This week’s show begins with Lori offering her views on the killing of the 450 pound Silverback Gorilla Harambe, who was captive in the Cincinnati Zoo. Authorities shot him to protect a boy who made his way into the gorilla exhibit. But who really bears responsibility for the death of this innocent creature? Legal analyst Bob Ferber then joins Lori and explains how both civil lawsuits and criminal charges might be coming.
We continue with Aimee Bayard, Associate Director and Biologist at the Bighorn Institute in Palm Desert California. Adult and juvenile sheep are coming off their natural mountain habitat and onto the streets and golf courses of La Quinta, often resulting in death by accident or illness. Aimee argues that a barrier fence must be installed to keep them safely on the mountains where they belong, but politics and financial issues are preventing swift action.
Peter concludes the show with San Bernardino County District Attorney, Mike Ramos, who leads the newly formed Animal Cruelty Prosecution Unit there.