Dan PerkinsOur first guest today is Dan Perkins, Author, Radio and TV Personality, Political Commentator, co-host, and Producer of Black and White Network. Today he will discuss the topic of what is happening with Reparations in California, and the second half is the recent shooting in Nashville at a Christian school. Mr. Perkins is the author of 9 books and is a nationally syndicated talk show expert on energy. He founded the Black and White radio and TV network promoting free speech.

Mr. Perkins hosts two shows on the network Blacks and Whites and Dan After Dark. He appears on over 1,100 radio stations. He is also the author of thrillers and children’s books.  Mr. Perkins appears regularly on international TV talk shows and is a current events commentator for numerous blogs. Dan is a philanthropist with his foundation for American Veterans, Songs, and Stories for Soldiers. For more information or to listen to more from Dan, visit blacksandswhites.us or danperkins.guru.


Our second guest is Ashley Byrne, Director of Outreach for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Today she discusses how this industry fights all welfare reforms and how listeners can support efforts to ban horse-drawn carriages in their own communities. Did you know that even though it is 2023, horse-drawn carriages are still on the streets of New York, Charleston, and other tourist spots? But if visitors knew the cruelty behind the nostalgia, they’d never get taken for a ride: These horses are forced to pound the pavement in all weather extremes, dragging heavy loads, dodging cars, and inhaling exhaust fumes. Many horses forced to pull carriages end up with painful and debilitating ailments affecting their hooves and legs, which were made for soft, grassy areas, not city streets.

Last summer, footage went viral of a New York City carriage driver mercilessly beating an elderly, ill, and emaciated horse named Ryder, who had collapsed on the searing hot asphalt. Horses are afforded no federal protection under the federal Animal Welfare Act, and local anti-cruelty statutes—which usually go unenforced—do little more than, in Philadelphia’s example, prohibit horses from being used when the temperature drops below 26 degrees or tops 91F. So the abusive industry rolls on, putting horses, passengers, and passersby at risk: People have been injured, hospitalized, and even killed when nervous horses have been spooked by sudden noises or passing vehicles and have run amok. Luckily, animal-free options for touring a city abound, from pedicabs and rickshaws to segways, scooters, and vintage-style electric carriages. Kind people in cities nationwide are rallying together to demand an end to the horse-drawn carriage industry. For more information, visit their website at www.peta.org.

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