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June 11 2020

Zoos on the Edge: Conservation Programs Cut While Trump Administration Makes Matters Worse

One of the greatest values zoos offer, and increasingly so, has been to study, to protect and even reintroduce animals into the wild. However, due to their doors being closed because of the novel corona virus, budget cuts may be targeted to these programs. And simultaneously in the United States, the Trump Administration removes lots…

June 9 2020

How the SARS CoV-2 Virus Likely Began in a Wet Market

What’s the latest on where the novel corona virus, SARS CoV-2 first originated? On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, I talk with Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. She explains first what a wet market or animal market is. “These crowded markets with stressed, scared wild…

May 17 2020

Heroic Cats and from Wet Markets to Swap Meets

Thanks goodness Dr. Anne Beall, a researcher by profession, became interested in cats. I talk with here HERE on my Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio show about her latest book, Heroic, Helpful and Caring Cats: Felines Who Make a Difference.  Beall and I talk about stereotypes people have about cats, truly believing that cats…

May 7 2020

COVID-19 and Wildlife

Q: “Since some lions and tigers at the Bronx Zoo were diagnosed with COVID-19, what about lions, tiger or other wildlife. Are endangered species at risk?”  S. B, Long Island, NY A: Your question isn’t completely outrageous. While we know it’s possible that big cats can get the novel corona virus SARS CoV-2 and suffer…

April 27 2020

Animals Visiting Animals at Zoos

We can’t go to zoos at this moment  – but animals are visiting animals at zoos…..

February 4 2020

Real Beach Boys Wilson and Jardine Protest Beach Boys Appearance at Trophy Hunting Convention

Beach Boys founding members Brian Wilson and Al Jardine alerted fans that they have nothing whatsoever to do with an appearance by a version of the Beach Boys fronted by cofounder Mike Love, appearing at a trophy-hunting convention of the Safari Club International where Donald Trump Jr. will be the keynote speaker February 5 to 8 in Reno, N…

February 3 2020

Donald Trump Jr. Celebrates Big Game Hunting

Donald Trump Jr., avid and proud big game hunter, is the antithesis of a conservationist. Yet, this is how this press release from Safari Club International begins, “Safari Club International (SCI) has made to the conservation of global wildlife. The SCI Convention, featuring a keynote address by acclaimed author and accomplished conservationist Donald Trump Jr.,…

January 5 2020

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…

December 5 2019

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…

December 3 2019

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…

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