With the release of Ron Howard’s new film, Sully, our interest in the risks posed to planes by wildlife has certainly been rekindled! Lori begins the show with Dr. Richard Dolbeer, who enjoyed a long career studying ways to make the skies safer for planes as well as for the wild animals who live near and migrate through the airline flight paths.
We continue with Susan Wagner, President and Founder of Equine Advocates who has started a petition aimed at President Obama, which asks him to ban the slaughter of innocent horses. Sign the petition here.
The show concludes with California Assemblyman Mark Steinorth who introduced a bill which would protect citizens from civil litigation as well as and criminal charges if they damage a vehicle while attempting to rescue an animal at risk in a hot car. Check out Mark and his colleagues on YouTube in the now famous “hot car challenge.”
Update: Good news, Governor Brown has signed the bill into law! Thanks to Mark and everyone who helped pass this legislation!