The show begins with guest Chris DeRose, Founder of Last Chance for Animals who offers his opinions on breaking the law in order to help animals. Chris and Lori discuss the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and the recent sentencing of Kevin Johnson, who released 2000 minks from a farm and was charged under that law. DeRose believes illegal activity is a crucial form of animal advocacy, and in fact, is no stranger to prison.
Then, author and historian Kate Kelly joins Lori to tell us about the really neat story of the origins of the Audubon Society highlighting the heroic and visionary actions of Harriet Lawrence Hemenway. Kate’s website is America Comes Alive.
Next up is attorney Stefanie Wilson with Animal Legal Defense Fund who speaks with Peter about the Cricket Hollow Zoo, an understaffed facility that has received many violations for substandard care. ALDF used the federal Endangered Species Act to sue on behalf of tigers and lemurs there.
Lori and Peter then talk about our photography habits as we document every precious moment of our dogs and cats. Also, it’s Cesar Chavez Day and Eric Mills from Action for Animals explains Chavez’s compassionate beliefs about both animals and humans.