Ep 9: Political Animals Special (Electoral college)
October 28, 2020
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Ep 9: Political Animals Special (Electoral college)

Ep 9: Political Animals Special (Electoral college)

Muttstuff Media / BewilderBeasts

With 6 days before the 2020 national election in America, Melissa talks about animals in politics, including a berserker bunny who nearly sunk President Jimmy Carter's boat), why the two parties use a donkey and an elephant for representation, and animals who became town mayors in Vermont. 

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About your host:

Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, is a science-based dog trainer outside of Boston, MA, and author of the book, "Considerations for the City Dog". She has a dog training channel on YouTube that has free classes and lessons for anyone who is interested in positive reinforcement dog training. More about Melissa can be found at MelissaMcCueMcGrath.com
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Intro Music is “Tiptoe out the back” by Dan Lebowicz
Interstitial music is by MK2
Taps this week is played by Andrew Dale via Freesound.org
Don’t forget to like, subscribe, review and share with your curious friends - you know, all the things the other podcasts tell you to do? And, for the love of animals and humanity - VOTE. 
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I got today's information from 

https://www.livescience.com/34241-democratic-republican-parties-switch-platforms.html

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/23805/how-did-donkey-elephant-become-political-mascots

https://www.wpr.org/how-did-us-political-parties-get-their-mascots

https://www.dictionary.com/e/political-parties-animal-mascots/

https://www.history.com/news/how-did-the-republican-and-democratic-parties-get-their-animal-symbols

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/02/01/us/goat-dog-honorary-mayor-election-vermont-town-trnd/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/FairHavenPoliceDepartment/photos/a.256838401067240/2785016208249434/ 

 https://preview.tinyurl.com/kupohwe (Wikipedia)

 https://preview.tinyurl.com/y53jeaot (Washington Post)

 https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6buvhsd (CNN)

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