Humane Talk ™

Humane Talk features conversations with Thought Leaders in animal welfare, whose books or scientific studies focus on  practical and philosophical issues regarding society's attitudes and interactions with various non-human species. Discussions with members of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) are about applying humane and ethical principles to the way veterinary medicine is practiced in America and around the world, on animals used in research, food production, and pharmacology as well as companion animals.Interviews with social scientists and authors focus on the emotional and social lives of creatures other than human. [Please note: conversations with Wayne Pacelle, the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, were previously recorded in 2012 and 2013. Please visit humanesociety.org for more up-to-date information.]

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Humane Talk #8040 (12-8-2014)

Humane Talk

Humane Talk (12-8-2014) #8040: Dr. Karen Rosenthal, Tracie’s co-host on EXOTIC PETS, talks about the difference between “domesticated” and “domestic bred” and how much conditions were improved for parrots and other birds with the passage of the 1992 law that made it illegal to import birds into the United States. Dr. Karen also discusses her work in the field on behalf of animals like the blue iguana, and the six sick ones she was recently called in to treat for “egg retention” — a species that has been brought back from extinction with proper management in the wild, so that the last remaining 40 blue iguanas now number 1,000!