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EXPLORING AWE-INSPIRING FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS’ EMOTIONAL LIVES AND REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAYS TO SHOW COMPASSION

PETA Founder Ingrid Newkirk discusses her latest book ‘Animalkind’ and what lies ahead in our relationship with animals as humanity emerges from the pandemic

INGRID NEWKIRK, Author and PETA Founder

BACKGROUND:

As humanity emerges from the pandemic and returns to offices, in-person attendance at sports events, and evenings out at restaurants, many new questions arise about our relationship with animals. Since Ingrid Newkirk founded PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in 1980, it has become an unstoppable force and the largest animal rights organization in the world. Her latest book Animalkind explores the richness of animals’ lives, their talents, emotions, and intelligence, and how we humans can act to prevent harming them. The book delves into the many ways our modern world is leaving animal exploitation in the dust, from cutting-edge technology that is replacing experiments on animals to the apple, grape and tea leaf leathers and synthetic fibers that are already shaking up the clothing industry and the arrival of animal-free foods from plant milks to veggie “chicken” nuggets made of soy.

Ingrid Newkirk will be available to discuss her latest book, share fascinating animal facts, and explore a vision of the future that will allow humans to create a better world—such as choosing new materials over animal hide, fur, and feathers; giving teachers and students dissection models that can be re-used and do not reduce wild frog populations; healthier and environmentally protective vegan foods that remove the need for slaughterhouses and factory farms; and virtual reality experiences that allow close encounters with animals never possible in the circus.

DID YOU KNOW THESE FUN ANIMAL FACTS?

· While the divorce rate in the U.S. is around 40 to 45 percent, swans, like many birds, are so devoted to their romantic partners that they have a 95 percent rate of staying together for a lifetime.

· Oinks, grunts, and squeals aren’t just arbitrary noises made by pigs More than twenty of these sounds have been identified with specific circumstances, from wooing mates to expressing distress and joy.

· Cows communicate with each other using subtle changes in facial expression; rhinos use a breath language; and frogs have learned to combat street noise by using drainpipes to amplify their calls.

· Chickens form complex pecking orders in which each bird not only understands her ranking but can recall the faces and ranks of more than one hundred other birds.


For more information please visit: www.PETA.org

More About Ingrid Newkirk:

Ingrid Newkirk is the founder of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the acclaimed author of Save the Animals! 101 Things You Can Do, Kids Can Save the Animals, and The Compassionate Cook. She currently resides in Washington, DC.

Talkin' Pets News

March 6, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Producer - Kayla Cavanaugh

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Erika Engelhaupt author of "Gory Details" Adventures from the Dark Side of Science will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 3/06/21 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her new book

Hour 2 at 6:35 pm ET Exploring Awe-Inspiring Facts About Animals' Emotional Lives and Revolutionary New Ways To Show Compassion with PETA Founder and Author of her new Book, "Animalkind", Ingrid Newkirk

Hour 3 at 721pm ET Dr. Ragen McGowan, research scientist in pet behavior and welfare for Purina will discuss How Will Pets Handle Separation as Families return to Work & School

Hour 3 at 730pm ET Celebrity Pet Trainer Bash Dibra will join Jon & Talkin' Pets to discuss how to train your furry friends

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.

 

Delcianna Winders

Assistant Clinical Professor & Director, Animal Law Litigation Clinic

  • Delcianna Winders
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Delcianna (Delci) Winders is a clinical professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School, where she directs the Animal Law Litigation Clinic (ALLC)—the nation’s only clinic focused exclusively on animal law litigation.

Professor Winders’ animal law and administrative law scholarship has appeared in the Denver Law ReviewFlorida State Law ReviewOhio State Law JournalNYU Law Review, and Animal Law Review. She has also published extensively in the popular press, including The HillNational GeographicNewsweekNew York Daily NewsSalon, and U.S.A. Today.

Prior to joining the Lewis & Clark faculty, Winders was vice president and deputy general counsel for the PETA Foundation, the first academic fellow of the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program, and a visiting scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

Winders received her BA in Legal Studies with highest honors from the University California at Santa Cruz, and her JD from NYU School of Law.

Following law school, Winders clerked for the Hon. Martha Craig Daughtrey on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and practiced animal law in a variety of settings. She has also taught animal law at Tulane University School of Law and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. 

Winders has been interviewed by numerous major news outlets, gives frequent presentations, and was featured in O, The Oprah Magazine as one of “Six Women Who Dare.”

Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions

Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions

Academic Credentials

  • JD, 2006, New York University School of Law
  • BA, 2001, University of California, Santa Cruz

Bibliography

Scholarship

Captive Wildlife Under the Endangered Species Act, in Endangered Species Act (Donald C. Baur & Ya-Wei Li eds., 3d ed. forthcoming 2019) (with Jared Goodman and Heather Rally).

The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty, 24 Animal L. 155 (2019).

Animal Welfare Act Enforcement, 24 Animal L. 249 (2019).

Animal Welfare Act Interaction with Other Laws, 24 Animal L. 185 (2019).

Administrative License Renewal and Due Process—A Case Study, 45 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 539 (2018).

Administrative Law Enforcement, Warnings, and Transparency
, 79 Ohio St. L. J. 451 (2018).

Fulfilling the Promise of EFOIA’s Proactive Disclosure Mandate
, 95 Denver L. Rev. 909 (2018). 

Captive Wildlife at a Crossroads—Sanctuaries, Accreditation, and Humane-Washing, 6 Animal Stud. J. 161 (2017).

Confronting Barriers to the Courtroom for Animal Advocates, 13 Animal L. Rev. 1 (2006).

Note, Combining Reflexive Law and False Advertising Law to Standardize “Cruelty-Free” Labeling of Cosmetics, 81 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 454 (2006).

Selected Other Writings

It’s Official—The Feds Are Protecting Animal Exploiters, Daily Caller (Apr. 26, 2019).

Costly USDA Proposal Would Spend More Tax Dollars and Help Animal Abusers, Daily Caller (Mar. 29, 2019).

Why Is It So Hard for President Trump to Flatly Forbid Trophy Hunting Imports?, N.Y. Daily News (Mar. 9, 2018).


Self-Policing Animal Research: Another Bad Idea from USDA, Law360 (May 25, 2018).

Year After Blackout, Public Still in the Dark about Animal Welfare Enforcement
, The Hill (Feb. 9, 2018).

Animal Welfare Act Could Protect Animals and Taxpayers — If It’s Enforced, U.S.A. Today (Dec. 26, 2017).


The Fish and Wildlife Service Must Atone for Tiger’s Death, Nat’l Geographic (Sept. 11, 2017).


Why Is the State of Wisconsin Propping Up a Cruel and Dying Industry?, AlterNet (Aug. 29, 2017).


USDA Blackout: Scrutinizing the Deletion of Thousands of Animal Welfare Act-Related Records, Am. Bar Ass’n Animal L. Comm. Newsletter (Summer 2017).

Wild Animal Acts Are Becoming a Thing of the Past, but Some Circuses Insist on Continuing Their Cruel Ways, AlterNet (June 26, 2017).


Ringling’s Big Cats Need New Homes—and They Could Be Headed for a Circus Overseas, Salon (June 11, 2017).

Ringling Is Dead, but Other Abusive Circuses Live, N.Y. Daily News (May 25, 2017).

Freedom of Information in Peril: What Transparency Looks Like in Trump’s Government, Salon (May 14, 2017).

Why I Sued the USDA, The Hill (Feb. 16, 2017).

KENTUCKY DERBY TO RUN IN SEPTEMBER WITH NEW SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR FANS

WHAT ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE HORSES?

 

 

KATHY GUILLERMO, SVP of PETA’s horse racing department

BACKGROUND: The 146th Kentucky Derby will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY on September 5, 2020, the first time it will not be held on the first Saturday in May since 1945. To protect against COVID-19 a series of guest safety protocols have been put in place, but much more needs to be done to protect horses at the track.

The dangers of horse racing have been in the spotlight since last year, when 37 horses died at Santa Anita Park, leading to a PETA-requested investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney and groundbreaking new regulations to protect horses. But every week, at least 24 horses experience fatal injuries at racetracks across the country. While PETA doesn’t support horse racing, the group is advocating life-saving changes.

PETA is calling on Churchill Downs and all racetracks to enact these changes to make progress for thoroughbreds. These changes include:

  • All medications should be banned for two weeks before a race;
  • Injured or sore horses should be allowed sufficient time to recuperate;
  • Cutting-edge CT scan equipment should be installed;
  • All dirt tracks should be replaced with high-quality synthetic Tapeta;
  • Trainers who have multiple medication infractions should be banned;
  • Tracks should be more transparent, should not sell horses to foreign racing entities, and they should take care of horses when their racing days are over.

 

For more information, please visitwww.PETA.org

 

More about Kathy Guillermo: Kathy Guillermo is senior vice president of PETA's Horse Racing department. The responsibilities of this 31-year PETA veteran include leading the organization's work to expose and end the exploitation of horses by the racing industry. She has overseen the release of multiple horse racing investigations that have exposed the deaths of young horses at Thoroughbred auctions; the slaughter of U.S. horses in Canada, Japan, Mexico, and South Korea; and the misuse of medication by horse trainers, which led to the introduction of federal legislation. Her work also resulted in the formation of horse racing's first-ever industry-supported retirement program for horses. Guillermo is the author of the 1993 book Monkey Business: The Disturbing Case That Launched the Animal Rights Movement.

Talkin' Pets News

July 18, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Devin Leech

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media / Consultant - Bob Page

Special Guests - Hour 1 at 5pm ET Becky Robinson - Covid & Cats, Kitten Advice - Alley Cat Allies... 

Johnna Devereax, CPN (Clinical Pet Nutritionist) for Bow Wow Labs will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 07/18/20 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away Bow Wow Labs products

EXTRAORDINARY INNOVATIONS IN ANIMAL-FREE VACCINE TESTING THAT OFFER HOPE

PETA Coronavirus Researcher Shares New Testing Techniques for COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments, and Our Future

 

Samantha SaundersBVetMed, Ph.D., MRCVS, Research Associate for PETA U.K. (a veterinarian with a doctorate in coronavirology)

BACKGROUND:

Scientists worldwide are racing to find effective vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. For some, this means falling back on outdated and notoriously ineffective tests that waste time waiting to see what happens in beagles or monkeys, when the vast majority of such efforts fail to lead to human therapies or cures. Fortunately, tremendous advancements in state-of-the-art, human-relevant methods—like organs-on-chips, sophisticated, high speed computer simulations that use human data, and 3D tissue models—enable breathtaking scientific progress without harming a hair on an animal’s head. Scientists in Tennessee, for example, are using the world’s smartest supercomputer to rapidly identify existing drugs that might fight COVID-19. Those drugs can then be tested in coronavirus-infected human cells before progressing to responsibly conducted human trials. This saves huge amounts of time and can safely bring treatments to clinical trials far sooner than bizarre and useless methods, like using genetically engineered mice.

 

DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS?:

·       95% of new drugs that appear safe and effective in animal studies go on to fail in human trials.

·       Mice do not naturally carry the COVID-19 virus receptor, therefore they have to be genetically engineered to be susceptible to the disease. This proves to be an ineffective practice for generating results that are applicable to humans, and causes suffering and death for many mice.

·       For the first time ever, vaccines have gone directly to human trials without waiting for the results of animal trials. This demonstrates that, in the face of a crisis, medicines regulators—including the FDA—deem that some animal tests are not ultimately necessary for the protection of human health.

 

For more information please visit: www.PETA.org

 

 

More About Samantha Saunders:

Samantha Saunders, BVetMed, Ph.D., MRCVS, is a research associate for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) U.K., where she works with European Union regulators to replace cruel chemical tests on animals with superior and humane non-animal methods. She is a veterinarian and holds a doctorate in coronavirology.

 

NEW BOOK ‘ANIMALKIND’ EXPLORES AWE-INSPIRING FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS’ EMOTIONAL LIVES AND REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAYS TO SHOW COMPASSION

 

PETA Founder Ingrid Newkirk discusses her latest book and the remarkable advancements in our society’s awareness about animals over the years

 

AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW:

INGRID NEWKIRK, author and PETA founder

BACKGROUND:

Since Ingrid Newkirk founded PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) 40 years ago, it has become an unstoppable force and the largest animal rights organization in the world. Now, Ingrid has published, along with bestselling author Gene Stone, ANIMALKIND, an exploration of the richness of animal lives, their talents, emotions, and intelligence, and the many exciting ways all of us can act to prevent harm to animals. This latest book highlights some of the wonders of animal life and offers tools for living kindly toward our neighbors on our shared planet.

Ingrid Newkirk  discusses in her latest book, share fun animal facts, and explore exciting new tools that allow humans to create a better world for animals—such as substituting apple or grape leather for animal hide, synthetic frog models to replace the real ones used for years in school classrooms, advances in meat and dairy tastes-a-likes and plant-base nutrition, and virtual reality animal tours that replace circus shows.

 

DID YOU KNOW THESE FUN ANIMAL FACTS?

●       Birds have been found to be far more devoted to their romantic partners than humans. While the divorce rate in the U.S. is around 40 to 45 percent, swans, for instance, have a 95 percent rate of staying together for a lifetime.

●       Oinks, grunts, and squeals aren’t just arbitrary noises made by pigs. More than twenty of these sounds have been identified with specific circumstances, from wooing mates to expressing distress and joy.

●       Cows communicate with each other using subtle changes in facial expression; rhinos use a breath language; and frogs have learned to combat street noise by using drain pipes to amplify their calls.

●       Chickens form complex pecking orders in which each bird not only understands her ranking, but can recall the faces and ranks of more than one hundred other birds.   

For more information please visit: www.PETA.org

 

More About Ingrid Newkirk:

Ingrid Newkirk is the founder of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the acclaimed author of Save the Animals! 101 Things You Can Do, Kids Can Save the Animals, and The Compassionate Cook. She currently resides in Washington, DC.

Produced for: PETA

Talkin' Pets News

April 25, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Katy Meyer

Producer - Zach Budin

Producer in Training - Kayla Cavanaugh

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Hour 1 - Michele Paterson Animal Wellness Action - Pennsylvania Pet Stores continue selling Dogs from Puppy Mills Despite Covid-19 Crisis

Dallas Van Kempen President of EQyss Grooming Products, Inc. will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 4/25/20 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away his shampoo

Talkin' Pets News

February 23, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Adriana Odachowski - Wellswood Animal Hospital

Producer - Daisey Charlotte

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media / Producer - Bob Page

Special Segment Guests - Hour 1 - Randy Kaplan - Senior VP Green Gobbler - discussing their 20% Vinegar Weed Killer

Hour 2 - Susan Hartsler - even , the official Puppy Party Candidate for President

Hour 3 - Lorraine Walston - Owner Woodrow Wear - Power Paws - Socks for dogs

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