Welcome to the 118th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Timothy Pachirat, author of Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight.
In today’s episode, we will make a very big announcement about where we’ll be spending 6 months of this year, and why. Here’s a clue: It has to do with animal law, and, for a while anyway, we will no longer be on the east coast. We’ll also give you the run-down on Mariann’s birthday celebration, including vegan soft serve, Ghost the Musical, and our middle of the night visit to the Apple store. We’ll also report back on our vegan Passover, as well as our Easter, and we’ll tell you about some exciting upcoming speaking engagements.
Joining us today is Timothy Pachirat, the brilliant author behind Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight. Timothy, who is joining us in person here in Our Hen House, will tell us about what it was like working inside a slaughterhouse where 2,500 cows were killed per day – one every twelve seconds. He’ll discuss his thoughts on animal agriculture being used as a metaphor for other forms of violence, he’ll talk about ritual slaughter, and he’ll discuss the question of who is more responsible: those who work in the slaughterhouse, or those who eat the meat? You won’t want to miss this eye-opening, riveting interview. And you also won’t want to miss the opportunity to get your own signed copy of Timothy Pachirat’s Every Twelve Seconds. We’ll tell you how.
For our review, we’ll tell you about our favorite frozen fruits and vegetables, and our best go-to ways to use them.
All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.
This week’s news items include:
- “Use of Common Pesticide Linked to Bee Colony Collapse” from Harvard School of Public Health
- “UC settles suit with activist group over 2008 raid” from San Francisco Chronicle
- “Slaughter Free City: Progress for Chickens in Minneapolis” from One Green Planet
- “Pennsylvania Egg Factory Accused of Animal Cruelty, Filth” from ABC News
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