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Talkin' Pets News

April 30, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Gino Sassani

Producer - Philip Staub

Network Producer - Kevin Lane

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Wow in the Wild: The Amazing World of Animals, author Mindy Thomas will join Talkin' Pets 4/30/22 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away their book

Animaliteration and The Wandering Wildebeest, Martin Coleman will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 4/30/22 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away his children books

CELEBRATING YOUR FURRY (AND SCALY!) FAMILY MEMBERS THIS NATIONAL PET MONTH join in on the First Amazon Pet Day on May 2nd - joining Talkin' Pets 4/30/22 at 730pm ET is Katie Larsen - Retail & Extertainment Expert at Amazon

 
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In honor of what would have been Doris' 100th year, we've issued a new hard-cover photo book -- Doris Day: Images from a Hollywood Icon -- 288 pages filled with beautiful portrait shots of Doris and lots of previously unseen photos from her personal collection.

The book is available in two editions: The general release, featuring Doris in periwinkle blue on the cover, is available from Hermes Press for pre-order now.

But 150 early copies of a special edition, with Doris in black organza on the cover, are available right now! The special edition -- limited to 250 copies total -- includes a 10 x 11" glossy portrait of Doris, which has never been published before -- suitable for framing!

Be among the select few to buy a special edition and receive it in time for April 3, which would have been Doris' 100th birthday.

We're also releasing a new green vinyl collector's edition of My Heart, Doris' final album, on April 1. My Heart was very special to Doris, as it includes the track "Happy Endings," written and sung by her son Terry. Pre-order your collector's copy today from Amazon.

And while you're shopping, don't miss our new T-shirts, sweatshirts, and mug -- all with our centennial logo -- available right now at the DDAF Store.

We hope you will enjoy these collectibles for years and years to come. As always, proceeds from these sales benefit DDAF and support Doris' legacy of helping animals and the people who love them.

In celebration,

P.S. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on Doris' birthday celebrations!

 
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Talkin' Pets News March 12, 2022 Host - Jon Patch Co-Host - Marcus Porter - Tampa Veterinary Specialists, Tampa, Florida Producer - Matt Matera Network Producer - Ben Boquist Social Media - Bob Page Special Guest - Victoria Lily Shaffer, author of "Pup Culture" will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 3/12/22 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her new book

Animals need your HEARTS 

Support Humane Alternatives to Animal Experiments

Sacramento, CA

Whomever you are giving your love to, animal protection NGO Cruelty Free International asks that you spare a little piece of your HEARTS for our animals.

Almost one million animals – including cats, dogs, and rabbits - are kept in laboratories in the USA or used in experiments every year, and this number excludes many millions more rats, mice, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The federal Humane and Existing Alternatives in Research and Testing Sciences (HEARTS) Act says that the National Institutes of Health (NIH), our nation’s medical research agency, should use already approved animal-free methods before subjecting animals to cruel and painful experiments that often end in their death.


Surely anyone with a heart would support that. It seems like common sense, and you probably thought that they were already required to do it – especially as almost 80 percent of people across the political divide agree.[1]

you can show your love for animals and help the HEARTS Act to become law. It was introduced to Congress last year by Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard(D-CA)andRepresentative Ken Calvert(R-CA), and you can email your Representative to ask them to support it too.

The HEARTS Act has the potential to improve both the quality and compassion of science in the United States and save animals from suffering and death.

MonicaEngebretson, Head of Public Affairs North America for Cruelty Free International, said,“Modern non-animal testing methods spare animals from suffering in laboratories and dying in painful experiments. They are alsoincreasingly less costly and more human-relevant than animal tests.

“Replacing animal tests does not mean putting human patients at risk or halting medical progress. Instead, it will improve the quality as well as the humaneness of our science. Thetime is right for the NIH to prioritize the use of existing humane and scientifically valid alternatives in research and testing.”

[1] SurveyUSA nationwide poll, August 2019 

Cruelty Free Internationalis one of the world’s longest standing and mostrespectedanimal protection organizations and works on animal testing issues globally and in the United States. The organization is widely regarded as an authority on animal testing issues and is frequently called upon by governments, media, corporations and official bodies for its advice or expert opinion.www.crueltyfreeinternational.org.

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If you want to make a donation to help us continue our campaigning to end the suffering of animals in laboratories you can do this online by clicking here or calling us on 0207 700 4888. As always, it is only with your fantastic support behind us that we are able to continue our mission.

    

 

Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws

Sing 2

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment present a PG. 112-minute, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Music oriented film directed and written by Garth Jennings with a theater release date of December 22, 2021.

Talkin' Pets News

October 16, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Devin Leech

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Holly Sizemore, Chief Mission Officer

Holly Sizemore entered the animal welfare world in 1991 when she discovered a colony of community cats eating near a restaurant dumpster. The experience inspired her to co-found the first trap-neuter-return (TNR) organization in Utah (Community Animal Welfare Society, located in Salt Lake City) and she co-led that organization as a volunteer for more than 10 years.

In 2000, Holly joined No More Homeless Pets in Utah and served the organization in a variety of roles, ending with Executive Director from 2007 to 2010. While at No More Homeless Pets in Utah, she created and implemented some of the first comprehensive, targeted community cat public-private partnerships with Utah shelters. During her tenure, more than 100,000 lives were saved across the state in Utah shelters, thanks to the efforts of No More Homeless Pets in Utah and its many partners.

In 2010, Holly took a national role at Best Friends and has provided leadership support and stewarded growth in these areas: animal care at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the Best Friends Network, community cat programs, and puppy mill, cat and pit bull initiatives. In her current role as Chief Mission Officer, Holly oversees the areas of national programs, national no-kill advancement, and legislative and advocacy efforts. A member of Best Friends’ senior leadership team, she feels very lucky to be able to work with the teams at Best Friends who are dedicated to scaling up and sustaining the programs that will help create a no-kill country by 2025.

Holly’s leadership has focused on growing and improving upon many of the early innovative no-kill programs and tactics implemented throughout Utah, including comprehensive shelter-focused community cat programs, large-scale adoption events, targeted spay/neuter, open adoption policies, community collaboration, data analysis efforts to steer lifesaving, legislative reform, widespread marketing and awareness efforts, effective change and conflict management strategies, and public-private partnerships that involve working side-by-side with shelter partners. The shelter-focused community cat programs have evolved into one of the most effective, efficient and transformational tools in a community’s journey toward no-kill, and Holly is most proud of seeing how use of this model is growing exponentially throughout the U.S.

Holly holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Utah and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington. She and her husband share their home with a few former community cats and one adopted dog. Holly believes that we will achieve our common goal of achieving no-kill nationwide by 2025 through the right balance of warrior resolve, patient persistence and true collaboration.

PETA CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ACKNOWLEDGE ANIMAL SENTIENCE AND END EXPERIMENTS

 

NIH must review the ethics of using animals given their own research findings that animals think and feel

 

DR. INGRID TAYLOR, veterinarian and research associate for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

BACKGROUND:

A wealth of scientific evidence supports the fact that animals are aware of the world around them and experience a full array of emotions, including fear, love, joy, curiosity, loneliness and pleasure. More than 2,500 studies have shown what many people already knew: that dogs, rats, cows, sheep, pigs and others experience emotions, ranging from joy and happiness to sadness, grief and post-traumatic stress disorder. They even experience jealousy, resentment and empathy.

Specific examples of animals and feelings include:

  • Rats: demonstrate remorse for bad decisions; will forgo treats to help another rat in need; giggle when tickled.
  • Mice: woo their mates with high-pitched love songs.
  • Sheep: recognize pictures of familiar faces; show anger, boredom, disgust and happiness.
  • Chickens: become upset when their chicks are stressed and try to soothe them.
  • Cuttlefish: experience REM sleep and may dream like humans.
  • Hermit crabs: aware of pain.
  • Octopuses: have planned daring escapes from aquariums, making their moves when they know they aren’t being closely watched.
  • Pigs: engage in complex play, devising games with toys and other animals.

Despite all the evidence—from scientific studies funded by NIH—that animals are sentient, and despite a wealth of modern-day alternatives, the agency continues to fund deadly experiments on them. In response to this practice, PETA is calling on the government to acknowledge that animals are living feeling beings and end of animal experiments. PETA is asking the NIH to begin by immediately reviewing the ethics of using sentient animals in biomedical, behavioral and psychological experiments.

For more information, please visit www.PETA.org


More About Dr. Taylor: Dr. Ingrid Taylor is a research associate for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. As a veterinarian, she researches biomedical experiments that use animals and provides expert opinions on pain management, experiment protocols and other welfare issues. She liaises with government regulatory agencies, universities and corporations to end their use of animals in experimentation. She has met with pharmaceutical companies in Europe to discuss their animal welfare programs and consulted on numerous cruelty cases for PETA Before joining PETA, she spent several years in clinical veterinary practice and served in the U.S. Air Force.

 

Twelve days of Christmas with the horses and donkeys

at Black Beauty Ranch

 

MURCHISON, Texas (Dec. 10, 2020) – The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas, is celebrating the holiday season this year with 12 days of Facebook videos that feature some of the nearly 400 horses and donkeys living at the sanctuary.

 

Hosted by the equine caregivers at Black Beauty from December 14 to 25, viewers will get a daily behind-the-scenes look at feeding time, caring and therapy treatments for special needs horses. The videos will also feature staff patrolling across the 800-acre pasture and other surprises. Caregivers will also read holiday-themed books alongside horses and share the back stories that brought these animals to the sanctuary.       

 

Noelle Almrud, senior director of Black Beauty, said, “We want to give a virtual holiday gift to our supporters and share an inside look at what it takes to properly care for hundreds of horses and donkeys every day. Our expert equine caregivers will take viewers through an array of daily activities and introduce some of our incredible animals who were rescued from cruelty and neglect. We miss being able to offer our monthly tours due to the pandemic and created this virtual alternative experience for all to enjoy.”   

 

Some of the residents who will be featured are Katniss, a special needs mustang; Pride, rescued from a Humane Society of the United States undercover investigation into soring of Tennessee walking horses; Stewie, a donkey found as a stray by law enforcement; and Mulan, part of a large rescue of over 800 feral mustangs who were found starving. Along with nearly 800 residents at the 1,400-acre sanctuary – from tigers, bears and primates to the nearly 400 donkeys and horses – these animals are living happily ever after with proper care at the sanctuary for the rest of their lives. 

 

Videos will post at 9:00 a.m. CST daily on Facebook.  

 

Support Black Beauty and the Fund for Animals. 

About Workman Publishing

Workman is a fiercely independent publisher of nonfiction books as well as a significant line of calendars.  Our books for adults and children are quirky, definitive, unexpected, useful, funny, handsome, well-crafted, and commercial. Our books are written by authors who are knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects. Our books improve lives.

Founded by Peter Workman in 1968, with the publication of Yoga 28 Day Exercise Plan –a book that is still in print nearly 50 years later—Workman has earned a reputation as a creator of brands: What to Expect® When You’re Expecting, Brain Quest®, Barbecue! Bible®, Younger Next Year®, Boynton on Board, and, more recently, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die®, Unlikely Friendships®, Indestructibles®, Scanimation®, Photicular®, the Big Fat Notebook™ series, and Paint by Sticker™, to name a few. Workman also launched an industry: It is no exaggeration to say that there was no calendar business before Workman invented the Page-A-Day® format.

Having published books in bottles and potato chip bags; books with wheels and with chalkboards attached; books with trains running through them; books that come with stickers, balls, washi tape, and more, Workman is recognized for its innovative packaging. Workman is also known for giving each of its authors full editorial, design, production, marketing, sales, and publicity support for the life of a book, and for bringing an intensive and creative sales and marketing focus to both its front list and its deep, active backlist. 

The publisher of iconic books like B. Kliban’s Cat, The Official Preppy HandbookThe Silver Palate Cookbook, and Gallop!, Workman is proud of its history and always excited about its future.

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