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Animals Today – December 23, 2012 Dr. Lawrence Hansen discusses animal research committees

On this show, Dr. Lawrence Hansen, Professor of Pathology, UC San Diego School of Medicine, joined Lori to discuss his recent article, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees Need Greater Ethical Diversity. Dr. Hansen is a well-known Physician-scientist, as well as a strong advocate for the welfare and rights of all animals. Larry also discussed the [...]

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Animals Today – December 16, 2012 Dr. Richard Oppenlander discusses the oceans

On this show,  Dr. Richard Oppenlander returned to speak about the poor state of our oceans. Not only are we depleting their resources, we are thoroughly ruining their health. Many factors are at play including overfishing (or as Richard prefers, simply “fishing”), acidification, global warming, oversue of fertilizers, oil exploration and more. Is it too [...]

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Animals Today December 9, 2012: Frank Hoffman

On this show, Frank Hoffman from all-creatures, joined Lori to discuss various aspects of animal welfare from religious perspectives. Frank is a former Jewish- United Methodist Pastor and provided many fascinating insights about how our religious leaders and beliefs both hinder and advance the welfare of animals. There is much work to do. Listen here! [...]

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Animals Today – December 2, 2012. Craig Sholley, African Wildlife Foundation. Conservation of Gorillas and other wildlife

On this show, Lori was joined by Vice President of of Philanthropy and Marketing for African Wildlife Foundation, Craig Sholley. Craig discussed the results of the most recent Mountain Gorilla census, as well as the ongoing threats to their survival. African Wildlife Foundation has existed for 50 years and works to help both people and animals [...]

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Animals Today – November 11, 2012 Marc Bekoff and Paul Koretz

On this show, Lori first was joined by Marc Bekoff to update us on a disturbing situation at Green Mountain College in Vermont. There, two oxen who have been working on the campus farm were slated to be slaughtered and turned into oxenburgers. Nice thanks for your efforts, right? Marc offered his usual thoughtful analysis. [...]

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Animals Today – November 4, 2012 Ken Foster discusses I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (And Misunderstood) Pet

On this show, Lori was joined by author Ken Foster, who discussed the Pit Bull in our society.  In I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (And Misunderstood) Pet, Ken reviews the history of the breed, explores how where pit bulls have been part of our culture and dispels common misperceptions about them. The [...]

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Animals Today – October 28, 2012. Dr. Richard Oppenlander discusses Global Depletion and his book, Comfortably Unaware

On this show, Lori was joined by author, lecturer, consultant and entrepreneur, Dr. Richard Oppenlander. Richard persuasively argued that our diets are directly responsible for harming the earth. Richard’s book, Comfortably Unaware: Global depletion and food responsibility…what you choose to eat is killing our planet, outlines the unsustainability of our meat and dairy -intensive diets, [...]

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Animals Today October 21, 2012 – Advancing the Interests of Animals

On this show, Lori and Peter discussed the animmal welfare group, Advancing the Interests of Animals. AIA is the main sponsor of Animals Today, and its stated mission is “to improve the lives of animals and to encourage increased compassion and respect for all living creatures. We act directly with focused campaigns to help animals, and [...]

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Animals Today – Oct 7, 2012: Michele Diselets, Orangutan Land Trust

On this show, Lori welcomed the Executive Director of the Orangutan Land Trust, Michele Diselets. Orangutans are under serious threat due to habitat destruction from logging and palm oil production, as well as the pet trade. Listen in to learn about these great apes, Michele’s oustanding work with Orangutan Land Trust, and how you can [...]

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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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