We begin with animal news items from around the world, including the death of the fourth dolphin at Dolphinaris Arizona, salmonella risks posed by pet hedgehogs, new insights into the intelligence of dogs, sleeping with pets in the bed, the unremitting Norwegian whaling industry, and more.
We continue with Iris Ho, Senior Wildlife Specialist with Humane Society International, reporting on the 2019 Safari Club International convention in Reno, Nevada. Representatives of HSUS and HSI posing as conventioneers surreptitiously collected video and photos depicting the illegal sale of wildlife products, as well as vendors offering canned lion hunting trips, in violation of the club’s own rules. The findings were presented to the Nevada Department of Wildlife, which has opened an investigation.
Peter then welcomes Molly Armus, staff attorney at Alley Cat Allies, who offers useful tips on making harsh winters a bit easier on community cats. And finally, you’ll be sitting in the catbird seat, as we trade colorful idioms about felines. It may be raining cats and dogs outside, but this show is the cat’s pajamas!