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Animals Today August 16, 2015. The Killing of Cecil causes hunter to quit. Protecting pangolins.

On this show, Lori’s first guest was Chris Lee, a South African businessman and former hunter. After learning about the killing of Cecil the lion, Chris was compelled to examine his personal history as a recreational hunter, and consequently turned in his rifle and publicly quit hunting. Chris shared his inspiring story of self-discovery and […]

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Animals Today – August 9, 2015. The Killing of Cecil – Part 2

This show began with a quick rundown of this week’s news and events following the illegal killing Zimbabwe’s iconic lion, Cecil. Then Lori welcomed back to the show Professor Lisa Kemmerer of Montana State University, Billings, who offered her perspective on sport and trophy hunting, including some of the mythology that surrounds and sustains hunting. The […]

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Animals Today – August 2, 2015. The Killing of Cecil

This show is dedicated to the killing of Cecil, the majestic and beloved lion, by Dentist and trophy hunter, Walter Palmer. Our featured guest was Jane Velez-Mitchell, animal advocate, author, and investigative journalist. Lori and Jane discussed various aspects of the brutal murder, what should happen to Palmer, the possible impact of these events on the […]

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Animals Today April 26, 2015: Will bear hunting resume in Florida? Transporting dogs to safe homes.

On this show, two wonderful guests joined Lori. First on was Laura Bevan, Southern Regional Director of the Humane Society of the United States. Recently a few bear attacks have occurred in Florida, and even though it is clear the bears were attracted to improperly managed trash, hunting groups have advanced proposals to reopen bear hunting in […]

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Animals Today April 5, 2015. All about Roadrunners. Canned hunting of specially bred unusual animals.

This show featured a great discussion about the roadrunner, one of the most distinctive animals of the Southwest. This interview with naturalist and author Jim Cornett, which originally aired in 2009, is packed with facts and delightful stories about roadrunners. Listen in to find out how they eat rattlesnakes and scorpions, where they go in the […]

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Animals Today March 1, 2015 The growing popularity of vegetarianism, veganism and animal advocacy in modern Jewish life. Killing in the name of conservation.

This show featured Jeffrey Cohan, Executive Director of Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA). Led by a strong movement in Israel, but rapidly expanding in Europe and North America, a growing number of Jewish people and leaders are embracing vegetarianism, veganism, and animal advocacy in general. Cohan explained why this is occurring, how plant-based diets are […]

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Animals Today – February 15, 2015. Captive hunting critique. Will New York ban cat declawing? Giraffe populations under pressure.

This show began with Joe Meile from Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting (C.A.S.H.). Following allegations of a connection between actor Matthew McConaughey and a canned hunting ranch, we wanted to learn more about how these operations operate. Joe is one of the country’s leading opponents of hunting and provided the disturbing details. Then, NYS assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal described […]

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Animals Today November 23, 2014. Bear hunting controversy. Animal cruelty reporting gets elevated. New videos to improve law enforcements’s interactions with dogs.

Three guests appeared on this show: First, Joe Miele, President of Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting. Joe offered his opinions on the recent killing of a 510 lb. bear in North Carolina by hunting celebrity, Eva Shockey. Then, Attorney Bob Ferber explained the significance of changes in the FBI’s crime reporting registry, which will now […]

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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 – December 29, 2013 – Wolves are in crisis! Can they be saved? Mike Bond provides history and analysis.

Happy New Year to all our friends, listeners, supporters and guests! On this show,  the last one of 2013, Mike Bond joined Lori to give an update on the status of wolves in North America. Mike has written widely on a variety and environmental and animal issues, and is a bestselling novelist, international energy expert, […]

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Animals Today December 22, 2013 – Michael Mountain explains landmark lawsuits from the Nonhuman Rights project aimed at helping 4 chimps in New York. Peter Muller from Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting criticizes Time Magazine article

On this show, Peter welcomed two great guests. First, representing the Nonhuman Rights Project, Michael Mountain discussed the lawsuits recently filed by that group. In three New York State lawsuits filed by attorney Steven Wise and The Nonhuman Rights Project, judges were asked to provide relief to four captive chimpanzees. The legal basis for the suits […]

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Animals Today September 15, 2013 Carol Glasser, PhD. Progress for Science’s opposition of UCLA vivisection. What motivates hunters?

On this week’s show, Lori was joined by Sociologist Dr. Carol Glasser. Dr. Glasser is a co-founder of Progress for Science, a grassroots campaign focused on ending vivisection at University of California, Los Angeles. They discussed  animal welfare violations in UC animal labs, whether testing on animals provides useful information about human disease, the role […]

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Animals Today – September 30, 2012. Steve Hindi and Susan Dapsis

On this show, Lori first welcomed Steve Hindi from SHARK. In Pennsylvania, canned pigeon shoots still are being conducted, despite being illegal. Steve has been fighting these amazingly cruel shoots and has discovered unsavory characters and government official corruption. His challenge to debate the NRA on canned pigeon ahoots has gone unanswered. Visit Steve’s websites […]

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Animals Today April 22, 2012 – Joe Miele and Marc Bekoff

His week’s show featured Joe Miele, President of Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting. Lori and Joe discussed a variety of recent news items concerning hunting. Joe is a passionate and articulate advocate for animals. The C.A.S.H. website is here. We encourage you to visit it and see how they chronicle the tragic and continuous stream […]

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Animals Today – June 5, 2011: Immunocontraception with Professor Priscilla Cohen; Pet trusts with Chris Jones.

The June 5, 2011, Animals Today with Dr. Lori Kirshner features Professor Priscilla N. Cohn, on the use of immunocontraception to control populations of free-roaming animals, and the ethics of hunting. Also, attorney Chris Jones joins us to speak about pet trusts as the preferred way to make sure your companion animals are treated according to your wishes should you die before them.