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October 8 2019

Alderman Lopez Seeks to Mandate Rules About Farm Animals in Chicago

Chicago Alderman Ray Lopez (15th Ward) is back at it. When asked about what animal experts he collaborated with to craft a bill regarding controlling farm animals in Chicago, he said a city lawyer, his staff and the Director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (who technically works for Lopez). “We are very surprised that…

February 13 2019

Love Your Pets For Valentine’s Day

How do you tell your pets “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day? Of course, you can buy a special treat (naturally, not chocolate). If you have a pet lizard, maybe Valentine’s is the day for fattening but yummy mealworms. Ferrets might enjoy extra playtime and the same is true for Labrador Retrievers. Thing about our…

October 16 2012

Temple Grandin Has a Large Head for Saving Animals

Few have done as much for the welfare of farm animals and Humane Heartland as Temple Grandin, special advisor to the American Humane Assocation. She may also be the most famous autistic person on the planet, particularly since the award winning 2010 biopic movie, “Temple Grandin” (starring Claire Danes). No question, Grandin has exception intelligence and spatial…

August 6 2011

The World Honors Lucy at 100, Victoria Stilwell Honors Our Dog Lucy

I named our dog Lucy for Lucille Ball, who I had the pleasure of knowing. And I do mean pleasure. Today, August 6, is Lucy’s 100th birthday. A story about our funny little Lucy – who passed away in May – appears on Victoria Stilwell’s Positively website. Of course, Victoria is the host of “It’s…

March 2 2011

It's Where Veterinary Professionals Come to Learn

While at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas, I visited the Oquendo Center, and thought I’d tell you about it – and even show you. Learn more and see more links at my national radio show website.  

November 9 2010

Meet American Humane Association's Robin Ganzert

Listen to a one-hour with Robin Ganzert, PhD on my WLS-AM Podcast –  the new President and CEO of the American Humane Association. This is Robin first wide-ranging interview about her goals and the mission of the American Humane Association. I am standing with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, and Dr. Robyn Barbiers of the Anti…

September 6 2010

Temple Grandin – Watch the Movie!

Clare Danes called Temple Grandin an inspiration after her win at the Emmy Awards, portraying the animal and autism activist. The HBO film, “Temple Grandin” was critically acclaimed, and received seven Emmy awards, including Outstanding Made For Television Movie, and Danes for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. Claire Danes and Temple Grandin…

August 24 2010

Dog Day on the Green

I was there when Chicago City Clerk Miquel Del Valle said last year, “Let’s have a festival for dogs!” And that’s how Dog Day on the Green came about. The event is Sunday, August 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Montrose Harbor, in Lincoln Park. And Dog Day on the Green is FREE! Among…

August 4 2010

Hail to the Chief Veterinarian

I now know what all the commotion was about in Atlanta at the AVMA Convention. Streets were closed, secret service was everywhere. I thought it was for this guy: But instead could it have been for this guy? On July 30,, Dr. Larry Kornegay was installed at the new President of the American Veterinary Medical…

June 23 2010

Edangered Species: U.S. Farmers

In a presumably well-meaning attempt to improve the quality of life for U.S. farm animals, legislative restrictions were passed in California (called the Farm Animal Cruelty Act, known as Proposition 2), and similar restrictions are now being suggested for Ohio and soon other states. This isn’t normally an area of focus for my shows, but…

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