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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 13, 2019. Animal news round up. The problem of otters as pets in Asia. Will the cat declawing ban become law in New York?

7/18/2019
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We begin with hot news stories including Japan resumes commercial whaling, a juvenile black bear was shot by authorities after becoming habituated to people who left food for him, a report predicts most of meat consumed by 2040 will be grown in bioreactors and not from slaughtered animals, a 2 year old boy dies from [...] The post Animals Today July 13, 2019. Animal news round up. The problem of otters as pets in Asia. Will the cat declawing ban become law in New York? appeared first on...

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today June 29, 2019: Exotic animals should not be pets. Hot animal news. Comprehensive trap, neuter and release programs for cats shown to be successful. Reduce your pets’ anxiety and keep them safe around the 4th.

7/3/2019
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Private ownership of wild animals like big cats, monkeys and bears typically leads to a life of neglect and cruelty for the animals, as well as presenting risks to the owners and the community. Fortunately, the practice is decreasing, but there remains far too many bad situations around the country. Lori beings the show reflecting [...] The post Animals Today June 29, 2019: Exotic animals should not be pets. Hot animal news. Comprehensive trap, neuter and release programs for cats shown to...

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today June 22, 2019. The pervasive cruelty of horseracing. Animal law news. Easing pets’ anxiety around July 4th. Cats in popular songs.

6/28/2019
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Lori begins the show with an extended discussion about the pervasive cruelty of horse racing. This season, California’s Santa Anita Park has attracted significant media attention and activity on social media, as the number of horses who have died there keeps growing. Even Senator Diane Feinstein called for an immediate moratorium on racing at Santa [...] The post Animals Today June 22, 2019. The pervasive cruelty of horseracing. Animal law news. Easing pets’ anxiety around July 4th. Cats in...

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today June 15, 2019. June is National Pet Preparedness Month. New federal bill on abuse and torture of animals. Hot news!

6/19/2019
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Does your emergency plan include your pets? If a natural disaster strikes, like a flood or earthquake, or if you had to be evacuated from your home on short notice, do you have all the supplies your pets need, like their food, medicines, crates and carriers? Have you thought about where you might evacuate to [...] The post Animals Today June 15, 2019. June is National Pet Preparedness Month. New federal bill on abuse and torture of animals. Hot news! appeared first on Animals Today Radio.

Duration:00:43:15

Animals Today June 8, 2019: Dogs in hot cars: what you can do. Legal issues surrounding emotional support animals. Amazing hummingbirds. Toxoplasmosis update.

6/14/2019
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As the summer temperatures rise, you may come across a situation where an animal, typically a dog, has been left alone in a car that is too warm for comfort or safety. Even though it’s no secret that leaving dogs in hot cars is dangerous and often illegal, it continues to happen too frequently. So, [...] The post Animals Today June 8, 2019: Dogs in hot cars: what you can do. Legal issues surrounding emotional support animals. Amazing hummingbirds. Toxoplasmosis update. appeared first on...

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today May 25, 2019. Lara Trump fights puppy mills and unethical dog breeders. Successful matching of returning veterans with animals rescued from shelters. The book, American Eagle. Cognition, emotions and social complexity of domesticated sheep.

6/3/2019
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President Trump is the first White House occupant who has not had a dog, and Lori begins the show sharing Trumps’ comments about not having a first dog. Then, Lori describes how animal advocate Lara Trump, the President’s daughter-in-law, is working with Congressman Matt Gaetz and Congressman Brian Mast to strengthen the rules which govern [...] The post Animals Today May 25, 2019. Lara Trump fights puppy mills and unethical dog breeders. Successful matching of returning veterans with...

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today May 18, 2019. Farewell Doris Day. Update on rabies. Ultra potent rodenticides are harming wildlife, pets and children.

5/24/2019
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Lori begins the show with a remembrance of Doris day, who died May 13, 2019 at the age of 97. A Hollywood legend, she was known for her talents as a singer, dancer and as a pioneering advocate for animals. She was an early opponent of animal testing, and persuaded Alfred Hitchcock to ensure humane [...] The post Animals Today May 18, 2019. Farewell Doris Day. Update on rabies. Ultra potent rodenticides are harming wildlife, pets and children. appeared first on Animals Today Radio.

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today May 11, 2019. New report predicts mass extinctions. Hot, hot animal news. The PETA International Science Consortium. Tips on adopting formerly abused animals.

5/14/2019
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Up to 1 million of the world’s 8 million plant and animal species now face extinction. We begin with Lori explaining the results of the UN sponsored report just issued by Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), titled The IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. The 1800 page report, [...] The post Animals Today May 11, 2019. New report predicts mass extinctions. Hot, hot animal news. The PETA International...

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today May 4, 2019: Another season of seal killing in Canada is here. You can invest in the booming pet products industry. The good and the bad of dog parks.

5/9/2019
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Each spring, tens of thousands of baby seals in Canada are brutally killed for their pelts. Even though dozens of countries, including Russia and the members of the EU have banned the sale of seal products, and despite strong worldwide condemnation of the seal hunts, the practice continues year after year. The main reason it [...] The post Animals Today May 4, 2019: Another season of seal killing in Canada is here. You can invest in the booming pet products industry. The good and the bad of...

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today April 27, 2019. The Iditarod sled dog race must end. Horse, donkey and mule abuse in the Grand Canyon. Canada moves toward cetacean captivity ban.

5/3/2019
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The 2019 version of the Iditarod sled dog race has concluded. Billed as the “Last Great Race on Earth,” it is unfortunate that this race lives on, because the dogs endure tremendous amounts of physical stress during the event, and neglect and cruelty both before and after the event. This year, a dog named Oshi [...] The post Animals Today April 27, 2019. The Iditarod sled dog race must end. Horse, donkey and mule abuse in the Grand Canyon. Canada moves toward cetacean captivity ban....

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today April 20, 2019: Rabbits as pets. Update on dog fighting. Preventing dog bites.

4/22/2019
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To kick off this show, Lori welcomes Anne Martin, PhD., Executive Director of House Rabbit Society. Lori and Anne begin by talking about the many joys of living with one or more pet rabbits. They continue discussing some of the serious rabbit welfare issues including overpopulation (they are the third most surrendered animal to shelters after [...] The post Animals Today April 20, 2019: Rabbits as pets. Update on dog fighting. Preventing dog bites. appeared first on Animals Today Radio.

Duration:00:43:16

Animals Today April 6, 2019: Hot animal news. High blood pressure in dogs and cats. Efforts to make shelter conditions less stressful for dogs. Pain creams used by people pose severe risks to cats.

4/9/2019
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We begin with animal news including Senator Feinstein takes an interest in horse deaths at Santa Anita Park racetrack, high pesticide residues present in common fruits and vegetables, Ohio’s state animal is now the shelter pet, the USDA ends a toxoplasmosis research program that killed thousands of kittens, and more. Then, Veterinarian Robert Reed joins [...] The post Animals Today April 6, 2019: Hot animal news. High blood pressure in dogs and cats. Efforts to make shelter conditions less...

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today March 30, 2019: Complexities of canine breed genetics and visual breed identification. New animal provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill. Leeches! Learn about butterflies.

4/3/2019
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We begin with Peter’s interview with Arizona State University Psychology Professor, Clive Wynne, who leads the Canine Science Collaboratory. Its main areas of inquiry are dog welfare at the animal shelter, behavioral problems in the home, human-dog interaction, dogs’ wild relatives, and cognitive aging in canines. Peter and Clive cover the practice of visual identification [...] The post Animals Today March 30, 2019: Complexities of canine breed genetics and visual breed identification. New...

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today March 23, 2019. Hot animal news. More on frog conservation. Going undercover at an animal research lab. The first animal shelter in the US.

3/27/2019
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We begin with top news stories including China is taking steps to drop animal testing requirements for cosmetics, continued trouble (horse deaths) at California’s Santa Anita Park racetrack, meals provided in NYC public schools will soon be vegetarian on Mondays, Florida takes up new anti-tethering bill to protect dogs, and more. Peter then welcomes back [...] The post Animals Today March 23, 2019. Hot animal news. More on frog conservation. Going undercover at an animal research lab. The...

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today March 16, 2019: Hot animal news! Microchip tips. Legislation to help horses. A rescue and sanctuary for foxes.

3/22/2019
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We begin with animal news including the use of service animals and emotional support animals on airline flights is being further restricted, falsely claiming an animal as a service animal is being criminalized, an animal-free attraction is being considered in the site of the recently shuttered Dolphinaris Arizona, a woman was severely injured after jumped [...] The post Animals Today March 16, 2019: Hot animal news! Microchip tips. Legislation to help horses. A rescue and sanctuary for...

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today March 9, 2019: Investigating the illegal trade of African Grey Parrots. Advocating for frogs. Best and worst states for animal protection laws, 2018 report. Learn about butterflies.

3/13/2019
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We begin with Ben Williamson, Programs Director at World Animal Protection. Huge numbers of live wild animals are traded as pets and much of this trade is illegal and involves endangered and protected species. Undercover investigations have shown Turkish Airlines and its cargo carrier Turkish Cargo as major transporters of animals, especially African Grey Parrots, [...] The post Animals Today March 9, 2019: Investigating the illegal trade of African Grey Parrots. Advocating for frogs. Best...

Duration:00:43:17

Animals Today February 23, 2019: Hot animal news. Helping vervet monkeys. Hippo alert! Guidance on animal fostering

2/27/2019
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We begin with this weeks’ top news: Captive beluga whales will be released into a large seaside sanctuary in Iceland, Cuvier’s beaked whale was shown to be the deepest diving whale, Donald Trump, Jr. continues his big game hunting activities, overweight dogs can die 2.5 years earlier than ideal weight dogs, a beagle adopts a [...] The post Animals Today February 23, 2019: Hot animal news. Helping vervet monkeys. Hippo alert! Guidance on animal fostering appeared first on Animals Today Radio.

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today February 16, 2019. Hot animal news. Suspicious activity at the Safari Club International Hunters’ Convention. Caring for community cats in cold weather. Idioms about cats.

2/18/2019
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We begin with animal news items from around the world, including the death of the fourth dolphin at Dolphinaris Arizona, salmonella risks posed by pet hedgehogs, new insights into the intelligence of dogs, sleeping with pets in the bed, the unremitting Norwegian whaling industry, and more. We continue with Iris Ho, Senior Wildlife Specialist with [...] The post Animals Today February 16, 2019. Hot animal news. Suspicious activity at the Safari Club International Hunters’ Convention. Caring...

Duration:00:43:05

Animals Today February 9, 2019: Ingrid Newkirk of PETA explains how and why fur as a product is losing popularity. Fur frequently mislabeled as faux fur. Learn to tell the difference. Celebrating whales.

2/12/2019
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This show features PETA’s Ingrid Newkirk to speak about fur. Lori once again has the pleasure of speaking with one of the most important and visionary figures in the animal rights movement, and Ingrid begins by recalling the early days of PETA’s opposition to fur as a product. They go on to discuss the I’d [...] The post Animals Today February 9, 2019: Ingrid Newkirk of PETA explains how and why fur as a product is losing popularity. Fur frequently mislabeled as faux fur. Learn to tell the...

Duration:00:42:13

Animals Today February 2, 2019: Animals in the news. Live animal markets. Dolphins are dying at Dolphinaris Arizona. Polar Bears.

2/2/2019
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We begin with hot animal news of the week including an airport detection dog finding 5000 leeches in a suitcase, a 22 year old zoo employee killed by a lion in North Carolina, bone cancer in dogs treated with immunotherapy is a new method that might help humans, and the top pet trends to look [...] The post Animals Today February 2, 2019: Animals in the news. Live animal markets. Dolphins are dying at Dolphinaris Arizona. Polar Bears. appeared first on Animals Today Radio.

Duration:00:43:18