This show begins with the unbelievable news that 18 elephants have been ripped from their homes and families in Swaziland and flown to a life of captivity at three US zoos. Toni Frohoff, PhD. from In Defense of Animals (IDA), explains the tragic situation, how it can possibly happen in 2016 and what we all can do now to help these animals. Frohoff is Elephant and Cetacean Director at IDA. The notorious zoos accepting the elephants are the Dallas Zoo, the Sedgwick County Zoo, in Wichita Kansas, and The Henry Doorly Zoo, in Omaha Nebraska
Then, Dr. Michael Greger returns in support of his book, How Not to Die, with advice on how we can lessen our chances of getting Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease by eating right.
Next up Peter and Lori chat with Bob Vetere, President and CEO of the American Pet Products Association, about new trends in the huge market of items for our companion animals. Then, we comment about some of the sample products Animals Today has received. Some we like, some we don’t.
As we predicted, more and more people outfitting their pets, dogs especially, in fake service vests, and falsely claiming they are official service animals. Colorado legislators recognize this as a problem that the law needs to address, and legislation is pending there with stiff fines for owners employing uncredentialed service animals. Plus, check out the live video of eagles in a nest in Washington DC, breaking in to cars in now legal in Florida to help people and animals in hot weather, and Armani goes fur free. It’s a really big show! Thanks for listening!