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Animals Today May 3, 2015. Deceptive and fraudulent labeling of faux fur: learn how to ensure the products you buy are cruelty free. Good news for circus elephants.

http://animalstodayradio.com/audio/050315.mp3  Lori’s first guest for the show was Pierre Grzybowski, policy enforcement Manager for the Humane Society of the United State’s Fur-Free Campaign.  Pierre explained how garments, shoes and handbags marked and advertised as being composed of synthetic materials may actually have animal fur or hair. The HSUS is a strong voice against this practice […]

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Animals Today March 22, 2015. The connection between dog breeding and euthanasia. What is holding the animal welfare movement back? Best Friends has a new Chief Digital Officer.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/032215.mp3 This show began with Lori speaking to Elizabeth Oreck, National Manager of Puppy Mill Initiatives for Best Friends Animal Society about the connection between intentional dog breeding, overpopulation and euthanasia of homeless dogs. For years, Lori has been explaining how dog breeders contribute to shelter crowding and consequently to the killing of far too many […]

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Animals Today- December 21, 2014. Compassionate conservation. Greater legal rights for nonhuman species. Hormone replacement therapy can harm dogs and cats.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/122114.mp3 This was a big show featuring three wonderful guests! First up was Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., former Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Recently a Harvard biologist working in Guyana came across a huge exotic spider (a Goliath […]

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Animals Today November 30, 2014. The truth about turkeys. Holiday animal safety. Cool new species found.

On this show, Lori began by welcoming Dr. Karen Davis, President of United Poultry Concerns. The Presidential “pardon” of two turkeys (named “Mac” and “Cheese”) and Mr. Obama’s comments set the stage for a discussion with the world’s foremost advocate for chickens, turkeys and other birds people like to eat. Karen authored More Than a Meal: […]

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Animals Today – June 8, 2014. Citizen Canine, by David Grimm. British Columbia’s Green Party takes a stand against rodeos.

On this show, Lori welcomed David Grimm, author of Citizen Canine – Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs. Grimm, a deputy news editor at Science, has provided a fascinating and entertaining treatise on the growing cultural and legal status of cats and dogs in society. Buy it here. Then, British Columbia’s Green Party has […]

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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 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 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 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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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 – January 20, 2013 Steven M. Wise & the Nonhuman Rights Project

On this show, Lori was joined by Attorney Steven M. Wise. Steven is President of the Nonhuman Rights Project, and has served as an animal protection attorney for thirty years. The Nonhuman Rights Project aims to achieve greater rights for animals through legal means, state by state, case by case, species by species. Soon it will […]

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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.     […]

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

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 Canada, […]

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Animals Today – July 8, 2012. Gary Francione

  This week, Lori welcomed Rutgers Law Professor, Gary Francione. A prolithic author and engaging speaker, Gary is one of the true leaders in the animal rights movement. Lori and Gary covered a variety of important topics, with primary themes being the fundamental importance of veganism and efforts to inspire dog and cat lovers to […]

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Animals Today April 15, 2012 Michael Budkie – Animal Experimentation

This show featured Michael Budkie, Co-founder of Stop Animal Exploitation Now. SAEN is known for tielessly exposing the abuses found in animal experimentation. If you oppose vivisection or want to learn more about the issues, make sure to listen and to learn about the work of SAEN. Visit their exhaustive website here:  SAEN In the […]

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Animals Today, April 8, 2012: Christianity, Judaism, animal welfare and vegetarianism

On Easter Sunday, we rebroadcast a show from 2010,which covered animal welfare and vegetarianism from Jewish and Christian perspectives. The discussion covered the holidays, the Bible, the roles of religious leaders, the environment, and much more. The special guests were Dr. Richard Schwartz, and Frank R. Hoffman. Richard Schwartz is President of Jewish Vegetarians of […]

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Animals Today – January 15, 2012 – Jenifer Wallis and Allie Phillips

On this show, Lori interviewed attorney and animal advocate, Jenifer Wallis. They discussed the comprehensive dog population control legislation in place in New Hampshire. The effect has been to virtually cure the pet overpopulation problem in the state. Also, they discussed Jenifer’s experiences being vegan in Alabama. Note: There are not many vegans in Alabama, […]

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Animals Today – August 14, 2011

Two great authors came on the show today.  First, author Dale Peterson covered a wide range of topics while talking about his book, The Moral Lives of Animals. It is a serious book, yet a real pleasure to savor, with numerous interesting stories and facts throughout. We are looking forward to reviewing his next work […]

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Animals Today – June 12, 2011: Paul Waldau’s book on Animal Rights; Kerry Kriger on protecting amphibians.

Animals Today with Dr. Lori Kirshner – show of June 12, 2011. We are joined by Paul Waldau with his new book, Animal Rights – What Everyone Needs to Know, and by Dr. Kerry Kriger, from Save The Frogs!