The floods in the Midwest were devastating to both humans and animals. We speak with members of a rescue team who descended on Iowa farm land to save a group of pigs who survived the flood. Hosts Pete Anderson and Allison Milonis interview representatives at Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York, where the pigs were transported and are recovering from their harrowing experience.
Host Barbara Bernstein (The Media Project) talks with Richard Charter, with Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, about the recent push for lifting moratoriums on off-shore oil drilling, why the idea seems to be winning public support, and what is wrong with the plan.
The topic is the spiritual connection between humans and other living creatures. The guest is Jayna Gieber of People of the Heart in Battle Ground, Washington, a community of people who believe in living in harmony with planet earth and all of its creatures. Jayna is a teacher of the braided way, a spiritual counselor and shamanic teacher. Hosts are Allison Milonis and Pete Anderson.
Melinda Bernerts hosts with guests Christina Selter of Bark Buckle up - an education group that works for safety legislation for animals.California just passed a bill requiring
safety harnesses for dogs and one is working it's way through the Maryland
legislature. What's the potential for Oregon legislation and what are the ramifications?
Melinda will also discuss how to better communicate with our own animals. How can you change a particular animal behavior - such as scratching furniture or barking?
KBOO's locally produced series of reports and commentary about the environment in Our backyard: This edition: Murder on the Columbia. The Swiss have in their constitution a requirement that "account to be taken of the dignity of creation when handling animals, plants and other organisms". Writing in the current edition of The_Weekly_Standard , author and lawyer Wesley J.
Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program reviews the case for veganism with an animal rights activist and a vegan cookbook author. We also hear from a Seattle activist who works with homeless women, and from an Italian geographer about the resistance in Sardinia to privatization of land.
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