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Hillsborough Commission supports trapping, neutering and releasing feral animals as alternative to euthanasia listen

05/01/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Wednesday Hillsborough Commissioners voted to support an alternative to euthanasia for feral cats in county shelters.

Sandra Murman was one of the six commissioners to support TNR, or trapping, neutering and releasing feral animals.

"So, I still have concerns. I still do not believe that this is a fix to the problem and I will be a no vote - probably the only no vote - but I will be leading the cause for the squirrels and the birds and the other indigenous animals who will lose their ...

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A conversation With Michael Jernigan & Judy Bordignon, about Southeast Guide Dogs' Paws For Patriots

02/13/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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Michael Jernigan & Judy Bordignon–staff members at Southeastern Guide Dogs; she’s the trainer for Veteran Service Dogs And Facility Therapy Dogs, he’s the Community Outreach Coordinator–discuss how the Palmetto, Florida based facility launched its Paws For Patriots program to serve veterans. Jernigan, who helped create the program, describes how Southeastern initially expanded its fundamental service of providing guide dogs to people with visual impairments (something it’s been doing since 19...

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A conversation With Steven Wise, Founder of The Nonhuman Rights Project

02/06/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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Steven Wise–the founder and president of The Nonhuman Rights Project; he’s also an attorney, author, legal scholar and professor who’s taught at Harvard Law School–discusses how the law he was practicing (personal injury) shifted focus 30-plus years ago upon reading Peter Singer’s “Animal Liberation.” His new focus became animal protection law. He traces his career path from there, including serving a decade-long stint as president of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and founding the The Nonhu...

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A Conversation With Author John Homans

01/30/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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John Homans–the longtime executive editor of New York magazine who published his first book, “What’s A Dog For?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man’s Best Friend”–discusses how he decided “What’s A Dog For” would represent his first foray into writing books. He also addresses the way he approached writing the book, propelled primarily by his love for and interest in the current family dog, Stella. Homans explains a bit about how he achieved the sweeping scope and...

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A Conversation With Dr. Temple Grandin

01/23/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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An interview with Dr. Temple Grandin, author, professor, inventor, expert on animal cognition and autism. The interview also incorporated some listener calls. The show also featured animal news & announcements, animal songs and animal comedy.

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Discussion with filmmakers James LaVeck & Jenny Stein

01/16/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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A conversation with Tribe of Heart founders, James LaVeck & Jenny Stein, about their award-winning documentary films, film functioning as activism, and more. We also incorporated some listener calls.

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The dangers of a cat bite

07/26/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Mary Glenney talked about the dangers of a cat bite. If you are bitten by a cat and the bite is deep enough to draw blood, seek immediate medical attention. Specialists in infectious diseases consider cat bites to be the most dangerous of animal bites. Cats have especially pathogenic bacteria in their mouths. Combine that with the wound of a cat bite. Cats have sharp incisors which give a puncture wound that seals very quickly. Again, specialists consider a cat bite that draws blood to be...

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Busch Gardens and SeaWorld parks making the switch from plastic to paper bags listen

05/02/12 Olivis Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Florida theme parks SeaWorld and Busch Gardens are making the switch from plastic bags to paper bags. The parent company recently announced the change to paper shopping bags in an effort to promote an eco-friendly recyclable alternative.

Busch Gardens and its parent company SeaWorld have decided to make this plastic to paper swap to demonstrate the parks important commitment to a clean environment and the protection of marine animals. Becca Bides, Director of Communications for SeaWorld O...

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Animal rights activists protest opening of Ringling Circus in Tampa listen

01/05/12 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus opened its multi-day run at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in downtown Tampa last night. But around 30 protesters gathered to voice discontent with the way animals are treated by the circus.

Organized by the group Animal Advocacy of Tampa Bay, the circus protest targeted the way trained animals, particularly elephants, are treated by the circus that bills itself as "The Greatest Show on Earth." Lane Giordano was one protester who braved the cold. As...

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Anti-tethering ordinance ready for a Hillsborough County vote listen

07/28/11 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A new ordinance is coming before the Hillsborough County Commission that would make it illegal to chain up dogs outside for long periods of time. After more than a year of consideration, the Hillsborough Animal Advisory Board voted to forward an anti-tethering ordinance to the commissioners for a vote.

Last night, animal rights activists held signs in front of the County...

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