This show is packed with good stuff from the animal advocacy universe.
It begins with a description of the misguided resumption of the Florida bear hunt, which just resumed a decades-long prohibition. Bear activist Tom Mooney describes the misguided thinking, if not outright corruption, that led to hundreds of permits being issued around the state, and then describes the tragic and infuriating massacre of innocent bears, including lactating mothers. Can this be allowed to continue? Listen in to learn what we all can do to shut this down. Visit Stop Florida Bear Hunt here.
Then, we are joined by legal expert Bob Ferber, who offers his views on registries for convicted animal abusers. Similar to sex offender registries, laws to create systems to track animal abusers are beginning to be passed. Do you like this idea and how do they function to help animals?
Are you afraid of bats? Or do you think they have a degree of cuteness? The show’s third guest, Merlin Tuttle, joins Peter to share his extensive firsthand experience and wisdom about bats, of which there is a huge variety, and who serve important functions in ecosystems worldwide. Check out Merlin’s new book here.
The show’s final guest is Veterinarian Robert Reed, who discusses the use and misuse of hemp and THC containing products for pets. Listen in to find out what if any value (or risks) hemp products and THC have to the health of dogs and cats. Plus, October was “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month,” we discuss official state animals and more.