The Pope, the Vatican and pets. What’s this combination all about?

Brenda Andresen


In his book Pet Nation: The Inside Story of How Companion Animals Are Transforming Our Homes, Culture and Economy, author Mark Cushing explores the forces that have led our pets to become such treasured members of our families. In this discussion of his book with Brenda Andresen, Cushing explains why he included – and disagrees with - “Pope Francis’ puzzling view of pets.” Listen in as Cushing, who’s also founder/managing partner of the Animal Policy Group, LLC, suggests “maybe we should get the Pope a Corgi.”


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