Animals Today May 14, 2015. Use and misuse of dog breed labels – Everything you want to know

This show goes into detail about the practice of labeling the suspected breed of dogs by visual inspection, and other factors that can shape how we think about dogs’ personalities. First up was Victoria Voith, Professor at Western University of Health Sciences.  Voith’s research concerns the limitations in labeling of dog breeds and the consequences […]

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Animals Today May 24, 2015: Companion animals and divorce. Dogs assisting veterans. Great news from San Antonio Animal Care Services. The end of horse slaughter in the US. Would you break into a car to save a dog?

This show featured a variety of stellar guests! First, Philadelphia based family law attorney Mark Momjian joined Lori to discuss how the law regards companion animals in cases of divorce. Even though pets are generally considered property, judges are increasingly treating them as a special class, as they should. Second up was Dori Scofield, Vice President […]

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Animals Today – May 17, 2015. Hidden dog park hazards. Doggie Dementia. Close encounters with spiders and snakes.

First, Lori welcomed Los Angeles based attorney Ken Phillips, who specializes in legal issues related to dogs. Ken is a nationally renowned authority who has made many media appearances. Dog parks can be wonderful places, but the risks and hazards to people and dogs in and around the parks are real. Ken shared his decades […]

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Animals Today April 19, 2015. Wildlife killing contests. Devocalization legislation. Earth Week celebrates its 45th birthday

Big show here. First Lori was joined by Camilla Fox, Founder and Executive Director of Project Coyote. Camilla explained the origins and ongoing practice of having contests to kill wildlife, typically done under the guise of conservation or protection of agricultural interests. California has banned the practice and now Project Coyote and other groups are working […]

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Animals Today April 12, 2015. Animal cruelty and neglect: Understanding causes and seeking solutions.

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, so on today’s show we featured discussions about the cruelty involved in dogfighting and the connection between interpersonal violence and animal cruelty. First, Lori gave her perspectives on the cruelty involved in organized dogfighting and Michael Vick’s activities in particular, with commentary from around the time his […]