Tippi Hedren: Birds, Big Cats And Hitchcock

Actress TIPPI HEDREN had, at least, a complicated relationship with ALFRED HITCHCOCK, and for a few decades now has had a complicated relationship with big cats. A revealing interview by Duncan Strauss.
by David McGee
 

 
 

I Smell a Rat, A Rat Smells Danger

APOPO, a Tanzania-based non-profit organization, is having great success training African giant-pouched rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis. You read that right. Join Duncan Strauss for the scoop.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Man, Dog, Rooster, Love: Brian McGrory’s Shaggy Story

Boston Globe editor BRIAN MCGRORY says his dog Harry and his inherited-through-marriage rooster Buddy have made him a better man. In fact, he crows about all this, so to speak, in a terrific new book and in a new Talking Animal...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Inside the Beagle Freedom Project

At some 380 U.S. research institutions and labs, 70,000 dogs are being experimented on--and 96 percent of those dogs are beagles. DUNCAN STRAUSS has the story.
by David McGee
 

 

 

John Bradshaw Knows What Makes Our Cats Tick (And Purr, For That Matter)

What makes cats tick? International cat expert and best selling author JOHN BRADSHAW offers his theories in this new book, CAT SENSE, and talks felines with our DUNCAN STRAUSS.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Swinging the Pendulum on Pit Bulls

Esquire writer-at-large TOM JUNOD is among those leading the charge to change public perceptions about pit bulls. TALKING ANIMALS host DUNCAN STRAUSS sits down with Junod to clear the air about these misunderstood canines.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Awakening & Transformation in India

In 1986 ERIKA ABRAMS was persuaded by her husband to visit India. An awakening and transformative experience ensued, leading to the formation of ANIMAL AID UNLIMITED.
by David McGee
 

 
 

In Vigorous Defense of the Maligned Pit Bull

Author BRONWEN DICKEY, daughter of the late JAMES DICKEY (Deliverance), is stepping up to defend a most maligned breed in her book PIT BULL: THE BATTLE FOR AN AMERICAN ICON. DUNCAN STRAUSS gets the lowdown.
by David McGee
 

 

 

When ‘Strictly for The Birds ‘ Is a Compliment

Veteran singer-songwriter STEPHANIE SEYMOUR is a bird brain--that is, the former Aquanettas member studies and loves birds. So much so that she's released an album of original bird-oriented songs.
by David McGee
 

 
 
 

‘You’ve Got To Chase the String While You Can’: Paula Poundstone Gains Wisdom From Her Vast Squadron Of Cats

Paula Poundstone has 16 cats. She loves cats. In the new installment of Talking Animals, the 'Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me' mainstay explains the invaluable lesson she's learned from her felines: 'You've got to chase the string wh...
by David McGee
 

 

 

Frans de Waal’s Case for Animal Emotions

In his new book, MAMA'S LAST HUG, Primatologist FRANS DE WAAL makes a credible case for animals experiencing emotions much as humans do. Suddenly, his ideas are gaining traction. DUNCAN STRAUSS, explores those ideas with de Waa...
by David McGee
 

 
 

John W. James: Grief Guru to Bereaved Pet Owners

Lessons learned from the loss of a son inspired JOHN W. JAMES to develop a method of grief recovery for those mourning a different kind of loss--of beloved pets. DUNCAN STRAUSS has the story.
by David McGee