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    Jamie Katz, Pet Detective
    July 6, 2016 No Comments By Duncan
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    Dr. James Keen, veterinarian and whistle blower
    June 29, 2016 No Comments By Duncan
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    Steve Jenkins, co-author of “Esther The Wonder Pig: Changing The World One Heart At A Time”
    May 25, 2016 No Comments By Duncan
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    Paula Poundstone, comic and cat devotee
    April 13, 2016 No Comments By Duncan
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    Neko Case, singer-songwriter-animal guardian
    September 30, 2015 No Comments By Duncan
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    In Conversation With Temple Grandin–Part Two
    February 25, 2015 No Comments By Duncan
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    Lily Tomlin, actress, comedian and animal advocate
    April 2, 2014 No Comments By Duncan
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    Cynthia Moss, wildlife researcher and author
    January 1, 2014 2 Comments By Duncan
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    Claudine André, bonobo partisan
    October 2, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
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    Fred Willard, comedian, actor, animal guy
    September 18, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
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    Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director of “Blackfish”
    July 24, 2013 No Comments By Duncan
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    Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, also known from television’s “Whale Wars.”
    March 9, 2011 No Comments By Duncan
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    Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a Kenyan author, conservationist and elephant expert
    January 26, 2011 No Comments By Duncan
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    Alec Baldwin, Actor-Animal Advocate
    September 8, 2010 No Comments By Duncan
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    Dr. Jane Goodall
    December 9, 2009 No Comments By Duncan

Dr. Tim Caro, professor at UC Davis, wildlife biologist, author of “Zebra Stripes”


Dr. Tim Caro —a professor at UC Davis and wildlife biologist whose new book is “Zebra Stripes”—traces some of the arc of his academic career, including how he became interested in researching animal coloration. Read more…

Panel Discussion About The End Of Ringling


For today’s edition of Talking Animals, I jettisoned the usual format and convened a panel discussion about the end of the Ringling Bros. circus. I was inspired to present the panel because I was struck by the array of reactions in the wake of the announcement by Feld Entertainment that it was shutting down the circus in May. Read more…

Cathryn Michon & W. Bruce Cameron, writers of the film “A Dog’s Purpose”


Bruce Cameron and Cathryn Michon—the husband-wife team who wrote the screenplay for A Dog’s Purpose, a film starring Dennis Quaid, based on Cameron’s bestselling novel of the same name—discuss how the book has yet again become a New York Times bestseller (this time, recently reaching #1 on both the Paperback Trade Fiction and Mass-Market Fiction lists). Read more…

Paul Solotaroff, Rolling Stone contributing editor


Paul Solotaroff—Rolling Stone contributing editor who wrote a wide-ranging, high-profile exposé about the netherworld of puppy mills in the then-new issue of the magazine—discusses how he came to write the piece, sort of goaded into it by Humane Society of The United States CEO Wayne Pacelle, after Solotaroff completed another Rolling Stone investigative opus about factory farming. Read more…

Sarah Baeckler Davis, president & CEO of Project Chimps


Sarah Baeckler Davis—a primatologist and lawyer who is president and CEO of Project Chimps, a relatively new chimpanzee sanctuary in Northern Georgia—discusses how, at eight years old, reading a book about Jane Goodall absolutely fascinated her, and she decided right then that she wanted to do the same kind of work. Read more…