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Dr. Dani McVety-Leinen, founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, and Ross Taylor, photojournalist-filmmaker

Dr. Dani McVety-Leinen and Ross Taylor—founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, and one of two filmmakers who created the documentary “The Hardest Day,” respectively—discuss how the film was conceived, […] The post Dr. Dani McVety-Leinen, founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, and Ross Taylor, photojournalist-filmmaker first appeared on Talking Animals.

21 Jan 2022

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Steven M. Wise, founder and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project

Steven M. Wise—founder and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP); an attorney, author, and legal scholar, Wise is leading NhRP’s pioneering effort to free an elephant named Happy from […] The post Steven M. Wise, founder and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project first appeared on Talking Animals.

12 Jan 2022

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Dr. Lisa Wiese, associate professor of Nursing at Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, at Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Lisa Wiese—associate professor of Nursing at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and co-author of a study conducted recently at FAU, which found […] The post Dr. Lisa Wiese, associate professor of Nursing at Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, at Florida Atlantic University first appeared on Talking Animals.

5 Jan 2022

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Ellen Quinlan, executive director of the Darbster Foundation

Ellen Quinlan—executive director of the Darbster Foundation (& Darbster Rescue), whose chief mission involves plucking cats and dogs from crowded south Florida shelters, and finding homes for them in the […] The post Ellen Quinlan, executive director of the Darbster Foundation first appeared on Talking Animals.

29 Dec 2021

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Annual Christmas Animal Song Special

This morning, I once again set aside the customary “Talking Animals” format to deliver the Annual Christmas Animal Song special—that is, a show almost entirely devoted to Holiday-oriented animal tunes. […] The post Annual Christmas Animal Song Special first appeared on Talking Animals.

15 Dec 2021

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Dee Boersma, penguin researcher extraordinaire

Dee Boersma—a biologist and professor at the University of Washington who’s been studying penguins for decades, including Galapagos penguins for 50 years; in a piece some years ago examining her […] The post Dee Boersma, penguin researcher extraordinaire first appeared on Talking Animals.

8 Dec 2021

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Glen Hatchell: dog trainer, behaviorist: “Ask The Trainer” III

As we’ve done twice before, today’s show involved setting aside the customary “Talking Animals” format in order to present the extended feature, “Ask The Trainer,” in which listeners are invited […] The post Glen Hatchell: dog trainer, behaviorist: “Ask The Trainer” III first appeared on Talking Animals.

1 Dec 2021

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Susan Kurowski, executive director, Pets for the Elderly Foundation

Susan Kurowski—executive director of the Pets for the Elderly Foundation (PFE), which covers a portion of the adoption fee for seniors, 60-years-old or older, adopting a shelter dog or cat […] The post Susan Kurowski, executive director, Pets for the Elderly Foundation first appeared on Talking Animals.

24 Nov 2021

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Dr. Jennifer Conrad, founder of The Paw Project, advocate for banning feline declawing

Dr. Jennifer Conrad—a veterinarian and founder of The Paw Project, and a tireless crusader against declawing cats for many years; I first interviewed her about it on “Talking Animals” in […] The post Dr. Jennifer Conrad, founder of The Paw Project, advocate for banning feline declawing first appeared on Talking Animals.

17 Nov 2021

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Jose Sanchez, marine biologist, ecotourism guide, expert on the “friendly whales”

Jose Sanchez—a naturalist trained in marine biology, and an expert on the so-called “friendly whales” of San Ignacio Lagoon in the Baja California region of Mexico, having led ecotourism trips […] The post Jose Sanchez, marine biologist, ecotourism guide, expert on the “friendly whales” first appeared on Talking Animals.

10 Nov 2021

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