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Ep.128: PETA's "Test Subjects" Winning Hearts and Minds

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Release Date: 07/15/2020

Ep. 154: The Torture Before the Torture; Supply Companies that Breed Animals for Labs show art Ep. 154: The Torture Before the Torture; Supply Companies that Breed Animals for Labs

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Listen to what the animals have to endure before they are exploited in laboratories. Dr. Alka Chandna, VP-Laboratory Investigations Dept., exposes how nasty the conditions are for the animals at 4 companies recently cited by the USDA. She talks with Emil Guillermo.

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Ep. 154: The Torture Before the Torture; Supply Companies that Breed Animals for Labs show art Ep. 154: The Torture Before the Torture; Supply Companies that Breed Animals for Labs

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Listen to what the animals have to endure before they are exploited in laboratories. Dr. Alka Chandna, VP-Laboratory Investigations Dept., exposes how nasty the conditions are for the animals at 4 companies recently cited by the USDA. She talks with Emil Guillermo.

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Ep. 153: Update---Mink Covid Threat is Real in Utah show art Ep. 153: Update---Mink Covid Threat is Real in Utah

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Mink are the only non-human animals who can contract Covid and pass it on to humans. In Utah, at least one man has died and twelve mink farms have the virus. But nothing is being done to make sure the mink there don't lead the next surge in community spread. Jeremy Beckham with UARC (Utah Animal Rights Coalition) talks to Emil Guillermo about how and why everyone should be concerned about the mink/covid issue.

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Ep.152: PETA Goal for 2021: Getting Ethical Scientists to End Cruel Animal Testing  show art Ep.152: PETA Goal for 2021: Getting Ethical Scientists to End Cruel Animal Testing

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John Gluck, once mentored by the notorious vivisector Dr.Harry Harlow at the University of Wisconsin, changed his life when he saw the animals as patients, not tools of science. His book, "Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals" has become a guide for scientists, seeking to practice a science aligned with their enlightened ethical identity. Gluck's journey is a model for other scientists to end animal testing.

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Ep.151: Winning The Vaccine Race By Skipping Useless Animal Tests show art Ep.151: Winning The Vaccine Race By Skipping Useless Animal Tests

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Skipping animal tests as wasteful and unnecessary enabled Moderna and Pfizer to get to market sooner than normal. Jeffrey Brown, PETA Science Advisor talks with Emil Guillermo about the significance of this move, not just to bring the world a vaccine quickly, but to hasten the day no animals will be killed in the regulatory test process.

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Ep. 150:How Forty Years of PETA and Animal Rights Changed the World show art Ep. 150:How Forty Years of PETA and Animal Rights Changed the World

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PETA Sr. VP Kathy Guillermo talks about the many changes in animal experimentation, food, clothing, and entertainment after 40 years of PETA.

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Ep.149: South African President's Cruel Side-hustle: Big Game Trophy Hunting show art Ep.149: South African President's Cruel Side-hustle: Big Game Trophy Hunting

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa profits from both breeding game animals and a trophy hunting safari operation, according to a PETA investigation. And many of the hunter/customers are wealthy Americans. Ramaphosa denies wrongdoing but the joint activities have been halted for now. Hannah Schein, PETA Sr.Director of Investigations talks with Emil Guillermo.

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Ep.148: PETA Saves Dogs: The Story of Jes and Edith show art Ep.148: PETA Saves Dogs: The Story of Jes and Edith

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Jes Cochran, a PETA field worker, found Edith the dog chained in a yard for 10 years. How Edith was saved by PETA's Community Animal Project is one of the stories captured in the new documentary, "Breaking the Chain," executive produced by Anjelica Huston. See it free now on Amazon Prime. And on I-Tunes, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu, and Vimeo on Demand.

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Ep. 147: PETA's CAP on Ep. 147: PETA's CAP on "Breaking the Chain," a new documentary FREE on Amazon Prime

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Daphna Nachminovitch, PETA Sr. VP for Cruelty Investigations, believes a dog on a chain is imprisoned. Her fight to save chained dogs is featured in, "Breaking The Chain," a new documentary executive produced by Anjelica Huston and available now FREE on Amazon Prime.

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Ep.146: Monkey Crossing: Scientist Joins PETA To End Primate Research show art Ep.146: Monkey Crossing: Scientist Joins PETA To End Primate Research

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After spending most of her career researching monkeys Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel found she couldn't in good conscience continue her work at the Washington Primate Research Center. Now she works at PETA and advocates the shutting down of the center and the six other primate research centers in the nation. She talks of her ethical journey with Emil Guillermo on the PETA Podcast.

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PETA's documentary,"Test Subjects" is winning hearts and minds on the film festival circuit. The film depicts three scientists who found the moral courage to leave vivisection behind and cross over to fight for the animals. After premiering at the famed Raindance Film Festival in England, it has been nominated for best documentary short at the Lancaster International Film Festival. In honor of that, we reprise our episode on one of the scientists featured in the documentary, Dr. Frances Cheng.

With Emil Guillermo, Cheng talks about how she came from Taiwan to the U.S. to become a scientist.  As a graduate student  she did a test on saturated fats on rats, and learned that the physiology of rats and humans are so different that too often it renders animal tests useless.

It's the reason 95 percent of drugs tested on rats fail in human trials.

Cheng talks about how that fact began a new emotional journey for her as a a scientist. She now regrets having experimented on animals but is haunted by her past actions and can't talk about it without feeling the pain of her test subjects.

Cheng now works for PETA and is proud to say she has now saved more animals than she tortured and killed as a researcher. 

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PETA, the world's largest animal rights organization, is 6.5 million strong and growing. This is the place to find out why. Hear from insiders, thought leaders, activists, investigators, politicians, and others why animals need more than kindness—they have the right not to be abused or exploited in any way.

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(Originally released Dec. 18, 2019; Reprised July 15, 2020).