Lily Tomlin & The Elephants In the Room (and On the Planet)

A few years ago LILY TOMLIN became engrossed in an effort to move two elephants from the L.A. Zoo to a sanctuary. Now she's championing the humane treatment of the big fellas in an HBO documentary, AN APOLOGY TO ELEPHANTS.
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
 

 

 

On Cats Behaving Badly And Convincing Them To Stop

Laugh it you like, but MIESHELLE NAGELSCHNEIDER really does command unique skills and a magic touch when dealing with felines of all stripes. Not for nothing is she called The Cat Whisperer.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Tom Kenny: Life with SpongeBob and Other Talking Animals

Talking talking animals with TOM KENNY, the voice of SpongeBob Squarepants (and other characters on that show) and a bonafide legend in the animation world. Interviewed by DUNCAN STRAUSS.
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
 

 
 

‘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
 

 

 

Consumed with ‘Kudo’: Real-Life Superhero Is Animal Abusers’ Worst Nightmare

When it comes to animal abusers, especially those running illegal slaughterhouses, RICHARD 'KUDO' COUTO is unforgiving and merciless in bringing the miscreants to justice. Exclusive interview.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Pandemonium’s Michele Raffin: A Real Bird Brain

A chance meeting with an injured bird changed the course of MICHELE RAFFIN's life. Now the founder of PANDEMONIUM AVIARIES is committed to preserving endangered bird species, right in her own back yard.
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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

The Paw Project Scratches Out Ways To Educate About Declawing—And To Halt It

DR. JENNIFER CONRAD, a veterinarian, has founded THE PAW PROJECT to educate the public about the dangers of declawing cats, and then to halt the odious practice in its tracks. An exclusive interview by DUNCAN STRAUSS.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Sniffing Out Revelations About the Canine Sense of Smell

After reading ALEXANDRA HOROWITZ’s 'Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell,' it turns out that many of us may have severely underestimated just how much that nose knows. DUNCAN STRAUSS investigates.
by David McGee