In October we’re taking a long, hard and in-depth look at the link between animal abuse and human abuse. You may be shocked to learn just how much of a link there is. WILD TIME has talked to three people who have researched this for years, namely Malcolm Plant, Professor Philip Tedeschi and Professpr Eleonora – Gullone. Other topics this month: The Vegan Information Project (VIP) in Dublin/Ireland and the plight of the nearly extinct fire salamanders in Holland.
Don’t miss these informative shows:
01.10.2013 Making the link 1 - in conversation with Malcolm Planet, whose studies focus mainly on Eastern Europe
08.10.2013 Making the link 2 - an even deeper look into the link between animal abuse and human abuse as we talk to Professor Philip Tedeschi. We also welcome back Roger yates who tells us all about the "VIP", Vegan Information Project", which gains momentum over in the Irish capitol city of Dublin.
15.10.2013 Romania's dogs need help -Following the death of a 4-year-old boy, supposedly through a stray dog, Romania is on a rampage to kill every stray dog in the country. Stray dogs have long been a big issue in Romania and many animal rights groups in Romania and elsewhere have criticized the cruel treatment of animals there..WILD TIME’s Thomas Janak talked to Vlad Dumitrescu, a civil engeneer in Bucarest, who has a very sensible view of his countries’ current actions against dogs.The conversation touches on many things including hysteria, corruption and possible solutions. It also shows how divided the country is and how many people in Romania do care about the stray dogs and are doing a lot to help. Help also comes from further afield. Wild Time talks to Izza Siebert from “Gegen Tierquaelerei” who hails from Germany. Izza and others of her group are currently organizing numerous trips to Bucharest to not only feed many of the dogs there but also to get some of them out of Romania and into new homes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
She also tells us about the many difficulties helpers are facing and they also need financial support in order to rescue and feed dogs.
22.10.2013 Save the fire salamanders - Expert Matt Ellerbeck tells us all about the virus BS and other reasons responsible for shrinking the fire salamanders population to a mere 4% in Holland.
29.10.2013 Making the link 3 - today we will be talking in-depth about the link between animal cruelty and anti social behaviour among other things. Our guest is Professor Eleonora Gullone