Keeping exotic animals

Forbidden creatures: inside the world of animal smuggling and exotic pets, looks into the motivations of owners of exotic pets and the consequences of the lucrative and illegal trade in dangerous animals or endangered species. The discussion of the book is led by Dr. Marcy Souza of the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine. (Recorded August 24, 2011)

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Melissa Brenneman

Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. May's most recent books are Dead Letters (2008) and More Unknowns (2014). His poems have appeared in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, The New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.