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Inspired by Anthony Weiner’s recent use of the phrase, “beat him like a rented mule,” we discuss a variety of idioms concerning animals, hoping to find interesting, humane alternatives to ones like “killing two birds with one stone.”
Then Lori speaks with Mary Finelli founder and President of Fish Feel. Chesapeake Bay cownose rays are being slaughtered by bow fishers during senseless cruel contests. The rays are docile, and not responsible for the decreasing oyster population as has been claimed.
Author Barbara King then joins Lori to discuss her ideas on the major issues facing zoos. Her upcoming book is titled Personalities on the Plate – The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat. King is trying to broaden the discussion about what happens to animals at zoos and indeed, what the future of zoos should be.
The show concludes with a talk with Susan Dapsis, President of International Society for Animal Rights, ISAR. The organization was charted over 50 years ago, making it one of the oldest animal welfare organizations in the US. Lori and Susan discuss ISAR’s worldwide activities, including International Homeless Animals’ Day. This year it takes place on August 20th.
Mary Finelli says
Thank you very much for having me as guest on your wonderful program, Dr. Kirshner! I so appreciate the opportunity to inform your listeners of the horrific abuse being inflicted on the beloved rays.
The petition to stop these vicious and ecologically reckless killing contests is at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/451/235/724/stop-the-mutilation-of-stingrays/ I hope people will sign and share it.
More information about the campaign, including videos, can be found at:
Ann Krug says
This is outright inhumane!
Don’t open any zoos and especially if you don’t have enough food and supplies.!