The Other Animals

The Other Animals

Talk 860 WWDB-AM Philadelphia

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February 4, 2021 58 min
Jean Shafiroff from American Humane provides tips for helping pets deal with the absence of their people as they head back to the office. Plus, a very real-world story from a remarkable person who lost his dog… right after his honeymoon. The post Dealing with Sep-“purr”-ation Anxiety / Coping with pet tragedy 02/05/21 appeared first on WWDB-AM.
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This week we speak with Christie Lagally, CEO and founder of Rebellyous Foods, offering leading edge alternatives to plant-based meat, guest with host Laurent Levy.   Plus, writer Richard Pallardy takes us to New Guinea to listen to the curious singing Highland Wild Dog. The post Rebellyous Foods / The “Singing” New Guinea Highland Wild Dog 01/22/21 appeared first on WWDB-AM.
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What happens when we disrupt an ecosystem by removing predators? The outbreak of Chronic Wasting Disease in the western United States provides an all-too-real laboratory of the devastating impacts such misguided human policy wreaks. Dr. Ellen Brandell is a wildlife disease ecologist who has studied the issue up close and personal and discusses her findings with us.  Also, vaccines for your cat and dog, what are they, what do they d...
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Dr. Gabriel Rosenberg from Duke University explores the truly bizarre history of anti-sodomy and anti-bestiality legislation along with its legacy of unintended consequences. Why aren’t so-called “livestock” animals also protected under these statutes that the “husbandry” practices perpetrated against them so egregiously violate? The post The Meat Industry’s Bestiality Problem 01/08/21 appeared first on WWDB-AM.
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Using pigs and baboons to try to generate organs and therapies for humans has proven historically unsuccessful, yet scientists keep trying. Given the high failure rate and questionable ethics, are there viable alternatives? Dr. Jarrod Bailey from the Center for Contemporary Science debunks the bad science of genetic tinkering and explores exciting and promising new technologies. The post The Perils of Genetically Modified Animals ...
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Recorded with the London Symphony and featuring Art Garfunkel and Amy Grant, The Animals’ Christmas is perhaps “America’s Songwriter” Jimmy Webb’s most ambitious project. In this interview, we play excerpts, and Jimmy discusses what went into each… as well as some of his own animal stories.   The post Jimmy Webb and The Animals’ Christmas 12/25/20 appeared first on WWDB-AM.
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The Covid-19 vaccines are truly historic in terms of saving human lives. Dr. Jarrod Bailey from the Center for Contemporary Sciences discusses the role animals played in its development and explores pioneering alternatives to the stubborn requirement for animal trials. Plus, “ding dung!” – Dr. Heather Mattila reveals the ingenious way honey bees are fighting back against the so-called Murder Hornets. The post Covid-19 Vaccine and ...
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What happens when a visionary wildlife biologist and an environmental program manager collaborate with a government agency and a host of other interested parties to reduce animal traffic accidents? Can both human and nonhuman lives be saved as a result? Matt Howard and Brandon Weston of Utah’s Department of Transportation describe how the answer is absolutely yes, and how wildlife is now thriving in ways the original project did no...
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December 5, 2020 58 min
There are sanctuaries for elephants and chimpanzees and retired performance animals and even for rescued turkeys and chickens and cows. How about one for dolphins and whales? Dr. Lori Marino, President of The Whale Sanctuary Project discusses the need for such a sanctuary and the unique challenges in making such a vision a reality. A neuroscientist, she also looks at the fascinating world of sentience and cognition: it’s not just f...
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It’s hard to imagine a single Disney film that has not featured animals prominently, either as a “talking” lead or silent sidekick. What does all this “Disneyfication” mean for animals in the real world? And what about all of Disney’s conservation and education efforts? Author Rebecca Rose Stanton and Disney historian Josh Steinhouse help us look at the mouse behind The Mouse! The post The Other Animals – The Disneyfication of Ani...
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