Dog Talk ® (and Kitties Too!)

NPR LogoDOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) originated on the only NPR station on Long Island, WLIW-88.3, where it has been on the air for 13 years and numerous consecutive shows.  This Gracie® Award-winning show (for “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio”), is produced and hosted by pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. Each show features Tracie’s interviews with authors and pet experts from around the world, discussing far-ranging topics involving practical and philosophical issues regarding our relationships with dogs and cats. The show broadcasts from the East End and reaches all across Long Island, into Southern Connecticut and Westchester. The show's theme song is "Mmm My Best Friend" by Sophie B. Hawkins from her album TIMBRE. Podcast also available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon podcasts, and Audible. WLIW FM88.3 Logo

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How Does the Dog Meat Trade Thrive in South Korea?

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (11-28-2022) #807A: Sangkyung Lee, dog meat campaigner for Humane Society International in South Korea, talks about the government having agreed to a task force a year ago to evaluate this part of the economy but nothing has been done. Tracie asks who has a stake in maintaining the dog meat industry — “Where is the money?” — and Sangkyung explains that industrial level farming is behind the trade. Tracie wants to know that if it is true that 85% of South Koreans have never eaten dog meat and say they never will — where is the market for the 1 million dogs slaughtered annually? HSI has converted 17 dog meat farms to other products — but how many more are there to go?