Talkin' Pets News

July, 15, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celetrial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 7/15/17 at 5pm EST to discuss their new National Initiative "Saving America's Vets & America's Pets"

Alice De Almeida Executive Assistant to The Algonquin Hotel in NYC will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 7/15/17 at 630pm EST to discuss Matilda's upcoming birthday event and a lucky listener can win a one weekend night stay free during our chat with Alice

Review written by Jon Patch with 1.5 out 4 paws

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Open Road Films, Verdi Productions, Magna Entertainment, Bruce Cohen Productions, Sikelia Productions and Younger Than You present a based on a true story, R rated, 116 minute, Biography, Sport, Drama, directed by Ben Younger, written by Pippa Bianco and Angelo Pizzo with a theater release date of November 18, 2016.

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9/10/16
Tomorrow is 15 years since 9/11 we remember all those that have lost their lives and the affect it has had on all of our lives
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Jeremy Miller - The Reptile Expert
Producer - Zach Budin
Network Producer - Ben Boquist
Executive Producer - Bob Page
Special Guests - Author of Purrs of Wisdom Ingrid King will join Jon and Talkin' Pets Saturday 9/10/16 at 5 pm EST to discuss and give away her new book
Anthony Bennie, Founder and Chief Nutrition Officer of Clear Conscience Pet will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 9/10/16 at 630 PM EST to discuss and give away his SuperGravy and Airy Bites
Adrienne Swisher Timberlane Pet Hospital & Resort Practice Manager and event Coordinator of Fashion,Feathers and Furs in Tampa Bay will join Jon and Talkin' Pets at 7:20 PM EST to discuss their event and what it takes to present one in your own city


March 23, 2016 LAS VEGAS, NV—According to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino ticketing office, Dirk Arthur’s Wild Magicshow - the last Las Vegas act featuring exotic animals - has been canceled. Animal Defenders International (ADI) calls the news a welcome victory for the white tigers, snow leopard, panther, and other exotic cats used as props in the controversial show. A local entertainment site,VegasBright,announced the show had “abruptly closed” and refunds are being offered to ticket holders.

ADI previously released videoofthe extreme confinement and environmental deprivation suffered by exotic cats in Dirk Arthur’s Wild Magic show when it opened at the Westgate last year. The exotic cats appear only minutes onstage, but for this endure around six hours a day in tiny travel cages and prop boxes barely larger than their bodies. 

When not performing, the animals are warehoused in a series of small cement and chain link cells in Dirk Arthur’s backyard, in a residential area of Las Vegas. The tigers were observed performing abnormal, repetitive, stereotypic behaviors, which experts consider are indicative of stress and poor welfare.(A tiger’s natural range varies from 12 to almost 300 square miles.)

Dirk Arthur’s controversial show has a history of animal welfare violations, and has been condemned by animal care experts and a former Las Vegas animal illusionist. He has been cited numerous times by the USDA for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, including a 2013 citation for declawing two juvenile tigers and a juvenile lion. Declawing is a painful, often debilitating procedure prohibited by the USDA, that amputates part of each of the cat’s toes and commonly leads to chronic health problems. Arthur has been previously cited for enclosures that are too small to allow cats “normal postural and social adjustments and adequate freedom of movement,” including the ability to exercise. ADI has been urging Westgate to cancel this cruel act.

Jan Creamer, ADI President: “Once the Las Vegas Strip was dominated by acts featuring lions and tigers, but times are changing and the public is turning their back oninhumane entertainment. In recent weeks, we've seen indications Cole Bros. Circus may be going animal-free, Ringling Bros. is taking their elephants off the road, and now Vegas is finally rid of these inherently abusive exotic animal acts. Now it is time for Dirk Arthur to retire these cats to a reputable sanctuary.

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CBS Films, Good Universe and Gidden Media present a PG-13, 105 minute, comedy, directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Dan Fogelman with a theater release of November 1, 2013.

Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, BenderSpink and Carousel Productions present a PG-13, 100 minute, comedy, directed by Don Scardino, screenplay by Jonathan M. Goldstein and John Francis Daley with a theater release date of March 15, 2013.

Lionsgate presents an R rated, 107 minute, action, crime, thriller directed by Jee-woon Kim, written by Andrew Knauer, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and George Nolfi with a theater release date of January 18, 2013.

Touchstone Pictures, DreamWorks and Reliance Entertainment present an R rated, 120 minute horror film laced with moments of humor directed by Craig Gillespie, written by Marti Noxon and Tom Holland with a release date of August 19, 2011.