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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. 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 what […]

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Animals Today May 11, 2014. Factors associated with dog bite-related fatalities. Privately owned tigers in the US.

Two fascinating guests appeared on this show First up was Donald Cleary, Director of Communications and Publications, National Canine Research Council. He co-authored a recent paper in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, which described potentially preventable factors associated with fatal dog attacks. Lori and Don discussed the findings and its implications on […]

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Animals Today April 27, 2014. Improving medical research without laboratory animals. The LA ban on elephant bull hooks.

On this  show, Lori welcomed Dr. Ray Greek, President and Co-Founder, Americans for Medical Advancement (A.F.M.A.). Ray presented his views on how to improve medical research and provide better safety for patients, with methods that do not rely on laboratory animals. Dr. Greek is co-author of the books, Animal Models in Light of Evolution, and […]

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Animals Today April 20, 2014: Breed neutral dog bite law in Maryland. Analyzing breed specific legislation. Avoiding bear attacks.

On this show, Lori first welcomed Maryland State Senator Brian Frosh and Stacey Coleman, Executive Director, Animal Farm Foundation to discuss a newly passed law that addresses discrimination against pit bulls, their owners and their landlords. Under the new law, owners now are uniformly liable if their dog injures someone, regardless of the breed of […]

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Animals Today April 13, 2014 – Cruelty of the captive dolphin industry. CA orca bill update. Swiss bear cub zoothanasia.

On this show, Lori reviewed the status of dolphins in captivity with Courtney Vail, Campaigns and Programs Manager, Whale and Dolphin Conservation. With the recent exciting progress toward ending the captive orca industry (Blackfish and the consequent legislative action led by CA Representative Richard Bloom),  Courtney gave an update on similar activity worldwide concerning dolphins. Also, […]

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Animals Today April 6, 2014 – The documentary film, The Ghosts in Our Machine. Eye muscle surgery on rabbits: What did it prove?

On this show, our featured guest was filmmaker Liz Marshall who discussed The Ghosts in Our Machine. This beautiful, haunting film is an exploration into the many ways non-human animals are abused and killed to become products and food. The story follows protagonist, photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, as she captures images of the animals, and also […]

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Animals Today March 23, 2014: Ending the Canadian seal hunt. Exotic animals as pets.

On this show, Peter was joined by Rebecca Aldworth, Executive Director, Humane Society International/Canada. Aldworth has witnessed the seal hunt for the past 15 years and believes the end of the hunt is near, despite the Canadian government’s support of it. We explored the practice and problems with owning exotic pets. From small rodents like chinchillas […]

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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.

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 the […]

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Animals Today – Sunday March 9, 2014 Preventing cancer and other diseases with plant based diets. Tell the Riverside County Fair Board “No more exotic animals on display”

On this show, Lori was joined by Susan Levin, Director of Nutrition Education, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Recent research has been published on the association between consumption of animal protein (meat, eggs, and diary) and premature death from cancer, diabetes and other causes. However, eating a plant based diet is protective against these diseases […]

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Animals Today – Sunday February 23, 2014 Shark attack survivors promoting shark conservation

On this show, we examined the severe threats to sharks around the globe and programs to protect sharks. Joining Lori were three survivors of shark attacks who have turned their efforts to shark conservation. Under the umbrella of the Pew Charitable Trusts, a dedicated group of about 20 shark advocates, some nearly killed by their […]

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Animals Today – Sunday February 16, 2014: Adam Roberts criticizes the killing of the Copenhagen Zoo giraffe. Stacy Wolf discusses big New York cockfighting bust and bird rescue.

On this show, two wonderful guests appeared. First, Adam Roberts  joined Lori to discuss the killing of Marius, a healthy juvenile giraffe in Copenhagen’s zoo. Worldwide shock and criticism has followed this incredibly horrifying and unnecessary event. Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA and Chairman of the Board, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, will […]

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Animals Today – February 9, 2014: Merritt Clifton, Editor, Animal People discusses statistics and trends of companion animal overpopulation, euthanasia, and dog and cat adoption rates

On this show, Merritt Clifton joined Lori and discussed statistics and trends of companion animal overpopulation, euthanasia, and dog and cat adoption rates. Merritt is Editor of Animal People, the leading independent newspaper providing original investigative coverage of animal protection worldwide. Merritt has been a news reporter, editor, columnist, and foreign correspondent since 1968, specializing in animal […]

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Animals Today January 26, 2014. Lisa Kemmerer discusses Animals and World Religions

On this show, Lori welcomed Lisa Kemmerer, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religions, Montana State University, Billings. In Lisa’s book, Animals and World Religions, she shows “…how spiritual writings and teachings in seven major religious traditions can help people to consider their ethical obligations toward other creatures.” Kemmerer appeals to the faithful to show the […]

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Animals Today January 12, 2014 – Josh Tetrick presents new vegan products from Hampton Creek. Richard Schwartz analyzes Israeli slaughterhouse problems.

This show featured two guests with important stories. First, Lori welcomed the Josh Tetrick, CEO of the vegan food brand, Hampton Creek. Beginning with the breakthrough product, Just Mayo, Tetrick’s new company seems poised for strong growth, as cruelty-free and healthful food choices grow. Check out Hampton Creek. Then, Richard Schwartz  joined Lori to discuss […]

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

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 Natasha […]

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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 December 15, 2013 – Marc Bekoff discusses his latest book, Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed

On this show, Marc Bekoff  joined us to discuss his latest book, Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed – The Fascinating Science of Animal Intelligence, Emotions, Friendship and Conservation. Marc is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder as well as a long time contributor to Psychology Today. […]

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Animals Today December 8, 2013. Bob Ferber discusses problems with the American Humane Association’s “no animals were harmed” certifications for films and TV

Recently, a shocking story in the Hollywood Reporter strongly criticized the practices of the American Humane Association, the group that provides the “no animal were harmed” certifications to films and television shows. Many examples of abuse and neglect to animals were alleged, and an animal safety monitoring system simply gone haywire was described. On this […]

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Animals Today November 24, 2013 – The film Parrot Confidential with Allison Argo and Karen Windsor

On this show we discussed the new film, Parrot Confidential, by award winning filmmaker, Allison Argo. There are many problems associated with having parrots as pets due to their complex social behavior, and long lifespans. Consequently, there are thousands of parrots in sanctuaries needing adoption, because families often give them up or abandon them. Argo brings all […]

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Animals Today November 17, 2013: Birds, Bats Wind Turbines and Problems with Green Energy featuring Mark Duchamp

On this show Mark Duchamp from Save the Eagles International launched a devastating assault on conventional green energy thinking on behalf of birds, bats and indeed all animals and the environment. Mark explained wind farms will cause the extinction of many bird and bat species, especially if the planned expansion of their use worldwide proceeds. […]

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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 27, 2013: Animals Today – October 27, 2013: Bird Conservation in the Americas with Steve Holmer from American Bird Conservancy. Plus helping injured birds

On this show, Peter interviewed Steve Holmer to get updated on issues facing birds in the wild throughout the Americas. Steve is Senior Policy Advisor and Director of the Bird Conservation Alliance, American Bird Conservancy. They discussed which species are threatened, which birds are doing well, and what the important dangers to birds are. Recent research […]

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Animals Today – October 20, 2013. Protecting Native Species of Australia

On this show, we traveled down under with Atticus Fleming, who leads Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Their mission is the effective conservation of all Australian animal species and the habitats in which they live. Since European colonization, Australia has lost many animals to extinction. Yet the country still has a great level of biodiversity. The AWC […]

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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 – September 22, 2013 – Becky Robinson talks Feral Cats and, why do we oppose rodeos?

On this show, Lori was joined by Becky Robinson, Co-founder and President, Alley Cat Allies. Feral cats, or community cats, are literally everywhere.  October 16 is National Feral Cat Day, and Lori and Becky discussed various issues concerning feral cats including ways to manage them. Also, listen in to hear Becky’s take on the feral cat […]

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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 9, 2013 Jan Creamer and Dr. Neal Barnard. Flying with cats and debating about service and assistance animals.

Two great guests appeared on this show, both internationally renowned leaders. First Jan Creamer, President and CEO, Animal Defenders International, discussed ADI’s new film, Lion Ark. ADI’s network of representatives and operatives in South America have succeeded in obtaining exotic animal circus bans in multiple countries, an incredible victory. The recently released documentary depicts not […]

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

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 and […]

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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, July 28, 2013: Dr. Con Slobodchikoff – Chasing Dr. Doolittle – Learning the Language of Animals

On this show, Lori ws joined by Dr. Con Slobodchikoff, author of Chasing Dr. Doolittle – Learning the Language of Animals. Con, who is Professor Emeritus of Biology, Northern Arizona University, has dedicated his career to studying language of Prairie Dogs. He discovered the prairie dog calls contain a tremendous amount of information, constituting not […]

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Animals Today – July 14, 2013: Richard Schwartz and Michael Fishbach

Two fabulous guests joined us on this show. First, Lori welcomed Richard Schwartz, President of Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA) and Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians (SERV). Richard is diligently working on growing the transformed and reborn Jewish holiday, “New Year for Animals” and updated us on his progress. It is a big idea […]

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Animals Today June 30, 2013 – Dr. Lori Marino analyzes Dolphin Assisted Therapy

On this show, Lori welcomed Dr. Lori Marino back to the show to discuss the growing phenomenon of using captive dolphins as tretment for a variety of human maladies, such as autism. Marino is an Emory University Neuroscientist and Executive Director of Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy and is one of the world’s leading experts in […]

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Opposition to Crush Videos – Marla Stormwolf Patty and Anthony Damiano from Stopcrush

On this show, Lori explored the phenomenon of crush videos with the co-founders of Stopcrush, Marla Stormwolf Patty and Anthony Damiano. Crush videos depict actual torture and killing of small animals by provocatively dressed women. The women, sporting high heels, literally crush the animals to death after other methods of horrific torture are inflicted.  Those […]

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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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Animals Today May 26, 2013 – Adam Roberts, Consumption of Lion Meat in North America

On this show Adam Roberts came on to report about the growing practice of lion meat consumption. Roberts, Executive VP, Born Free USA, described many problems related to the practice, including the obvious animal cruelty issues as well as public health and safety concerns. Also, there is a significant element of deception and outright fraud […]

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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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Animals Today – May 5, 2013 CT State Representative Diana Urban and Action for Animals’ Eric Mills

Two great guests appeared on this show. First, CT State Representative, Diana Urban, joined Lori to Discuss new legislation she is sponsoring. HB 6690 would place a legal advocate (law student or lawyer) for animals in courtrooms, in cases where abuse or neglect has occurred.  This would be a huge development, and Lori voiced her […]

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Animals Today – April 28, 2013 – Dr. Sophia Yin and Dr. Michael Greger

On this show, Lori first welcomed Dr. Sophia Yin, animal behavior expert, lecturer and author, who spoke about prevention of dog bites. In this wide-ranging discussion, Dr. Yin emphasized the imprtance of training and also explained how to read the body language of dogs. Learn more about her here. Then, Dr. Michael Greger came on […]

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Animals Today – April 21, 2013 Los Angeles Canine Custody Program; Rhino horn poaching

Lori welcomed three guests on this show. The topic for the first two segments was a great new program being conducted at the Los Angeles County Jail called the Custody Canine program. Sergeant Ray Harley, from the LA County sheriff’s department, and Rick Belmonte, of Belmonte’s Dog Training and Equipment described how dogs from shelters […]

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Animals Today April 14, 2013. Dr. Leslie Irvine and Steve Hindi

This show featured two wonderful guests. First, Peter welcomed Dr. Leslie Irvine, who teaches Sociology at University of Colorado, Boulder. She authored a fascinating book titled, My Dog Always Eats First – Homeless People and their Dogs. She gave of numerous first-hand accounts form her research into the lives of homeless and their animals. Highly […]

Animals Today April 7, 2013 – Derek Burkholder and Tracy Coppola

The first guest on this show was Dr. Derek Burkholder, research scientist at Save Our Seas Shark Center at Nova Southeastern University. Lori and Derek discussed shark threats and conservation and the recent news from CITES, which added protected status to more shark and ray species. Then, Tracy Coppola appeared to discuss the issues concerning […]

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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 […]

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Animals Today March 3, 2013 – Brenda Peterson and Bobbi Brink

This show featured two remarkable guests. First, novelist, investigative reporter and advocate for sea mammals, Brenda Peterson joined Lori. The use of extremely loud sonar by the US Navy not only disrupts the communication (and thus the behavior) of whales and dolphins, but can kill them. Clear evidence is accumulating that the exercises and tests […]

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Animals Today February 24, 2013 – Dr. Randy Frost discusses animal hoarding

This week, Peter welcomed Smith College Professor of Psychology, Randy Frost, to explore the minds and behaviors of animal hoarders. Frost is an internationally recognized leader in the field of hoarding and his latest book, Stuff – Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things (co-authored with Gail Steketee), has received great reviews. Check it out […]

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Animals Today February 10, 2013: Michelle Thew, Cruelty Free International

Lori welcomed a wonderful guest for the hour, Michelle Thew, Chief Executive of Cruelty Free International and  British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. The EU has finally banned all testing on animals for cosmetic development, the fruit of a decades long effort. Lori and Michelle discussed how that occurred, and the far-ranging implications for […]

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Animals Today – February 3, 2013 – Dr. Michael Greger discusses plant-based diets

World renowned nutrition authority, Dr. Michael Greger, joined Lori on this show with the latest facts and research supporting the health benefits of plant based diets. And, the evidence continues to get progressively stronger. What happens to your body when you consume meat or dairy? How does a plant based diet reduce inflammation and why is […]