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Animals Today April 19, 2015. Wildlife killing contests. Devocalization legislation. Earth Week celebrates its 45th birthday

Big show here. First Lori was joined by Camilla Fox, Founder and Executive Director of Project Coyote. Camilla explained the origins and ongoing practice of having contests to kill wildlife, typically done under the guise of conservation or protection of agricultural interests. California has banned the practice and now Project Coyote and other groups are working […]

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Animals Today April 5, 2015. All about Roadrunners. Canned hunting of specially bred unusual animals.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/040515.mp3 This show featured a great discussion about the roadrunner, one of the most distinctive animals of the Southwest. This interview with naturalist and author Jim Cornett, which originally aired in 2009, is packed with facts and delightful stories about roadrunners. Listen in to find out how they eat rattlesnakes and scorpions, where they go in […]

Jeffrey Cohan

Animals Today March 1, 2015 The growing popularity of vegetarianism, veganism and animal advocacy in modern Jewish life. Killing in the name of conservation.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/030115.mp3 This show featured Jeffrey Cohan, Executive Director of Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA). Led by a strong movement in Israel, but rapidly expanding in Europe and North America, a growing number of Jewish people and leaders are embracing vegetarianism, veganism, and animal advocacy in general. Cohan explained why this is occurring, how plant-based diets […]

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Animals Today – February 15, 2015. Captive hunting critique. Will New York ban cat declawing? Giraffe populations under pressure.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/021515.mp3 This show began with Joe Meile from Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting (C.A.S.H.). Following allegations of a connection between actor Matthew McConaughey and a canned hunting ranch, we wanted to learn more about how these operations operate. Joe is one of the country’s leading opponents of hunting and provided the disturbing details. Then, NYS assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal […]

Rebecca Aldworth

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 – 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 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 May 7 2012 – CA State Senator Ted Lieu and advocate Jacqueline Mercier Berman

This week’s show featured California State Senator Ted Lieu. Senator Lieu is trying to ban the use of packs of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats in California. If you also are horrified to learn that this practice still exists, listen in and learn what you can do to end it. Senator Lieu has a […]

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Animals Today April 22, 2012 – Joe Miele and Marc Bekoff

His week’s show featured Joe Miele, President of Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting. Lori and Joe discussed a variety of recent news items concerning hunting. Joe is a passionate and articulate advocate for animals. The C.A.S.H. website is here. We encourage you to visit it and see how they chronicle the tragic and continuous stream […]

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Animals Today November 13, 2011 – More coverage from the FARM conference

On this week’s show we continued our coverage from the 2011 FARM animal rights conference in Los Angeles. First we spoke with Peter Muller with Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting and The League of Humane Voters. Here are the links to his sites: CASH and League of Humane Voters Then, we spoke with Dawn Moncrieffe, Founding […]

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Animals Today – June 5, 2011: Immunocontraception with Professor Priscilla Cohen; Pet trusts with Chris Jones.

The June 5, 2011, Animals Today with Dr. Lori Kirshner features Professor Priscilla N. Cohn, on the use of immunocontraception to control populations of free-roaming animals, and the ethics of hunting. Also, attorney Chris Jones joins us to speak about pet trusts as the preferred way to make sure your companion animals are treated according to your wishes should you die before them.