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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 […]

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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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