• 00:32

    CFAR Sounding - Zoos, Captivity, and the Conundrum Therein part 1

    in Blogs

    Our complicated relationship with animals has led to many efforts to preserve and protect them in places from natural habitats to zoos.  But what does this mean for the animals and how do we address the issues surrounding captivity?  Dr. Simba Wiltz and Asli Goncer discuss zoos, captivity, and the challenges therein in this two part series.


    Also, hear stories of two of our residents undergoing medical procedures.  Fifteen Freakishly Fast Fun Cat Facts returns--this time with cougars and tigers!

  • 00:18

    Will They Go Extinct Next? The Project to End Great Ape Slavery

    in Environment

    We are at a critical point where so many species are on the brink of extinction. Primates are one of the endangered species that are hunted for food and captured for exploitation. Great apes – chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans – are in great demand in Middle Eastern and East Asian safari parks, zoos and private menageries. Most shocking is the fact that corrupt national CITES officials in several countries are deeply involved in the trafficking. Many die en route to the transit cities, packed in between other illicit products, they suffocate, starve to death, or their little throats dry up whilst calling for help which never arrives.  It's a journey through Hell, to slavery, to a life behind bars. It is a life sentence for a crime which they have never committed. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host June Stoyer talks to wildlife photographer and environmental advocate, Karl Ammann, about this crisis and what we can do to protect all primates.  Today's show is brought to you by Eden Foods the most trusted name in certified organic clean food! Shop online at EdenFoods.com and enter the coupon code “ORGVIEW” when prompted during checkout to receive 20% OFF any regularly priced items (excluding cases). For other promotional offers, please visit TheOrganicView.com’s website.      

  • 01:02

    Linda Bender, DVM - "Animal Wisdom"

    in Spirituality

    This month, Suzane welcomes special guest, Linda Bender, DVM.


    A passionate, animal advocate and educator, Dr. Linda Bender's love of the natural world began in her childhood backyard. From orphaned deer to blue jays prematurely bumped from their nests, animals in distress somehow found a way to her loving arms. Her innate rapport with animals inspired her to earn a doctorate in veterinary medicine.


    During the fourteen years she spent living in England, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Linda’s veterinary work included the rescue, rehabilitation, and protection of wildlife, often in remote areas. Working with zoos in Southeast Asia, she treated animals rescued from the wildlife trafficking trade and helped reintroduce them back into their natural habitats. Among those given a second chance at life were clouded leopards, tigers, orangutans, and numerous species of rare psittacine and passerine birds.  Working in the field with rarely encountered wildlife, she helped to develop treatment protocols.


    For over twenty-five years, Linda has practiced meditation and studied many of the world’s wisdom traditions, including shamanism. Learning the traditions and ancient wisdom of indigenous people enriched her understanding of the sacred connection between humans, animals, and nature. These experiences helped shape her environmental consciousness and deepened her commitment to spirituality, conservation and animal advocacy.


    A dedicated animal advocate and pro-active, grass-roots champion of animals both domestic and wild, Linda recently completed her first book, Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals released in June of 2014. Her new book illuminates the undeniable ability for animals to restore our ecological, emotional and spiritual balance. Linda currently lectures and facilitates Animal Wisdom workshops worldwide.

  • 00:39

    The Execution Of Marius: What Are Zoos Really Teaching Children?

    in Environment

    Recently, a two-year-old giraffe named Marius was publicly executed in front of children at the Copenhagen Zoo. He was then butchered and fed to the lions. The world reaction was one of horror and disgust. People cried out for justice. How do we justify raising an animal that is our responsibility and then killing it for reasons that are no longer acceptable? Where is the zoo's responsibility to demonstrate compassion and respect in the way they treated Marius in his final moments? Why would the Copenhagen Zoo refuse to rehouse Marius when they had valid, legitimate offers? Do we need to rethink about the useful purpose zoos have now in the world? What could the Copenhagen Zoo find "educational" in the macabre spectacle they provided to the public? Where does the money game fit into the big picture of zoos? In this special evening edition of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will talk to world renowned animal communicator, Laura Lassiter, about the recent public execution of Marius the giraffe and what people can do to bring about change. Stay tuned! Today's show is brought to you by Eden Foods the most trusted name in certified organic clean food! Shop online at EdenFoods.com and enter the coupon code “ORGVIEW” when prompted during checkout to receive 20% OFF any regularly priced items (excluding cases). For other promotional offers, please visit TheOrganicView.com’s website. If you are not receiving our most recent interviews, please re-subscribe to our new Official RSS feed on iTunes, Youtube or you can visit our podcast archives at www.theorganicview.com. ©2014 TheOrganicView.com. All Rights Reserved.

  • 00:42

    Nighttime Tours

    in Travel

    Somethings go "Bump in the Night, but also some of the best tours take place at Night. Join The Traveling Eye with Bonnie Deshong and Ja'Vonne Harley as they explore some of the best sights to see after the Sun goes down. From Star Gazing, Boat rides, Zoos and historic sights. Join them, if you are not scared of the dark.

  • 00:43

    Sarah Sutton: Being a 'Green' Philantrepreneur!

    in Business

    Tune in to get expert information on making a 'green' change in your business. Sarah Sutton is a consultant in environmental sustainability for museums, zoos, gardens, schools, and open space organizations. She is a LEED-AP, a professional accredited by the United States Green Building Council, for sustainable operations and maintenance of existing buildings.


    Sarah's tips, strategies and insight are excellent for entrepreneurs, business and the nonprofit sector. Sarah recognized how valuable green changes were, monetarily and environmentally, especially for the type of institutions which were her clients. Her belief is each of us can make the greatest green difference by examining our particular area of expertise, and then working to make that more environmentally sustainable. 

  • 01:01

    Pet Behavior Expert & Transformation on Read My Lips Radio with Bonnie D. Graham

    in Lifestyle

    READ MY LIPS' akaRadioRed goes beyond the typical blah-blah-yada-yada canned interview, engaging multiple guests in spontaneous conversations.


     


    Want a better relationship with your pet/s?  Barbara Heidenreich, founder of Barbara’s Force Free Animal Training (Barbara’s FFAT), is an internationally renowned animal trainer and behavior expert who consults with zoos, teaches at Texas A & M University, and gives animal training workshops worldwide. She works with every type of pet from rabbits to rhinos. She has produced 7 DVDs, authored 2 books and is published in 9 languages. Barbara can help you solve pet behavior problems, demystify pet behavior and connect better with the animals in your life. Info: BarbarasFFAT.com, GoodBirdInc.com, and BunnyTraining.com.


     


    Would you have the nerve to stare into the eyes of 4,000 genocidal killers? Hear a first-person story of transformation from Tina Klonaris-Robinson, a grieving mother who learned about forgiveness by reaching out to Rwandan genocide survivors. Tina is founder and Executive Director of The Meah Foundation, and creator of The Story Bracelet Project. "The Meah Foundation was born out of my personal experience of child loss and the journey of healing that followed. My daughter died as a result of labor induced at 38 weeks with the drug Cytotec, also known as Misopristal. I knew that if I were going to find healing and grow in a way conducive to living life with purpose and true meaning, I would have to make something good out of this tragedy." Info: themeahfoundation.org


     


     

  • 00:18

    Karl Ammann Discusses The Project to End Great Ape Slavery

    in Environment

    We are at a critical point where so many species are on the brink of extinction. Primates are one of the endangered species that are hunted for food and captured for exploitation. Great apes – chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans – are in great demand in Middle Eastern and East Asian safari parks, zoos and private menageries. Most shocking is the fact that corrupt national CITES officials in several countries are deeply involved in the trafficking. Many die en route to the transit cities, packed in between other illicit products, they suffocate, starve to death, or their little throats dry up whilst calling for help which never arrives.  It's a journey through Hell, to slavery, to a life behind bars. It is a life sentence for a crime which they have never committed.


    In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host June Stoyer talks to wildlife photographer and environmental advocate, Karl Ammann, about this crisis and what we can do to protect all primates. 


    Today's show is brought to you by Eden Foods the most trusted name in certified organic clean food! Shop online at EdenFoods.com and enter the coupon code “ORGVIEW” when prompted during checkout to receive 20% OFF any regularly priced items (excluding cases). For other promotional offers, please visit TheOrganicView.com’s website.

  • 01:17

    Nano Reef Hour - Mike Noce - Fritz Industries

    in Education

    On Sunday October 5th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pst,  we will discuss the importance of bacteria in the saltwater aquarium


    Mike has been with Fritz Industries for over 12 years and is currently sales manager for the Fritz Specialty Division.  The Specialty Division develops, manufactures and distributes biological and chemical products for several industries including pet (aquarium), pond and water garden, aquaculture and professional facilities (zoos and aquariums).


    Mike has been a hobbyist since he was 8, when he had his first freshwater aquarium.  Since then he has worked in several jobs in the aquarium industry and kept/bred many freshwater and saltwater species.


    http://www.underthesearadioshow.com/


     

  • 01:59

    Reefs and Rivers Aquarium Show

    in Pets

    On Sunday August 31st 2014 at 11 PM Europe time, 10 PM UK Time, 5 PM EST, 4 PM CST, 3 PM MST, 2 PM PST The Pet Keeping Magazine and Radio Show will present an episode of the Reefs and Rivers Aquarium Show dealing with some of the topics that affect fish breeding in the tropical fish hobby, from the aspect of public aquariums, and governments. Such topics such as species maintenance programs from public aquariums and zoos to specific species maintenance programs done in the aquarium hobby. Other topics for discussion will be line-breeding, population genetics, hybridization and other issues that get into the equation of dealing with tropical fish in the ornamental fish hobby. Check out this discussion between Biologist and Chemist Jungle Jim Carmark, Marine Biologist John Brandyberry and Willy The Beast Forrest discuss some interesting points about these topics. Whether you are into the ornamental strains of guppies that are a part or the aquarium hobby to even extinct species in the wild will be discussed on this program from the aspect of learning about several of these issues that are discussed in the hobby today! Make sure you tune into the Reefs and Rivers Aquarium Show and all of the other great programs on the Wacko Radio Network!


     

  • 01:58

    Old Men Stories 07-28-2014

    in Fun

    Episode 135: Monday, July 28th at 5:00PM ET.


    Today's Topic: Zoos


    Your Hosts: Roland Willits and Jeff Young


    On this show you'll hear some FUN stories from a couple of master storytellers who will teach you how to bring out that master storyteller within you that waits to be unleashed. All of us have a story to tell, and we all are Master Storytellers at heart.


    In the second hour you'll hear from old-time country music artists with new songs and wonderful music to share on Old Men Stories "Opry!"


    Listen live and join the chat at:  http://oldmenstories.wq4dradio.com


    Visit "Old Men Stories online at:  http://oldmenstories.org and http://oldmenstories.com


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