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THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
DOES YOUR DOG NEED A PET PSYCHIC?
I have been interviewed by the NY Daily News. Click On Photo to read the article 🙂
I, Laura Stinchfield The Pet Psychic, was on MTV’s The Girl Code with Comedian Jessimae Pelusa and her dog Fozzie.
Luca and I on KTLA 5 Morning News
It was great to be at KTLA 5. Such nice people!
Luca (my poodle) was scared of the swivel chair. He has never sat on one before. I prepped him before the segment that if he gets nervous to talk to Stormy my 13 year old Aussie dog. He was really nervous. My friends Ai and Kendra where off to the side with Stormy. So he kept looking to Stormy for his wise advice. Stormy could not be on the segment because he is too big to sit on the chair.
Some of you may have remember that recently Luca has discovered himself in the mirror. Click Here To See That Post. In front of the news desk there were three monitors that showed the broadcast. Luca saw himself himself in them and got confused. All and all I was very proud of him his first time on TV 🙂
Thank you KTLA 5 for having us on the Morning News and for being so wonderful during our time at your studio!
Thank you Ai and Kendra for coming to support me and for taking care of the Stormy and Luca when I was busy. You are the best!
I will be on KTLA 5 Morning News this Sunday at 7:35 am pst.
Please LIKE and POST QUESTIONS for me on their facebook page – click here
They may read them on the air!
Haunted Paranormal South 05-09-12
This is a great podcast! I am the guest on John and Stacey’s Edwards Haunted South Radio Show. Laura talks to their dog about her life with the family and spirits in their house. Amy the beagle even believes in Big Foot!
If you have any interest in the paranormal you have to listen to their show:
Haunted South’s website: http://www.hauntedsouthtv.com
Fair Meeting March 22nd
Orange County Fair Board voted 6 to 1 to ban elephant rides at the fair – effective immediately!
Thank you Alison Stanley & all that spoke!
Fair and Tender Elephants
by Laura Stinchfield
Animal Trainer and Pet Psychic at thepetpsychic.com
On Thursday, March 22, there will be a meeting of the Orange County Fair board, which will talk about discontinuing the elephant rides provided by the company Have Trunk will Travel.
Have Trunk Will Travel owns the elephant that was in the movie Water for Elephants. This company has been in the news due to shocking video footage that appears to show gross, inhumane training methods. These methods include beating elephants with bullhooks and electrically shocking them to get them to obey commands.
I imagine that the argument for offering elephant rides at a county fair is because we humans enjoy this activity – we as individuals are in awe and in gratitude that such beautiful massive creatures allow us on their backs. As a child, I rode several elephants. I have felt their steady sway beneath my body, stroked my fingers over their sensitive toes, and entwined my arms with their hairy expressive trunks. I remember grasping onto my mother’s soft hands as we walked away and telling her, “The elephants are so sad. Did you see their eyes?” When I close my eyes today I can still see them – wrinkled and dull-looking, a bit like my old babysitter’s eyes after she had a heart attack and told us she couldn’t babysit us any longer.
Today we might argue that we allow this cruel pastime for the pleasure of the children. But if we ask children today to look into the eyes of these elephants and to tell us how they feel, the children will almost always respond with phrases like, “The elephant is sad,” “Is the elephant mad?” or “I am scared.”It does not matter to me how the company Have Trunks Will Travel responded to the allegations that they abuse their animals with harsh training methods. The fact is that the humane training of exotic animals is a very new field; shocking elephants in their genitals and beating them with bull hooks are the methods most experienced animal handlers are accustomed to using.
Almost all of Have Trunks Will Travel’s elephants are over 30 years old. That means that there is a high probability that these animals were trained inhumanely. When you train an animal with abuse, the animal does not have time to process new information; this leads to confusion in taking on new stimulation in the present and in the future. These animals can have post-traumatic stress syndrome.
The elephants’ greatest sense is their sense of smell. Imagine the stress of trying to decipher all the smells at a county fair. Perfumes, unnatural foods, the rides, gas and oil … Can we guarantee that a smell, sight, or sound at a county fair will not bring back an old memory that will elicit an elephant to react into fight or flight mode? Indeed, all you have to do is Google elephant attacks and you will see numerous elephants exploding at zoos, circuses, and fairs.
What if, after 30 years, one of the Have Trunks Will Travel elephants just can’t take it anymore? What if an elephant just snaps, and takes off with someone on his or her back? No company can guarantee the safety of onlookers.
Elephants are the largest land mammals on earth. They are designed to live their lives in the wildlands of Asia and Africa. Can we really convince ourselves that animals created to roam great distances rooting the earth and eating the bark off of trees – either as loners (the males) or involved in close and complex social interactions (the females) – enjoy carrying complete strangers around a crowded smelly fair?
Our common sense will tell us they do not. But most adults must have become so busy in their lives that they have lost their empathetic eye for sadness and anger in others. Or perhaps these same adults make fantasies in their heads that these elephants are happy – and that the younger generations also delight in this cruel, miserable pastime. This is not based on reality.
If you have any questions on this matter, take your children to see these animals live and up-close, and ask your children, “What do you think of the elephants?” Then listen and take to heart their answers.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
7:00pm until 8:30pm
Ojai Holistic Healing Center 107 W Aliso Street OJAI, CA 93023
Laura will be talking about her life as a pet psychic / animal communicator.
She will tell when she first knew she could talk to animals and explain how she hears them.
Give you tips on how you can talk to your own pets as well as how to read their signals to understanding what they are saying.
Address common behavioral problems and issues such as death and dying.
There will be a question and answer portion where attendees can ask Laura and her dogs, Stormy or Luca, any question they desire.
Laura dedicates her life to helping humans and animals to understand each-other better. After attending this talk you will be able to understand the worlds animals in a more complete way.
No walk in hours this wednesday. I am in NY. I am going to be the animal expert on an episode of the The Bill Cunningham talk show! http://www.thebillcunninghamshow.com/
Think good things :)!