Animals Today June 14, 2015. Use and misuse of dog breed labels – Everything you want to know

This show goes into detail about the practice of labeling the suspected breed of dogs by visual inspection, and other factors that can shape how we think about dogs’ personalities. First up was Victoria Voith, Professor at Western University of Health Sciences.  Voith’s research concerns the limitations in labeling of dog breeds and the consequences […]

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Animals Today May 31, 2015. The pervasive cruelty of the horse racing industry.

This show began with Peter recounting of the horrific death of Eight Belles at the 2008 Kentucky Derby, who collapsed on the track with two broken legs and was euthanized right there. From birth to death racehorses almost never enjoy good, happy, pain-free lives.  Lori’s guest was Jo Anne Normile, Co-founder and President of Saving Baby Equine […]

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Animals Today May 24, 2015: Companion animals and divorce. Dogs assisting veterans. Great news from San Antonio Animal Care Services. The end of horse slaughter in the US. Would you break into a car to save a dog?

This show featured a variety of stellar guests! First, Philadelphia based family law attorney Mark Momjian joined Lori to discuss how the law regards companion animals in cases of divorce. Even though pets are generally considered property, judges are increasingly treating them as a special class, as they should. Second up was Dori Scofield, Vice President […]

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Animals Today – May 17, 2015. Hidden dog park hazards. Doggie Dementia. Close encounters with spiders and snakes.

First, Lori welcomed 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 […]

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Animals Today May 10, 2015: Does your estate plan include your companion animals? Life’s not fun for circus animals.

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 […]

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Animals Today May 3, 2015. Deceptive and fraudulent labeling of faux fur: learn how to ensure the products you buy are cruelty free. Good news for circus elephants.

 Lori’s first guest for the show was Pierre Grzybowski, policy enforcement Manager for the Humane Society of the United State’s Fur-Free Campaign.  Pierre explained how garments, shoes and handbags marked and advertised as being composed of synthetic materials may actually have animal fur or hair. The HSUS is a strong voice against this practice and […]

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Animals Today April 26, 2015: Will bear hunting resume in Florida? Transporting dogs to safe homes.

On this show, two wonderful guests joined Lori. First on was Laura Bevan, Southern Regional Director of the Humane Society of the United States. Recently a few bear attacks have occurred in Florida, and even though it is clear the bears were attracted to improperly managed trash, hunting groups have advanced proposals to reopen bear hunting in […]