I’m not fussed that we’re on different sides because I think we met nicely in the middle in what was a great discussion about animals in our lives and the complexity and challenges that comes with being their custodians.
Animals have a special place in our psyche. They are separate but also so similar to us that we find it hard to reconcile these conflicting thoughts in how we interact and treat them. Alex is in the front line of this conflict, she sees some of the best and the worst of our relationship with animals.
I really admire Alex’s work. It takes a certain type of person to put the welfare of other beings on such an important foot hold in their lives. Alex cares deeply about what she does and it trying to make the world a better place by impacting on the lives of vulnerable animals. All power too her.
It was great to have Alex in the studio. I hope to continue our conversations, maybe even end up on the same team one day 😛
The future of agriculture is in good hands if farmers and agricultural enthusiasts like Angela have anything to do about it. Enthusiastic, positive and willing to have a crack, Angela embodies the spirit of pioneering Europeans with a modern bent and technological twist.
An animal lover at heart, Angela can articulate dilemmas of drought and yield, of welfare and production and the competitive nature of production in Australia. It’s really interesting to hear her thoughts on the future of farming and how her generation is going to cope.
I really enjoyed the conversation, our references to the preverbial “Karen” and hearing a young persons take on how environment and production can exist together.