Splash’s livestock expert Dr Lynn Simpson, whose searing articles for this site have helped bring change to the sector, has a new podcast series.
Simpson, who worked as a vet onboard livestock carriers heading out of Australia for a number of years, has become one of the most famous whistleblowers in the sector, which is now facing huge regulatory changes as Australian politicians face up to public pressure to alter the trade.
The podcast, called 47 Degrees, looks at life at sea, the hardships faced by seafarers day in, day out, as well as how Simpson, originally from the inland Snowy Mountains, came to have a career onboard ships.
“This story is complicated, interesting and involves elements and interviews from others that seafarers especially can truly appreciate,” Simpson told Splash. “I’m sure you will learn facts about this trade that few have had the opportunity to put together. From working on the wharf, sailing as a vet, providing care to seafarers, the onshore factors of this industry, and most importantly what organisations such as the ITF and the Seafarers Mission do to alleviate an often difficult life in an “invisible” industry for the two legged who sail.”
Readers can access the podcast series for free by clicking here.