Curated Content from Episode 78, “Visit the Zoo” Podcast

4-29-19 – From Episode 078, “Visit the Zoo Podcast”

What Animal-Rights Activists Forget

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is demanding a cut of $15 billion a year in the budget of the National Institutes of Health. It’s even lobbying President Trump by driving a mobile billboard around his Mar-a-Lago resort complex. PETA claims that the NIH is spending money on animal experiments “that fail to produce cures or treatments for humans.” How soon we forget our history.

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How Technology is Improving the Lives of Animals

Humans aren’t the only one’s benefiting from the rapid advances in Technology in recent years. From pets to livestock, animals are reaping benefits from technology, not just becoming victims of it.

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DNR: If you see a wild baby animal alone, don’t move it

MILWAUKEE — Spring and summer is baby wild animal season. If you see one, DNR Wildlife Biologist Dianne Robinson urges you to enjoy from a distance but don’t touch.

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Nothing to fear? How humans (and other intelligent animals) might ruin the autonomous vehicle utopia

Globally, road crashes kill 1.3 million people a year and injure nearly 50 million more. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been identified as a potential solution to this issue if they can learn to identify and avoid situations leading to crashes.

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Some students with emotional support animals say they don’t feel supported by NU’s Residential Services

Weinberg sophomore Debra Duval said she decided to live off campus after the third or fourth complaint she got from students living in Elder HalI.

The complaints were about her emotional support dog, Xayah, who they said was being too loud. Every time Elder officials informed her of a complaint, she said, they laughed it off because they were given by “people (who) don’t know what a dog is,” she said.

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