Dr. Gary Weitzman encounters a woman who found a baby bird that had apparently fallen out of its nest. Another woman wants to know the likelihood of finding a parrot that has been lost in her neighborhood.
Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy; The Swan” – Claude Debussy
Steven Latham talks about his PBS film, "Shelter Me." Erin Stromberg, a great ape keeper at the Smithsonian National Zoo talks about a new study that examines heart disease, the leading cause of death in primates. Great apes will be on display on Sept. 20 when the National Zoo toasts wildlife conservation while sampling wines from wineries and vineyards during its Grapes With the Apes event.
Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society speaks to a woman who wants to aid a colony of feral cats. Exotic reptile expert Dr. Scott Stahl helps Weitzman counsel a man seeking the best approach to feed his blue-tongued skink.
The Non-Human Rights Project is "the only organization working toward actual legal rights for members of species other than our own.” The project’s director is Steven Wise, who has taught animal rights law at Harvard University and the University of Miami. Wise speaks to Sam Litzinger about his work and the project's future prospects. In addition, WAMU News reporter Elliot Francis examines the recent controversy surrounding Maryland’s Catoctin Wildlife Preserve. Then, it’s BirdNote, our weekly celebration of all things with wings.
Dr. Gary Weitzman of the San Diego Humane Society encounters a woman who has volunteered to shuttle her son’s kitty to a new home via commercial airplane. There is also the story of a retriever with a penchant for aggressive behavior. The dog’s companion seeks Weitzman’s sage advice.
Four decades after the historic music festival that bore its name, Woodstock, N.Y., could be the site of another cultural revolution thanks to Jenny Brown and her creation, the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Brown speaks with Sam Litzinger about the sanctuary’s mission and why farm animal welfare has become her life’s work. After that, Sandra Loh gives us The Loh Down On Science.
Dr. Gary Weitzman has advice for a woman who is considering adopting a greyhound. A feline’s unusual behavior has its companion wondering if a recent move to a new home has created a stressful environment for the kitty. Music: “Road Dogs” by Acoustic Alchemy