti vivisection and related and/or even seemingly unrelated topics.

Don’t miss it!! 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Guardians of the voiceless - helping animals in India

Guardians of the voiceless are a team of volunteers in India driven to create a cruelty free generation. They care for the less fortunate in India, Children and Animals.

WILD TIME's Thomas Janak had a chance to talk to founder Pankaj Arora and the president of their USA branch Luz Maria Gomez about Guardian of the voiceless's aims and obstacles and much more besides.

You can donate easily via PayPal : 


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Leopards need your help - in conversation with Babette DeJonge

Wild Cats World's Babette DeJonge tells us all about educational programs and endeavours concerning the leopard whose fate seems sealed unless people will come to his aid.


Find out more about how to save the leopard HERE

Stop the suffering - against Bullfighting!

Dutch couple Jose Kersten and Marius Donker talk to WILD TIME's Thomas Janak about the atrocities committed against Bulls both in Portugal and Spain, about activism in genral and many more things besides.

Jose also reads out her heartbreaking and compassionate poem "Bull, I cry for you".

Listen HERE

Also visit:

Stop Fun Killing
Action against poisoning

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Illegal wildlife trade via the Internet - 1001 ways to disguise true intentions

Veteran activist Ericka Ceballos and her friends from CATCA are monitoring and exposing the illegal wildlife trade that is being conducted right in front of our eyes - on the world wide web.

How big the problem is and what the findings are is what we discuss on this episode of WILD TIME!!


Also visit Ericka's investigation page HERE

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cats & Dogs in Cyprus need help!!

British couple June & Michael moved to Cyprus in late 2001 looking for a quiet life and relaxation. Instead they found an ever growing population of stray dogs and cats. Meeting these problems head on they have founded the Cyprus Pride House and are now helping (spaying/neutering/re-homing) as many animals as they possible can.

Michael talked to WILD TIME about the situation on the island.

Listen here

25 lions saved from misery – in conversation with “Lion Ark” producer Jan Creamer

LION ARK follows follows the world's most ambitious and daring animal rescue, with a narrative compiled from film, interviews, conversations and reactions as events unfolded. How attitudes were changed in Bolivia, illegal circuses pursued and closed, and 25 lions airlifted to freedom.

Described as the 'feel good movie of the year' and already honoured with an "audience choice for best documentary" award, LION ARK is destined to have an impact.

WILD TIME's Thomas Janak spoke with film producer Jan Creamer, a compassionate lady who also happens to be the president and co-founder of Animal Defenders International.

The conversation focuses on the rescued lions, legislation, activism and people-power.

A must listen episode of WILD TIME.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fighting Crush Videos globally

On things read like in a Stephen King novel: "For those who do not realize, animal crush video does indeed, exist. The videos generally feature, but do not limit themselves to, small live animals, such as kittens, puppies, mice and bunnies being slowly tortured in the most horrific ways imaginable.They are burned alive, cut with pruning sheers, nailed to the floor, skinned alive, beaten, stabbed and most often, they have their limbs crushed and broken, just to invoke more screams of agony.The majority of these videos share a common theme, the animals are incrementally crushed by scantily clad women in high heels..." - But this is reality and STOP CRUSH are doing all they can to stop the cruelty. WILD TIME talked to Marla Stormwolf - Patty and Anthony Damiano at length about the crush industry and more. 

Listen to PART 1 and PART 2

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Protesting the badger cull – giving a voice to the cause

Before moving to France a couple of years ago, ARA and musicians Tim Bragg lived very close to where badger culls are taking place these days. Very much emotionally connected to these magnificent beings Tim wrote a song to protest the culls.

This conversation not only talks about the badger cull but also touches on the abuse of other sentient beings like the Moon Bears, song writing and using art as a means to highlight atrocities.

Don’t miss this


Get Tim's song HERE
Visit Tim on Facebook: Here and Here
Check Tim out on youtube
Email Tim here


Surabaya, Indonesia’s second - largest city with a population of  over 3 million people has an atrocious Zoo where a giraffe was found dead with twenty plastic bags in her stomach, tigers were poisoned and monkey’s with TB run around untreated and unchecked, probably passing it on to others.

The zoo is nor tun by experts but by the mayor of Surabaya.

Cee4life’s Sybelle Foxcroft has all the news about the case and talks to us in-depth about it.


Read the press release mentioned in the interview HERE 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Help Romania's Dogs

(photo credit: H.Mennicke)

Following the death of a 4-year-old boy, supposedly through a stray dog, Romania is on a rampage to kill every stray dog in the country. Stray dogs have long been a big issue in Romania and many animal rights groups in Romania and elsewhere have critisized the cruel treatment of animals there..

WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak talked to Vlad Dumitrescu, a civil engeneer in Bucarest, who has a very sensible view of his countries’ current actions against dogs.The conversation touches on many things including hysteria, corruption and possible solutions.

It also shows how divided the country is and how many people in Romania do care about the stray dogs and are doing a lot to help.

Help also comes from further afield. Wild Time talks to Izza Siebert from “Gegen Tierquaelerei” who hails from Germany. Izza and others of her group are currently organising numerous trips to Bucarest to not only feed many of the dogs there but also to get some of them out of Romania and into new homes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

She also tells us about the many difficulties helpers are facing and they also need financial support in order to rescue and feed dogs. You can donate here:

Spendenkonto: Katzenhilfe Türkei e.V.
Kreissparkasse Ludwigsburg
Konto: 301 114 26
BLZ: 604 500 50
Verwendungszweck: Hilfe für Rumänien!

From outside of Germany:
IBAN: DE13604500500030111426

Please mention: „Help for Romania“

LISTEN HERE to the conversations

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Animal Cruelty, Antisocial Behaviour, and Aggression: More than a Link – in conversation with Professor Eleonora Gullone.

Professor Eleonora Gullone has researched Animal Cruelty, Antisocial Behaviour, and Aggression (also the title of her book) since the mid 1980s. On WILD TIME she tells us just how deep (and disturbing) the link goes. This is a must-listen-to conversation. This is part three of our 'making the link between animal abuse and human abuse' series.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Fire Salamanders could soon be gone forever - in conversation with Matt Ellerbeck

Fire Salamanders are suffering huge decline in the Netherlands and scientists don't know why. Although it is known that a fungus called "BS" is wreaking havoc on salamander populations, much more research needs to be done.

RAVON, the Reptile, Amphibian and Fish Conservation Netherlands is setting up breeding and captive facilities to help the remaining population, which has shrunk to a mere 4 %.

WILD TIME has talked to salamander conservationist Matt Ellerbeck about the fire salamanders and more.

Listen to the interview HERE

Visit the Save The Salamanders website HERE

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Vegan Information Project - in conversation with sociologist Roger Yates

WILD TIME's Thomas Janak welcomes back sociologist Roger Yates who has been on the show numerous times. Today we talked about the Vegan Information Project (VIP), a project dedicated to run and organise vegan-based educational events in Temple Bar, Dublin / Republic of Ireland.



Thursday, August 29, 2013

Making the link between animal abuse and human abuse Pt 2 - in conversation with Professor Philip Tedeschi

Professor Philip Tedeschi and his team at the Institute for human animal connection have spent more than two decades on studying the implications of being exposed to cruelty to animals and what it does or can do to those involved. Animal abuse as an indicator crime for spousal abuse and more as well as varying degrees of understanding animal abuse and a desensitization / numbness and other responses to witnessing abuse are what we’re talking about in part 2


You can read more about the studies mentioned and get in touch with Profeesor Tedeschi HERE

Friday, August 23, 2013

Making the link between animal abuse and human abuse - in conversation with Malcolm Plant

Primarily focussing on Eastern Europe, “Making the link” are exploring the link between animal abuse and human abuse. The introduction of helplines both in Romania and Bulgaria and an extensive study into reasons for abuse as well as implementing education and change is what makes the UK registered charity “Making the link” a vital part of cultural change in eastern Europe.

WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak talked to Malcolm Plant in-depth.


Visit the 'Making the link' website HERE

(Graphic) video from 'Making the link' HERE

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Removing Marine Trash from Key Largo Coral Reefs - in conversation with Brian Barnes

Environmental activist and Divemaster Brian Barnes is part of a group of professional divers who need YOUR help as they are planning to remove piles of trash from the one pristine ocean floor at the famous Key Largo Coral Reefs. Brian tells us all about the state of the corals and their plan to help the ocean and all the creatures therein.


Visit Brian's website HERE

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Reactions to BLACKFISH

Following on from our RECENT INTERVIEW with Blackfish director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak together with show researcher/photographer Nicole Valentin went to the BLACKFISH screening at Birmingham’s Electric Cinema to record people’s immediate reactions after seeing the documentary.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

‘How I became an Elephant’ (and more) – in conversation with multi-award-winning director Tim Gorski

With over 16 awards for his amazing, informative and action-packed documentaries “Solita: Slave to Entertainment”, “At the edge of the world” (prequel to the now famous Whale Wars™) and Jorja Fox (CSI Las vegas’ Sara Sidle) co- produced “How I became an elephant”, Tim Gorski is an activist with a camera, a filmmaker with a passion for the environment and wildlife.

WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak talked to Tim in-depth about his documentaries, his experiences while filming, people’s reactions and much more besides.

Not to be missed 

Listen here

Relevant links:

Tim's production company website
Juliette West's blog
How I became an elephant - official website

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Beggar Cats of Niigata / Japan

For all intents and purposes stray cats are hardly big news UNLESS they can be found in a quiet city in Japan near a convenient store. Steven “Grin” Harsha, who talked to us on Wild Time once before, recently uploaded a clip called “The Beggar Cats of Niigata” on his very popular youtube channel.

WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak had the pleasure of talking to Steven about the cats, pets in Japan in general, living abroad and much more besides.


Warch the videoclip here

Thursday, July 11, 2013

"Blackfish", the Tilikum documentary - in conversation with director Gabriela Cowperthwaite

“Blackfish” tells the story of Tilikum, the infamous killerwhale, responsible for the death of three people But, unlike many other newsstories, this documentary shows what life in captivity means, talks about the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau and it includes interviews with many former ‘Sea World’ trainers, who are now saying that animals shouldn’t be in captivity.

WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak talked to documentary director Gabriela Cowperthwaite 


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Helping cetacians through music and spiritual healing - in conversation with Len Varley

Len Varley, author of ‘Salt Water Tears’ and ‘Deeper Water’ (eye witness accounts of his time in Taiji/Japan), introduces the music project “Freedom Blue” as an awareness raising tool for the plight of cetacians in captivity. This in-depth conversations touches on his activism, cetacians in captivity, the industry and people involved in it, spiritual healing and more.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Shelter animals in Poitiers/France need your help!

WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak had the pleasure of talking to two awesome ladies, namely Caroline Langlois and Anne Dubios – Froge from the Shelter SPA (Secours et Protection des Animaux) in Poitiers/France.

The SPA is a community-supported nonprofit association dedicated to saving, protecting and caring for cats, dogs and other animals.

Being a no-kill shelter, the SPA often times cares for up to 1000 animals annually and they receive very little funding and work almost entirely through donations.Caroline and Anne explained what their main worries and problems are.

Visit SPA here


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Helping Sea Turtles in Indonesia and more - in conversation with Kurt Amsler


Underwater photographer, author and filmmaker Kurt Amsler has been on many expeditions all around the world and apart from highlighting the beauty of the ocean and its creatures, he soon became aware of the many problems many species are facing and he has become a great voice for animals and uses his fame to highlight and campaign against the wrongdoings in many countries.On WILD TIME Kurt talks mainly about the Sea Turtles in Indonesia and elsewhere and about the non-profit organisation SOS Seaturtles he founded in 1985. He gets into the nitty gritty of things and gives clear advise on what to do to help the endangered sea turtles.

Of course the conversation also touches on sharks, feature-length documentaries and more.

SOS Seaturtles
Occupy for animals

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

PROMAR - helping dolphins, whales and sea turtles in Spain

In the early 90′s, a group of people began to assist with dolphin, whale and sea turtle strandings that occured in the west of Almeria, Spain. They later extended this support network to the whole province and in 2001, PROMAR Almeria was born.

PROMAR runs through coordination between the technical team and Veterinary Stranding Network and the various agencies with responsibilities related to the sea or of the province.PROMAR’s philosophy is mutual cooperation between all entities and individuals working on behalf of the marine fauna, both domestically and internationally.One of their most publicised cases is the case of Marcos the dolphin. Tonight we welcome back Maria Heidemann, long-time dolphin supprter, who tells us all about Promar and Marcos.


Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Dark Side Of Spain

One of the world’s top tourist destinations Spain attracts a large amount of people to its shores every year to delight in the sun and dip their feet into the water and enjoy hanging around the beaches and more. But there is a darker, more sinister side to Spain as animal cruelty is ripe and attitudes towards animals vary from indifference to downright harmful, While acknowledging that there are good people in Span, too we nontheless have to pay attention to the fact that the animals of Spain need help.

British born Spain resident Vivienne Warton is the president of ACTIN – SPAIN, whose aim is to help end animal cruelty and abandonment by setting up an education and neutering programme in poor and rural areas of Spain. Furthermore they are also looking to find the best ways to introduce education of the general care and welfare of all animals in Spain.

WILD TIME's Thomas Janak talked to Vivienne about her work and what is happening in Spain.


Visit ACTIN-SPAIN here
Visit AWSM here

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Speciesism - the movie and the topic. In conversation with Mark Devries

Modern farms have been struggling to keep a secret. Most of the animals used for food in the United States are raised in giant, bizarre factories, hidden deep in remote areas of the countryside. We set out to investigate.  Speciesism: The Movie takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their bizarre “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with their owners. WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak talks with filmdirector Mark devries about the documentary and all its facets bluntly and in-depth.


Visit SPECIECISM the movie

Bulgaria - where stray animals are often seen as vermin

“Animals don’t feel pain, they’re vermin … “ is just one of the things that people in Bulgaria have been told all their lives and both the state as well as the media are actively encouriging cruelty and hatred towards stray animals. Indeed, caring for companian animals is so new in Bulgaria that many vets there so far lack the necessary skills to treat them.How do we know all this? – Well, we talked to a courageous lady who is determined to make a difference for animals in Eastern Europe:

Michelle Jones is co-founder of the K9 Rescue international rescue charity focused on making a difference to the treatment of dogs in Eastern Europe. After moving to Bulgaria in 2005, she soon became heavily involved in rescuing sick and injured street dogs and puppies, re-homing them both locally in Bulgaria and elsewhere in Europe and beyond. She then decided to form K9 Rescue in 2012 to focus on her passion of empowering local independent rescuers, and grass-roots charities developing their animal welfare skills through encouragement and training and this is one of the missions of K9 Rescue today.


Visit K9 Rescue here

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A TRUTH JUICE Birmingham event: Dr. Masaru Emoto presentation on "the hidden messages in water"

Truthjuice Birmingham is a weekly event bringing you the very best in esoteric knowledge from a plethora of inspirational speakers. On their website they say: “We are actively building a community of like minded “Freethinkers” to share ideas and resources” and on March 26th 2013 WILD TIME went to a Truth Juice event featuring Dr. Masaru Emoto (who has been on Wild Time back in May 2011), who gave a talk/seminar about the messages in water and more. Dr. Emoto’s best-selling book “The hidden messages in Water” has been sold over three million times now and he has authored many more books and is both revered and loathed by scientists. Luckily the people of the world seem to be on his side. The footage features a large part of the actual presentation, a short interview with Dr. Emoto himself and a short chat with Truth Juice’s Paul Morgan.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Filming and photographing macroscopic life in water - in conversation with Ruben Duro

Award-winning wildlife filmmaker and biologist Ruben Duro talks to WILD TIME about his new book "Born in a drop" , where he shares photographs of the tiniest of life forms in various stages of their development with the world. This conversation also talks about our responsibility regarding how to treat water and more. To enquire about the book pls send an email to:


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sustainability Spring Fair Birmingham, March 2013 footage

The Sustainability Spring Fair is a great event and a great opportunity for Wild Time to meet amazing people and groups whose aim is to help the environment and the planet as a whole. From educating youngsters, teaching people the skills of planting their own food to addressing the needs of developing countries ... well worth a listen!  Listen here  

Visit the sites of the people we've talked to:

Spring to life
The Big Dig
The Little House Company (Waterless toilets)
Urban Veg
Energy Savers
Serbia's forgotten paws

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Helping the stray dogs in Bulgaria - a task not for the faint hearted

Bulgaria has many street dogs who are often subjected to the most horrendous cruelty. They are kicked, beaten and shot on a regular basis for no other reason than that it provides certain individuals with amusement. Many of these dogs are injured, in pain, or starving and in the winter there is a high chance that they will freeze to death. Rudozem Street Dog Rescue is doing all they can and more to help the animals in Bulgaria but the odds are against them and even the municipality is against the rescue. This interview is a sad account about a cruel world where even those who help are not immune to persecution


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Meet the "Vegan Ninja Bunny" - fruitarian and educator on all things vegan

Austria-born L.A. resident Sylvia Vale a.k.a. “Vegan Ninja Bunny” is a fruitarian and on her you tube channel she dispells the myths about issues like the B12 deficiency or the “where do you get your protein?” question and literally takes apart all false arguments that people use in order to cling on to their meaty diets.But she does it via informative yet often times very funny and very sexy videos. WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak talked to her about her lifestyle, her videos and her experiences with fruitarianism and being vegan.

Listen here: PART I and Part II

visit her youtube channel HERE
Also visit: 30 Bananas a day

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wake up - This is your life! - In conversation with spiritual healer Alison Ward

“Today is the day you re going to die. I've planned it all...” Those were the terrifying words Angel Alison Ward heard on the 5th July 1994, that changed her life forever. WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak talked to Alison about her experience, her awakening as she calls it, her book “Awarded by angels” and first and foremost about her inspiring “Wake up! This Is Your Life” events that are aimed to help people find their purpose in life.

As a world conservation show we have always said that living your purpose changes your energy and attitude and therefore is beneficial to all beings and we are delighted to talk about spirituality on the show once more.

LISTEN HERE    Visit Alison's website

Thursday, February 21, 2013

In conversation with Captain Paul Watson

WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak talked to SSCS’s Captain Paul Watson about the recent incident of the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru ramming the Sea Shepherd vessels Bob Barker & Steve Irwin, the problems that occur through the lack of political will, why he decided to leave Germany, the truth behind him resigning from SSCS USA, Sea Shepherd’s global profile, the many international campaigns, the current state of things and overpopulation. Although short, this was still an in-depth conversation with the iconic Captain Paul Watson


Thursday, February 14, 2013

From Shark Fins to racism in the AR movement – an indepth conversation (two parter)

WILD TIME in conversation with Anthony Marr from the Vancouver Animal Defence League.
The League currently fights for the abandonment of Shark fins and this topic was covered here in some detail. But that’s not where it ends at all as the conversation also touched on important issues like global warming, the illegal wildlife trade, overpopulation an racism in the animal rights movement.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Save pigeons from dying slow and painful deaths

Netting seems by far the most effective method to keep pigeons and other birds from resting on buildings. Truth is that many pigeons get trapped in the nets and badly injure themselves or die a slow and agonising death virtually undetected by anyone. Luckily there are groups and people like Sidney Barret who highlight the plight of the pigeons and who want the netting reviewed as a method and periodically checked for weaknesses that allow birds to get entangled and trapped in the first place.


Visit other pages mentioned during the interview:

Facebook page: Ban bird netting on buildings
Facebook page: Pigeon protection and rescue action group

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Helping the big cats (two parter)

In PART 1 "Cee4life" director Sybelle Foxcroft is back on WILD TIME RADIO to talk about their work. Sybelle gave us an update on the tiger temple in Thailand, a non-functioning state-run zoo in Nigeria where animals are starving to death and more.

In PART 2 of this 2-part interview "Cee4life"'s Sybelle Foxcroft talks to WILD TIME RADIO's Thomas Janak about 'The Guardian Project' aimed to save the remaining big cats in Thailand and India, and hopefully, at a later stage, Kenya.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Highlighting animal abuse in Egypt

A group of students in Cairo, namely Rana Soliman, her twin sister Yousra Soliman, Marina H. Malek and Soha El Bedewie took on animal abuse in Egypt as their graduation project. Their 150-page document is an amazing piece of work and Wild Time has talked to Rana and Yousra about the project, the situation in Egypt, obstacles, hopes and more.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Help the dogs in Denmark

Roughly 1400 dogs have been killed in Denmark since June 2010 when a new law decided that 13 dog breeds are no longer welcome in Denmark. Activist and journalist Peter Loewisch talked to us about his facebook group aimed at challenging the law, about the numerous events and demonstrations, petitions and so on but also about the obstacles he faces while fighting for Denmark’s dogs.

Note: For reasons out of our control the original track and the voice over sound almost equally as loud for the first three minutes. It will get much better after that, so put on your listening ears and listen to this informative interview.

Visit his FB page HERE

Saturday, January 26, 2013

SUCK AT LOVE Interview

Austrian four-piece SUCK AT LOVE is not your regular rock act. They describe their music as “pop-punk that breaks your heart” and Zack and Stacy (brother and sister btw) are also both vegan and use art to highlight veganism. Reason enough for Wild Time Radio to get in touch

Listen HERE

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Alliance for Hong Kong Animal Police is asking for YOUR help!

In Hong Kong the AFCD (Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department) is primarily responsible for animal welfare. They are working in conjunction with the police force and the SPCA. Unfortunately the latter seems to think that clear-cut abuse cases are "accidents" and not worthy to be reported to the police who is the only organisation with the power to proscute. How bad the situation really is becomes clear while listening to vet Mark Mak, who is a member of the Alliance For Hong Kong Animal Police, a group that includes 14 animal NGO's numerous political parties and individuals. The situation is desperate and Mark is asking all of you to listen and act on behalf on the many animals in Hong Kong whose cries seem to go largely unnoticed. 


Monday, January 21, 2013

Soon the Rhinos could be gone forever!

Rhino horns are "harvested" in ever increasing numbers leaving calfs injured and orphaned as well as pushing these magnificient animals to the brink of extinction. Wild Time's Thomas Janak talks with Allison Thompson about rhino orphanages, poaching, difficulties in the bush as well as on a global scale and why she believes that boycotting a country does more harm then good and much more besides.


Visit the orphange page HERE

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Talking about animal exploitation, sexism and more ...

... is all in a days' work for author and associate professor of philosophy and religions at Montana State University in Billings / Montana USA Lisa Kemmerer. WILD TIME's Thomas Janak talked to Lisa about her many books, her activism and the difficulties of teaching ethics to a ranching community and more.


Visit Lisa's website HERE

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Has trophy hunting taken the Lion's share?

From 2000 – 2010, Zambia exported 651 lion trophies, virtually all adult males. Now, Zambia’s Minister of Tourism and Art Sylvia Masebo has declared a moratorium on all big cat trophy hunting in Zambia.

LIONAID’s Dr. Pieter Kat talked to us about the situation of the lions and about their uncertain future. The conversation also touches on the delicate balance of ecosystems and habitats, educational programs and more.From wolfs to tigers, from forests to Lions – this is an important and informative piece of audio!



Monday, January 14, 2013

Helft den Hunden in Daenemark!

Earlier today we talked to Peter Loewisch about the 13 dog breeds ban in Denmark. The interview will soon be available in English. Heute sprachen wir mit Peter Loewisch ueber die 13 verbotenen Hunderassen in Daenemark. Das Interview wird es bald in der englischen Uebersetzung geben.

Listen to the German version HERE

Veganism & Science Fiction and how the two compliment each other!

On Vegan it says: "Know your warp drive from your wookie? Your salad from your strawberry? Then this is the page for you - veganism and sci fi all under one roof! No need to bean you up, you're already home" - the truth of the matter is that you don't have to be vegan to like the page as it is very entertaining but also educational. WILD TIME talked to Vegan Sci-Fi's Nicci Tapping about their incredible website and facebook page!


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Is FACEBOOK targeting animal rights activists?

Some say it is the new spam filter that is causing all the trouble but Kasha Viets-Woods doesn’t believe it. And she is not alone in thinking there may be more to it than just a filter who thinks crossposting pictures is spamming. Sybelle Foxcroft even had some of her private messages invaded and deleted by Facebook!

WILD TIME talked to Sybelle and Kasha to see what is going on and to explore how it affects the animals whose pictures cannot be posted and shared any longer.

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Visit Kash's FB page HERE

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

LIBERATOR - a new superhero fighting for an end to animal cruelty and exploitation

In conversation with Matt Milner, an activist who's spent years in the fight for animals on the legal aboveground front line, and more recently spends his time on animal rescue and pit bull advocacy, writing for BSL News and helping displaced animals in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Matt plans to use Liberator proceeds to help fund his independent pit bull rescue work. Liberator itself is a unique and beautifully illustrated comic book series starring brave heroes risking it all to protect animals. Wild Time talked with Matt about the comic book, his work with pit bulls and about New York and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.



Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Our online page has been a busy place in 2012. 105 pieces have been uploaded in the past year and our uploads  were listened to 4863 times in total. 119 comments had been left and many of our interviews were being passionately discussed, sometimes garnering up to thirteen comments. Here's our

01. The horrors of the meat and dairy industry and how calf 269 started a movement … 362 x listened to

02. Save Japans Dolphins Day Feature - Part 1 ... 189 x listened to

03. Chinese animal rights activism - SAFAR conversation ... 177 x listened to

04. Free Morgan the orca - in conversation with Jean-Michel Cousteau and Dr. Ingrid Visser … 166 x listened to

05. Hunters exposed - in conversation with Shannon Wright .... 151 x listened to

06. Harbin China, eyewitness report ... 136 x listened to

07. From the archives: 04042008 Anti Fur demo ... 133 x listened to

08. World Day for animals in laboaratories March - Part 2 ... 118 x listened to

09. From the archives: 21032008 Mare and Foal Sanctuary in Devon ....115 x listened to

10. The dreadful zoos of Egypt ... 115 x listened to

Most favourited interview:

Fighting ritualistic animal sacrifices in Nepal (six times)

Least listened to interview:
Climate Change revisited                                                                                                                                                                        * - comments only include left comments on either the upload page or wildtime online blog page
Obviously, a show updated in January has had more time to get listened to than, say, a show uploaded in November. Nontheless, statistics allow us to see trends that tell us what sort of topics are interesting to people and what sort of issues need more highlighting or are genuinely more difficult to convey.   Something we have noticed for instance is that environmental topics are less appreciated by our online audience than animal related topics. Within the animal related topics it becomes clear that interviews about scorpions or snakes are less listened to than interviews that involve dolphins for instance.
Another factor is obviously how active the online community is with regards to sharing content. In short, this may not be a 100% accurate projection but nontheless a vital one.