Pets http://nhpr.org en 7.02.14: Amateur Sleuths, A Pet Owl and Oculus Rift http://nhpr.org/post/70214-amateur-sleuths-pet-owl-and-oculus-rift <p>The National Institute of Justice estimates that up to 40,000 unidentified human remains have been collected and stored in evidence rooms across the country. Today, we talk to Deborah Halber about the growing number of internet sleuths trying to solve America’s coldest cases. Then, we look into the growing digital house key market. Plus, a heartwarming tale of a man and his owl.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:15:55 +0000 Word of Mouth 51211 at http://nhpr.org 7.02.14: Amateur Sleuths, A Pet Owl and Oculus Rift 4.2.14: Exotic Pets, NH Bats, Handwritten Bible & Humaira Awais Shahid http://nhpr.org/post/4214-exotic-pets-nh-bats-handwritten-bible-humaira-awais-shahid <p></p><p>Today on Word of Mouth, lions and tigers and bears - in cages. We're delving into the exotic pets debate. Then, on to a truly wild animal, but one whose population is dwindling. In the second half of the show, we hear from a man who spent seven years - yes, <em>seven - </em>transcribing the entire King James Bible by hand. Finally, Virginia sits down with <strong>Humaira Awais Shahid, </strong>journalist and human rights activist fighting for women's rights in Pakistan.</p><p>Listen to the whole show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:54:38 +0000 Word of Mouth 46059 at http://nhpr.org 4.2.14: Exotic Pets, NH Bats, Handwritten Bible & Humaira Awais Shahid The Exotic Pets Debate http://nhpr.org/post/exotic-pets-debate <p>From kangaroos bred in captivity to trained tigers, exotic pets come from all walks of wildlife…and ownership of wild animals is increasingly becoming a hot debate.&nbsp; Exotic pet owners defend their right to care for critters from venomous snakes to angry chimps. Animal rights advocates meanwhile, are doing what they can to stop the purchase of exotic pets and place current ones into safe, accredited sanctuaries.&nbsp; Both camps appear to share a love of wild animals. <strong>Lauren Slater&nbsp; </strong>joined us to talk about the exotic animal ownership debate. She wrote <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/exotic-pets/slater-text" target="_blank">"Wild Pets: The Debate Over Owning Exotic Animals"</a> for <em>National Geographic.</em> Listen to Virginia's interview with Lauren Slater <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/4214-exotic-pets-nh-bats-handwritten-bible-humaira-awais-shahid" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:52:39 +0000 Word of Mouth 46065 at http://nhpr.org The Exotic Pets Debate Does Your Pet Make A Weird Sound? We Want To Hear It! http://nhpr.org/post/does-your-pet-make-weird-sound-we-want-hear-it <p></p><p>Does your cat sound like a wailing woman? Your goat like a screaming man? <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/dog-sounds-tent-being-unzipped">Your dog like an unzipping tent</a>? Or does your beloved pet make some other odd, funky, or hilarious sound? We want to hear it! Here's how to share your weird pet noises with us:</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:39:58 +0000 Word of Mouth 46074 at http://nhpr.org Does Your Pet Make A Weird Sound? We Want To Hear It! 1.28.14: The Bitcoin Rollercoaster, Poison, & Pet Reptiles http://nhpr.org/post/12814-bitcoin-rollercoaster-poison-pet-reptiles <p></p><p>It’s been called “gold for nerds,” and “heaven for speculators.” The media love it, criminals have been buying illegal goods with it, and investors are lining up to buy it. But is Bitcoin the next great thing? Today on Word of Mouth: the prospects and pitfalls of bitcoins. Plus, we look at a new exhibit on the paradoxical power of poison in myth, murder, medicine, and history. And while we’re on the subject of snakes, Producer <strong>Taylor Quimby</strong> visited the New England Pet Reptile show in Manchester this past weekend and found some warm blooded mammals cuddling their cold blooded pets. Listen to the whole show below or click <strong>Read More</strong> to listen to individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:39:51 +0000 Word of Mouth 42495 at http://nhpr.org 1.28.14: The Bitcoin Rollercoaster, Poison, & Pet Reptiles New Zealand Cat Wars http://nhpr.org/post/new-zealand-cat-wars <p>New Zealand cat owners are reacting with outrage against a plan to drastically reduce the number of free-roaming cats proposed by renowned environmental activist Gareth Morgan.</p><p>The movement is rooted in a long-standing national concern about the dwindling native bird populations, including the kiwi, that are struggling against New Zealand’s cat population, which is the largest per-capita in the world. Here to discuss Kiwi’s cat war is ecologist <strong>Dr. James Russell</strong>, a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 13:12:12 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28401 at http://nhpr.org New Zealand Cat Wars Forget Westminster, Here Are The Dogs of NHPR http://nhpr.org/post/forget-westminster-here-are-dogs-nhpr <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.05600367425243846" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The Second Annual Dogs of NHPR is upon us, just in time for the 137th Annual Westminster Dog Show. We have a lovely selection of various breeds, and even a few other pet species thrown in for good measure. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:57:34 +0000 Logan Shannon 21525 at http://nhpr.org Forget Westminster, Here Are The Dogs of NHPR Keeping Pets Healthy http://nhpr.org/post/keeping-pets-healthy <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong><br><br><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: What are some tips for keeping my dogs and cats healthy?</strong><em>-- Kim Newfield, via e-mail</em><br><br>Believe it or not, our pets may be exposed to more harsh chemicals through the course of their day than we are. Researchers at the non-profit Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that pet dogs and cats were contaminated with 48 of 70 industrial chemicals tested, including 43 chemicals at levels higher than those typically found in people.<br> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:01:03 +0000 20582 at http://nhpr.org Keeping Pets Healthy