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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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Location:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Animals Today September 15, 2018: California poised to end animal testing for cosmetics. 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: California poised to end animal testing for cosmetics. Allergies in cats. Paul Rodgers, animal advocate. Hot animal...

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. Allergies...

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 the...

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 peeves...

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 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