Tobyas brings the case against his wife Rachel. Rachel catches and rescues animals in distress and Tobyas would like her to stop. She thinks it’s important to be compassionate. But, he is concerned with the risks involved now that they have a baby. Who's right? Who's wrong?
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SUBMITTED BY TOBYAS:
Evidence item 1
"The CDC states that in order to quickly test for rabies, the suspected animal must be euthanized so it's brain tissue can be used in the testing process. The best way to prolong the life of a wild animal is to leave it alone."
Evidence item 2
"This widely shared blogpost features the story of some concerned tourists whose well intentioned actions lead to the euthanization of a baby bison. Their advice for helping a wild animal is to 'Leave it alone.'"
SUBMITTED BY RACHEL:
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Eileen brings the case against her boyfriend Tyler. They recently moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, and Eileen thinks it's the right time to get a dog -- specifically, a corgi. Tyler is a cat person and says a cat would be the better pet. Who RULES and who DROOLS?
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Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Ones and Zeros , Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amran, Hot Jams For Teens (www.adiraamram.com, available on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans (www.cornbreadted.com and available on iTunes)
Mike brings the case against his wife, Christine. Mike is very allergic to cats and dogs, but Christine hopes to own a furry pet one day. She's asked Mike to undergo allergy shots. Should Mike take one for the team, or should the family give up the dream of cute fuzzy wuzzies? Only one man can decide.
Special thanks to listener Amy Franco for suggesting this episode's title!
Kim brings a case against her husband, Chris. Kim has owned a parrot, Kobe, for a little over twenty years. The problem: Chris works at home and Kobe's constant squawking is driving him crazy. Kobe isn't too keen about Chris, either; Kim says that the parrot hates both her husband and their 12-year-old son. Are Kim and her family going too far to accommodate Kobe, or is it time for Kobe to (metaphorically) spread his wings and fly? Judge John Hodgman decides.
Special thanks to Jaron James, who suggested a variation of this title.