• SINekoDora2MichaelHand
    Neko Case, singer-songwriter-animal guardian
    September 30, 2015 No Comments By Duncan
  • TGrandin_08
    In Conversation With Temple Grandin–Part Two
    February 25, 2015 No Comments By Duncan
  • 984
    Ed Stewart, co-founder and president of PAWS
    November 19, 2014 1 Comment By Duncan
  • LilyTomlin
    Lily Tomlin, actress, comedian and animal advocate
    April 2, 2014 No Comments By Duncan
  • 2013-05-24T230747Z_01_MTH02_RTRIDSP_3_USA
    Richie Moretti, founder of The Turtle Hospital
    January 22, 2014 No Comments By Duncan
  • 6a00d8341c630a53ef0133f206114f970b-600wi
    Cynthia Moss, wildlife researcher and author
    January 1, 2014 2 Comments By Duncan
  • 550_Claudine_andre
    Claudine André, bonobo partisan
    October 2, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
  • fred-willard-best-in-show
    Fred Willard, comedian, actor, animal guy
    September 18, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
  • BlackFish_Dogwoof_Documentary_1120_630_85
    Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of “Blackfish”
    July 24, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
  • marisa
    Marisa Miller Wolfson, writer-director of the documentary “Vegucated”
    August 15, 2012 No Comments By Duncan
  • Carrie_2_Pref-_11_0902_Portlandia__89844_final
    Carrie Brownstein of Wild Flag (& Sleater-Kinney) and “Portlandia”
    June 6, 2012 1 Comment By Duncan
  • captain-paul-watson
    Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, also known from television’s “Whale Wars.”
    March 9, 2011 No Comments By Duncan
  • DrDameDaphneSheldrick
    Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a Kenyan author, conservationist and elephant expert
    January 26, 2011 No Comments By Duncan
  • alec_baldwin_ic
    Alec Baldwin, Actor-Animal Advocate
    September 8, 2010 No Comments By Duncan
  • janeGoodall300
    Dr. Jane Goodall
    December 9, 2009 No Comments By Duncan

Thomas Ponce, 15-year-old activist & founder of Lobby For Animals

IMG_9541

Thomas Ponce—the 15-year-old activist and founder (at age 12) of Florida-based Lobby For Animals—recalls the circumstances that triggered his precocious interest in animal activism, as well as how hearing about the importance of lobbying at an animal rights conference in Washington, DC inspired his focus on that action. Read more…

Caitlin O’Connell, elephant researcher

oconnell2015-m12_3172

Caitlin O’Connell—one of the elephant experts featured in “Mind of a Giant,” a Nat Geo Wild documentary special premiering June 19—recalls how she did not grow up with a particular fascination or love for elephants, noting her earlier academic work was in entomology. Read more…

Steve Jenkins, co-author of “Esther The Wonder Pig: Changing The World One Heart At A Time”

Esther&Steve

Steve Jenkins—co-author, with Derek Walter and Caprice Crane, of “Esther The Wonder Pig: Changing The World One Heart At A Time”—discusses how Esther entered his and Walter’s world: He got duped into adopting her when she was a baby, having been told she was a micro-pig. This “micro-pig” grew to 650 pounds. Read more…

John Doe, singer-songwriter-author-horseman

12670935_1058620817530634_1709700644273290152_n

John Doe—co-founder of punk band extraordinaire X, the singer-songwriter released a new solo album, “The Westerner,” and just published his first book, “Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk”—starts our conversation addressing what horses mean to him: “They mean that I don’t think with the left side of my brain when I’m with them.” Read more…

Bronwen Dickey, author of “Pit Bull: The Battle Over An American Icon”

22907fd3ce6e5ae9ec9ba8ca41656a57

Bronwen Dickey—author of “Pit Bull: The Battle Over An American Icon”— shares, in response to my observation about the already-lauded breadth and depth of the book (which had only come out the day before), how discoveries of notable information she made during the research phase spurred an unexpected, dramatic widening of her fact-finding process. Read more…