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 January 5, 2019: Japan quits International Whaling Commission: Now what? Vegan explosion. Convicted deer poacher receives unusual sentence. UK to consider if veganism is a protected philosophical belief. Profile of animal advocate, Lori Marino, PhD.
Animals Today December 22, 2018: PETA’s Ingrid Newkirk. The book, Striking at the Roots, by Mark Hawthorne. Hot animal news.
Animals Today December 15, 2018: Resolve to help animals in the New Year. Diabetes in dogs. Reindeer games.
Animals Today December 8, 2018: Animals and mandatory evacuations in natural disasters. A profile of animal advocate Eric Mills. Raw meat pet food diets pose risks to people and animals.
Animals Today December 1, 2018: Fur farming in Europe. Is your city friendly for pets? The book, Rescuing Ladybugs, by Jennifer Skiff. Encouraging cats to stay hydrated. Toxic mushrooms pose serious risks, especially to dogs.
Animals Today November 17, 2018: Greyhound racing to end in Florida. California Prop 12 passes, easing cruel conditions for some farmed animals. Fun with animals in Beatles songs. Getting to know Frank Hoffman.
Animals Today November 10, 2018: Thanksgiving eats for pets: What’s ok? Turkey traditions and the Presidency. Incredible animal adaptations. In search of cruelty-free automobiles.
Animals Today October 17, 2018: Can climate catastrophe be averted?
Animals Today November 3, 2018: WWF reports humanity is wiping out global wildlife. Feline diabetes. Police are using training simulators for dog encounters. Top reasons for Vet visits. A forever home for blind, FIV+ and FeLV+ cats.
Animals Today October 27, 2018. California‘s new law gives greater rights to companion animals in divorce and separations. Fish and game commissioner loses job after his depraved hunting photos emerge. Snake conservation. Keep safe this Halloween.
Animals Today October 18, 2018: The connection between dog breeding and dog euthanasia. Allergies in cats. Paul Rodgers, animal advocate. Hot animal news.
Animals Today October 13, 2018. Give up dairy and improve your health! Who gets to use the term, milk? The truth about stolen dogs. Hot animal news items.
Animals Today October 6, 2018. Helping animals affected by hurricane Florence. Dogs and cats living together. Another big step toward ending animal testing. The book, Engineering for Cats.
Animals Today Sept 22, 2018. Reflections on the private ownership of wild animals. All you need to know about rabies. A new life for former research chimpanzees. Iguanas, red pandas and detection dogs.
Animals Today September 15, 2018: Cosmetic testing in California. Allergies in cats. Paul Rodgers, animal advocate. Hot animal news.
Animals Today September 8, 2018: The strongest animal bites. Swim with dolphin programs losing appeal. Highly trained detection dogs are helping conservation efforts. Save the Koala month!
Animals Today September 1, 2018: Fighting consumption of dog meat in Asia. Animal Crackers gets a new box. Scottsdale is the most pet friendly city. Allergies in dogs, with Dr. Doug Kunz.

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