http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/052712.mp3 Today’s show featured Dr. Elliot Katz from In Defense of Animals who described the Be a Guardian campaign. He feels the language we use to describe our relationships with our companion animals influences our attitudes and behaviors. So, he prefers the term guardian rather than owner. Then, Brandon Yanak, a young animal advocate, described […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/052012.mp3 On this show, Lori was first joined by conservation filmmaker and author Hardy Jones. Hardy is recently back from Peru where nearly one thousand dead dolphins and porpoises have washed up onto the beach. He shared some new insight as to why this might have happened. Hardy also has a new book titled The […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/051312.mp3 On this show, Celebrity Veterinarian Marty Becker joined Lori to promote his new book, Your Cat: An Owner’s Manual. Marty offered up numerous kitty insights and practical tips for cat people. The book is quite good, in a world of numerous cat books. One thing we did not anticipate was the controversy having Marty […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/050612.mp3 This week’s show featured California State Senator Ted Lieu. Senator Lieu is trying to ban the use of packs of dogs to hunt bears and bobcats in California. If you also are horrified to learn that this practice still exists, listen in and learn what you can do to end it. Senator Lieu has […]
From the Books Received Department: Five books came in for review this week. We cannot read them all but will try to choose one or two that would be best for the radio show. Lipstick and the Leash: Dog Training a Woman’s Way, by Camilla Gray-Nelson. The press release reads, “Lipstick and the Leash: Dog […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/042212.mp3 His week’s show featured Joe Miele, President of Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting. Lori and Joe discussed a variety of recent news items concerning hunting. Joe is a passionate and articulate advocate for animals. The C.A.S.H. website is here. We encourage you to visit it and see how they chronicle the tragic and continuous […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/041512.mp3 This show featured Michael Budkie, Co-founder of Stop Animal Exploitation Now. SAEN is known for tielessly exposing the abuses found in animal experimentation. If you oppose vivisection or want to learn more about the issues, make sure to listen and to learn about the work of SAEN. Visit their exhaustive website here: SAEN In […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/040812.mp3 On Easter Sunday, we rebroadcast a show from 2010,which covered animal welfare and vegetarianism from Jewish and Christian perspectives. The discussion covered the holidays, the Bible, the roles of religious leaders, the environment, and much more. The special guests were Dr. Richard Schwartz, and Frank R. Hoffman. Richard Schwartz is President of Jewish Vegetarians […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/040112.mp3 April is National Adopt a Greyhound Month, and this show featured two segments on greyhounds with the head of the country’s premier greyhound advocacy group, Christine Dorchak. Christine described the creulty inherent in the greyhound racing, and Grey 2K USA’s efforts to end the industry. Listen in and learn if you should adopt a […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/032512.mp3 In segments one and two, New York Assembly member Amy Paulin (from NY’s 88th district), and Jane Hoffman from The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, discussed the Shelter Access Bill in New York State. They made a very convincing case for the law being passed. In segment three, Laura Allen from Animal Law Coalition […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/031812.mp3 This show featured the wonderful Kim Sturla who heads up Animal Place, near Sacramento. WOW, they recently rescued more than 4,000 hens. We discussed what one does with all those birds, and the value of farmed animal sancturaries. Then, Dr. John Pippin from PCRM described the Great Ape Protection and Cost Saving Act. Read […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/031112.mp3 Two great guests appeared on this week’s show. First, Peter interviewed Chris Butler-Stroud, Chief Executive of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS). At February’s AAAS meeting, Chris led a panel discussion on rights for cetaceans. Should whales and dolphins have more rights than they do now, given their high level of intelligence, self-awareness […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/030412.mp3 On this week’s show, Peter ventured down to the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Texas to meet with Director Tim Ajax (and more than 500 monkeys). They discussed the history of the sanctuary, why it is needed, and how they are preparing to receive more than one hundred new residents. The sanctuary is […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/022612.mp3 On this show we revisited and updated two ongoing and important stories. First, attorney Marla Taucher came on to discuss how the Hayden Law in California (the law that gives animals who enter shelters a few important days to get adopted or reunited before euthanasia) is threatened, and what pet lovers need to do […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/021212.mp3 This show featured two great interviews. First, Dr. James Serpell joined Lori to discuss the medical problems common in purebred dogs. They discussed how breeding practices cause relatively high levels of genetic diseases in dogs, as well as the roles of kennel clubs, breeders, veterinarians and the general public concerning this issue. Dr. Serpell […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/020512.mp3 On this show, Lori first interviewed Susan Wagner, founder of Equine Advocates. Brought up in the racing industry, when Susan discovered the dark side of the horse business, she was shocked. Now, Susan is one of the country’s leading advocates for equines. They discussed politics, horse slaughter, responsible guardianship and more. Susan was simply brilliant. […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/012912.mp3 On this show, Lori first interviewed UCLA Law Professor Taimie Bryant. The California Hayden law, which she was responsible for drafting, has been successful in reducing the number of animals euthanized in shelters. However, it is now under attack by Governor Jerry Brown. No one knows this material better than Bryant. Listen in to […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/011512.mp3 On this show, Lori interviewed attorney and animal advocate, Jenifer Wallis. They discussed the comprehensive dog population control legislation in place in New Hampshire. The effect has been to virtually cure the pet overpopulation problem in the state. Also, they discussed Jenifer’s experiences being vegan in Alabama. Note: There are not many vegans in […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/010812.mp3 On today’s show, Lori began with a fascinating discussion about the use of gas for euthanasia of companion animals. Her guests were Pennsylvania State Senator Andy Dinniman, and animal advocate Joe Dwyer. Euthanasia by gas is very cruel and they are working to advance legislation (Daniel’s Law) to ban its use in the state. Looks […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/122511.mp3 First, Lori interviewed Jill Robinson, Founder and CEO of Animals Asia. They discussed the practice of people consuming dogs and cats for food in China. Animals Asia has a number of programs to reduce this practice and to encourage people to regard dogs and cats as pets and companions. Visit Animals Asia here. It […]
This week, Peter interviewed Fred O’Regan, President and CEO of International Fund for Animal Welfare, IFAW. Fred is a great leader and spokesperson for this large organization and they discussed elephants, seal hunting and the EU ban on seal products, whale hunting, and marine mammal strandings. Then, Dr. Luke Hunter joined Peter to discuss […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/121111.mp3 On today’s show Lori interviewed Dr. Donald Forrester, with Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Don advocates a plant-based diet for his patients, and discussed the cardiovascular benefits of omitting all animal products from one’s diet. Visit PCRM here. Then, Lori discussed the problem of stray dogs and cats in Mexico with Marlene Revelen and […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/120411.mp3 On this show, we reviewed the seven most important stories and events concerning animals this year. Here they are: 1. SPCA releases recommendations on Canandian sled dog massacre 2. Bullfighting ban in Catalonia, Spain 3. OSHA hearing on SeaWorld death of Dawn Brancheau 4. Ohio wild animal release and massacre 5. Japan earthquake, tsunami […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/112011.mp3 On this show, Lori discussed a number of news items concerning the welfare of Elephants and other animals with Matt Rossell, Campaigns Director, US office, Animal Defenders International. First, they covered the newly introduced Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act. Then, they discussed ADI’s suit against Have Trunk Will Travel, a Perris California based group which supplies […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/110611.mp3 On this week’s show we featured interviews with two fascinating guests representing different groups in the Galapagos Islands. We met up with them at the 2011 FARM animal rights conference. First, we spoke with Tod Emko, who is President of Darwin Animal Doctors. They bring qualified vets to the Galapagos to help all of […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/111311.mp3 On this week’s show we continued our coverage from the 2011 FARM animal rights conference in Los Angeles. First we spoke with Peter Muller with Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting and The League of Humane Voters. Here are the links to his sites: CASH and League of Humane Voters Then, we spoke with Dawn Moncrieffe, […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/102311.mp3 On this show we spoke with Frank Hoffman, from the Frank T and Mary L Hoffman Foundation. The Foundation hosts a very large series of websites concerning religion, animal rights and veganism. Frank is a former Jewish-United Methodist Pastor, who contends that traditional churches and temples do not take issues of animal welfare seriously. […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/092511.mp3 On today’s show, Peter was first joined by Debbie Knaan, who serves as Deputy DA, Los Angeles County as Animal Cruelty Case Coordinator. We discussed the successes and challenges in prosecuting cases of animal abuse and neglect, as well as community efforts to decrease animal abuse. Then, Jonathan Balcombe joined us in support of […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/091811.mp3 On this week’s show, we were first joined by Dr. Nicholas Dodman. Nick is Professor, Section Head and Program Director of the Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences at the Tufts Cummings school of Veterinary Medicine, book author, media personality and lecturer. He and his colleagues have made some groundbreaking discoveries into canine compulsive […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/091111.mp3 On today’s show, Lori spoke to Adam Roberts with the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. They discussed what constitutes an animal sanctuary and the benefits of accreditation. Adam was a great guest who is a true advocate for animals. Then Charlie Crosby from Noah’s Wish came on, and discussed how they respond during emergencies […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/082811.mp3 This week’s show began with a mini-rant about the missed opportunity by the Obamas to adopt a dog from a shelter. What an impact that could have had! Instead, Bo came from a breeder via the Kennedys. We are on that topic because the second guest in the hour was Presidential Dog expert, Kate […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/082111.mp3 On today’s show, we had a woman who refers to herself as the Penguin Lady, and a man who calls himself the Snake Man. First, we spoke with Dyan DeNapoli for 2 segments, about her book, The Great Penguin Rescue. It is a first hand account of the largest rescue of wild animals ever, […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/081411.mp3 Two great authors came on the show today. First, author Dale Peterson covered a wide range of topics while talking about his book, The Moral Lives of Animals. It is a serious book, yet a real pleasure to savor, with numerous interesting stories and facts throughout. We are looking forward to reviewing his next […]
This week’s show featured three wonderful guests. First, Reannon Branchesi appeared to tell us about Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals. Anyone can join in, and she will tell us how. Here is the link to information about the walks. We think everyone should visit a farmed animal sanctuary at least once! Then, Dr. Rebecca Johnson […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/071711.mp3 We had two great guests on today’s show. First, we meet whale advocate and former tennis pro Michael Fishbach. He is now with the Great Whale Conservancy, and we recently learned about his work when we viewed his amazing video here. Then, author Dean Koontz joins us to talk about A Big Little Life […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/070311.mp3 On today’s show, we feature the documentary film, Buck. Both its star, Buck Brannaman and the creator and director, Cindy Meehl, provide their perspectives on the making of and the reaction to this Sundance award winning film. Plus we talk about horses and people. Here is the film’s site. This duo rarely does interview […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/062611.mp3 On today’s show, Priscilla Feral joins us to speak about the wildlife sanctuary, Primarily Primates, where she is President of their Board of Directors. Here is the video describing Eagle Scout Joshua and Oliver, the blind chimp he helped. I was hoping to discuss this more but I am sure you will like this video. […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/050811.mp3 Peter and I recently ventured to cover the 2011 America’s Family Pet Expo, in Costa Mesa California. We went partly out of curiosity, wanting to see what of interest to animal rights oriented people would be there. Of course, we also have pets so we are somewhat interested in the pet scene, though pets […]
http://s3.amazonaws.com/at-radio/061911.mp3 This show features Morgan Lance, USA Director of Animals Asia Foundation. She and AAF have been working in China and Vietnam to end the practice of “bear farming” to harvest the animals’ bile. AAF also has a cat and dog welfare campaign, as well as an action against cruelty campaign. Also, Karen Davis from […]
Animals Today with Dr. Lori Kirshner – show of June 12, 2011. We are joined by Paul Waldau with his new book, Animal Rights – What Everyone Needs to Know, and by Dr. Kerry Kriger, from Save The Frogs!
The June 5, 2011, Animals Today with Dr. Lori Kirshner features Professor Priscilla N. Cohn, on the use of immunocontraception to control populations of free-roaming animals, and the ethics of hunting. Also, attorney Chris Jones joins us to speak about pet trusts as the preferred way to make sure your companion animals are treated according to your wishes should you die before them.
Animals Today show of May 22, 2011 with Susan Tellem from American Tortoise Rescue, and Dave Thraen from All Wildlife Rescue and Education, inc.
Prof. Priscilla Cohn – the Journal of Animal Ethics. Matt Rossell from Animal Defenders International – abuse of the elephant, TAI, star of Water for Elephants. Katherine Hutchison, horse-drawn carriages in NYC.
Will Tuttle discusses the World Peace Diet.
Appearing on this show: Leane Cronquist, Farm Sanctuary – Easter bunnies and chicks. Kenneth Newman, DVM – Gracie’s law in Florida. David Dosa, MD – Making Rounds with Oscar
On this show, lori was joined by the authors of the book, The Animal Rights Debate – Abolition or Regulation? Gary L. Francione and Robert Garner debated their ideas on how to advance conditions for non-human animals. Buy it here.
Marc Bekoff discusses coyotes. Protesting the Palm Springs Rodeo. Perspectives on the Rodeo Protest, Palm Springs, CA, 2010 by Dr Lori Kirshner Listeners of Animals Today know that I am a fairly outspoken individual. I am passionate about animals and their welfare, I am not […]
Animals Today April 3, 2011. Perspectives in Animal Rights with Dr. Lori Kirshner
This show featured Matt Ellerbeck (The Snake Man) who discussed with Lori a range of topics concerning snakes.
Steve Hindi (SHARK) – Videodocumentation of rodeo cruelty. Dr. John Pippin (PCRM) – Chimpanzee research.