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Wednesday July 8th, 2020 with Carolyn
This week's guest, Lisa Barca, is a scholar, professor, punk singer, and animal liberation activist living in Arizona. In this interview, she speaks about her research on how the media reinforces speciesism. We also discuss her animal rights music.

This week on Always for Animal Rights, I am pleased to present my recent interview with Lisa Barca. Lisa is the lead singer of Scarlet Rescue, an all-vegan punk/alternative band with the tagline "Rock for All-Species Liberation!" She is also a scholar and university professor, one of her areas of focus being Critical Animal Studies. A book chapter written by Lisa will be published in the upcoming (2020) volume, "Meatsplaining: The Animal Agriculture Industry and the Rhetoric of Denial". In this interview, Lisa speaks about her research on how the mainstream media promotes anti-vegan rhetoric and the myth of “humane” animal exploitation, and she tells me which Critical Animal Studies scholars have influenced her way of thinking. She also tells me what led her to decide to go vegan. And (of course!) we discuss Scarlet Rescue's music, including the popular song "Barbecue Protest".
Barbecue Protest
Scarlet Rescue - Animals and Other People
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