In this week's podcast ending January 2, 2010:
**The USDA and National Institutes of Health find animal welfare violations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison;
**the Catalan Parliament in Spain finally votes to ban bullfighting in the region;
**the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro, CA has a record year for marine life suffering from illness and human violence;
**2010 marks the Year of the Tiger with less than 3,500 individuals left in the wild;
**and Carrie Feldman remains in prison under AETA charges while her lawyers file an appeal for her release.