Podcast: Checking in with Sam Threadgill, Freedom For Animals

Here at The War on Wildlife Project we were thinking that as us campaigners, conservationists and activists can’t get out to meet and see each other now, how about creating something to bring the conservation community together – everyone from individuals to grassroots organisations to larger charities – something that reminds us all that we’re still out there, still working, but that also shows the human side of things during this COVID-19 crisis.

An ongoing series of short podcast conversations we could think of as ‘check-ins’ (as in ‘we’re checking in to make sure we’re all okay’) – chats about how we’re getting on, how we’re adapting as campaigners, how being out in Nature is helping us cope.

Now, we appreciate that everyone has Facebook, Twitter, their own blogs even, but perhaps bringing everyone together like this in one place could really create an interesting set of viewpoints/tips/different thinking – and maybe even keep us from feeling alone…

That’s the idea, and today we’re talking with Sam Threadgill, Director of Freedom For Animals, the working name of the Captive Animals’ Protection Society which was launched in 1957 and is now one of the UK’s longest-running charities working to protect animals.

“…as we struggle with adjusting to being locked up all day – it’s quite something to think about the fact that this is the reality animals face every single day…”

Checking-in…with Sam Threadgill, Freedom For Animals
March 2020

Freedom for Animals is online at freedomforanimals.org.uk – and you can find links on the homepage to everything we’ve just been talking about including that open letter to Ceredigion council about Borth Zoo, breaking news, and a way that you can support Freedom for Animals by donating to their Emergency Action Fund.

If you like the idea of these podcasts please do spread the word on social media, and if you’d like to come and have a chat yourself email me at charlie -AT- waronwildlife.co.uk

Thankyou very much for listening – and stay well.