Today’s show features a discussion with returning guest, Paul Waldau. His new book is entitled, Animal Rights – What Everyone Needs to Know. We are really enjoying this comprehensive and thought-provoking book, and here is a link to it on Amazon so you can get one too.
Paul is an attorney, educator, writer, and activist. He is President of the Religion and Animals Institiute and former Director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts University. Paul has been named Associate Professor at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and the principal faculty member for a new two-year on-line Master of Science program in Anthrozoology (the discipline that focuses on humanity’s relationship with other species) that begins in September 2011. Here is the link to the program – we think it looks great! The course is mostly on-line, but you have to be on site four days per semester. Admission is competitive and the course work will be rigorous. Look at the courses offered- perfect stuff for Animals Today listeners!
Also on the show is Dr. Kerry Kriger, Executive Director and founder of Save The Frogs! This organization is America’s first and only public charity dedicated to protecting amphibians. We discuss their efforts to replace classroom dissctions of dead frogs with electronic, virtual methods. We also talk about frog ecology, threats to frogs (like eating them!) and whether they shoud be pets. Please look at the Save The Frogs website which has tons of information and covers all the wonderful work (they are very busy over there!) Kerry and his colleagues are up to.
Finally, Peter and I discuss the week’s animal news, which degenerates into a little rant about stupidity!