Lori begins with something any animal advocate ought to know about: the history of the animal rights and animal welfare movements. From the practices of ancient spiritual teachers of India, to the ideas of modern philosophers, Lori hopes this condensed history will inspire you to continue learning on your own.
Then, in recognition of World Rabies Day, Dr. Robert Reed joins Lori to explain rabies, the nature of the virus and the disease it causes, and the current risks to people, dogs and cats in the US. Fortunately, thanks to the widespread use of vaccines, rabies cases are rare.
Peter then welcomes Clive Wynne to speak about his new book, Dog is Love – Why and How Your Dog Loves You. Wynne’s offering is part memoir and part scientific detective story, proving the roots of our enduring bond with this cherished species. Highly recommended! Buy it here.
Lori concludes the show examining the idea of the “crazy cat lady.” A recent study examined the stereotype, but listen in to hear what Peter and Lori think about this personality profile.