What Love Actually Means to Our Dogs

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-22-2020) #664: Featuring Marc Bekoff, Leslie Shephard, and Nina Wertan. Marc Bekoff talks about love, and what it actually means to our dogs, from his Psychology Today article titled DOGS ARE NOT LOVE MUFFINS; Leslie Shephard, Director of Puppy Raising Services for Southeastern Guide Dogs, discusses their need for more […]

The “Pets For Life” Project

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (07-14-2018) #579: Featuring: Rita Mae Brown, Amanda Arrington, and Debra Finnerman. The inimitable author Rita Mae Brown talks about the history behind her newest mystery in which the animals have equal roles, CRAZY LIKE A FOX; Amanda Arrington at the Humane Society of the US, won the Bustad Award from […]

No Need to Feel Bad for Turkeys this Year

You Don’t Have to Feel Bad for the Turkeys This Year Those of us who are not vegans or vegetarians can still have misgivings about the way animals are raised for food in this country. We’d like to be able to choose humanely raised animals in the food chain, which isn’t always easy. The Humane […]

Guardians of Rescue: Investigating Animal Cruelty

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (06-10-2017) #528: Scotlund Haisley, who used to do rescue work for the HSUS, has founded Animal Rescue Corps and talks about his book COMPASSION IN ACTION: MY LIFE RESCUING ABUSED AND NEGLECTED ANIMALS; Marceline Fischer is a licensed private investigator and uses her skills to investigate cases of animal cruelty […]

Challenges of New Baby When You Have a Dog

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (02-11-2017) #511: Genevieve Frederick, the President and Founder of Pets of the Homeless, runs this national organization where people in need in 26 states can access free dog food and be connected to veterinary care and others can donate; new mother Corey Smith, the Director of Companion Animal Public Policy […]

Celebrating #GivingTuesday

Humane Talk (11-28-2016) #8068: Celebrating #GivingTuesday — the ultimate antidote to the rampant consumerism of Black Friday. Kim Alboum — director of the Emergency Placement Partners program for the Humane Society of the United States — thanks Halo for giving a bowl of food for every $1 donated to the HSUS on this day. She […]

Shaming Those Who Embrace Trophy Hunting

Humane Talk (10-10-2016) #8064: Wayne Pacelle discusses trophy hunting and shaming those who embrace it –– like the Trump sons, Eric & Donald, Jr. who recently bragged about their exploits on safari. Tracie says that anyone engaging in the willful slaughter of precious and endangered species is committing “social pornography”; Wayne says that “ethical consistency […]

Help End Dog Fighting in CA by Making it a Crime to Watch

Help End Dog Fighting in California by Making it a Crime to Watch I want to ask you to do one small thing to make the world a better place for dogs forced to fight each other in California. I’m going to guess that—like me—you thought dog fighting had been outlawed in the United States […]

What Dogs Teach Us About Living & Dying

Dog Talk (and Kitties Too!) (12-05-2015) #450: FROM THE MOUTHS OF DOGS: WHAT OUR PETS TEACH US ABOUT LIFE, DEATH, AND BEING HUMAN by scholar B.J. Hollars, who talks about how the ashes of his childhood dog — still unburied — inspired him to explore all the ways the dogs in our lives teach us […]

Chimpanzee Research Discontinued

Humane Talk (11-02-2015) #8051: Wayne discusses The National Institutes of Health decision to discontinue research on chimpanzees and retire them to sanctuaries; half of the world’s population of dogs live on the street and struggle for survival, but the Humane Society International (HSI) has an innovative spay/neuter program to reduce the number of street dogs […]