Jun 6, 2020
John Brooks was the
first black graduate from the University of Montana, where he
studied ecology, and he has always had the passion to help people
and the environment. He's protected US airways as an Air Marshall,
and worked with US Customs and Homeland Security to prevent the
unlawful trafficking of live exotic wildlife. He's spent 30 years
with the US Department of Interior from California to Montana,
Wyoming, North Dakota, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, Washington
DC and New Jersey.
John has also held
the titles, Refuge Manager, Wildlife Inspector, Special Agent,
Computer Forensics Specialist and augmented Federal Air Marshal.
Although he retired in 2008 as a civil servant, he's continued to
stress the importance of education through his work as an author,
filmmaker, musician and community volunteer and believes education
is the key to a healthy society.
congressional candidates have already been decided for this
election year, John comes on the podcast to discuss some of the
ways we can contribute to a less-cruel, and more loving
environment, not only to benefit people, but animals as
John and I also take
a few minutes to discuss the issues at hand regarding the police
force, the Black Lives Matter movement, and everything that has
lead up to our current movement.
*NOTE* I personally
try to keep my political views off of podcasts, with the intent of
focusing on veganism, rather than causing division in those that
don't identify with political parties at hand. I've provided a
platform for those to speak about veganism, and align with their
views in effort to do so. My intent is not to promote or disqualify
any political party, but rather to promote the areas that align