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Animals Today – July 13, 2014. The cruelty of bullfighting. Pet Peeves.

On this show we welcomed Steve Hindi, President of SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) to discuss the status of bullfighting around the world. In 2011, the Spanish region of Catalonia held its final bullfight before a ban went into effect, ending a centuries-long tradition. But will other cities, regions and countries follow?  In an explosive rant [...]

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Animals Today – June 29, 2014. Fighting elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade.

On this show, Lori welcomed Craig Sholley, Vice President for Philanthropy and Marketing for African Wildlife Foundation. One of Kenya’s iconic elephants, a large 45-year-old male named Satao, was recently killed by poachers for his beautiful, long tusks. Craig discussed how it is possible that 20,000 elephants were killed last year in Africa, what drives the [...]

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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 November 3, 2013 – Using MRI to learn how dogs think. How bull hooks were banned in LA

Lori Welcomed two great guests on this show. First, Dr. Gregory Berns, a neuroscientist from Emory University, discussed his research into the brains of dogs. Using functional MRI on awake, cooperative, unrestrained dogs, Berns and his team are exploring how dogs think. What does it take to get a dog to stay still for a [...]

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Animals Today October 6, 2013 – Helping dogs and cats in Mexico: Katie Ayres with Cats and Dogs International and Alison Sawyer with Isla Animals

On this show, Peter spoke with two women who are working in Mexico to help needy dogs and cats in. First, Katie Ayres joined us to discuss the work of Cats and Dogs International (CANDi), where she is Operations Manager. They have set up strategic partnerships with the Mexican tourism industry as well as animal [...]

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Animals Today – October 13, 2013. Riverside County and Beyond: Shelter and Animal Services Management, with Robert Miller of Riverside County, CA. Also, Lori and Peter analyze PETA’s advertising.

On this show, Lori first  welcomed Robert Miller, Director of Riverside County California’s Department of Animal Services. Riverside, with about 2.2 million people, has many animal shelters, staff, and volunteers. Rob oversees and leads all of it with dedication, humor, and an eye toward the future. Lori asked about the biggest challenges facing Riverside’s shelters, [...]

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Animals Today August 11, 2013. Blackfish and Urban Resource Institute’s PALS program

On this show, Lori  reviewed the film, Blackfish, with Director Gabriella Cowperthwaite and former SeaWorld trainer, Samantha Berg, who is featured in the film. Blackfish reveals the truth about the sordid business of housing sea mammals in captivity for profit, and about SeaWorld specifically. This powerful and compelling documentary has received many positive reviews and [...]

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Animals Today, August 4, 2013. Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton discusses mediation

On  this show, Lori welcomed attorney Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton, who specializes in resolving animal-related disputes through mediation. There are many reasons to attempt mediation rather than to file a lawsuit, including lower costs, quicker and better resolution, and improved, more practical outcomes for the animals involved. Common areas of dispute include those with neighbors, homeowners [...]

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Animals Today June 9, 2013 – Kenneth Phillips, Legal aspects of dog bites; CT State Representative Fred Camillo, Buddy’s Law

This show featured Kenneth Phillips, an Attorney based in Beverly Hills, CA, who specializes exclusively in dog bites. His entire practice consists of representing individuals and families who have been seriously injured by dogs. Listen in to learn the legal risks related to dog bites, what you can do to make bites less likely, and [...]

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What's up with AKC?

Animals Today May 12, 2013 – What’s up with the American Kennel Club? Jane Hoffman

This show was devoted to analyzing the activities of the American Kennel Club. Our expert was Jane Hoffman, President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals. Do you know what the AKC does and how it derives its income?  How about whether it truly promotes the well-being of dogs? Please [...]

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