Voices for the Animals

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Airs at: Fri, 02/23/2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
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Interviews about animal rights issues

 

Every 4th Friday of the month from 10a -10:30am

"Voices for the Animals" is a monthly half-hour program that tackles the issues around animal rights and welfare. Host Michele Coppola features interviews and news with front-line activists and advocates who are working to make a difference in the lives of animals around the world.

(Music "Cajongo" by Gaia,  played by Martin Watkinson on the cello & Cherita Meadows on the cajon.)


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BAD EATS: A Harmful Law For Animals & People

Airs at: Fri, 01/26/2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Produced for Voices for the Animals
  99% of the meat and dairy products we eat in this country come from industrialized factory farms. By and large, these are terrible places for animals, and voters in some states have passed laws to make those farms a little more humane. Unfortunately, some in Congress are... Read more

America's Animal Shelter Crisis

Airs at: Fri, 12/22/2023 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Produced for Voices for the Animals
After years of progress in reducing euthanasia rates in this country, healthy, adoptable pets are once again being killed in our nation’s shelters at record levels, simply because they’re homeless--it's especially bad for dogs. So why is this happening? Are more pets being ... Read more

A Girl, A Goat, & An Alternative to 4-H (Encore)

Airs at: Fri, 11/24/2023 at 10:00am - 10:30am
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In April of this year, a 9-year-old girl in Northern California who was raising a 4-H goat named Cedar decided that she couldn't go through with giving up her friend to be killed, as the program demands. The fair board, which runs the 4-H program, decided that was unaccepta... Read more

Voices For The Animals: Run To Death-Why Horse Racing Needs To End

Airs at: Fri, 10/27/2023 at 10:00am - 10:30am
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  Horse racing has historically been known as the Sport of Kings. But in the modern day, horse racing is demonstrably rampant with corruption abusive drugging of horses, catastrophic injuries, and dangerous breeding practices. The Jockey Club’s own Equine Injury database r... Read more

Voices For the Animals: Multnomah County Animal Shelter Update

Airs at: Fri, 09/22/2023 at 10:00am - 10:30am
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Substandard animal care, poor management, and lack of transparency have been documented issues at our own Multnomah County Animal Shelter for many years. Late last year, the shelter had to temporarily close due to short staffing and overcrowding, promoting a flurry of media... Read more

Voices For The Animals: A Goat, A Girl, & An Alternative To 4-H

Airs at: Fri, 08/25/2023 at 10:00am - 10:30am
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In April of this year, a 9-year-old girl in Northern California who was raising a 4-H goat named Cedar decided that she couldn't go through with giving up her friend to be killed, as the program demands. The fair board, which runs the 4-H program, decided that was unaccepta... Read more

Voices For The Animals: Goldie's Act & The Tragedy of Puppy Mills

Airs at: Fri, 07/28/2023 at 10:00am - 10:30am
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On this episode of Voices For the Animals, host Michele Coppola speaks with Robert Hensley, Legal Advocacy Senior Counsel for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) about Goldie's Act, a bipartisan bill that, if passed, will require USDA inspe... Read more

Voices For The Animals-Free Toki & Chendra

Airs at: Fri, 06/23/2023 at 10:00am - 10:30am
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  Animals held in captivity for our entertainment at parks and zoos often live desperate, terrible lives--at the very least they suffer from endless sensory deprivation, boredom, and loneliness. On our next show, host Michele Coppola talks with Howard Garrett, founder of t... Read more

Voices For The Animals: Goldie's Act & The Tragedy Of Puppy Mills

Airs at: Fri, 05/26/2023 at 10:00am - 10:30am
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On this episode of Voices For the Animals, host Michele Coppola speaks with Robert Hensley, Legal Advocacy Senior Counsel for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) about Goldie's Act, a bipartisan bill that, if passed, will require USDA inspe... Read more

Voices For The Animals: Multnomah County Animal Shelter-Part 2

Airs at: Fri, 04/28/2023 at 10:00am - 10:30am
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On this month's ALL NEW Voices For The Animals, it's Part 2 of our coverage of the struggling Multnomah County Animal Shelter. Host Michele Coppola talks with Erin Grahek, the newest Director of Multnomah County Animal Services about the challenges the shelter faces, and he... Read more