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The signature program of the nonprofit, Advancing the Interests of Animals (AIA), is its weekly, one-hour nationally syndicated radio show, Animals Today. Currently in its seventh continuous year, this show provides a worldwide platform where individuals and organizations concerned about the welfare of animals can present their viewpoints and promote their causes. It is a communication hub where listeners learn about a wide variety of animal welfare issues as well as the actions they can take to help animals locally and around the globe. Hosted by Dr. Lori Kirshner and co-host/producer Dr. Peter Spiegel, Animals Today airs in multiple markets with a potential audience of millions of listeners. Listeners worldwide may enjoy live shows via internet streaming, and past shows are archived on the Animals Today website and YouTube for free access anytime. Shows can also be accessed as podcasts on iTunes, on Spreaker, on Tune in radio, and on i heart radio. Different than other radio programs whose focus is merely on pets, Animals Today delves deeper by also promoting increased respect, compassion and kindness toward animals in the wild and farmed animals. Via analysis and commentary, it provides the latest thinking and news about animal rights with the goal of educating listeners of all ages about the current status of animals in society and how people can treat them more humanely. The show’s hosts conduct interviews on a wide variety of animal-related topics with news items from around the globe. Programs have focused on such diverse subjects as the dangers wind farms pose to eagles, shark conservation efforts and language and communication research in non-human animals. Guests on the show have included celebrities, filmmakers, politicians and government officials, lawyers, authors, scientists, ecologists, food producers, naturalists and activists working in the field. They all share a desire to improve the lives of animals around the world. A few of Animals Today’s noteworthy guests have included Bob Barker, Au

The signature program of the nonprofit, Advancing the Interests of Animals (AIA), is its weekly, one-hour nationally syndicated radio show, Animals Today. Currently in its seventh continuous year, this show provides a worldwide platform where individuals and organizations concerned about the welfare of animals can present their viewpoints and promote their causes. It is a communication hub where listeners learn about a wide variety of animal welfare issues as well as the actions they can take to help animals locally and around the globe. Hosted by Dr. Lori Kirshner and co-host/producer Dr. Peter Spiegel, Animals Today airs in multiple markets with a potential audience of millions of listeners. Listeners worldwide may enjoy live shows via internet streaming, and past shows are archived on the Animals Today website and YouTube for free access anytime. Shows can also be accessed as podcasts on iTunes, on Spreaker, on Tune in radio, and on i heart radio. Different than other radio programs whose focus is merely on pets, Animals Today delves deeper by also promoting increased respect, compassion and kindness toward animals in the wild and farmed animals. Via analysis and commentary, it provides the latest thinking and news about animal rights with the goal of educating listeners of all ages about the current status of animals in society and how people can treat them more humanely. The show’s hosts conduct interviews on a wide variety of animal-related topics with news items from around the globe. Programs have focused on such diverse subjects as the dangers wind farms pose to eagles, shark conservation efforts and language and communication research in non-human animals. Guests on the show have included celebrities, filmmakers, politicians and government officials, lawyers, authors, scientists, ecologists, food producers, naturalists and activists working in the field. They all share a desire to improve the lives of animals around the world. A few of Animals Today’s noteworthy guests have included Bob Barker, Au
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The signature program of the nonprofit, Advancing the Interests of Animals (AIA), is its weekly, one-hour nationally syndicated radio show, Animals Today. Currently in its seventh continuous year, this show provides a worldwide platform where individuals and organizations concerned about the welfare of animals can present their viewpoints and promote their causes. It is a communication hub where listeners learn about a wide variety of animal welfare issues as well as the actions they can take to help animals locally and around the globe. Hosted by Dr. Lori Kirshner and co-host/producer Dr. Peter Spiegel, Animals Today airs in multiple markets with a potential audience of millions of listeners. Listeners worldwide may enjoy live shows via internet streaming, and past shows are archived on the Animals Today website and YouTube for free access anytime. Shows can also be accessed as podcasts on iTunes, on Spreaker, on Tune in radio, and on i heart radio. Different than other radio programs whose focus is merely on pets, Animals Today delves deeper by also promoting increased respect, compassion and kindness toward animals in the wild and farmed animals. Via analysis and commentary, it provides the latest thinking and news about animal rights with the goal of educating listeners of all ages about the current status of animals in society and how people can treat them more humanely. The show’s hosts conduct interviews on a wide variety of animal-related topics with news items from around the globe. Programs have focused on such diverse subjects as the dangers wind farms pose to eagles, shark conservation efforts and language and communication research in non-human animals. Guests on the show have included celebrities, filmmakers, politicians and government officials, lawyers, authors, scientists, ecologists, food producers, naturalists and activists working in the field. They all share a desire to improve the lives of animals around the world. A few of Animals Today’s noteworthy guests have included Bob Barker, Au

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Episodes

Animals Today July 28, 2018. Helping pets stay safe and cool in summer. Jaguar escapes zoo enclosure. A prisoner is paired with a pit bull, and both lives are transformed. The first animal shelter in the US.

7/29/2018
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Are ice cubes in the water bowl a good idea? Is it legal to break a car window to free a distressed animal? How can you and your pets endure the loss of A/C from power outages? Summer brings unique challenges to people and their pets and we offer ways to endure the heat. Peter [...] The post Animals Today July 28, 2018. Helping pets stay safe and cool in summer. Jaguar escapes zoo enclosure. A prisoner is paired with a pit bull, and both lives are transformed. The first animal shelter in...

Duration:00:43:17

Animals Today July 21, 2018. Illegal trade of smaller wild cats. Do you live in pet friendly city? What does the law say when a dog bites a trespasser? Coral Reef Awareness Week.

7/24/2018
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This show begins with Kelly Donithan, US Exotic Pets Manager at World Animal Protection. Recently, four Servals, two caracals and one savannah cat were confiscated from an alleged dealer in New York. Staff from World Animal Protection triaged the malnourished and diseased juveniles, stabilized them, and transported them to safety. Donithan is seeing more evidence [...] The post Animals Today July 21, 2018. Illegal trade of smaller wild cats. Do you live in pet friendly city? What does the...

Duration:00:41:09

Animals Today July 14, 2018. Helping thoroughbreds. Amazing bees. A new shark book from National Geographic Kids. Our pet peeves about our pets.

7/17/2018
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We begin with Susan Kayne, Founder and CEO of the Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation, which is dedicated to saving the lives of thoroughbreds at risk of slaughter. The Foundation’s efforts focus on advocacy, education, funding, and media, and equine rescue, adoption, and sanctuary. Then, how well do you know your bees? These ubiquitous flying insects are [...] The post Animals Today July 14, 2018. Helping thoroughbreds. Amazing bees. A new shark book from National Geographic Kids. Our pet...

Duration:00:43:36

Animals Today July 7, 2018: Antibiotics in animal agriculture. Fascinating giraffes. Ecotourism may harm animals. Managing pesticide risks to our pets.

7/10/2018
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Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that makes California the country’s leader in reducing the routine, irresponsible and harmful use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. More antibiotics are used in agriculture than for human disease, and their use causes the creation of antibiotic resistant bacteria that harm and kill people. Jonathan Kaplan, Director of [...] The post Animals Today July 7, 2018: Antibiotics in animal agriculture. Fascinating giraffes. Ecotourism may harm...

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today June 30, 2018. The eagle in American culture and history. Yes, we are crazy about our dogs. Summertime brings special hazards to dogs. Happy fourth to all pets and people.

7/3/2018
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In honor of American Eagle Day we begin with a discussion about how the bald eagle became part of the Great Seal of the United States, and how its extinction was averted. Bald eagle populations are now strong. Plus, know which products contain xylitol, and why dogs must not eat them! Then, Lori continues with [...] The post Animals Today June 30, 2018. The eagle in American culture and history. Yes, we are crazy about our dogs. Summertime brings special hazards to dogs. Happy fourth to...

Duration:00:41:39

Animals Today June 23, 2018: Try a plant-based diet! Heartworm update. Helping the pets of homeless people. So you think you know about sharks?

6/26/2018
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Have you thought about trying a plant-based diet? Well, if you have not yet adopted this healthful and compassionate practice, please listen to Lori’s persuasive argument for trying it now. The show continues with Veterinarian Dr. Robert Reed, giving us the latest on prevention and treatment of heartworm disease. Then, Peter is joined by Genevieve [...] The post Animals Today June 23, 2018: Try a plant-based diet! Heartworm update. Helping the pets of homeless people. So you think you...

Duration:00:40:19

Animals Today June 16, 2018. The amazing Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. Remembering Leona Helmsley’s dog, Trouble and other more serious estate planning concerns. Interior department proposes a cruel rule change in Alaska – now is time to act! Our pet p

6/16/2018
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A recent incident where a macaque escaped his enclosure while being moved through the San Antonio International Airport caught our attention. The animal, who was tranquilized and gently recaptured, is now safely living the good life at Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. Prashant K. Khetan, Chief Executive Officer & General Counsel at Born Free USA [...] The post Animals Today June 16, 2018. The amazing Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. Remembering Leona Helmsley’s dog, Trouble and other more...

Duration:00:43:11

Animals Today June 2, 2018. Monkey selfie settlement nixed by court, presenting new challenges for expanded rights for animals. Driving safely with dogs. Attend the 2018 Animal Rights National Conference in LA. All about bees.

6/4/2018
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We begin with an update on the famous monkey selfie legal case, based on the iconic photo which Naruto, a wild crested macaque, snapped of himself. A federal court has invalidated the settlement between PETA lawyers and the camera’s owner, emphasizing that Naruto may not own legal rights to the image. Attorney Bob Ferber, former [...] The post Animals Today June 2, 2018. Monkey selfie settlement nixed by court, presenting new challenges for expanded rights for animals. Driving safely with...

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today May 26, 2018. “Feeding two birds with one scone.” Humane animal idioms. Emotional support animals at Yale. Canine Confidential, by Marc Bekoff. Preventing dog bites. Differences between dog and cat people.

5/29/2018
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The show begins with a fun segment about animals in popular sayings. Many of them, such as, like shooting fish in a barrel, evoke cruel and violent images, so we are always on the lookout for nicer substitutes. Listen in and tell us what you think. And please share your favorite humane animal idioms on [...] The post Animals Today May 26, 2018. “Feeding two birds with one scone.” Humane animal idioms. Emotional support animals at Yale. Canine Confidential, by Marc Bekoff. Preventing dog...

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today May 19, 2018: Caged animals at a high school prom. Captive tigers in the US. Elephant protection in Africa. Annoying things people do to their animals.

5/20/2018
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The show begins with Lori’s discussion about the recent prom at Florida’s Christopher Columbus High School, where live animals were on display, including a tiger, a lemur, two macaws, and a fox. Ignorance of the needs of animals and poor planning is obvious, but it seems that some better policies will come out of it. [...] The post Animals Today May 19, 2018: Caged animals at a high school prom. Captive tigers in the US. Elephant protection in Africa. Annoying things people do to their...

Duration:00:42:22

Animals Today May 5, 2018: Adventures in cruelty free shopping. Applying science to dog training. Seizures in companion animals. Animals in popular song titles.

5/5/2018
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This show begins with Lori describing two of her many adventures in cruelty free shopping. Ever increasingly, merchants who ignore vegan buyers do so at their own peril. Lori then continues with a discussion about the environmental impact of plastic trash, with a focus on plastic drinking straws. We continue with a discussion about training with [...] The post Animals Today May 5, 2018: Adventures in cruelty free shopping. Applying science to dog training. Seizures in companion animals....

Duration:00:43:17

Animals Today April 28, 2018: Estate planning with pets in mind. Creating an elephant sanctuary in Myanmar. Close encounter with javelinas.

5/1/2018
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On this show Lori welcomed Frances Carlisle, a New York based attorney who specializes in estate planning. Frances is a nationally known expert in advising clients how to make sure their dogs, cats and other nonhuman family members are taken care of when the guardians are no longer around. Too many of us do not [...] The post Animals Today April 28, 2018: Estate planning with pets in mind. Creating an elephant sanctuary in Myanmar. Close encounter with javelinas. appeared first on Animals...

Duration:00:42:47

Animals Today April 21, 2018. Known and hidden risks of dog parks. Nineteen US states now say feral cats are an “invasive species.” How dog people differ from cat people. Cesar Chavez was an animal advocate.

4/22/2018
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First, Lori welcomes Los Angeles based attorney Ken Phillips, who specializes in legal issues related to dogs. Ken is a nationally renowned authority who has made many media appearances. Dog parks can be wonderful places, but the risks and hazards to people and dogs in and around the parks are real. Ken shared his decades [...] The post Animals Today April 21, 2018. Known and hidden risks of dog parks. Nineteen US states now say feral cats are an “invasive species.” How dog people differ...

Duration:00:41:19

Animals Today April 14, 2018. The connection between dog breeding and dog euthanasia. Educating the public about animal fighting. Preventing dog bites.

4/17/2018
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This week’s show is all about dogs! It begins with Lori speaking to Elizabeth Oreck, National Manager of Puppy Mill Initiatives for Best Friends Animal Society about the connection between intentional dog breeding, overpopulation and euthanasia of homeless dogs. For years, Lori has been explaining how dog breeders contribute to shelter crowding and consequently to [...] The post Animals Today April 14, 2018. The connection between dog breeding and dog euthanasia. Educating the public...

Duration:00:40:19

Animals Today March 31, 2018: Please don’t buy a wolfdog. The groundbreaking Food for Thought program. Texas Beef Council employing questionable promotional practices.

4/1/2018
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This show begins with Lori and Peter discussing some nifty things you can do around your home to help animals such hummingbirds and other birds. Then Darlene Kobobel, President of the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center returns to discuss the many problems related to wolf-dog hybrids, properly called wolfdogs. You will want to think twice before buying [...] The post Animals Today March 31, 2018: Please don’t buy a wolfdog. The groundbreaking Food for Thought program. Texas Beef Council...

Duration:00:42:18

Animals Today March 24, 2018: The Canadian seal hunt goes on. Cownose ray killing contests. Helping children cope with pet loss. The origins of Earth Day. Children’s book reviews.

3/26/2018
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We begin with Diana Marmorstein, PhD., of Harpseals.org. Despite worldwide pressure, the yearly brutal killing of baby seals in Canada continues and will resume soon this year. Harpseals.org utilizes mass media and grassroots activism to raise awareness about the continued killing of the seals in Canada.We discuss things you can do to send a message [...] The post Animals Today March 24, 2018: The Canadian seal hunt goes on. Cownose ray killing contests. Helping children cope with pet...

Duration:00:42:18

Animals Today March 17, 2018. Puppy dies in overhead bin of United flight. Remembering Snickers, who perished after a 2011 Delta flight. Appreciating snakes. More animals in song titles. What’s wrong with plastic straws?

3/19/2018
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We begin with Peter and former Los Angles Animal Cruelty Prosecutor, Bob Ferber, talking about the recent death of a small dog who perished after forced into the overhead bin of a United airplane. Bob cautions that we need to wait for more facts to come out, but it looks pretty bad for the involved [...] The post Animals Today March 17, 2018. Puppy dies in overhead bin of United flight. Remembering Snickers, who perished after a 2011 Delta flight. Appreciating snakes. More animals in song...

Duration:00:43:15

Animals Today March 10, 2018: The California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act, and other hot news stories. Opponents of African trophy hunting protest in front of apartment of Eric Trump. Snakebites and dogs. Learn about butterflies.

3/11/2018
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We begin with Peter and Lori sharing some of the most important recent animal news stories, including the introduction of the California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act, drug users are abusing animals to obtain their medications, wild animals are going to be banned in UK traveling circuses, and the success of wildlife bridges and underpasses in [...] The post Animals Today March 10, 2018: The California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act, and other hot news stories. Opponents of African trophy hunting...

Duration:00:41:19

Animals Today March 3, 2018: Overweight dogs and cats. Microchip your pets. The first elephants in America. International Society for Animal Rights.

3/4/2018
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We begin with Lori’s interview with Dr. Douglas Kunz, discussing the problem of obesity being overweight in dogs and cats. It’s very common. Kunz is Medical Director, VCA Desert Animal Hospital in Palm Springs, California. Then, Lori reminds us how important it is that all animals in the family are microchipped, and how a chip [...] The post Animals Today March 3, 2018: Overweight dogs and cats. Microchip your pets. The first elephants in America. International Society for Animal Rights....

Duration:00:39:18

Animals Today February 24, 2018. Illinois law elevates pets’ legal status in divorce actions. International Polar Bear Day! New airline policies on flying with service animals and emotional support animals. Animals in popular song titles.

2/23/2018
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We begin with Attorney Mark Momjian who describes an important new statute in Illinois that affects animals in the context of divorce and separation. It allows trial courts to find that if a companion animal is acquired during the marriage, the court has the power to decide not only the ownership of the animal, but [...] The post Animals Today February 24, 2018. Illinois law elevates pets’ legal status in divorce actions. International Polar Bear Day! New airline policies on flying with...

Duration:00:43:13