Sep 9th 2006
Hollywood Party for the Animals with Jan Sluizer
MAD TV's Debra Wilson Skelton
Gilmore Girls Kelly Bishop
Jan Sluizer comes to us live from The
Farm Sanctuary's Hollywood Party, where many celebrities were
in attendance. The event was held on Saturday, August 26th in
Hollywood, California, and was to celebrate two decades of progress
in the campaign to end cruelty toward farm animals.
What Happened to Steve Irwin?
Mark Richmond, Professional Herpetologist
Mark Richmond is a Professional Herpetologist who had a chance to work with Steve Irwin several years ago.
Mark, along with everyone else, is still in shock after the sudden death of Steve by a stingray. While Steve was a fast reactor on land, being in the water was like being in a different element, where your reactions are a little bit slower. Stingrays have a serrated, toxin-loaded barb, or spine, on the top of their tail. The barb, which can be up to 10 inches long, flexes if a ray is frightened. Stings usually occur to people when they step on or swim too close to a ray and can be excruciatingly painful but are rarely fatal.
Even though Steve has been offered a State Funeral, Steve's family has decided on a private funeral to be held within a week, and a public memorial service will be held within two weeks, with thousands expected. Steve's father said his son would not have wanted a formal state funeral because "he's an ordinary guy, and he wants to be remembered as an ordinary bloke."
The world has lost a great wildlife icon,
a passionate conservationist and one of the proudest dads on the
planet. He died doing what he loved best and left this world in
a happy and peaceful state of mind. He would have said, 'Crocs
"Bart Simpson's Voice" Nancy
Nancy's achievements as an actor include dozens of credits in television, film and theatre. She is recognized as one of the world's leading voice-actors, Bart Simpson.
Cartwright lives with a ranch-full of animals including a plastic cow affectionately named "Milk-Dud," which she says is only appropriate because one of Bart's catchphrases is "Don't have a cow, man!"
Cartwright shares her feelings for her
pets this week on Animal Radio's national weekly program. They've
always been a major part of her life.
Chiropractic Care in Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Jim Humphries, Veterinary News Network
Mention chiropractors, and you will get a variety of opinions and experiences. Well, now that includes experiences with our animal friends. People who have had positive chiropractic experiences now want their pets and their horses to experience it too.
More than 500 veterinarians and chiropractors across the United States have formed the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, a group dedicated to performing chiropractic for pets. Founded in 1989, the AVCA helps certify doctors who have undergone animal chiropractic training and ensure they meet adequate standards. Pet owners should be extremely wary of anyone who calls themselves an animal chiropractor, because they may lack a veterinary degree or a degree in chiropractic medicine. Many pets have been harmed by well meaning people with "experience."
In spite of some problems, many animal guardians are excited about the drug-free hands-on approach to their pet's health. Horse guardians, especially, seek the assistance of an experienced veterinary chiropractor to improve the athletic performance of their animals without the use of drugs, which are many times prohibited in competitions.
Chiropractic medicine offers important
therapeutic approached for common problems not currently available
in veterinary medicine, and some of the results can be significant.
So if your veterinarian recommends some chiropractic treatment
for your animals, you may want to give it a try. Just be sure
to work with a doctor of veterinary medicine or a doctor of chiropractic
medicine who has been specially trained with animals.
A Tribute to Steve Irwin
Produced For The Alan Jones Show 2GB 873AM By Radiowise Media Networks.
Peggy Haymes, Healing from the Loss of a Pet
For a time, Peggy volunteered with a pet loss support group in Greensboro, NC. While she enjoyed the work, she walked away from the meetings thinking about all of the people who were hurting but for whatever reason would never attend such a meeting. How could she provide a resource that was convenient and easy to use, something people could use on their own timetable and in the privacy of their homes? That's how the CD, Healing from the loss of a Pet, and the company, PetCaring, was born.
Man Wrestles Alligator - Do Not Do
This at Home!
Brent Carey reacted to an alligator that jumped out of a lake and tried to dragged his girlfriend's dog back in the water, by jumping on the alligator's back.
Brent and his girlfriend were walking at a park in Charleston, South Carolina, when all of a sudden an alligator jumped out of the water and grabbed her dog Chance.
Without even thinking, Brent jumped on his back and began to fight the alligator so it would free the dog.
The dog eventually broke free and ran to the shore. Brent received only minor injuries on his arms and legs during the scuttle.
Afterwards, Brent stated that it was probably not a good idea to ever jump on the back of an alligator.
Oregano Oil Monopoly?
Dr. Cass Ingram
In the event of an Avian Influenza outbreak here in the United States, President George W. Bush is trying to derive a plan to quarantine American citizens with the help of the U.S. Army. Other parts of the plan are to do ample research on a flu vaccination and then stockpile effective drugs.
But not everyone agrees with this plan. One of the world's leading experts in natural remedies, Dr. Cass Ingram, believes that a holistic approach would be more effective against the Avian flu. He cited oregano as having properties that could aid in the battle against the avian flu pandemic. Ingram has been researching oregano for 10 years, and states the herb has been tested against various hostile viruses and bacteria, and observed that the extract deactivated all viruses within 20 to 30 minutes of contact. According to Dr. Ingram, "the P73 didn't just hinder H5N1's growth in the lab, it slaughtered it."
Dr. Ingram feels the government has ulterior
motives, especially when he received a call from Vice President
Cheney asking him if he stockpiles barrels of the stuff. "I
don't stockpile oil-that's your job," was the doctor's blunt
Dr. Ingram states that Cheney is not interested in seeing anyone profit, such as small nutritional companies, unless he and the presidency can profit. After all, isn't Cheney in the oil business? Perhaps he is trying to create an oregano oil monopoly!
You can read more about this cure-all
in Dr. Cass Ingram's books: The Cure is in the Cupboard
and Natural Cures for Killer Germs. To order, call 1-800-243-5242.
Talk With Your Animals
Joy speaks with Oliver who informs his guardian that he is a reincarnation of someone from her past who is looking out for her.
The Great Chimp Event
Rae Ann Kumelos, Voice of the Animal
What do 266 chimpanzees and 57 fourth to eighth graders have in common? Each other. Compassion, action, a great plan and an island sanctuary in Florida all combine to create a very happy ending for these former laboratory chimpanzees.
John E. Bauer, DVM, PhD, Texas A&M University
While the concept of good and bad fats may be an effective way for humans to monitor the quality of their diets, it is not an appropriate concept for dogs and cats, according to a report in the September 1 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
In general, dogs and cats have more good cholesterol than bad cholesterol in their bodies, no matter what types of fat they eat. They can consume saturated and unsaturated fats without the risk of clogged arteries, high cholesterol, coronary artery diseases or strokes, "even when they consume amounts of dietary fat that would typically turn human blood into sludge," says the report's author, John E. Bauer, DVM, PhD, professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University.
Instead of "good" and "bad" fats-the typical labels for saturated and unsaturated fats, respectively-Dr. Bauer proposes the terms "functional" and "facilitative."
Functional fats are typically essential fatty acids that help perform important cellular functions. They are necessary for growth, development, reproduction and healthy skin.
Saturated fats should not be considered bad for pets, but "facilitative" in that they increase the taste and acceptable texture of foods, improve palatability and ensure the intake of the necessary calories for an animal's well-being.
Facilitative fats in dogs and cats also provide a dense source of calories and energy and promote the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. "Although they may be bad for humans," Dr. Bauer writes, "they are simply facilitative in dogs and cats."
Dr. Bauer adds that the exception to this
is when the amount of fat in a diet is so large that it places
animals at risk for obesity and obesity-associated problems.
Mike Fry, Animal Ark Animal Shelter
Mike Fry reports on a Katrina survivor who changed his life. Following his rescue from the streets of New Orleans, a frightened little Chihuahua Pomeranian mix named Goldie came to live at his house.
Funny Cat Names Contest
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2006 and ends on September 30, 2006. If you are chosen as a winner,
you will be able to select which prize you want to receive. Winners
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