Animal Radio Episode 907
April 20, 2017•78 min
Goats of Anarchy
Leanne Lauricella traded her Mercedes in for a Chevy, gave up her fast-track career and moved to a farm to raise goats. She's now the proud guardian of 50+ goats, including "Polly," the goat that wears a duck costume. Her viral video has people up in arms asking why she's dressing her goat in a duck costume. She has a pretty good reason.
I Talk To Dead Pooches
When Brent Atwater was five years old she became aware of her power to talk to dead pets. Often times, the pet would reveal embarrassing things about their previous owner. Brent says she loves being a clairvoyant, "you never know what an animal is going to say. They will tell you if you drink or smoke too much, have flatulence problems or your spouse is cheating on you."
Pets Reduce Obesity in Babies
A study at the University of Alberta in Canada finds that being exposed to pets early in life may reduce the risk of developing not only allergies, but obesity too! Researchers found that babies from families with pets, especially dogs, had higher levels of two types of microbes that are known to lower risks of allergies and obesity.
The Pet Food Manufacturing Association is reporting a 25% rise over the past year of men with cats. That's a full one million more cat-owning men. The study found that undergraduate students rated photographs of men labeled as cat people less masculine than images of men labeled as dog people or not labeled at all
U.S.P.S. Bite Rankings Released
The U.S. Postal Service has released its dog bite rankings for 2016, saying more than 6,700 mail carriers were bitten by dogs nationwide last year. Los Angeles topped the list with 80 reported bites, followed by Houston with 62 bites; Cleveland at 60; San Diego at 57; Detroit at 48; Denver at 47; Chicago at 46; Indianapolis at 44; and Minneapolis at 43 bites.
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