Displaying items by tag: PETA

Talkin' Pets News

September 9, 2023

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Linda Register - East West Animal Hospital' Lutz, Florida

Producer - Lexi Adams

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Talkin' Pets News

October 8, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Adriana Seidl - Saint Francis Pet Care Center, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Producer - Matt Matera

Network Producer - Sonar Greene

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Hour 1 at 521pm ET - Samantha Crowe - Manager of Science Education for PETA - Interactive Dissection Tools in Schools

Talkin' Pets News

August 27, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Gino Sassani - Lost World Reptiles - Tampa, FL

Producer - Lexi Lapp Adams

Network Producer - Paul Campos

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Daniel Paden - PETA Vice President - Hour 2 to discuss a PETA investigation recently that led to the rescue of 4,000 beagles bred for experiments.

Talkin' Pets News

June 11, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host -Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services, Tampa Bay

Producer - Matt Matera

Network Producer - Kevin Lane

Special Guests -Jaguar Health Announces Launch of the First U.S. Canine Cancer Registry and Canine Cancer Care Index and Dr. Terry Fossum will join Talkin' Pets on June 11, 2022 at 5pm ET to discuss the Registry

Dr. Emily Trunnel Senior Scientist PETA to discuss on June 11, 2022 at 630pm ET,  "Free the Animals" 30th Anniversary - Expert Tips to Replace the Use of Animals in Deadly Experiments

Talkin' Pets News

January 8, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services - Tampa Bay, FL

Producer - Devin Leech

Producer in Training - Philip Staub

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Hour 1 at 530pm ET - Gina DiNardo - Executive Secretary of AKC and Co-Host of the AKC National Championships & Carolyn Manno - Sports Anchor, Television Personality and Co-Host of the AKC National Championships to discuss the AKC National Championships on AKC.TV

Hour 2 - Katerina Davidovich, PETA Spokesperson regarding this New Year's Resolution, Be Kind to Animals

HEADING BACK TO THE OFFICE? DON’T FORGET TO MAKE A PLAN FOR YOUR DOGS & CATS!

PETA offers tips to help them cope with loneliness and boredom

DIANA MENDOZA, companion animal program manager, PETA Los Angeles

BACKGROUND:

As more people get the COVID-19 vaccine and states re-open, many Americans will be heading back to work outside the home. That may be good news for humans eager to get back to their old routine, but it will be a painful adjustment for the dogs and cats who’ve grown used to having someone to keep them company at home.  The transition can be traumatic for them.

PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world, has tips to help guardians ensure that life after lockdown isn’t a huge let down for dogs and cats who are, after all, members of our family. Some advice includes:

  • Take your dog for an extra-long walk before work. Don’t hurry him along, get him tired so he’ll nap better.
  • Never lock him in a crate, which adds to stress. Dogs aren’t things to be stored, and if there’s a fire or break in, they cannot escape.
  • Make sure your cat has a view, even if that means pulling a piece of furniture to the window.
  • Gradually increase the amount of time you spend away from the house, and don’t become a blur, arriving back, hurriedly walking him, and then disappearing again.
  • Slow down. Spend attentive, quality time with him before you leave and when you get home.
  • Provide interactive toys for while you’re away, such as a puzzle treat dispenser for dogs and catnip-filled items for cats.
  • Always give a kind word, make a fuss, and offer a treat before you walk out the door.
  • If you do not use doggie day care, always arrange for a trusted friend, relative, or recommended dog walker to let your dog out during the day; because dogs aren’t machines, they, like you, have to “go.”
  • Talk to your workplace about allowing dogs at work, or at least having a “Bring Your Dog to Work Day” once a week or month.

On May 26, Diana Mendoza will be available for interviews. She will tell your listeners the best way to help animals adapt to our absence, and offer helpful tips to ease the transition.

For more information please visit: www.PETA.org

More About Diana Mendoza:

Diana Mendoza is the companion animal program manager for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in Los Angeles. She represents PETA at city government meetings and runs the organization's "Let’s Fix L.A.” program, which connects Angelenos with low-cost spay/neuter services so that they can comply with the city's mandatory spay/neuter law, help end the companion animal overpopulation crisis, and improve the lives of dogs and cats. 

Talkin' Pets News

May 29, 2021

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Suzanne Topor - Livingston Animal & Avian Hospital, Lutz, FL

Producer - Lexi Lapp Adams

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Special Guests - Hour 1 - 530pm ET - Dr. Sharon L. Campbell - Medical Lead & Behavior at Zoetis Petcare

Hour 2 - 630pm ET - Diana Mendoza - Companion Animal Program Manager, PETA Los Angeles.

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.

 

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