Expert on Urban Wildlife Rescue on "Talking Animals"
My guest on "Talking Animals" March 6 will be Jack Murphy, co-founder and director of Urban Wildlife Rescue, Inc., a Colorado-based non-profit organization that specializes in resolving wildlife conflicts using innovative methods of eviction and exclusion without having to trap, kill or harm any animal in any way.
The animals this typically involves in the area served by Urban Wildlife Rescue include raccoons, beavers, skunks, foxes, squirrels and bats, but the fundamental issues Murphy will discuss on â€œTalking Animalsâ€ apply to all 50 states, while some of the animals vary from region to region.
According to its website, Urban Wildlife Rescue â€œsaves approximately 10-12 thousand lives a year using their â€˜Humane Solutions to Wildlife Problems.â€™ They use various repellants, exclusion and eviction techniques."
One of the topics Murphy is likely to address: that so-called â€œhumane trapsâ€ often are far from humane.
Having acquired more than 20 years experience in this realm, Murphy is also an educator and lecturer who speaks on such subjects as wildlife rehabilitation, wildlife first aid, humane trapping methods, urban wildlife, how to find, pull and destroy illegally set body gripping traps, and humane solutions to wildlife problems. Murphy is also a Colorado State licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
Jack Murphy will speak with us live on "Talking Animals" on March 6 at 9am ET, and listeners are invited to participate in the conversation by calling (813-239-9663) or e-mailing (DJ@wmnf.org).