This show features Lori and Peter’s choices for the most notable and important animal rights and animal welfare stories of the year.
After Lori tortures Peter with some holiday animal trivia questions, they get on with the review. This year its not a countdown, but a sampling of events they considered most meaningful for various reasons.
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In no particular order, our most important stories of the year are:
Elephants shipped from Africa to three US zoos
Vaquitas on brink of extinction
Fake service animals
Spanish bullfighter killed on live tv
SeaWorld’s decline and captive whale issues
Ringling Bros. retires elephants
Innocent wolf in zoo killed after child gets nipped
California’s good samaritan law for hot car pet rescuers
Zookeeper killed by Malayan tiger
Gorilla named Harambe shot at Cincinnati zoo
Jaguar killed at Olympic torch ceremony