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Animals Today May 10, 2015: Does your estate plan include your companion animals? Life’s not fun for circus animals.

http://animalstodayradio.com/audio/051015.mp3 On this show Lori welcomed Frances Carlisle, a New York based attorney who specializes in estate planning. Frances is a nationally known expert in advising clients how to make sure their dogs, cats and other nonhuman family members are taken care of when the guardians are no longer around. Too many of us do […]

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Animals Today, November 2, 2014. Hidden and not so hidden risks of having dogs, featuring former LA Animal Cruelty Prosecutor, Bob Ferber.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/110214.mp3 As much joy as we get from living with dogs, and being their guardians and owners, there are real risks in doing so. Most people are not aware of the serious nature of these risks, or seriously underestimate them, according to Humane Education authority and former Los Angeles Animal Cruelty Prosecutor, Bob Ferber. Each […]

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Animals Today – September 21, 2014. Legal challenge to the Phoenix ban on the sale of dogs and cats. Perspectives on breeding and dog overpopulation. Pet store success with humane business practices.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/092114.mp3 To begin this show, Lori was joined by  Chris Green, Director of Legislative Affairs, Animal Legal Defense Fund.  In December 2013, Phoenix passed an ordinance that would prohibit pet stores from selling dogs and cats obtained from puppy mills. Soon after a lawsuit was filed challenging the ordinance, delaying its enactment. Chris Green  provided […]

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Animals Today August 10, 2014. The cruelty of horse racing. Ebola, animals and you.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/081014.mp3 This show featured two fascinating guests. Lori first welcomed Patrick Battuello, who writes the blog, Horseracing Wrongs.  This summer, an unusually large number of horses are breaking down at the Del Mar, California track. Usually, this means the horses get euthanized. Patrick is a vocal and extremely knowledgeable critic of racing, and discussed what […]

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Animals Today June 15, 2014 Center for Biological Diversity takes aim at Wildlife Services. Injuries at zoos and the law.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/061514.mp3 On this show, Lori welcomed two outstanding guests. First was Tim Ream, Staff Attorney, Endangered Species Program at the Center for Biological Diversity. Four groups have filed a petition with US government officials demanding better regulation of and transparency from Wildlife Services. Many people do not know that Wildlife Services, a federal agency under the […]

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Animals Today – May 18, 2014. Federal government sued over wind farm regulations. Repopulating wild bison herds: A good idea?

On Sunday’s Show, Lori welcomed three acclaimed guests. http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/051814.mp3 The first topic revolved around the lawsuit recently filed by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) against the Department of the Interior, which is now able to approve 30-year permits for wind farms. Dr. Michael Hutchins, National Coordinator, Bird Smart Wind Energy Campaign, American Bird Conservancy, explained […]

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Animals Today – Sunday March 16, 2014 CA Assemblymember Richard Bloom introduces the Orca Welfare and Safety Act. Kim Sturla from Animal Place discusses the Food for Thought program. Greyhound racing in decline.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/031614.mp3 Two great guests appeared on this show. First, California Assemblymember Richard Bloom joined Lori to discuss the Orca Welfare and Safety Act. The goal of this legislation is to phase out killer whale captivity in the state. Mr. Bloom is the bill’s sponsor, and he explained how he became interested in this topic, what exactly […]

Animals Today January 5, 2014 – Michael Markarian reviews recent state legal achievements benefitting animals. Natasha Dolezal discusses the growth of the field of Animal Law

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/010514.mp3 Two fabulous guests joined Lori on this show. First, Michael Markarian discussed the important 2013 legislative achievements for animals in individual states. Mike is President of the Humane Society Legislative Fund, Chief Program and Policy Officer of the HSUS and President of the Fund for Animals. Check out Mike’s blog here. Then, Lori welcomed […]

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

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/110313.mp3 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 […]

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Animals Today September 1, 2013. Will Potter – Green is the New Red

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/090113.mp3 On this show, Lori spoke with Will Potter, award-winning independent journalist. Will’s recent book is titled, Green is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege. Will has documented how corporations and government agencies are using their ever-expanding powers to oppose and even imprison non-violent environmental and animal activists. Lori […]

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

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/080413.mp3 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, […]

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

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/093012.mp3 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 […]

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Joyce Tischler, Animal Legal Defense Fund – The History of Animal Rights Law

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/081212.mp3 On this show, Joyce Tischler returned to recount the fascinating legal history of animal rights. Joyce is co-founder of Animal Legal Defense Fund, where she served as Executive Director for 25 years and now serves as the agency’s general counsel. It is remarkable how much progress in animal rights has been made in the […]

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Animals Today August 5 2012: David Casselman and the Lawsuit against the LA Zoo

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/080512.mp3 Also make sure to visit Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary – this is also covered in the show and is yet another incredible project led by Mr. Casselman. And here is David’s profile from his law firm website.

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Animals Today – July 15, 2012 – Joyce Tischler, General Counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/071512.mp3 This week, Lori welcomed Joyce Tischler, General Counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund. More than 30 years ago, Joyce co-founded ALDF and has served as Executive Director for 25 years. Lori and Joyce discussed Animal Law, the activities and campaigns of the ALDF, the recent closing of the Cal Cruz Hatchery, animal protection laws in […]

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Animals Today May 7 2012 – CA State Senator Ted Lieu and advocate Jacqueline Mercier Berman

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/050612.mp3 This week’s show featured California State Senator Ted Lieu. Senator Lieu is trying to ban the use of packs of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats in California. If you also are horrified to learn that this practice still exists, listen in and learn what you can do to end it. Senator Lieu has […]

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Animals Today March 25, 2012. Assembly member Amy Paulin, Jane Hoffman, and Laura Allen. The Shelter Access Bill of New York

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/032512.mp3 In segments one and two, New York Assembly member Amy Paulin (from NY’s 88th district), and Jane Hoffman from The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, discussed the Shelter Access Bill in New York State. They made a very convincing case for the law being passed. In segment three, Laura Allen from Animal Law Coalition […]

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Animals Today March 11, 2012: Rights for cetaceans and cockfighting bust

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/031112.mp3 Two great guests appeared on this week’s show. First, Peter interviewed Chris Butler-Stroud, Chief Executive of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS). At February’s AAAS meeting, Chris led a panel discussion on rights for cetaceans. Should whales and dolphins have more rights than they do now, given their high level of intelligence, self-awareness […]

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Animals Today – Feb 26, 2012 – Taucher and Corcoran

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/022612.mp3 On this show we revisited and updated two ongoing and important stories. First, attorney Marla Taucher came on to discuss how the Hayden Law in California (the law that gives animals who enter shelters a few important days to get adopted or reunited before euthanasia) is threatened, and what pet  lovers need to do […]

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Animals Today Jan 29, 2012 – Bryant and Zebrowski

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/012912.mp3 On this show, Lori first interviewed UCLA Law Professor Taimie Bryant. The  California Hayden law, which she was responsible for drafting, has been successful in reducing the number of animals euthanized in shelters. However, it is now under attack by Governor Jerry Brown. No one knows this material better than Bryant. Listen in to […]