Animal rights and welfare.
Lori begins with something any animal advocate ought to know about: the history of the animal rights and welfare movements. We discuss the practices of ancient spiritual teachers of India, as well as the ideas of modern philosophers, plus much more. Lori hopes this condensed history will inspire you to continue learning on your own so that you can be an animal advocate, as well.
The first animal shelter in U.S.
Then, author Kate Kelly visits to speak with Lori about the first animal shelter in the United States. The heroine of the story is Caroline Earle White, a Philadelphia philanthropist who also participated in the women’s suffrage movement.
Part of her legacy is The Caroline Earle White Veterinary Hospital, which provides a range of healthcare services for dogs, cats and other small domestic animals as part of their commitment to maintaining the health and well-being of animals in the community. This story will inform and inspire you!
Health benefits of pet ownership.
Next, Peter welcomes back to the show Hal Herzog, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Western Carolina University. Hal examined the scientific evidence that having pets can improve the physical and mental health of their people, and finds the evidence lacking. We are pleased to share with all of you this thoughtful and highly debated subject.
The film, Long Gone Wild.
Peter concludes with Bill Neal, Writer, Producer and Director of the film Long Gone Wild. This film takes up where Blackfish leaves off, explaining that killer whales are still being confined in marine parks all around the world. Marine parks to house killer whales are being constructed in China at a very fast rate, with Russia supplying the ocean captured animals. Learn more about the movie and the movement to stop the continued confinement of these majestic animals.