Recently, a shocking story in the Hollywood Reporter strongly criticized the practices of the American Humane Association, the group that provides the “no animal were harmed” certifications to films and television shows. Many examples of abuse and neglect to animals were alleged, and an animal safety monitoring system simply gone haywire was described. On this show we were joined by former Los Angeles animal cruelty prosecutor, Bob Ferber, who is very familiar with the history and work of the American Humane Association. He explained the situation and offered possible solutions to protect the animal actors before, during, and after filming. We also discussed Al Gore’s long overdue adoption of a vegan diet, continuing dolphin slaughter in Japan, and more hot animal news items with Peter.