Best In Show: Fred Willard In Anything, Including Animal Welfare

'I've always loved animals,' FRED WILLARD tells DUNCAN STRUASS in the new installment of TALKING ANIMALS. Among other topics, he discusses his involvement in Actors and Others for Animals.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Carole Baskin: No Pussycat

In this installment of TALKING ANIMALS, DUNCAN STRAUSS interviews Carole Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue, a Tampa, Florida-based accredited sanctuary dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. In this eye opening co...
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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

‘So Keith Richards Says to Me…’

On the advice of KEITH RICHARDS, KEVIN FITZGERALD transformed himself from Stones bouncer to superstar veterinarian. And standup comic. True that.
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘She Proves to Me That Every Life is a Gift’: The Zen of Dillie the Deer

Born blind, rejected by her mother, Dillie the Deer has found a home with veterinarian Dr. Melanie Butera and her husband. Inside their home. In her own bedroom. And on her own webcam. DUNCAN STRAUSS explains it all.
by David McGee
 

 

 

After 30 ‘Bizarro’ Years, Dan Piraro Is Going…Somewhere Else…Maybe…Who Knows?

After 30 years, DAN PIRARO is retiring his popular syndicated comic 'Bizarro,' which has often reflected his interest in animal rights. DUNCAN STRAUSS gets the lowdown on what's next--and when.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Whale Breaches, Nearly Hits Kayakers, Film At 11

So you're kayaking along, and suddenly a humpback whale shoots up out of the water and breaches on top of you. The Whale Detective, aka TOM MUSTILL, lived it, made a film of it and has some insights into whale sensibility.
by David McGee
 

 

 

It’s a Giraffe! It’s a Horse! It’s a Zebra!
No, It’s an Okapi, the Odd Duck of the Congo

A giraffe head plopped on a dark brown horse body with the rump and legs of a zebra--not a mistake from the Animal Design Studio, but a real animal, the okapi, the last large animal discovered in Africa. And John Lukas has been...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Take That, Mr. Ed

Duncan Strauss, host of NPR's Talking Animals, visits with Dr. Edie Dopking, founder of Quantum Leap Farm, a non-profit operation with a special emphasis on providing horse therapy for veterans, military members and their famil...
by David McGee
 

 

 

Alison Eastwood: Widening Efforts To Foster Fostering

CLINT EASTWOOD's accomplished daughter ALISON visits DUNCAN STRAUSS to discuss how she added 'animal advocate' to her resume and founded FOSTERFURKIDS.com.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Protecting All Creatures Great & Small

Imagine a politician that believes animals are citizens too, my friends, and are entitled to the rights and protections we enjoy as humans. Enter NJ State Senator Raymond J. Lesniak.
by David McGee