In today’s episode, we will tell you about the animal-themed art exhibit we saw at the Morgan Library entitled, “In the Company of Animals,” including why our pigeon-skirt wearing curator disappointed us with her assertions that it is, in the end, about us humans. We’ll talk about the Citizen Radio interview we were on this week, and we’ll discuss the pluses and minuses of blogging about companion animal issues. Joining us for part of our ramblings is nutritionist Gena Hamshaw from Choosing Raw, who will help us get to the bottom of the recent green smoothie controversy.
Joining us today is scientist Marc Bekoff, who will give us his thoughts on everything from animal rights activists being accused of being anti-science, to facts and insights about animals that astonish people, to his work on compassionate conservation, to his work in prisons. You won’t want to miss this eye-opening interview with a true pioneer in animal studies.
All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.
This week’s news items include:
- “HBO Ends ‘Luck’ After Horse Deaths” from Hollywood Reporter
- “ADI applauds North Lanarkshire Council for voting to ban animal circuses” from PR ADI
- “Council Says No to Puppy in the Window” from Laguna Beach Independent
- “The Trump Boys’ African Killing Spree” from The Discerning Brute
- “The Human Cost of Animal Suffering” from The New York Times
- “A Chicken Without Guilt” from The New York Times
- “Study: Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Lifespan” from CNN
“We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves.” -Cesar Chavez
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