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

Jane O’Hara, animal advocate and artist

Jane O’Hara—the animal advocate and artist whose paintings explore animal issues, depict their plight, and explore our relationships with them–recalls growing up in a family where animals didn’t have much of a presence, but she liked them. Read more…

Elaine West, founder of Rooterville Animal Sanctuary

Elaine West—the founder of Rooterville Animal Sanctuary, a haven housing about 300 rescued farm animals, predominantly pigs, located in Melrose, FL—recalls the first pig she met, as a kid at her aunt’s farm in Illinois, describing a love-at-first-sight sensation that’s continued for decades. Read more…

Singer-songwriter Maria McKee

Maria McKee—the singer-songwriter who burst onto the music scene some 35 years ago, fronting the band Lone Justice, going on to a storied solo career—discusses her lifelong love of dogs, while noting, early on, there was an incident that so traumatized her that she steered clear of dogs (“I shut down around dogs”) for a number of years. Read more…

Jodie Wiederkehr, campaign director of Chicago Alliance for Animals

Jodie Wiederkehr—campaign director for Chicago Alliance For Animals (CAA), she’s spearheading CAA’s campaign to ban horse carriages in Chicago—recalls how her earliest professional animal advocacy work began in 1997, but that she grew up in a politically-engaged household that was forever taking in sick or injured animals, including a baby lamb! Read more…

Amy Kight, executive director of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary

Amy Kight—newly named executive director of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary (though she’s worked at the Jupiter, FL wildlife refuge, hospital, rehabilitation facility, and educational center since 2004)—discusses being so passionate about working with animals and so eager to do so as a very determined little kid that she landed a gig helping out at a veterinarian’s office at age six…and continued in various capacities there until she was 22. Read more…