First, Lori welcomes Los Angeles based attorney Ken Phillips, who specializes in legal issues related to dogs. Ken is a nationally renowned authority who has made many media appearances. Dog parks can be wonderful places, but the risks and hazards to people and dogs in and around the parks are real. Ken shared his decades of expertise to increase our knowledge and awareness about what can go wrong at dog parks, so everyone can have fun and stay safe. Ken’s website is here.
Next up is Peter Wolf, Research Policy Analyst at Best Friends Animal Society. Recently, in an unexpected move, the Western Governors Association placed feral cats on the list of top 50 invasive species in the West. Wolf explains how this policy is ill conceived and, if fully acted upon, would certainly backfire and not further environmental goals. Wolf gives specific action items for listeners, including writing a letter to your governor. More information on how to easily do that is here.
Lori then shares new survey data about cat and dog owners, who seem to differ more than we might expect. Also, it’s Cesar Chavez Day and Eric Mills from Action for Animals explains Chavez’s compassionate beliefs about both animals and humans.