Cat Chat Show

A weekly, hour long show chatting about cats; from tabbies to tigers.

The Podcasts

Diane Gustafson will be our guest on the next Cat Chat to talk about how one person can make a big difference.

As in most cases, it takes USDA many years to act on complaints filed by the public, but after 5 years of battling for better treatment of the great cats, this facility was finally shut down…but was that the end of the abuse?  Find out more on this Cat Chat Show

Direct download: CatChat39.mp4
Category:Cat Chat -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

Carole Baskin talks about the Big Cat Coalition.  More about the Big Cat Coalition here: 

Direct download: CatChat38.mp4
Category:Cat Chat -- posted at: 1:40pm EDT

Julie Bindas author of Thy Kingdom Come talks with Carole Baskin about herbal remedies, shamanism and the differences in captive and wild cats.  Like me, Julie’s mind is usually far ahead of her lips, so you may notice some words missing from sentences, or malapropisms, so it is clear that she just can’t say the words as fast as they come to her.

Show notes and links at

Note:  Carole Baskin and Big Cat Rescue DO NOT recommend that human / wild animal connections be made via touch.  We believe that the ability to converse with wild animals without touch is the safest and most respectful manner of communication. 

Direct download: CatChat37-JulieBindasThyKingdomCome.mp4
Category:Cat Chat -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

Professor Jennifer Dietz, Esq. talks with Carole Baskin about animal law.  Jennifer Dietz is currently an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law, and continues to serve the Animal Law community as a speaker, consultant, and professor.  Find out more at

Direct download: CatChat36.mp4
Category:Cat Chat -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

Cindy Wines, of Earth and Animal Wellness joins Carole Baskin today for Cat Chat 35 airing Christmas Day 2013.  See more at:

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Category:Cat Chat -- posted at: 11:49am EDT

Robin Greenwood, President of Elmira’s Wildlife Sanctuary joins Carole Baskin on Cat Chat 34 today.  Robin is both the Founder of the sanctuary and the President and talks with us today about how Elmira’s was started, their evolution and their future plans.  See more at

Direct download: CatChat34.mp4
Category:Cat Chat -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

Shayla Scott is our guest today on Cat Chat.  Shayla works at Chimps Inc., and will be talking with us about the lynx who live there.  See more at

Direct download: CatChat33Libsyn.mp4
Category:Cat Chat -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

Noelle Almrud the Director of Animal Care at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is our guest today with host, Carole Baskin, on Cat Chat.

Direct download: CatChat32.mp4
Category:Cat Chat -- posted at: 11:04am EDT

Justine Mikolaitis talks with Carole Baskin about about what “Animal Law” means to her.  We will discuss the very first case that she filed, currently pending in Miami-Dade Circuit Court which is a “gross negligence” case, seeking non-economic damages as a result of the loss of a companion canine (i.e., dog).

We will discuss “why “gross negligence,” as opposed to “veterinary negligence”, what non economic damages are and the topic of property law and dogs.  

We will also touch on “service animals” and “emotional support animals” and the difference between a “service animal” and “emotional support animal” and how they are treated under the law.

There is a lot to cover, but we also hope to discuss “pet trusts” so this is an episode of Cat Chat that you won't want to miss.

See the video version here:

Direct download: CatChat31.mp3
Category:Cat Chat -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

Today Carole Baskin, Founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue, interviews several of the interns at Big Cat Rescue, gives you a sneak peek at what we are doing for Giving Tuesday, talks with Vernon Stairs about keeping our equipment running and catches up with Jamie Veronica after she spent the morning at the vet's office with Cybil the Serval.  Also a book review on The Cougar by Paula Wild.

Direct download: CatChat29.mp3
Category:Cat Chat -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT