Animal Advocates Radio:”Voices Carry for Animals #190″- Canine Commandos- Virginia Hamilton

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**Tune In Thursday’s** On Sept 20th, 2018 at 7:00 pm EST**


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This show will be archived so you can listen to 24/7

Hosted by Debbie Dahmer

Guest will be: Virginia HamiltonPresident/Founder of Canine Commandos Inc and Aim Humane

Mission:  Canine Commandos Inc is to create a teaching environment that provides elementary students with emphatic life skills, and creates behavioral change in dogs and cats who are currently incarcerated in shelter circumstances, facilitating adoption rather than euthanasia.

“Through training, socialization, and compassion, the students of Canine Commandos help 4-legged friends in our shelters find their “fur-ever homes.”

CANINE COMMANDOS is a groundbreaking, award-winning, nationally recognized, Student-Community Service Learning Program, by training basic obedience commands to shelter dogs by students. Providing the students with amazing experiences.


Teachers, how would you like to join the Canine Commandos?  How would you like to provide opportunities for your students to make a difference while teaching compassion, kindness, and empathy?

Please look at the subpages under the For Teachers tab above to see how to integrate Humane Education and Service Learning into Canine Commandos shelter training.


You can help the animals several ways:

1.  Bring cat or dog food and supplies to any animal shelter or to an organization that provides food to the public so they are able to keep their pets that may otherwise end up in shelters, homeless.

2. You can help by spreading the word of Canine Commandos to other schools in your area, on Social Media and through friends.

3. Volunteer in your local animal shelters.

4. Adopt a homeless dog or cat from any animal shelter or rescue organization.  Fostering a shelter animal is a great way to help find a home for the animal while caring for him in an environment unlike the cold shelter.  DON’T SHOP,  ADOPT !

 5. Donate to Canine Commandos Inc. in several ways . . . 

The goal is to improve adoption rates for shelters locally, state wide, and nationally . . . . . and socializing cats, too!



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Animal Advocates Radio:”Voices Carry for Animals #189″- Community Cats United- Beth Frank & Rae Bitner

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Animal Advocates Radio:”Voices Carry for Animals #188″- Dogs of Dowdy Ferry Rd- Jeremy Boss- Dallas Crusader

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Animal Advocates Radio:”Voices Carry for Animals #187″-ADFC ANTI -CHAIN CAMPAIGN- Jennifer Kanady & Lisa Mondiel

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**Tune In Thursday’s** On Aug 30th, 2018 at 7:00 pm EST**


Testimony For SB-1487 Iconic African Species Protection Act

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By: Sam Jojola




In 2011, the world’s population reached 7 billion and is now 7.6 billion.  Many stressed ecosystems leave larger mammals vulnerable like elephants, giraffes and both African rhino species. Serious trophy hunters seek quarry like black maned lions and rare African elephant tuskers.  Genetic viability can be impacted coupled with demand for body parts in traditional medicine.

Widespread corruption plagues Zimbabwe and South Africa with little or no jail time for most offenders.  My 2003 investigation on allegations of illegal lion hunting in Zimbabwe revealed their poorly written laws prevented federal prosecution of suspect U.S. trophy hunters, including a similar instance like Cecil the Lion.

Lesson in extinction

In the early 1800’s, Passenger Pigeon numbers were several billion and by 1900 none survived in the wild.  History does repeat itself with extinction.

Larger Species Vulnerable

Lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and hippo parts are exploited in the global online black market of illegal wildlife.  Large social media companies profit from the illicit wildlife trade of rhino horn, elephant ivory, including lion and tiger claws.  Stephen Kohn, renowned whistleblower attorney documented extensive illicit trade through sting operations detailed in this month’s WIRED Magazine.  These social media companies are reportedly at the center of the global trade in endangered species.

Trafficking in illegal wildlife parts is akin to taking a stolen vehicle and selling the parts individually that are worth more than the whole.

Growth of illegal wildlife trade

The illegal wildlife trade estimate ranged from $10 billion annually in 2011 to $23 billion in 2014 and now $115 billion after a recent month long crackdown in 92 countries.

Overnight parcel shipping venues have been a platform for decades that support trafficking a host of illegal wildlife parts and products including live reptiles shipped overnight from around the globe.

Wildlife Crime supports Transnational Criminal Syndicates and Terrorism

In 2015, my colleague, Bryan Christy in Nat Geo’s “Warlords of Ivory” chronicled the elephant ivory trade to transnational criminal syndicates and suggested evidence of ivory trafficking used to forge links between several African based terrorist groups.  Other independent reports support his assessment.

Think Globally Act Locally

With Jane Goodall’s support of SB-1487 and the supporting evidence of 21st century impacts on the illegal wildlife trade, California legislators have an opportunity to make a difference with this key legislation in a proactive unified effort.

Thank you all kindly for the opportunity to speak in support of this critical legislation.

Sam Jojola


Animal Advocates Radio:”Voices Carry for Animals #186″- Paws Across America Advocacy- 3 Guests


**Tune In Thursday’s** On Aug 23rd, 2018 at 7:00 pm EST**



Animal Advocates Radio:”Voices Carry for Animals #185″- Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation- Dahlia Canes

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**Tune In Thursday’s** On Aug 16th, 2018 at 7:00 pm EST**


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