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Animals Today

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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 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 pe

6/16/2018
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A recent incident where a macaque escaped his enclosure while moving 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 joins [...] 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. “Like 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. “Like feeding two birds with one scone.”: Humane animal idioms. Emotional support animals at Yale. Canine Confidential, by Marc Bekoff. Preventing...

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, lemur and a fox. Ignorance of the needs of animals and poor planning is obvious, but it seems some better policies will come out of it. Peter continues on the [...] 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:00:43:19

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. We continue with a discussion about training with Arizona State University animal behavior psychologist Clive Wynne. Dr. Wynne is concerned that there is growing confusion on how [...] 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 risk 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 risk 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 is in full swing now. 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 loss. The...

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 Animals 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 Animals 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

Animals Today February 10, 2018: Canine influenza. Plastic straws and the oceans. Swim with dolphin programs losing popularity. Rabbit welfare and pet rabbits.

2/10/2018
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Peter first welcomes Dr. Robert Reed, who discusses many key points about canine influenza, or dog flu. This condition is not seasonal, and often causes local outbreaks. And, people can carry the virus. Reed also tells us which dogs should receive the vaccine. Reed is Medical Director, VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital. Then Peter welcomes [...] The post Animals Today February 10, 2018: Canine influenza. Plastic straws and the oceans. Swim with dolphin programs losing popularity. Rabbit...

Duration:00:42:49

Animals Today February 3, 2018. Safe choices for dog treats and toys. Oral health for dogs. Rescued pit bulls are serving as detection dogs. The 10 most lethal animal venoms and poisons.

2/7/2018
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This show begins with Lori speaking with Veterinarian Douglas Kunz about choosing dog treats and toys carefully, to help your pets avoid dangerous ingestions, dental injuries and other hazards. Dr. Kunz is Medical Director of Desert VCA Animal Hospital in Palm Springs, California. Lori continues reviewing oral health concerns in dogs, in recognition of National [...] The post Animals Today February 3, 2018. Safe choices for dog treats and toys. Oral health for dogs. Rescued pit bulls are...

Duration:00:42:19

Animals Today January 27, 2018. The strongest ten animal bites. February is pet dental health month. The Nonhuman Rights Project seeks to secure more legal rights for animals. Tracking animal abusers with statewide registries.

1/30/2018
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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. Lori continues with solid advice about one of the more neglected aspects of pet care, oral hygiene. Keeping up with brushing of your dog’s [...] The post Animals Today January 27, 2018. The strongest ten animal bites. February is pet dental health month. The Nonhuman Rights Project seeks to...

Duration:00:42:19

Animals Today January 20, 2018. Zoos are bad homes for elephants. Updating California’s Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act. Top bird watching sites worldwide.

1/21/2018
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The show begins with Lori’s discussion with Toni Frohoff, PhD., Elephant Campaign Director at In Defense of Animals. Each year, IDA publishes its list of the worst North American zoos for elephants, and sadly, this year’s list demonstrates that the horrendous conditions for elephants in so many zoos continues. In 2017, there was indeed some [...] The post Animals Today January 20, 2018. Zoos are bad homes for elephants. Updating California’s Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act. Top bird...

Duration:00:41:18

Animals Today January 13, 2018. Our national emblem, the bald eagle. DDT, eagles, mosquitos, malaria, and Zika. Canned hunting of specially bred species with unusual features.

1/14/2018
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We begin our tribute to the majestic bale eagle with the history of its becoming part of our national emblem. The bald eagle, very prevalent as North America was colonized by Europeans, was later forced nearly to extinction, but recovered due to legislation (The Bald Eagle Protection Act) and the banning of DDT, enforcement of [...] The post Animals Today January 13, 2018. Our national emblem, the bald eagle. DDT, eagles, mosquitos, malaria, and Zika. Canned hunting of specially bred...

Duration:00:42:19

Animals Today January 6, 2018. Ideas to help dogs and cats for the New Year. Aiding wild animals near the home. The continued growth of the plant-based diet. Reviewing Earthlings. Risks from rabies.

1/6/2018
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We begin sharing some ideas you and your children can try to help needy dogs and cats in your community. Maybe one or more of these suggestions will inspire you for the New Year. Then we discuss things you can do around your home to help the wild animals and critters who live nearby. We [...] The post Animals Today January 6, 2018. Ideas to help dogs and cats for the New Year. Aiding wild animals near the home. The continued growth of the plant-based diet. Reviewing Earthlings. Risks from...

Duration:00:41:18