animal rights http://wamc.org en Albany County DA Announces Animal Abuse Taskforce http://wamc.org/post/albany-county-da-announces-animal-abuse-taskforce <p>Albany County District Attorney David Soares has announced the formation of an Animal Abuse Taskforce.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:26:20 +0000 Dave Lucas 70859 at http://wamc.org Albany County DA Announces Animal Abuse Taskforce "Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures" by Virginia Morell http://wamc.org/post/animal-wise-thoughts-and-emotions-our-fellow-creatures-virginia-morell <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know that ants teach, earthworms make decisions, rats love to be tickled, and chimps grieve? Did you know that some dogs have thousand-word vocabularies and that birds practice songs in their sleep? That crows improvise tools, blue jays plan ahead, and moths remember living as caterpillars?</span></p><p><em>Animal Wise</em> takes us on a dazzling odyssey into the inner world of animals, from ants to elephants to wolves, and from sharp-shooting archerfish to pods of dolphins that rumble like rival street gangs. With 30 years of experience covering the sciences, Virginia Morell uses her formidable gifts as a story-teller to transport us to field sites and laboratories around the world, introducing us to pioneering animal-cognition researchers and their surprisingly intelligent and sensitive subjects.</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 59882 at http://wamc.org "Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures" by Virginia Morell "The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals" http://wamc.org/post/lucky-ones-my-passionate-fight-farm-animals <p>We welcome Jenny Brown from the <a href="http://www.woodstocksanctuary.org">Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary</a> back to the show and talk about her new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1583334416/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1583334416&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1583334416" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:10:56 +0000 Joe Donahue 45166 at http://wamc.org "The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals"