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.

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 his […]


Animals Today, March 3, 2013. Bob Vetere and Suzi Eszterhas

Sunday’s show featured two great guests! First, Bob Vetere, President and CEO of American Pet Products Association provided a market and industry update. The 2013 Global Pet Expo has just concluded, and Bob shared his observations and insights on products and services related to our companion animals. Growth of the industry is strong. Visit the […]


Animals Today – May 13, 2012. Dr. Marty Becker- Your Cat: An Owner’s Manual, and Pet Product Reviews

On this show, Celebrity Veterinarian Marty Becker joined Lori to promote his new book, Your Cat: An Owner’s Manual. Marty offered up numerous kitty insights and practical tips for cat people. The book is quite good, in a world of numerous cat books. One thing we did not anticipate was the controversy having Marty on […]

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Animals Today May 8, 2011: America’s Family Pet Expo, Orange County, CA

Peter and I recently ventured to cover the 2011 America’s Family Pet Expo, in Costa Mesa California. We went partly out of curiosity, wanting to see what of interest to animal rights oriented people would be there. Of course, we also have pets so we are somewhat interested in the pet scene, though pets are […]