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 September 15, 2018: California poised to end animal testing for cosmetics. 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.
Animal Today August 25, 2018. Controversies in wild horse management. Pesticide and weed killer news. How palm oil infiltrated our food supply. Why did a shuttered circus send its elephants to the Memphis Zoo?
Animals Today Aug 18, 2018: Progress and challenges in solving pet overpopulation. Orangutans in peril. Giant African rats are detecting land mines. Dangerous bacterium resides in the saliva of healthy dogs and cats. SuperZoo 2018 – first impressions.
Animals Today August 4, 2018: Animal news roundup. Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary and the captive wildlife crisis. Toxoplasmosis risks.
Animals Today July 28, 2018. Helping pets stay safe and cool in summer. Jaguar escapes zoo enclosure. A prisoner is paired with a pit bull, and both lives are transformed. The first animal shelter in the US.
Animals Today July 21, 2018. Illegal trade of smaller wild cats. Do you live in a pet friendly city? What does the law say when a dog bites a trespasser? Coral Reef Awareness Week.
Animals Today July 14, 2018. Helping thoroughbreds. Amazing bees. A new shark book from National Geographic Kids. Pet peeves about our pets.
Animals Today July 7, 2018: Antibiotics in animal agriculture. Fascinating giraffes. Ecotourism may harm animals. Managing pesticide risks to our pets.
Animals Today June 30, 2018. The eagle in American culture and history. Yes, we are crazy about our dogs. Summertime brings special hazards to dogs. Happy fourth to all pets and people.
Animals Today June 23, 2018: Try a plant-based diet! Heartworm update. Helping the pets of homeless people. So you think you know about sharks?
Animals Today June 16, 2018. The amazing Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary. Remembering Leona Helmsley’s dog, Trouble and other more serious estate planning concerns. Interior department proposes a cruel rule change in Alaska – now is time to act! Our pet peeves about pet owners.
Animals Today June 2, 2018. Monkey selfie settlement nixed by court, presenting new challenges for expanded rights for animals. Driving safely with dogs. Attend the 2018 Animal Rights National Conference in LA. All about bees.
Animals Today May 26, 2018. “Feeding two birds with one scone.” Humane animal idioms. Emotional support animals at Yale. Canine Confidential, by Marc Bekoff. Preventing dog bites. Differences between dog and cat people.
Animals Today May 19, 2018: Caged animals at a high school prom. Captive tigers in the US. Elephant protection in Africa. Annoying things people do to their animals.
Animals Today May 5, 2018: Adventures in cruelty free shopping. Applying science to dog training. Seizures in companion animals. Animals in popular song titles.

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