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Anthony Bellotti, founder of the White Coat Waste Project

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Anthony Bellotti — founder of the White Coat Waste Project—describes his formative years, and the role animals played in them, highlighting his pivotal experience as a high school student, when he worked as an intern in an animal experimentation lab, and was horrified by what he witnessed. Read more…

W. Bruce Cameron, bestselling author, most recently of “A Dog’s Way Home”

Author W. Bruce Cameron at home with is dog Tucker. /// ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 12/19/13 - pets.BruceCameron.bh - BRUCE HAZELTON, FOR THE  REGISTER - Thursday, December 19, 2013. Bestselling author W. Bruce Cameron credits his dog Tucker for inspiring his writing. He has now written the bestselling books A Dog's Purpose, A Dog's Journey, and the Dog's of Christmas.

W. Bruce Cameron — the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including “A Dog’s Purpose,” made into a feature film starring Dennis Quaid —discusses how he decided to make Breed Specific Legislation, or BSL (in this case, Denver’s ban on pit bulls) a core element of his new novel, “A Dog’s Way Home.” Read more…

Ginger Kathrens, wild-horse advocate, filmmaker, executive director of The Cloud Foundation

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Ginger Kathrens —wild-horse advocate, filmmaker, and executive director of The Cloud Foundation—discusses the mustang, Cloud, who is the focus of three of her films, and the namesake of the Foundation she founded, whose stated mission is dedication “to the preservation of wild horses and burros on public lands, with a special focus on Cloud’s herd in the Pryor Mountains of Montana.” Read more…

Stephen Wells, executive director of Animal Legal Defense Fund

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Stephen Wells—the executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund ALDF)—traces his intriguing, sometimes colorful, career path before joining ALDF, particularly his years in Alaska, where, among other developments, he formalized his commitment to becoming a professional animal advocate. Read more…

Dr. Jennifer Conrad, founder of The Paw Project

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Dr. Jennifer Conrad—the veterinarian and founder of The Paw Project, which has long educated the public about the painful and crippling effects of feline declawing, and who, as of this interview, has made more appearances on “Talking Animals” than any other guest–reviews what exactly the feline declaw procedure involves. Read more…