The Political Animal Podcast

Dedicated to knowing and supporting laws and lawmakers that benefit animals.

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While the pandemic wreaks havoc for humans, our pets are so far immune to it. We visit with Dr. Annie Harvilicz, DVM, president of the Animal Wellness Foundation and secretary of Animal Wellness Actio...
March 19, 2020
"Sport" trapping—an exercise in barbaric cruelty with no modern justification—remains a pernicious vestige of a by-gone era across much of the United States. Its horrors are well-documented: Animals w...
March 2, 2020
The coronavirus now making headlines across the world is, like the SARS epidemic in 2002-2003, an example of a disease originating in a non-human animal and ending up in the human-animal population. T...
February 16, 2020
About 1,000 racehorses a year die in contests they never asked to join. Doping and the overuse of therapeutic drugs are largely to blame, along with harmful overbreeding, making the vaunted Sport of K...
January 28, 2020
The government requires most farmers to contribute to funds that are often used against their better interests. The results hurt family farms and lead to the increasingly brutal, mechanized treatment ...
January 20, 2020
Thousands of wild horses each year are rounded up in a terrifying assault of helicopters and relocated to feeder farms, many of which are in habitats that are foreign to the animals. Why? So ranchers ...
January 12, 2020
Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action, and Marty Irby, the non-profit's executive director, talk with host Joseph Grove and special guest Carole Baskin about the need for the Big Cat Public...
December 30, 2019
Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action, and Marty Irby, the non-profit's executive director, talk with host Joseph Grove and special guest Ana Maria Hernandez about the renewed attention on ...
December 13, 2019
  Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action, and Marty Irby, the non-profit's executive director, talk with host Joseph Grove about the key role of committee chairman in expediting or halting ...
December 4, 2019
Wayne Pacelle, founder of Animal Wellness Action, and Marty Irby, the non-profit's executive director, talk with host Joseph Grove about legislative victories for animals in 2019. They include the PAS...
November 23, 2019