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Kari Bagnall, founder of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary

 

Kari Bagnall—founder and director of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary—recounts the history of how she launched this facility in Gainesville, FL that houses for more than 100 monkeys that were formerly part of the exotic pet trade or had been used in laboratory research. Read more…

Featuring Two Activists, The Co-Founder Of The Elephant Sanctuary & The VP of Corporate Communications at Feld Entertainment/Ringling

GUEST: Scott Blais, Suzanne House, Stephen Payne, Bryan Wilson–Panel Discussion About Ringling Circus

Every year since we launched “Talking Animals” in Southern California in 2003, we’ve devoted at least one show annually to spotlighting the plight of the Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey circus animals, pegged to Ringling’s local engagement–the Tampa stint opened tonight. Read more…

Karen Atwood, of Florida Parrot Rescue

Karen Atwood–Senior West Coast Vice President and Southwest Coast Foster Coordinator for Florida Parrot Rescue–discusses the founding and evolution of Florida Parrot Rescue (earlier called Tampa Bay Parrot Rescue), and how her own involvement began. Read more…

Deborah Nelson, Pultizer-winning writer of Mother Jones expose on Ringling circus

Deborah Nelson–the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who wrote a major expose on the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey circus in the November/December issue of Mother Jones Magazine–outlines aspects of her 30-year journalism career, and what it means for that career and new projects she takes on to have won a Pulitzer. Read more…

Jane Wiedlin, The Go-Go’s singer-guitarist & veteran animal advocate

Jane Wiedlin–The Go-Go’s singer-songwriter-guitarist and longtime animal advocate–discusses the forthcoming film, “Doggie Boogie,” which she stars in and for which she wrote the title song (which we heard at the top of the show). She also recounts her history as an animal activist, and how she was a lifelong animal lover who thought she was going to become a veterinarian–“but I became a Go-Go instead.” Read more…