AnimalTalk's podcast

Matt Rice, Director of Investigations of Mercy for Animals discusses Walmart May 2015 adoption of “Five Freedoms”  as part of its animal welfare policy; impact on factory farming in US; impact on quality of life for animals on factory farms; process of identifying and implementing changes consistent with Five Freedoms.

Direct download: AnimalTalk_06052015.mp3
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Dr. Simon Brockington, Executive Secretary of the International Whaling Commission, discusses International Whaling Commission origins and present day consensus-making process

Direct download: AnimalTalk_05292015.mp3
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Patrick Ramage, Whale Program Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare discusses moratorium on commercial whaling; International Whaling Commission; impact of International Court of Justice March 2014 ruling against Japan’s program of scientific whaling; consensus-making process in the IWC.

Direct download: AnimalTalk_05222015_Patrick_Ramage.mp3
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Anne Baker discusses two decades of experience as a foster to needy animals from the Espanola Valley Humane Society shelter; the healing process for animals; support fosters receive from the ESHS; the joy of fostering

Direct download: AnimalTalk_05152015.mp3
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Chris Heyde, Deputy Director of Government and Legal Affairs of the Animal Welfare Institute, discusses the Safeguard American Food Exports Act 2015; horse slaughter process; exports of horses to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada; alternatives that provide care for unwanted or abandoned horses.

Direct download: AnimalTalk_05082015.mp3
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Dr. Kelli Heckman, Executive Director of the Global Federation of Sanctuaries, discusses GFAS certification standards for animal sanctuaries; lack of regulation of sanctuaries in the United States; origins of wildlife in sanctuary.

Direct download: AnimalTalk_05012015.mp3
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Dr. Gay Bradshaw, Director of The Kerulos Center, discusses trauma in elephants and the study of sentience in other mammals.

Direct download: AnimalTalk_04242015.mp3
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Stephanie DeYoung, Director of Elephant Husbandry at The Elephant Sanctuary discusses the psychological needs and healing process of elephants once held in captivity (e.g., circuses); animal-first standards and practices of the Sanctuary.

Direct download: AnimalTalk_04172015.mp3
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Ryan Wulff, Deputy United States Commissioner, International Whaling Commission talks about Creating Sanctuary for Whales in South Atlantic

Direct download: AnimalTalk_04032015.mp3
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Journalist Joseph Sorrentino discusses the December 2014 article in Santa Fe Reporter; undercover recording of animal cruelty at NM dairy; factory farming

Direct download: AnimalTalk_03272015.mp3
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