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Leptospirosis Study in Chicago

In a collaborative effort, several investigators from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine as well as MedVet Chicago partnered on the paper, “The Descriptive and Spatio-Temporal Analyses of 45 Canine Leptospirosis Cases from Chicago, 2015-2018.” Amanda Smith, PhD Candidate at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is the lead investigator on the project,…

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.…

Intimate Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall

I’ve interviewed thousands, but never anyone like Dr. Jane Goodall, who should receive the next Nobel Peace Prize. My hope is that you support this effort. Dr. Goodall, who just celebrated her 85th birthday on April 3, is in person a slight women, who talks softly. Still, make no mistake about her ability to speak…

Sir David Attenborough on Our Planet

Our Planet is a must see for anyone – young and old. If you have NetFlix, I hope you can take time to make viewing this series a family event. This nature series, narrated and hosted by Sir David Attenborough, features stunningly spectacular photography. I don’t have a clue how they managed to get these…

We Love the Earth

In conjunction with Earth Day, Monday April 22, Lil Dicky (comic/rapper) has enlisted lots of pop artists and actors who participated in this “We Are the World” type video called “We Love the Earth.” The message is simple: Save our Planet. The video is particularly targeted to young people. (note: language may not be suitable…

No Vaccines, Or Too Few Vaccines: A Threat for People and Pets

The World Health Organization (WHO) listed “vaccine hesitancy” — defined as the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate, despite the availability of vaccines — among the top 10 health threats of 2019. Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective ways to avoid disease, preventing two to three million deaths annually, according to the organization. An additional 1.5…

Jane Goodall Institute Executive Director on WGN Radio

i begin my Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show HERE talking about the fire that killed over 30 dogs in January in West Chicago. That tragedy prompted me to say “enough is enough,” as these fires happen too often around the country. I contacted Marc Ayers, Illinois director of the Humane Society of the United…

Jane Goodall: Nobel Prize for Peace

Jane Goodall is the most inspirational person I’ve ever met. I’ve had the distinct honor to interview her on several occasions, though it has been several years. Of course, she’s a famed primatologist – but she is so much more than the person who taught us a bit more about ourselves but better understanding chimpanzees.…

Elephants in Thailand: Kanta Elephant Sanctuary

With Brian Noonan on WGN radio, I talk HERE about my visit to Kanta Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand. I explain why elephant sanctuaries exist in the first place. I speak about the differences between the two types of Asian elephants. I also talk about why I didn’t visit an elephant sanctuary where elephants “perform” and give…

Chicago Animal Care and Control Rescues; Bowling for Rhinos

On Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio HEAR me talk with Kelly Gandurski, new acting director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) talks about how so many rescues/shelters instantly came together to save 48 small dogs from one property. The good news is that the animals were in great shape. The dogs didn’t really spend…

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