Mar 4, 2020
This week on The ChickPeeps,
Robbie, Tylor and Evy visit the Stray Cat Alliance headquarters and
talk to founder, Christi Metropole about her work running a shelter
that saves and rehomes 1,400 cats per year. We discuss the role of
vegan advocacy in an animal welfare organisation, the inherent
inner conflict vegans face when adopting a cat, and the imperfect
solutions we have to the problem of overpopulation. Also in this
- Christi shares how her vegan values and her
love of cats went hand in hand, and the decision to advocate for
veganism through her work in animal welfare..
Christi ‘trapped’ her first cat and began her mission to protect
cats when she founded Stray Cat Alliance.
- Christi explains the ‘Trap, Neuter, Return’
program and why culling animals in the wild doesn’t work to control
spaying and neutering our companion animals taking away the
reproductive rights of that individual?
- Christi highlights the urgency for resources
for companion animals in underserved communities.
discuss the inner conflict of vegans who feed their cats a meat
- Christi explains why Stray Cat Alliance is a
‘No-Kill’ organisation and why she believes the no-kill approach
‘isn’t a fantasy’.
- Christi gives her opinion on open admission
shelters in LA.
talk about why the animal welfare community puts such a strong
emphasis on the ‘Adopt, Don’t Shop’ initiative for companion
and Evy discuss listener, Samantha’s question as to when does the
frustration towards one’s non vegan friends and family
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