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Anyone who lives with animals knows that they have their emotional ups and downs just like humans do. We’ll talk this hour about insight scientists have gained from working with disturbed animals with Laurel Braitman, author of Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves (Simon & Schuster).

  • Social media now allows stories and videos of animal abuse cases and horrors to be shared around the world; what part (if any) has social media played in the corporate/governmental view towards animals and part 2, have we seen a shift in how people in general feel about animals? As a dog trainer and behavior consultant, I often see extreme viewpoints from both sides of the debate.