I hope you’ll all join me for a special Facebook Live interview with my close friend and colleague Dr. Mark Goldstein. Mark is the author of a new book, Lions and Tigers and Hamsters: What Animals Large and Small Taught Me About Life, Love, and Humanity, and he is pretty much the only veterinarian I know who can say he survived being kicked by an elephant, something that happened to him when he was doing an internship at a safari park in Florida.
He’ll tell you all about his adventures and experiences as a zoo director in Los Angeles and Boston and the president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, and I’ll be asking him my own questions as well as yours.
Mark passionately believes that understanding and protecting the human-animal bond and the responsibilities that come with that is a critical thread in creating the fabric of a healthy society.
“It was experiences like these that taught me that I was part of a sacred profession that had the ability to have a positive, meaningful impact on both animals and people,” he says. “I found that people who value and love animals also hold a mutual respect for each other that transcends language barriers, cultural differences, religious beliefs, and conflicting political opinions.”
Beautiful words! Please come to my Facebook page on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, and join us. And invite your friends!
And if you’d like more information on Lions and Tigers and Hamsters, you can find it here.