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One Health Awareness Month

Dr.Roger Mahr, a past president of the American Veterinary Medical Association talks about One Health HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World show.  and one of his achievements – there have been many – is that the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives actually agreed on something, and unanimously so: January…

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes: A Pioneer in Many Ways

Her story is incredible – researcher Dr. Anne Dagg, who was out in the field studying giraffes even before Dr. Jane Goodall was watching chimpanzees.  Her story is being told in the film, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes. She paid a price for being one of the very first women to do field research, maybe…

WSAVA One Health Certification

One Health is an increasingly important topic especially as our world shrinks. One Health refers to more than illnesses we can potentially get from animals (from wildlife to companion animals; one of many examples is monkeypox). That is the most common impression of One Health but there’s so more to One Health than getting sick…

PACT Act: Why Should We Even Care?

Comment regarding my post on PACT Act — which stands for Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture, bipartisan legislation which passed the House of Representatives in October and the Senate November 6, and did so unanimously. “We don’t need this. We already have laws about it. What about people cruelty? You’re all more concerned about animals…

Should Chicago Ban Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides?

Chicago Alliance for Animals leader Jodie Wiederkehr and myself join John Williams HERE on WGN radio to talk about the latest with the horse drawn carriage rides. There are likely enough votes in Chicago City Council to ban the horse rides, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot may not allow there to be a vote. What!!!??!!!! HEAR…

Trump Favors Industry Over Environment: Guts Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced changes to regulations that spell out how it will implement parts of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The changes focus on how officials should decide whether to list a species as endangered or threatened, what kind of protections threatened species should receive, and how officials will decide which…

Saving a Green Turtle

People can be good, and it doesn’t matter what country they happen to live in. A woman and her boyfriend rescued a green turtle jammed between rocks on a beach in Oman.

Human Animal Bond Isn’t Species Specific

Dr. Jenifer Chatfield notes that the human/animal bond includes far more than the dogs and cats were typically think about, or even other pets. Zookeepers have a bond with the animals they care for. Farmers have a bond, even with food production animals. And beekeepers even have a surprising bond with their insects. Chatfield is…

Petco Really Is Pet Friendly

This is taking pet friendly to an entirely new level! Well, this “pet” is on a leash.    

Big Game Hunting Quietly Supported by Trump Administration

While Sir David Attenborough and Charles Prince of Wales just announced renewed efforts to move to heal the planet and save species; the Trump administration has quietly moved to allow big game hinting and to allow for import big game trophies, including elephant tusks and lion hides, according to the New York Times and others.…

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