Animals Today – April 28, 2013 – Dr. Sophia Yin and Dr....
On this show, Lori first welcomed Dr. Sophia Yin, animal behavior expert, lecturer and author, who spoke about prevention of dog bites. In this wide-ranging discussion, Dr. Yin emphasized the imprtance of training and also explained how to read the body language of dogs. Learn more about her here. Then, Dr. Michael Greger came on [...]
Animals Today April 7, 2013 – Derek Burkholder and Tracy...
The first guest on this show was Dr. Derek Burkholder, research scientist at Save Our Seas Shark Center at Nova Southeastern University. Lori and Derek discussed shark threats and conservation and the recent news from CITES, which added protected status to more shark and ray species. Then, Tracy Coppola appeared to discuss the issues concerning [...]
Animals Today, March 3, 2013. Bob Vetere and Suzi...
Sunday’s show featured two great guests! First, Bob Vetere, President and CEO of American Pet Products Association provided a market and industry update. The 2013 Global Pet Expo has just concluded, and Bob shared his observations and insights on products and services related to our companion animals. Growth of the industry is strong. Visit the [...]
Animals Today March 3, 2013 – Brenda Peterson and Bobbi...
This show featured two remarkable guests. First, novelist, investigative reporter and advocate for sea mammals, Brenda Peterson joined Lori. The use of extremely loud sonar by the US Navy not only disrupts the communication (and thus the behavior) of whales and dolphins, but can kill them. Clear evidence is accumulating that the exercises and tests [...]
Animals Today February 24, 2013 – Dr. Randy Frost
This week, Peter welcomed Smith College Professor of Psychology, Randy Frost, to explore the minds and behaviors of animal hoarders. Frost is an internationally recognized leader in the field of hoarding and his latest book, Stuff – Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things (co-authored with Gail Steketee), has received great reviews. Check it out [...]
Animals Today February 10, 2013: Michelle Thew, Cruelty...
Lori welcomed a wonderful guest for the hour, Michelle Thew, Chief Executive of Cruelty Free International and British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. The EU has finally banned all testing on animals for cosmetic development, the fruit of a decades long effort. Lori and Michelle discussed how that occurred, and the far-ranging implications for [...]
Animals Today – February 3, 2013 – Dr. Michael Greger...
World renowned nutrition authority, Dr. Michael Greger, joined Lori onthis show with the latest facts and research supporting the health benefits of plant based diets. And, the evidence continues to get progressively stronger. What happens to your body when you consume meat or dairy? How does a plant based diet reduce inflammation and why is [...]
Animals Today – January 20, 2013 Steven M. Wise & the...
On this show, Lori was joinedby Attorney Steven M. Wise. Steven is President of the Nonhuman Rights Project, and has served as an animal protection attorney for thirty years. The Nonhuman Rights Project aims to achieve greater rights for animals through legal means, state by state, case by case, species by species. Soon it will [...]
Animals Today – January 13, 2013. Dr. John Pippin and...
Happy New Year to all our wonderful animal advocates and animals lovers! On this show, Lori welcomed two fabulous guests. First, Dr. John Pippin discussed the great news of the vanishing use of chimpanzees in medical research. He described where the retired chimps are going and the struggles to secure safe and peaceful places of [...]
Animals Today – December 23, 2012 Dr. Lawrence Hansen...
On this show, Dr. Lawrence Hansen, Professor of Pathology, UC San Diego School of Medicine, joined Lori to discuss his recent article, Institutional Animal Care and UseCommittees Need Greater Ethical Diversity. Dr. Hansen is a well-known Physician-scientist, as well as a strong advocate for the welfare and rights of all animals. Larry also discussed the [...]
Animals Today – December 16, 2012 Dr. Richard...
On this show, Dr. Richard Oppenlander returned to speak about the poor state of our oceans. Not only are we depleting their resources, we are thoroughly ruining their health. Many factors are at play including overfishing (or as Richard prefers, simply “fishing”), acidification, global warming, oversue of fertilizers, oil exploration and more. Is it too [...]
Animals Today December 9, 2012: Frank Hoffman
On this show, Frank Hoffman from all-creatures, joined Lori to discuss various aspects of animal welfare from religious perspectives. Frank is a former Jewish- United Methodist Pastor and provided many fascinating insights about how our religious leaders and beliefs both hinder and advance the welfare of animals. There is much work to do. Listen here! [...]
Animals Today – December 2, 2012. Craig Sholley, African...
On this show, Lori was joined by Vice President of of Philanthropy and Marketing for African Wildlife Foundation, Craig Sholley. Craig discussed the results of the most recent Mountain Gorilla census, as well as the ongoing threats to their survival.African Wildlife Foundation has existed for 50 years and works to help both people and animals [...]
Animals Today – November 11, 2012 Marc Bekoff and Paul...
On this show, Lori first was joined by Marc Bekoff to update us on a disturbing situation at Green Mountain College in Vermont. There, two oxen who have been working on the campus farm were slated to be slaughtered and turned into oxenburgers. Nice thanks for your efforts, right? Marc offered his usual thoughtful analysis. [...]
Animals Today – November 4, 2012 Ken Foster discusses...
On this show, Lori was joined by author Ken Foster, who discussed the Pit Bull in our society. InI’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (And Misunderstood) Pet, Ken reviews the history of the breed, explores how where pit bulls have been part of our culture and dispels common misperceptions about them. The [...]
Animals Today – October 28, 2012. Dr. Richard...
On this show, Lori was joined by author, lecturer, consultant and entrepreneur, Dr. Richard Oppenlander. Richard persuasively argued that our diets are directly responsible for harming the earth. Richard’s book, Comfortably Unaware: Global depletion and food responsibility…what you choose to eat is killing our planet, outlines the unsustainability of our meat and dairy -intensive diets, [...]
Animals Today October 21, 2012 – Advancing the Interests...
On this show, Lori and Peter discussed the animmal welfare group, Advancing the Interests of Animals. AIA is the main sponsor of Animals Today, and its stated mission is”to improve the lives of animals and to encourage increased compassion and respect for all living creatures. We act directly with focused campaigns to help animals, and [...]
Animals Today – Oct 7, 2012: Michele Diselets, Orangutan...
On this show, Lori welcomed the Executive Director of the Orangutan Land Trust, Michele Diselets. Orangutans are under serious threat due to habitat destruction from logging and palm oil production, as well as the pet trade. Listen in to learn about these great apes, Michele’s oustanding work with Orangutan Land Trust, and how you can [...]
Animals Today – September 30, 2012. Steve Hindi and...
On this show, Lori first welcomed Steve Hindi from SHARK. In Pennsylvania, canned pigeon shoots still are being conducted, despite being illegal. Steve has been fighting these amazingly cruel shoots and has discovered unsavory characters and government official corruption. His challenge to debate the NRA on canned pigeon ahoots has gone unanswered. Visit Steve’s websites [...]
Animals Today – May 13, 2012. Dr. Marty Becker- Your...
On this show, Celebrity Veterinarian Marty Becker joined Lori to promote his new book, Your Cat: An Owner’s Manual. Marty offered up numerous kitty insights and practical tips for cat people. The book is quite good, in a world of numerous cat books. One thing we did not anticipate was the controversy having Marty on [...]
Animals Today May 7 2011 – CA State Senator Ted Lieu and...
This week’s show featured California State Senator Ted Lieu. Senator Lieu is trying to ban the use of packs of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats in California. If you also are horrified to learn that this practice still exists, listen in and learn what you can do to end it. Senator Lieu has a [...]
Animals Today April 22, 2012 – Joe Miele and Marc Bekoff
His week’s show featured Joe Miele, President of Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting. Lori and Joe discussed a variety of recent news items concerning hunting. Joe is a passionate and articulate advocate for animals. The C.A.S.H. website is here. We encourage you to visit it and see how they chronicle the tragic and continuous stream [...]
Animals Today April 15, 2012 Michael Budkie – Animal...
This show featured Michael Budkie, Co-founder of Stop Animal Exploitation Now. SAEN is known for tielessly exposing the abuses found in animal experimentation. If you oppose vivisection or want to learn more about the issues, make sure to listen and to learn about the work of SAEN. Visit their exhaustive website here: SAEN In the [...]
Animals Today March 25, 2012. Assembly member Amy...
In segments one and two, New York Assembly member Amy Paulin (from NY’s 88th district), and Jane Hoffman from The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, discussed the Shelter Access Bill in New York State. They made a very convincing case for the law being passed. In segment three, Laura Allen from Animal Law Coalition gave [...]
Animals Today March 18, 2012 Kim Sturla from Animal...
This show featured the wonderful Kim Sturla who heads up Animal Place, near Sacramento. WOW, they recently rescued more than 4,000 hens. We discussed what one does with all those birds, and the value of farmed animal sancturaries. Then, Dr. John Pippin from PCRM described the Great Ape Protection and Cost Saving Act. Read more [...]
Animals Today March 11, 2012: Rights for cetaceans and...
Two great guests appeared on this week’s show. First, Peter interviewed Chris Butler-Stroud, Chief Executive of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS). At February’s AAAS meeting, Chris led a panel discussion on rights for cetaceans. Should whales and dolphins have more rights than they do now, given their high level of intelligence, self-awareness and [...]
Animals Today March 4, 2012 – On Location at Born Free...
On this week’s show, Peter ventured down to the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Texas to meet with Director Tim Ajax (and more than 500 monkeys). They discussed the history of the sanctuary, why it is needed, and how they are preparing to receive more than one hundred new residents. The sanctuary is closed [...]
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