Stolen dog reunited with family
We begin with animal news from around the world including how a stolen dog is reunited with his family thanks to a 2000 mile volunteer-led transport. This is a genuine heart-warming story of survival, determination and cooperation!
Meth in horse racing
We reveal the scandalous problems with meth in horse racing. Racing regulations nationwide take a zero-tolerance approach, saying drugs that humans abuse should never show up in a horse.
Trainers are responsible for guarding their horses against such contamination and must essentially prove their innocence to avoid sanctions. The industry takes the possibility of intentional administration of meth to horses very seriously, as its use could taint their activities. Yet, meth is so prevalent in society that picogram per ml concentrations can be found in some horses who presumably were not doped. There are no studies on the performance enhancing properties meth might have in horses, but it is believed it could cause atrial fibrillation.
A new study shows dog ownership associated with prolonged survival and reducing cardiovascular events. Canine companions may be good for human health—especially for people who live alone. Could man’s best friend also be our best prescription for better health?
Hot animal news from around the world
Can we save the coral reefs in the Florida Keys? We explain our part in this unfortunate situation and what can we do to remedy it.
Ingrid Newkirk criticizes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the apparent purchase of a French Bulldog.
And more interesting and hot animal news from around the world.
Then, Lori welcomes Los Angeles based attorney Ken Phillips, to speak about the risks related to dog parks. Dog parks can be wonderful places, but the risks and hazards to people and dogs in and around the parks are real.
Risks such as aggressive dogs, irresponsible owners, and unclean conditions need to be considered before taking Fido to your local dog park.
Ken shares his decades of expertise to increase our knowledge and awareness about what can go wrong at dog parks, so everyone can have fun and stay safe.