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Subscribe: RSSThis show begins with Lori counting down the bite power of the ten strongest nonhuman biters, with many facts about the included animals. Featured are lions, grizzly bears, gorillas, and crocodiles. Lori continues with solid advice about one of the more neglected aspects of pet care, oral hygiene. Keeping up with brushing of your dog’s teeth will help avoid a lot of misery and expense, and may even extend her life. Peter then welcomes Attorney Kevin Schneider, Executive Director of The Nonhuman Rights Project. This organization is working in the courts to expand legal rights of animals. Their goal is to have certain highly intelligent animals, including chimpanzees and elephants, considered non-human persons, beginning by filing habeas corpus petitions to secure the animals’ right to bodily liberty. It’s truly cutting edge work. Lori wraps up the show with Bob Ferber, former Los Angeles animal cruelty prosecutor. They discuss registries for those convicted of animal abuse, which Ferber generally thinks is a good idea, especially in preventing abusers from obtaining more animals.
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