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Animals Today tackles the important issues concerning all animals, how they are treated by people, and their place in society. The show promotes greater respect for and kindness toward all living creatures, from wild animals to pets to livestock animals.

Animals Today tackles the important issues concerning all animals, how they are treated by people, and their place in society. The show promotes greater respect for and kindness toward all living creatures, from wild animals to pets to livestock animals.

Location:

Coachella, CA

Description:

Animals Today tackles the important issues concerning all animals, how they are treated by people, and their place in society. The show promotes greater respect for and kindness toward all living creatures, from wild animals to pets to livestock animals.

Language:

English

Contact:

44-435 Town Center Way Palm Desert, CA 92260 (203) 323-7300


Episodes

Animals Today March 27, 2021: Top ten pet toxins and poisons. Another insane animal quiz.

4/3/2021
What toxins and poisons would you guess are most commonly ingested by our dogs and cats? Well, the data on this question actually exists, thanks to the ASPCA. In 2020, the ASPCA Poison Control Center (APCC) helped more than 370,500 animals by providing lifesaving information and supplying safety guides. They compiled the top ten pet […]

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today March 13, 2021: Wolf massacre in Wisconsin: So many mistakes! Does animal assisted therapy help children?

3/24/2021
As a consequence of the lifting of ESA protections for grey wolves, and a judgement win for a Kansas based trophy hunting group, a horrific but legal massacre has just occurred in Wisconsin. The National Resources board opened up the hunt in the state, allowing a quota of 119 wolves to be killed, but inexplicably […]

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today March 6, 2021. Visiting the dog park. Cold weather advice for dogs. Wonderful bees.

3/14/2021
Lori kicks it off with Los Angeles based attorney Ken Phillips to speak about the risks related to dog parks. Dog parks can be wonderful places, but the risks and hazards to people and dogs in and around the parks are real. Risks such as aggressive dogs, irresponsible owners, and unclean conditions need to be […]

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today February 28, 2021. Hot animal news. Protecting Orangutans and their ecosystem. Pet products industry growth. Zoology challenge.

3/5/2021
We begin with news from around the world including the laudable work of Sea Turtle, inc, which rescued thousands of cold stunned animals from the frigid waters during February’s extreme weather event, new DNA analytical methods permit noninvasive study of animals in the wild, University of Michigan freaks out due to 3 tiny spiders in […]

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today February 20, 2021. Ethical considerations of breeding dogs. Canine dental hygiene. Rapid-fire quiz.

2/22/2021
Lori begins with a detailed exploration into the ethics of dog breeding. The purebred dog industry not only creates innumerable animals with genetic defects, causing dogs to have a lifetime of medical problems and diseases, but also interferes with the adoption of healthy dogs confined in shelters by enticing people to buy from breeders instead […]

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today February 6, 2021. Australian pigeon avoids death sentence. The cruelty of pigeon racing. LA’s effective and groundbreaking animal cruelty task force shut down by Chief of Police. Hippo hilarity.

2/16/2021
Lori begins with a story about a pigeon who caused a great stir in Australia when he was found by a couple there. That’s because he was wearing an identification band on his leg indicating he was from Alabama, so people presumed he had flown all the way across the pacific. This was not good […]

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today Jan 30, 2021. Aggressive squirrels in NYC. Hitchcock’s The Birds. Feline toxoplasmosis. Tainted pet food harms and kills hundreds of dogs and cats.

2/7/2021
Lori begins the show with news about some aggressive urban squirrels in Queens, NYC, who are reportedly jumping onto people and attacking them. Authorities advise against hand feeding, which probably contributed to the bold behaviors these animals are displaying. Fortunately squirrels rarely harbor rabies, and no documented case of transmission of rabies to humans has […]

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today January 17, 2021. Hot animal news. Obesity epidemic in dogs. Emotional support animals lose airline privileges. Famous dogs of film and TV.

1/28/2021
We begin with hot animal news including gorillas have tested positive for coronavirus at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, aflatoxin tainted pet food outbreak sickens and kills many pets, a nearly intact extinct woolly rhino carcass has been unearthed, and more. Lori goes on to update us on the problem of seriously overweight and […]

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today Jan 9, 2020. New rules to limit Emotional Support Animals on planes. Hot news. Operation Baghdad pups. Know your koalas.

1/21/2021
Emotional support animals in flight This show begins with news about the Department of Transportation’s decision to ban emotional support animals from airliners. Also new is that for registered service animals, only dogs will be permitted to fly. Service animals are specifically trained to assist people with disabilities such as visual impairment, mobility limitations or […]

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today Jan 3, 2021. The move away from animal testing continues. Hot news. Canine cognitive dysfunction. What’s in a meow?

1/13/2021
Lori begins the show with a discussion of the myriad problems with testing of consumer products like cosmetics on animals. Despite rapid advances in technology that is capable of replacing animal testing, antiquated and cruel methods still are often employed in the US and Canada. Notably, the FDA does not require animal testing and 40 […]

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today December 19, 2020: Hot end of the year news. BLM to try sterilization surgery instead of medicine on wild horses – good idea?

12/31/2020
We kick off this show with some end of the year animal news stories from around the world including dogs being trained to detect COVID, the continued decline of the fur industry in Europe, hunting of black bears (including cubs) to resume in Missouri, UK moves toward banning the export of live animals to the […]

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today Dec 12, 2020. New rules to limit Emotional Support Animals on planes. Hot news. Solving challenging cat behaviors.

12/25/2020
This show begins with news about the Department of Transportation’s decision to ban emotional support animals from airliners. Also new is that for registered service animals, only dogs will be permitted to fly. Service animals are specifically trained to assist people with disabilities such as visual impairment, mobility limitations or a propensity to have seizures. […]

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today November 21, 2020. Helping birds around the home. Wolfdogs. Animal abuse registries. Pet loss and kids. Cheetahs! Tropical reef fish.

11/29/2020
This show begins with Lori and Peter discussing some nifty things you can do around your home to help animals such as 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 […]

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today Nov 1, 2020. Trump’s historical endorsement of the PACT Act.

11/2/2020
Lori begins by reflecting on the most important animal news story of 2019, the passage of the PACT Act (Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act) into law. Its passage reflects the growing understanding that for some types of animal related crimes, federal laws are needed to effectively address them. The roots of the PACT Act […]

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today September 19, 2020. Farm animal protection. Operation Baghdad Pups. Know your koalas.

9/28/2020
Factory farming To begin, Peter welcomes Josh Balk, VP of Farm Animal Protection at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Josh reports the HSUS is waging a strong campaign against factory farming on a number of fronts. One effort involves legislative campaigns to ban the confinement of egg laying hens, mother pigs and […]

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today September 12, 2020. Movement toward stronger animal cruelty laws. Animal abuse in medical training. Changing times in pet industries. Trivia challenge.

9/18/2020
To begin this show, Lori shares news out of Mississippi, where important anti-animal cruelty legislation was recently signed into law by Governor Tate Reeves. The new law fixes deficiencies statewide, where the old law did not allow for multiple charges when multiple animals were harmed, and where it did not take into account repeat offenders. […]

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today September 5, 2020. Mosquitoes, malaria and DDT. Protecting dogs from bee and wasp stings.

9/12/2020
Mosquitoes are disease vectors Lori begins the show speaking about those pesky and sometimes dangerous mosquitoes, because August 20th was World Mosquito Day! Mosquitoes carry malaria, yellow fever, West Nile Virus, Zika virus, and others. World Mosquito Day is intended to raise awareness about mosquitoes transmitting malaria and other diseases. The breakthrough in understanding malaria […]

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today August 29, 2020. The rise and fall of Joe Exotic. Federal legislation to end big cat ownership. The dogs of WW II. We love sharks.

9/1/2020
Lori begins the show discussing the many problems with private ownership of big cats, with guests Tracie Letterman, Vice President of Federal Affairs at Humane Society Legislative fund and Lisa Wathne Senior Strategist, Captive Wildlife, Humane Society of the United States. The Rise of Joe Exotic Netflix hosted a popular show called Tiger King, which […]

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today August 15, 2020. Updating an ancient Jewish holiday that will benefit animals and the environment. Challenges abound in managing animal hoarding.

8/18/2020
To begin, Lori Welcomes back to the show, Richard Schwartz, President emeritus of Jewish Veg, formerly Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA). A coalition of Jewish organizations is urging that the ancient, largely forgotten Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah L’Maaser Biheima (New Year’s Day for Tithing Animals) be renewed into a modern New Year for […]

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today August 8, 2020. International Orangutan Day is August 19. How to help orangutans. The evils of palm oil. Vervet monkey conservation. Some pet owners really annoy us: Here’s why.

8/12/2020
In recognition of International Orangutan Day, August 19, 2020, Lori and Peter kick off discussing some of the fascinating facts about these great apes. These gentle creatures are the largest tree-dwelling animals on earth. Indeed they even sleep in the trees, fashioning leafy nests each evening for that purpose. Orangutans are native to only 2 […]

Duration:00:43:19