The show begins with Lori’s discussion with Toni Frohoff, PhD., Elephant Campaign Director at In Defense of Animals. Each year, IDA publishes its list of the worst North American zoos for elephants, and sadly, this year’s list demonstrates that the horrendous conditions for elephants in so many zoos continues. In 2017, there was indeed some […]
Lori begins the show by celebrating the wonderful news that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close May 2017. A sustained effort from animal advocates and animal welfare organizations, updated laws, and changing times all contributed to its demise. Lori continues with a fascinating talk about the use of medical cannabis for animals […]
This show begins with the unbelievable news that 18 elephants have been ripped from their homes and families in Swaziland and flown to a life of captivity at three US zoos. Toni Frohoff, PhD. from In Defense of Animals (IDA), explains the tragic situation, how it can possibly happen in 2016 and what we all […]
We begin with Peter and legal expert Bob Ferber discussing the admission by SeaWorld that its employee had infiltrated PETA to gather intelligence. Is it legal and does PETA have any recourse? Then, how much do you know about aardvarks? We are celebrating National Aardvark Week. Next on with Lori is Eric Mills, board member […]
Animals Today January 23, 2016: Kangaroo product ban in California. Ringling Bros. elephants to retire early. Wolves in conflict with ranchers. Helping children cope with the loss of pets. Highly contagious strain of flu affecting dogs. This show begins with Peter and Lori discussing a collection of new animal topics, including the battle to preserve […]
This show features Lori and Peter’s top eight picks of the most important animal welfare and animal rights stories of 2015. And even though the killing of Africa’s iconic lion, Cecil was very important, we deemed a different one to be the biggest event of the year. What would be on your list? Then, we […]
This show begins with Lori welcoming Ellen O’Neill-Stephens, founder of Courthouse Dogs Foundation. A growing number of court proceedings now have specially trained dogs present to provide emotional support to the human participants. Lori and Ellen discuss where the dogs come from, how they are used in court, and how they may help promote justice. […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/062914.mp3 On this show, Lori welcomed Craig Sholley, Vice President for Philanthropy and Marketing for African Wildlife Foundation. One of Kenya’s iconic elephants, a large 45-year-old male named Satao, was recently killed by poachers for his beautiful, long tusks. Craig discussed how it is possible that 20,000 elephants were killed last year in Africa, what drives […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/042714.mp3 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, […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/110313.mp3 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 […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/102713.mp3 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 […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/042113.mp3 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 […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/080512.mp3 Also make sure to visit Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary – this is also covered in the show and is yet another incredible project led by Mr. Casselman. And here is David’s profile from his law firm website.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/112011.mp3 On this show, Lori discussed a number of news items concerning the welfare of Elephants and other animals with Matt Rossell, Campaigns Director, US office, Animal Defenders International. First, they covered the newly introduced Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act. Then, they discussed ADI’s suit against Have Trunk Will Travel, a Perris California based group which supplies […]
Prof. Priscilla Cohn – the Journal of Animal Ethics. Matt Rossell from Animal Defenders International – abuse of the elephant, TAI, star of Water for Elephants. Katherine Hutchison, horse-drawn carriages in NYC.