WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following her glittering role at an exclusive "Afternoon Tea with America's Favorite Animal Stars" attended by some of Palm Beach's greatest animal lovers, movie lovers and philanthropists, Crystal, the famed simian star of the "Night at the Museum" series and 23 other feature films, is making a special guest appearance on American Humane Association's weekly radio show, "Be Humane™ with Dr. Robin Ganzert." Broadcast on the Pet Life Radio Network, the world's number-one pet radio network, the interview features Crystal and her trainer, Tom Gunderson, who gives listeners a first-hand look at the hard work and dedication it takes to bring Crystal's roles to life on the silver screen, and what it takes to protect animal actors like her. In 2015, American Humane Association's "No Animals Were Harmed®" program is celebrating 75 years as the only official film-industry sanctioned group ensuring the humane protection, safety and welfare of animal actors on sets of movies, television shows, and commercials around the globe.
Crystal is featured in the new book, "Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors," written by American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert with Allen and Linda Anderson, the husband-and-wife founders of the Angel Animals Network. Featuring a foreword by "America's Veterinarian," Dr. Marty Becker, "Animal Stars" offers a peek at the fascinating world of animals and animal trainers in today's film and television industry – and the celebrities with whom they work. Proceeds from the sale of the book support American Humane Association's lifesaving work and programs protecting America's children and animals. Last fall, Dr. Ganzert traveled the country on a twelve-city book signing tour for "Animal Stars."
"Crystal is one of the most famous and beloved animal stars in Hollywood history and it was an honor to feature her and Tom on this week's show" said program host Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane Association's president and CEO. "Listen to this week's episode and you'll see why Crystal is regarded as the 'Angelina Jolie of animal stars' and why the late Robin Williams referred to her as 'his favorite leading lady.' My deepest thanks go to Mrs. Lois Pope for her generous sponsorship of the afternoon tea in Palm Beach. She truly is a humane hero to American Humane Association."
Each weekly episode of "Be Humane™ with Dr. Robin Ganzert" is produced by American Humane Association's Scott Sowers and is distributed via Pet Life Radio's diverse platform as well as by email and social media to American Humane Association's constituents. Since the show's debut earlier this year, many famed animal lovers have taken part in the show, including actor and rapper Ice-T and his wife Coco, comedy legend Martin Short, the E! Network's Ross Mathews, reality television superstar Lisa Vanderpump, "America's Veterinarian" Dr. Marty Becker, famed dog trainer Victoria Stilwell, country music star Naomi Judd, philanthropist and entertainer Paris Hilton, "The Bachelor's" Prince Lorenzo Borghese, supermodel Joanna Krupa, style icon John Paul DeJoria, and many more.
Pet Life Radio is available free on-demand from the PetLifeRadio.com website and more than 30 podcast distributors. The Pet Life Radio live radio stream is broadcast 24/7 worldwide on the PetLifeRadio.com home page as well as to smart phones, mobile devices and cars through mobile apps including iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher Radio, Nokia Radio, and ooTunes Radio.
Created by award-winning producer, Mark Winter, Pet Life Radio features more than 60 weekly pet-related talk shows hosted by the most well-known pet experts, authors, and radio and TV personalities in the world of animals and pets and boast more than 7 million listeners monthly.
To listen to the special episode of "Be Humane™ with Dr. Robin Ganzert" with special guests Crystal the Capuchin and Tom Gunderson, as well as all other episodes, please visit http://www.petliferadio.com/behumane.html.
About American Humane Association
American Humane Association is the country's first national humane organization and the only one dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Since 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting our most vulnerable from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today we're also leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane Association at www.americanhumane.org today.
SOURCE American Humane Association