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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.
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Coachella, CA

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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.

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English

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


Episodes

Animals Today December 8, 2018: Animals and mandatory evacuations in natural disasters. A profile of animal advocate Eric Mills. Raw meat pet food diets pose risks to people and animals.

12/10/2018
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We begin focusing on the impact of the recent Southern California fire on animals and their guardians. Known as the Woolsey Fire, this huge, destructive fire killed 3 people, destroyed 1,643 structures and prompted the evacuation of more than 295,000 people. Frequent guest Bob Ferber and his animals were ordered to evacuate his suburban home [...] The post Animals Today December 8, 2018: Animals and mandatory evacuations in natural disasters. A profile of animal advocate Eric Mills. Raw...

Duration:00:42:47

Animals Today December 1, 2018: Fur farming in Europe. Is your city friendly for pets? The book, Rescuing Ladybugs, by Jennifer Skiff. Encouraging cats to stay hydrated. Toxic mushrooms pose serious risks, especially to dogs.

12/4/2018
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We begin by welcoming Angela Grimes, Acting CEO of Born Free USA to tell us about their new report on fur farming in Europe. There is a very wide range of practices and laws across the continent, with Luxembourg, the UK, Austria, Slovenia Macedonia, and Croatia having total bans. Where farming is conducted, the animals [...] The post Animals Today December 1, 2018: Fur farming in Europe. Is your city friendly for pets? The book, Rescuing Ladybugs, by Jennifer Skiff. Encouraging cats to stay...

Duration:00:43:17

Animals Today November 17, 2018: Greyhound racing to end in Florida. California Prop 12 passes, easing cruel conditions for some farmed animals. Fun with animals in Beatles songs. Getting to know Frank Hoffman.

11/19/2018
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We begin with great news out of Florida! The citizens have voiced their strong desire to end greyhound racing by passing Amendment 13. Peter speaks with Christine Dorchak with Grey2K USA, which has been fighting for greyhounds for 2 decades. Dorchak calls greyhound racing industrialized cruelty, in which the dogs are kept confined in stacked [...] The post Animals Today November 17, 2018: Greyhound racing to end in Florida. California Prop 12 passes, easing cruel conditions for some farmed...

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today November 10, 2018: Thanksgiving eats for pets: What’s ok? Turkey traditions and the Presidency. Incredible animal adaptations. In search of cruelty-free automobiles.

11/13/2018
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The show begins with Lori sharing her research on which Thanksgiving foods can be shared with pets, including suggested modifications of traditional dishes and ingredients to avoid. Then, Peter joins in as they discuss the absurd tradition of the Presidential turkey pardon. Then, inspired by an incredible video about high-flying Himalayan geese, Peter and Lori [...] The post Animals Today November 10, 2018: Thanksgiving eats for pets: What’s ok? Turkey traditions and the Presidency....

Duration:00:42:18

Animals Today October 17, 2018: Can climate catastrophe be averted?

11/9/2018
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In this show, we welcome Professor Richard Schwartz, Ph.D., to discuss the pressing issue of climate change, and how global catastrophe could be averted. Of course, we speak about the value of adopting plant-based diets in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Richard has been advocating for vegetarian and vegan diets for many years, both in his [...] The post Animals Today October 17, 2018: Can climate catastrophe be averted? appeared first on Animals Today Radio.

Duration:00:24:28

Animals Today November 3, 2018: WWF reports humanity is wiping out global wildlife. Feline diabetes. Police are using training simulators for dog encounters. Top reasons for Vet visits. A forever home for blind, FIV+ and FeLV+ cats.

11/2/2018
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Lori begins with a shocking report from World Wildlife Fund, which demonstrates that humanity has wiped out 60% of all wild animal life on earth since 1970. Peter and Lori then continue with other news, including President Trump’s signing of much appreciated legislation to continue funding NOAA’s marine debris program, celebrities are joining forces to [...] The post Animals Today November 3, 2018: WWF reports humanity is wiping out global wildlife. Feline diabetes. Police are using...

Duration:00:42:18

Animals Today October 18, 2018: The connection between dog breeding and dog euthanasia. Allergies in cats. Paul Rodgers, animal advocate. Hot animal news.

10/18/2018
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We begin 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 killing of far too many adoptable [...] The post Animals Today October 18, 2018: The connection between dog breeding and dog euthanasia. Allergies in cats. Paul...

Duration:00:49:09

Animals Today October 13, 2018. Give up dairy and improve your health! Who gets to use the term, milk? The truth about stolen dogs. Hot animal news items.

10/15/2018
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Lori begins speaking about deceptive advertising practices employed by the diary industry, and then moves on to the compelling health reasons for eliminating dairy from our diets. With the large variety of alternatives now available, it has never been easier to drop dairy from our diets. Giving up cheese can be especially hard for some, [...] The post Animals Today October 13, 2018. Give up dairy and improve your health! Who gets to use the term, milk? The truth about stolen dogs. Hot...

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today October 6, 2018. Helping animals affected by hurricane Florence. Dogs and cats living together. Another big step toward ending animal testing. The book, Engineering for Cats.

10/8/2018
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We begin with Robert Misseri, President of Guardians of Rescue, a New York based organization that is providing relief and support to animals and people affected by hurricane Florence.Robert reminds us to be prepared for disasters and to evacuate with your pets when advised! Then, can cats and dogs happily coexist in the same household? [...] The post Animals Today October 6, 2018. Helping animals affected by hurricane Florence. Dogs and cats living together. Another big step toward ending...

Duration:00:43:16

Animals Today Sept 22, 2018. Reflections on the private ownership of wild animals. All you need to know about rabies. A new life for former research chimpanzees. Iguanas, red pandas and detection dogs.

9/23/2018
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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 Sept 22, 2018. Reflections on the private ownership of wild animals. All you need to know about rabies. A new life for former...

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today September 15, 2018: Cosmetic testing in California. Allergies in cats. Paul Rodgers, animal advocate. Hot animal news.

9/16/2018
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In California, a bill is headed to Governor Brown’s desk, which will ban the sale of cosmetics if the final form of the product or any of its ingredients were tested on animals. Elizabeth Baker, Regulatory Policy Director for Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, joins Lori to describe how the bill evolved and how the [...] The post Animals Today September 15, 2018: Cosmetic testing in California. Allergies in cats. Paul Rodgers, animal advocate. Hot animal news. appeared first...

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today September 8, 2018: The strongest animal bites. Swim with dolphin programs losing appeal. Highly trained detection dogs are helping conservation efforts. Save the Koala month!

9/10/2018
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This show begins with Lori counting down the bite power of the ten strongest nonhuman biters, with many facts about the included animals. Featured are lions, grizzly bears, gorillas, and crocodiles. Then Peter welcomes Dr. Naomi Rose, Marine Mammal Biologist, Animal Welfare Institute, to discuss swim with dolphin programs. A new Mexican owned facility has [...] The post Animals Today September 8, 2018: The strongest animal bites. Swim with dolphin programs losing appeal. Highly trained...

Duration:00:43:17

Animals Today September 1, 2018: Fighting consumption of dog meat in Asia. Animal Crackers gets a new box. Scottsdale is the most pet friendly city. Allergies in dogs, with Dr. Doug Kunz.

9/4/2018
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We begin with Shelly Fitzpatrick, who has traveled to South Korea twice to join activists working to end the consumption of dog and cat meat there. Politics, traditional culture and economics are all factors and currently, there are 17,000 dog farms in the country. Listen in to hear a first person account and learn how [...] The post Animals Today September 1, 2018: Fighting consumption of dog meat in Asia. Animal Crackers gets a new box. Scottsdale is the most pet friendly city....

Duration:00:43:18

Animal Today August 25, 2018. Controversies in wild horse management. Pesticide and weed killer news. How palm oil infiltrated our food supply. Why did a shuttered circus send its elephants to the Memphis Zoo?

8/25/2018
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The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a study of wild mares, in which they would undergo invasive sterilization surgery, to control the wild horse population. According to our first guest, Attorney Bruce Wagman, the proposed procedure is especially risky when employed in the wild, and there are other safer sterilization methods. Bruce is a [...] The post Animal Today August 25, 2018. Controversies in wild horse management. Pesticide and weed killer news. How palm oil infiltrated our...

Duration:00:39:43

Animals Today Aug 18, 2018: Progress and challenges in solving pet overpopulation. Orangutans in peril. Giant African rats are detecting land mines. Dangerous bacterium resides in the saliva of healthy dogs and cats. SuperZoo 2018 – first impressions.

8/18/2018
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In recognition of International Homeless Animals’ Day, Lori reviews the progress made in the past few decades to address pet overpopulation and to decrease the killing of healthy dogs and cats in shelters. Fantastic progress has been made, but there still is work to do. Why not take a moment today to think about what [...] The post Animals Today Aug 18, 2018: Progress and challenges in solving pet overpopulation. Orangutans in peril. Giant African rats are detecting land mines. Dangerous...

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today August 4, 2018: Animal news roundup. Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary and the captive wildlife crisis. Toxoplasmosis risks.

8/17/2018
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The show begins with a variety of recent animal news stories including an alligator on a beer run, stealing a shark from the San Antonio Aquarium, and a near-fatal bite from a pet cobra. Peter then welcomes Pat Craig, Executive Director of The Wild Animal Sanctuary, located in Colorado. There is a captive wildlife crisis [...] The post Animals Today August 4, 2018: Animal news roundup. Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary and the captive wildlife crisis. Toxoplasmosis risks. appeared first on...

Duration:00:43:07

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 survive 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 a 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 a pet friendly city? What does...

Duration:00:41:09

Animals Today July 14, 2018. Helping thoroughbreds. Amazing bees. A new shark book from National Geographic Kids. 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. 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