P&P Live!: Mark Cushing – Pet Nation: The Love Affair That Changed America – In Conversation with Robin Ganzert
Since 1998, the pet population in the U.S. has almost doubled–about two-thirds of the country now owns a pet. As founder of the Animal Policy Group, Cushing provides an inside look at the rise of Pet Nation, tracking the myriad ways pets are acquired (a “Canine Freedom Train” runs south to north), reporting on pet rights legislation (and the unseen problems that come with elevating their status), pet healthcare (revealing the truth and myths about large scale breeders), and discovering that despite what many organizations would have us believe, there is a shortage of dogs.
Cushing will be in conversation with Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the first to serve animals, whenever and wherever they are in need of rescue, shelter, or protection.
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