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Animal Protection New Mexico

Therapy Dogs

Aug 30, 2017
Animal Protection of New Mexico

The Children's Hour 9/2 Sat 9a: Sometimes, the dog house is exactly where you want and need to be. This Saturday on The Children’s Hour, therapy dogs will be our studio. We’ll learn the differences between therapy dogs and service animals, and how to bring these canine comforts to classrooms and beyond. 

LISTEN: How To Coexist With Wild Predators

Aug 15, 2016
Sally King, National Park Service

KUNM Call In Show 8/18 8a: 

  

In New Mexico there has always been tension between humans and the wild animals who share our state, so how should we manage that tension? If a bear mauls a marathon runner, should it be shot? How should we deal with coyotes who prey on our pets, wolves that snatch calves or cougars that come just a little too close to the kids? 

Courtesy of the Rio Grande Zoo

Chimpanzees have been bred for research here since the 1950s, and at one point, the state was home to the largest captive chimpanzee colony on the planet. But the National Institutes of Health decided to stop funding chimp research last month. The move marks a sea change in biomedical ethics—and might prove smarter for human health.