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Samantha Wishman & Christina Thomas, co-directors of “Free Puppies!”

Christina Thomas and Samantha Wishman–co-directors of “Free Puppies!,” a documentary examining the scenario in which rescue dogs are regularly transported from the South to the North for adoption, but probes deeper into why the South is a repository for so many homeless dogs—describe their filmmaking experience prior to “Puppies!,” their feature-length debut. Read more…

Katherine McGill & Kate MacFall: discussing proposed changes to Florida’s trapping regulations

Katherine McGill (who runs 411 Wildlife Solutions, a humane wildlife control company) and Kate MacFall (Florida State Director for The Humane Society of the United States)–both of whom bring considerable expertise to this discussion of proposed changes to Florida’s trapping regulations—start by addressing a fundamental question: Why do people trap? Read more…

Kimberly Carroll, Toronto-based animal activist, leader, and consultant

Kimberly Carroll— a veteran Toronto-based animal activist, leader, and consultant—recalls growing up in Manitoba, a sensitive child with a precocious connection to animals, yet like her family members and most fellow Manitobans, she was also an enthusiastic meat eater. Read more…

Spencer Conover, Assistant Director of Pasco County Animal Services

Spencer Conover— Assistant Director of Pasco County Animal Services (PCAS), whose work has received national acclaim, partly accounting for his being viewed as a rising star in the animal shelter world—recounts growing up in a conventional household regarding animals (they had a dog and a cat), but a pivotal memory was the family taking in a stray calico they thought was male, but later had a litter of kittens. Read more…

Mark Reinfeld, vegan chef, author & educator

Mark Reinfeld— the award-winning vegan chef and author of numerous books, including “Healing The Vegan Way: Plant-Based Eating for Optimal Health and Wellness”—returns to the show, this time offering more early biographical information than we’ve discussed in past conversations. Read more…