Animals Today with Dr. Lori Kirshner
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Now in its eighth year, Animals Today covers all things related to animals worldwide, with an emphasis on their welfare.

Different than other animal programs whose focus is solely on pets, Animals Today covers and explores the wide range of topics and issues concerning all animals, including animals in agriculture and in the wild, while promoting increased respect, compassion and kindness toward them. Lori, along with husband and Producer Dr. Peter Spiegel, interview animal protectors and rescuers, legislators and lawyers, and filmmakers and authors from around the globe about the latest animal topics and issues. Commentary, news and more lighthearted features round out this fast-paced and thought-provoking show.

Recent segments have focused on such diverse subjects such as the dangers wind farms pose to eagles, shark conservation efforts, language and communication research in non-human animals, and marijuana for pets.

A few of Animals Today’s noteworthy guests have included Bob Barker, author Dean Koontz, Actress Tippi Hedren, US Representative Tom Marino, CA Assembly member Richard Bloom, award-winning independent journalist Will Potter, and President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Dr. Neal Barnard. Lori and Peter have covered The Best Friends Animal Society National Conference, the FARM animal rights conference, toured the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary, and have broadcast from other events and locations of interest.

Praise for Animals Today:

“I thank you so much for this show, Lori, you’re a shining light out there – this is spectacularly good and I really appreciate it. The Humane Society of the United States admires you so much in your work, and thanks you.” Dr. John Grandy, Senior VP for Wildlife and Habitat Protection, HSUS.

“I want to thank you for what you do, it’s a pleasure for me to be on your program, and I’m really glad we can get behind something as positive as this bill…” Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, speaking about pet devocalization ban legislation.

“Lori and Peter, I am a big fan of Animals Today and deeply appreciate your work to cover the important issues concerning the treatment of animals in all sorts of venues all around the world. Anyone who cares about animals should listen to Animals Today.” Marc Bekoff, author and Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado.

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Animals Today March 17, 2018. Puppy dies in overhead bin of United flight. Remembering Snickers, who perished after a 2011 Delta flight. Appreciating snakes. More animals in song titles. What’s wrong with plastic straws?
Animals Today March 10, 2018: The California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act, and other hot news stories. Opponents of African trophy hunting protest in front of apartment of Eric Trump. Snakebites and dogs. Learn about butterflies.
Animals Today March 3, 2018: Overweight dogs and cats. Microchip your pets. The first elephants in America. International Society for Animal Rights.
Animals Today February 24, 2018. Illinois law elevates pets’ legal status in divorce actions. International Polar Bear Day! New airline policies on flying with service animals and emotional support animals. Animals in popular song titles.
Animals Today February 17, 2018. Safe choices for dog treats and toys. Oral health for dogs. Rescued pit bulls are serving as detection dogs. The 10 most lethal animal venoms and poisons.
Animals Today February 10, 2018: Canine influenza. Plastic straws and the oceans. Swim with dolphin programs losing popularity. Rabbit welfare and pet rabbits.
Animals Today January 27, 2018. The strongest ten animal bites. February is pet dental health month. The Nonhuman Rights Project seeks to secure more legal rights for animals. Tracking animal abusers with statewide registries.
Animals Today January 20, 2018. The ten worst zoos for elephants. Updating California’s Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act. Top bird watching sites worldwide.
Animals Today January 13, 2018. Our national emblem, the bald eagle. DDT, eagles, mosquitos, malaria, and Zika. Canned hunting of specially bred species with unusual features.
Animals Today January 6, 2018. Ideas to help dogs and cats for the New Year. Aiding wild animals near the home. The continued growth of the plant-based diet. Reviewing Earthlings. Risks from rabies.
Animals Today December 9, 2017. Legal analysis of the shooting death of an innocent woman by a hunter. Understanding the mind of the cow. Exploring Nat Geo’s Encounter Ocean Odyssey. Pets and stereos: Can we all get along? Marin County’s humane approach to managing wildlife / livestock conflict.
Animals Today December 3, 2017. Reining in Animal Services. Chris Delforce’s upcoming film, Dominion. Legal status of pets continues to expand. It’s International Cheetah Day! Photographing fascinating reef creatures.
Animals Today November 25, 2017: Big game trophy decision: What will the Trump administration do about this explosive issue? Holiday safety for pets. Most popular dog and cat names of the year.
Animals Today November 18, 2017: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society update. What happened to Ringling Bros’ tigers? Ronnie Lee discusses his biography, The Animals’ Freedom Fighter.
Animals Today November 4, 2017: Thanksgiving eats for pets: what’s ok? Turkey traditions and the Presidency. Heartworm update. Favorite products of 2017, part 3.
Animals Today October 28, 2017: California makes a strong move against puppy mills. Overweight dogs and cats. Protecting Manatees. Favorite products of 2017, part 2.
Animals Today October 21, 2017: Who should be permitted to have Emotional Support Animals? Is it time for cannabinoids for pets? Long sentence for police dog killer. Top pet products 2017 part 1.

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