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Animals Today November 24, 2013 – The film Parrot Confidential with Allison Argo and Karen Windsor

On this show we discussed the new film, Parrot Confidential, by award winning filmmaker, Allison Argo. There are many problems associated with having parrots as pets due to their complex social behavior, and long lifespans. Consequently, there are thousands of parrots in sanctuaries needing adoption, because families often give them up or abandon them. Argo brings all […]

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Animals Today November 10, 2013 – Greyhounds, horses and animal welfare in Ireland.

On this show, Lori was joined by Marion Fitzgibbon, chairperson, Limerick Animal Welfare, Limerick Ireland. In the US, greyhound racing is nearly gone, and many rescue groups and advocates have succeeded in placing thousands of loving greyhounds in homes as pets. However, things are not as favorable in Ireland, where the cruel spectacle of “hare […]

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Animals Today September 9, 2013 Jan Creamer and Dr. Neal Barnard. Flying with cats and debating about service and assistance animals.

Two great guests appeared on this show, both internationally renowned leaders. First Jan Creamer, President and CEO, Animal Defenders International, discussed ADI’s new film, Lion Ark. ADI’s network of representatives and operatives in South America have succeeded in obtaining exotic animal circus bans in multiple countries, an incredible victory. The recently released documentary depicts not […]

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Animals Today April 7, 2013 – Derek Burkholder and Tracy Coppola

The first guest on this show was Dr. Derek Burkholder, research scientist at Save Our Seas Shark Center at Nova Southeastern University. Lori and Derek discussed shark threats and conservation and the recent news from CITES, which added protected status to more shark and ray species. Then, Tracy Coppola appeared to discuss the issues concerning […]

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Animals Today March 3, 2013 – Brenda Peterson and Bobbi Brink

This show featured two remarkable guests. First, novelist, investigative reporter and advocate for sea mammals, Brenda Peterson joined Lori. The use of extremely loud sonar by the US Navy not only disrupts the communication (and thus the behavior) of whales and dolphins, but can kill them. Clear evidence is accumulating that the exercises and tests […]

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Animals Today March 18, 2012 Kim Sturla from Animal Place Sanctuary; Dr. John Pippin, Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act

This show featured the wonderful Kim Sturla who heads up Animal Place, near Sacramento. WOW, they recently rescued more than 4,000 hens. We discussed what one does with all those birds, and the value of farmed animal sancturaries. Then, Dr. John Pippin from PCRM described the Great Ape Protection and Cost Saving Act. Read more […]

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Animals Today March 4, 2012 – On Location at Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary

On this week’s show, Peter ventured down to the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Texas to meet with Director Tim Ajax (and more than 500 monkeys). They discussed the history of the sanctuary, why it is needed, and how they are preparing to receive more than one hundred new residents. The sanctuary is closed […]

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Animals Today – Feb 5, 2012 – – Helping Equines

On this show, Lori first interviewed Susan Wagner, founder of Equine Advocates. Brought up in the racing industry, when Susan discovered the dark side of the horse business, she was shocked.  Now, Susan is one of the country’s leading advocates for equines. They discussed politics, horse slaughter, responsible guardianship and more. Susan was simply brilliant. Vist […]

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Animals Today – Oct 23, 2011 Hoffman And Roberts

On this show we spoke with Frank Hoffman, from the Frank T and Mary L Hoffman Foundation. The Foundation hosts a very large series of websites concerning religion, animal rights and veganism. Frank is a former Jewish-United Methodist Pastor, who contends that traditional churches and temples do not take issues of animal welfare seriously. We […]

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Animals Today – September 11, 2011 Roberts and Crosby

On today’s show, Lori spoke to Adam Roberts with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.  They discussed what constitutes an animal sanctuary and the benefits of accreditation. Adam was a great guest who is a true advocate for animals. Then Charlie Crosby from Noah’s Wish came on, and discussed how they respond during emergencies and […]

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