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August 8 2017

Bowling for Rhinos: Steve Dale's Other World Podcast

It’s said that there’s a podcast about everything, but this might be the first podcast in the history of podcasts that describes the five remaining rhinoceros species in detail, and is all about what you can do to help the plight of these beleaguered species by Bowling for Rhinos. Listen HERE as I am joined…

July 25 2017

Wildlife in Mexico

Viva Natura: A Field Guide to the Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals of Western Mexico author Petr Myska talks here on Steve Dale’s Other World podcast about how, as a tourist in Mexico, you might take a day trip to see and swim with whale sharks or sea turtles or walk through a jungle with monkeys and…

June 4 2017

Heartfelt Connections on WGN: Dogs, Cats, Pigs, Llamas and More

Dr. Anne Beall, social psychologist and researcher, wants to understand the connection between people and animals. Specifically, she wonders why there are times medical professionals can’t reach people but animals can. So, Anne does what she does when she wonders about something: She conducts additional research and writes a book. Listen HERE to our conversation on Steve Dale’s Pet…

June 1 2017

Global Warming is Not Fake News

I am sure I’ll get many emails that this post is politically charged. I’m unsure why protecting our planet, and the fact that climate change exists, has become a political issue. There are 192 nations that believe climate change is real, and, from China to Iceland, they are determined to do something about it. Here are…

May 26 2017

Dr. Laurie Hess on Frog Unlikely Companions

Steve Dale appears in this video with a monkey tree frog and a waxy tree frog with Dr. Laurie Hess, author of “Unlikely Companions: The Adventures of an Exotic Animal Doctor (or, What Friends Feathered, Furred, and Scaled Have Taught Me about Life and Love” Frogs are cool pets – the coolest likely if you are…

March 28 2017

U.S. Will Support Killing Defenseless Animals

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” —Mahatma Gandhi Apparently, according to the current political climate, making America great again means allowing for the senseless and inhumane killing of U.S. native predators. The U.S. Congress overturned a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that was supported by…

March 26 2017

Animals Starving at Venezuelan Zoo

Ruperta the elephant is starving. She is the lone elephant at the Caricuao Zoological Society. That, in itself, is sad. Worse, as described in news reports and from my Facebook friend Darvin Melendez, who lives in Venezuela, zoo animals are dying of starvation. According to a story from July 2016 on National Geographic, at least 50…

January 17 2017

Betty White: She Loves Her Animals

A conversation with Betty White from exactly three years ago (2014), as she had just at that time been voted the most beloved person in America. Listen HERE from my WGN radio on Steve Dale’s Pet World with Betty. We began by talking about her favorite moments on TV.  At the top of the list was…

November 12 2016

Climate Change Primer for President Elect Trump

Nothing will matter 15o years from now if action is not taken to save our planet. Climate change is explained by ‘science guy’ Bill Nye in this National Geographic video. Climate change is most certainly not a made-up hoax created by the Chinese, as President-elect Trump has asserted.  In fact, China is one of the…

November 6 2016

When We Kill Animals, We Kill Ourselves

The world’s biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate. Population sizes of vertebrate species, as measured by the Living Planet Index (LPI), have more than halved in little more than 40 years. According to data from the World Wildlife Fund, if current trends continue, the decline in populations could reach two-thirds by 2020, not sure…

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