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Animals Today September 14, 2019. Worldwide agreement to curtail export of wild elephants from Africa. The cruelty of holding elephants and other animals in captivity. How to help elephants in the wild.

9/17/2019
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This show features elephant expert Will Anderson, with In Defense of Animals, who provides the background and events leading up to an important new international agreement to limit the exportation of wild elephants from Africa to the US, China and other countries. Lori begins covering a few key events related to elephants in captivity, including [...] The post Animals Today September 14, 2019. Worldwide agreement to curtail export of wild elephants from Africa. The cruelty of holding...

Duration:00:43:19

Animals September 7, 2019: Risks of blue-green algae to dogs. Exposing and closing cockfighting operations. Using simulators to teach law enforcement to humanely interact with dogs. Know your bees.

9/12/2019
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This season, there have been reports of dogs becoming sick and dying after exposure to ponds harboring the so-called blue-green algae. Especially frightening is that even clear ponds can sometimes have the blue-green algae growing in them and that exposure can cause rapidly progressive illness and sometimes death. Veterinarian Robert Reed joins Peter to explain [...] The post Animals September 7, 2019: Risks of blue-green algae to dogs. Exposing and closing cockfighting operations. Using...

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today August 31, 2019: Will cruel cyanide bombs be banished? Avoiding risky situations with dogs. Test your knowledge of animal trivia.

9/4/2019
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Lori begins the show by welcoming Collette Adkins, Carnivore Conservation Director at the Center for Biological Diversity to talk about the animal killing devices known as “cyanide bombs”. These have been used for decades with the stated purpose of controlling predatory wolves, foxes, coyotes and wild dogs, and the EPA recently reauthorized their use. However, [...] The post Animals Today August 31, 2019: Will cruel cyanide bombs be banished? Avoiding risky situations with dogs. Test your...

Duration:00:43:16

Animals Today August 24, 2019: Trump administration Endangered Species Act rule changes will cause grave harm to animals and the environment. Woman sentenced to jail for feeding cats granted another chance. Mini horses now approved to fly as service anima

8/29/2019
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Lori begins by welcoming Wendy Keefover, Senior Strategist, Carnivore Protection at the Humane Society of the United States to explain the newly announced rule changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by the Trump Administration. The ESA became law in 1973 and currently protects 1600 species in the US and its territories. Wendy explains that [...] The post Animals Today August 24, 2019: Trump administration Endangered Species Act rule changes will cause grave harm to animals and the...

Duration:00:42:58

Animals Today August 17, 2019: We are almost there! Finding homes for every dog and cat.

8/21/2019
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Lori welcomes two special guests on this show: Inga Fricke, Director of Shelter Initiatives and Outreach for the Humane Society of the United States.Holly Sizemore, Chief Mission Officer, Best Friends Animal Society. Over the past few decades, we have made great strides in reducing the number of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats “euthanized” in shelters. [...] The post Animals Today August 17, 2019: We are almost there! Finding homes for every dog and cat. appeared first on Animals Today...

Duration:00:43:19

Animals Today August 10, 2019: In defense of pit bulls. Hot animal news. The HEARTS Act promotes alternatives to animal testing. Lightning round animal quiz.

8/17/2019
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Lori begins with an impassioned discussion on behalf of her favorite type of dog, the pit bull. More than other dogs these days, pit bulls are often seen in a negative light. This has led towns and communities to enact ordinances against specific dog breeds, usually pit bulls, which typically restricts or prohibits ownership of [...] The post Animals Today August 10, 2019: In defense of pit bulls. Hot animal news. The HEARTS Act promotes alternatives to animal testing. Lightning round...

Duration:00:43:18

Animals Today August 3, 2019: Woman receives jail sentence for feeding cats. Frog populations under pressure. Vet’s advice on choosing toys and treats for dogs. Test your shark knowledge. Preventing dog bites.

8/10/2019
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News of an elderly Ohio woman being sentenced to jail for feeding outdoor cats has become the subject of great interest to animal lovers, the legal community and the general public. We begin today’s show asking legal expert Bob Ferber how this could happen, and if a jail sentence for this offense could in any [...] The post Animals Today August 3, 2019: Woman receives jail sentence for feeding cats. Frog populations under pressure. Vet’s advice on choosing toys and treats for dogs. Test...

Duration:00:43:07

Animals Today July 27, 2019: Its time to give up dairy. Legal battles heating up on the use of the term, milk – will soy milk become soy beverage? Can Orangutans be saved from extinction?

8/4/2019
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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 July 27, 2019: Its time to give up dairy. Legal battles heating up on the use of the term, milk – will soy milk become soy...

Duration:00:43:19

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