Exotic and Domestic Pets

The Massive Industry that is the Exotic Pet Trade – Rob Laidlaw

The Massive Industry that is the Exotic Pet Trade – Rob Laidlaw


In this episode founder and director of Zoocheck, Rob Laidlaw, outlines which animals comprise exotic versus domesticated species. Rob shocks us with the numbers involved in the massive exotic pet trade: globally, if you include fish, this effects hundreds of millions of animals. The consequences of this industry not only to the animals themselves from a welfare point of view, but also to human health and safety, and additionally, to our natural environment is devastating, but Rob guides us through changes we can make in our everyday lives to help the situation.

How We Unwittingly Let Our Dogs Down – Rob Laidlaw

How We Unwittingly Let Our Dogs Down – Rob Laidlaw


Ever wonder if there are ways you can spruce up your doggie’s life experience? Ever think that that one walk a day may be boring your pooch as much as it feels like a chore to you? In this expert interview, listen as founder and director of Zoocheck, Rob Laidlaw, points out everything from how to improve your best friend’s walk experience, to how to choose the best diet, and whether or not your little buddy would prefer to spend her or his days alone or with a companion. Learn how to make little tweaks to your daily routine that can result in a huge boost to your dog’s existence!

Where Should We Be Getting Our Pets? – Liz White

Where Should We Be Getting Our Pets? – Liz White


In this practical and informative expert interview, listen as Liz White, founder of the Animal Alliance of Canada and leader of the Animal Protection Party of Canada, gives us insightful and useful information on where we should be acquiring our pets. Learn the reasons why choosing the right place can have a big impact on animal welfare more generally. One example tip: make sure you are allowed to see the place your pet is coming from – this will allow you to ensure it is a reputable facility!

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