The Cat’s Pajamas of Social Media

If you’re contemplating raising your kids without any pets in the home, you should know that one could turn out to be a man who raps about cats.
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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

Kathleen Edwards Returns, Triumphantly and With Animals

KATHLEEN EDWARDS returns from a lengthy, self-imposed sabbatical to reclaim the high singer-songwriter ground she conquered in 2003. Her new album, TOTAL FREEDOM, says much about where she's been, and memorably so. A dog, and b...
by David McGee
 

 

 

An Octopus Opus More Gripping Than Eight Tentacles

An essential interview with SY MONTGOMERY, author of THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS. You'll get sucked in.
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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

‘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