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Nutria Dog Biscuits (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-02-15

Duration: 00:07:03

Subjects: DOGS | NUTRIA | Environment | Business


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Harlan, Veni Interviewee
  • Harlan, Hansel Interviewee
  • Massimi, Michael Interviewee
  • Kieschnick, Kurt Interviewee


This segment from the February 15, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on Marsh Dog, a dog treat made out of nutria meat. Whinham reports that nutria is an invasive species that destroy thousands of acres of marshland every year. He interviews: Veni Harlan and Hansel Harlan, the creators of Marsh Dog; Michael Massimi, the invasive species coordinator with the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP); and Kurt Kieschnick, the owner of Neigghborhood Pet Market in Baton Rouge. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford