We begin with Judy Mancuso, President and Founder of SCIL (Social Compassion in Legislation), who recounts how she learned about the Interior Secretary’s decision to permit African elephant trophies back into the US, and President Trump’s placing of a hold on that decision. She sprung into action, organizing a rally in LA and taking steps in California to pass new legislation countering the practice.
We continue on the same topic with Center for Biological Diversity Attorney Tanya Sanerib, who provides her organization’s take on these events, and explains the lawsuit the Center has launched.
Then, Veterinarian Robert Reed, Medical Director at VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital, reminds us of the holiday season risks to dogs and cats around the house.
The most common cause of medical problems this time of year are animals eating harmful foods like fatty foods, bread dough and chocolate. Poinsettia, mistletoe and holly cause minor toxicities. But, cat owners should be especially careful about lilies (not usually a winter plant but sometimes included in holiday arrangements). All parts of that plant are very toxic to cats, but not dogs.
The final segment begins with the popular dog and cat names for 2017. For male dogs Max again leads the list, as does Bella for female dogs. Worldwide, the most popular dog name is Max. We conclude with suggestions for names for small dogs and a little quiz on Presidential dogs of the past 50 years.