All posts tagged Your Robot Dog Will Die

Please Support “Talking Animals” (& Me!) During WMNF’s Summer Fund Drive June 26

I’m asking that you support “Talking Animals,” and me, in our Fund Drive show Wednesday, June 26, 10am-11am ET–but, ideally,  BEFORE then! 

As always, we have Exclusive Thank You Gifts for those who donate on  behalf of “Talking Animals”…

For example, fantastic tickets to see Queen + Adam Lambert on the North American leg of The Rhapsody Tour, featuring a Tampa stop at Amalie Arena on Aug. 18. We have two of the best seats in the house for this concert, which appears to be all but sold-out!

 Other nifty Exclusive Thank You Gifts, or “Premiums,” include:

* DVD copies of “Blackfish,” the acclaimed 2013 documentary investigating the disturbing impact of captivity on orcas at Sea World and other marine parks.            

* Three SIGNED copies of “A Dog’s Way Home,” the novel by W. Bruce Cameron made into a successful film, with the story revolving around Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), specifically Denver’s ban on pit bull-type dogs. 

* One copy of “How To Be A Good Creature,” the recent book by Sy Montgomery–it’d only been out two weeks, and made The New York Times bestseller list.

Special clippers that can safely trim the nails of cats & other small animals  

* Back By Popular Demand! The Pocket Monkey!

 * The new, royal blue TALKING ANIMALS T-SHIRT, with a fantastic front design by artist extraordinaire Ramin Nazer. You can see the shirt, front and back, below.

* Colorful, Animal-Shaped Smart PHONE STANDS…Phone (or tablet) stands in the shape of cats, birds, dinosaurs and gators, and in fab colors: Green bird and dinosaurs…Navy blue dinosaurs…Yellow gators. You can see these below. 

 * One SIGNED copy of  “Your Robot Dog Will Die ” the acclaimed novel–propelled by animal welfare themes–by journalist-author ARIN GREENWOOD, a periodic guest on “Talking Animals”  

 That hour of our fund drive show on June 26–from 10-11am ET that morning–is the only time our show will be “credited” with your donation.

If a pledge comes in afterward, it’s credited to another show, but you can give beforehand… how ’bout now? Read more…

Bruce Friedrich, co-founder & executive director of The Good Food Institute

Bruce Friedrich—the co-founder and executive director of The Good Food Institute (GFI), which promotes plant-based dairy, eggs, and so-called clean meat, as alternatives to those items as produced by animal agriculture (factory farming)—outlines how, starting at age 12, he toiled on behalf of the homeless, inspired by an influential pastor and his faith. Read more…

Arin Greenwood, journalist and author of “Your Robot Dog Will Die”

Arin Greenwood—a journalist who specializes in writing about animal welfare, and whose sterling new novel, “Your Robot Dog Will Die,” was published Tuesday (April 17)—offers her synopsis of the book, and recalls key elements of the setting, story, and fundamental themes that she arrived at while in the formative stages of writing “Your Robot Dog Will Die.” Read more…

Arin Greenwood & Lee Greenwood, sibling animal welfare advocates

Arin Greenwood and Lee Greenwood—siblings who are both lawyers, skillful writers, and engaged in promoting animal welfare, from different platforms—recount growing up in a house that was, unsurprisingly, brimming with animals (though Arin notes a difficult six-year stretch, start when she was 6, when the family went dog-less). Read more…