animals

Listener Essay - Roger Caras

Aug 30, 2012

Jeanne Hunter lives in Catskill, NY.

Wayne Pacelle, the president of the Humane Society of the United States, joins us this morning to talk about his new book, The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them, an examination of the deep links of the human-animal bond, as well as the conflicting impulses that have led us to betray this bond.

The traveling Big Apple Circus is ending its 34th season this weekend in Lake George, New York, just weeks before the start of their 35th season in September. We went under the Big Top to talk with a trio of performers who have worked in the ring since childhood and now are at the height, sometimes literally, of their professions.

We are joined in studio by Cydney Cross (President of Out of the Pits, Inc.), Helene Goldberger (board member), and Helen of Troy - a rescue-turned-therapy dog, to discuss the work that Out of the Pits does to save pitbulls and help their public image. The Artful Canine Show at the Way Out Gallery is a fundraiser for Out of the Pits - with artwork from Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Sue Coe, Dorothy McDevitt, and many others.

We welcome W. Bruce Cameron and speak with him about A Dog's Journey .

Jenny Brown tells us about the new Bed and Breakfast at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary and their upcoming Veg-Curious? event on June 2nd. The speakers at the event will be Jenny, Kris Carr, Sharon Gannon, and Will Tuttle.

Its Pets and Vets on this edition of Vox Pop with Dr. Ron Scharf of the Animal Hospital of Niskayuna, New York. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

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