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Serious Abuse Accusations Target Prominent Horse Trainer

Serious Abuse Accusations Target Prominent Horse Trainer

March 29, 2014

Last week the organization People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released details of an undercover investigation that suggests a pattern of widespread animal abuse in the horse racing industry, including specific allegations against celebrated trainer Steve Asmussen. PETA’s Senior Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Kathy Guillermo describes the nature of the accusations and what happens next.

What Happens to Animals When They Hear Music? New research adds more noise to the discussion of whether animals have a complex appreciation of notes and tones. Tufts University professor Ani Patel, author of the study, joins us with details.

Music: “Madeira River” and “The Turning Point” by Uakti

Activists Accuse NFL Of Cruel And Unnecessary Treatment Of Animals

Activists Accuse NFL Of Cruel And Unnecessary Treatment Of Animals

February 1, 2014

The increased attention given to traumatic brain injuries suffered by American professional football players has exposed a controversial relationship to animals used in research sponsored by the National Football League. We learn more from Justin Goodman of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and neurologist and author Dr. Aysha Akhtar.

Billy Bush is using his considerable clout as a nationally syndicated TV and radio host and family member of two former presidents to take a bite out of the crime of wildlife poaching in Nepal. Bush documented his efforts for a new National Geographic documentary, "Chasing Rhinos," and he gives us a special preview.

Activists Accuse NFL Of Cruel And Unnecessary Treatment Of Animals

Activists Accuse NFL Of Cruel And Unnecessary Treatment Of Animals

November 16, 2013

The increased attention given to traumatic brain injuries suffered by American professional football players has exposed a controversial relationship to animals used in research sponsored by the National Football League. We learn more from Justin Goodman of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and neurologist and author Dr. Aysha Akhtar.

A Fond Farewell to a Champion Horse: This year’s Washington International Horse Show was the site of a “retirement party” for a celebrated Dutch warm-blood named Logan. Producer Natalie Yuravlivker was on hand for the festivities.

Music: “Kari” by Bob James & Earl Klugh; “The Turning Point” and “Dig A Pony” by Uakti;

Pet Adoption Program Triggers Seismic Reaction In California

Pet Adoption Program Triggers Seismic Reaction In California

August 25, 2012

A new dog adoption effort in San Francisco that pairs dogs with formerly homeless residents is making headlines and shaking up the status quo in a city that already has more dogs than children. The program, called WOOF, is run by San Francisco Animal Care and Control, and agency director Rebecca Katz tells Sam Litzinger how it works.

Jeff Corwin’s True Confessions and A Coast Guard Controversy

Jeff Corwin’s True Confessions and A Coast Guard Controversy

April 28, 2012

The world’s busiest explorer, Jeff Corwin, takes some rare down time to talk with Sam Litzinger about how his mother’s encouragement and a love of snakes influenced his current work with wildlife and nature conservation. Then, Justin Goodman of PETA talks about recent accusations of animal cruelty against the U.S.

A Gecko Has A Swollen Paw

A Gecko Has A Swollen Paw

February 11, 2012

Host Sam Litzinger talks about his experience at an emergency veterinary hospital, where he decided to put down his beagle, Ella. A young beagle is afraid of new people and inanimate objects in and around her home. The owner of a Australian Shepherd worries about his dog’s aggression after the dog bit his young nephew. A leopard gecko has a swollen front right paw and hasn’t been eating as much.

Rights of Killer Whales?

December 31, 2011

The 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution was intended to abolish domestic slavery and involuntary servitude. The authors would probably be surprised to learn 146 years later that same mandate is being used to justify constitutional rights for 5 killer whales who "perform" at Sea World in San Diego, CA and Orlando, FL.

Animal Slavery at Sea World?

Animal Slavery at Sea World?

November 12, 2011

The 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution was intended to abolish domestic slavery and involuntary servitude. The authors would probably be surprised to learn 146 years later that same mandate is being used to justify constitutional rights for 5 killer whales who "perform" at Sea World in San Diego, CA and Orlando, FL.

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