Animal Radio Episode 849
March 11, 2016•87 min
Pigs As Pets
The very charismatic Debra Jo Chiapuzio is back to tell us about life with a pet pig. She says her dog thinks the swine is a yummy-treat. If you've ever considered a pig for a pet, you must hear this interview. Debra, who is responsible for creating the Emma Zen Organization, raised funds to supply local fire departments with pet-oxygen masks. Now she's behind the "Food Train" to help rescued pigs.
Blue Buffalo May Owe You Money
If you've ever bought Blue Buffalo 'so-called' line of natural pet food, a $32 million lawsuit settlement means the pet food maker may owe you money! Blue Buffalo reached the huge settlement over claims that its products were free of by-products and didn't contain corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Laboratory testing showed otherwise, which lead to charges of mislabeling and false advertising and a class action suit. Blue Buffalo digressed by denying wrongdoing and blames a former supplier for the issue. If you happen to still have a receipt, you can get up to a 10% refund. But even if you don't have a receipt you can still get $10.
Living In A Bathtub for 30 Daze
Danielle Daals left her family in New Zealand to sit in a bathtub for 30 days in front of the Miami Seaquarium. Of course she has a good reason. She wants people to know that Lolita the Killer Whale lives in the smallest tank in the United States. We talk to her about halfway through her publicity stunt.
Protective Order Protects Pets of Domestic Abuse
A new federal bill in search of Congressional support could be passed to protect both animals and people. The Pets and Women's Safety (PAWS) Act will make it a crime to cross state lines to commit an act of domestic violence on a pet. The program would also provide support for animal shelters that offer space for the pets of people fleeing domestic violence.
Cat Trapped In Woman's Body
Nano, as she likes to be called, claims she was born in the wrong species and that she's actually a cat trapped in a human body! She says her personality and psychological features prove that she is more feline that human because she prefers walking around on her hands and knees to standing on two legs, and likes to sleep in sinks and wind mills, despite her adult size. She also claims she possesses a slew of catty characteristics like ultra-sharp hearing, laser night vision and fierce aversions to both dogs and water. The clincher that Nano is really a cat is seen in her You Tube video in which she says, "It's also obvious that I'm a cat when I start purring and meowing . . . Sometimes I hiss when meeting dogs in the street."
Next Week: Karissa Hadden - Country Artist Lorrie Morgan - Gwen Cooper