"Citizen Canine" The Evolution of Our Pets

"Citizen Canine" The Evolution of Our Pets

Cats and dogs have become such a part of the family fabric that in many households, they're akin to children. "Science" journalist David Grimm joins Kojo to talk about how our connections to pets are changing laws, industries, and lives.

Cats and dogs have become such a part of the family fabric that in many households, they're akin to children. It's a role that's changed repeatedly and drastically since these animals ran wild centuries ago, and it's come with a fundamental shift in how we view companion animals: from property to near-personhood. "Science" journalist David Grimm joins Kojo to talk about how our connections to pets are changing laws, industries, and lives.

Guests

David Grimm

Author, "Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs"; Deputy News Editor, "Science"

Yes, There's A Cat Named Kojo

Kojo The Cat

DC resident Jason Szanyi named his cat (above) after Kojo Nnamdi. He writes "Kojo (the cat) is just as much of a fan of the show and regularly hangs out in the kitchen with me when the show is on."

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