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Episode 180: “You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — June 22, 2013
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Welcome to the 180th episode of Our Hen House, Official Honoree of the 2013 Webby Awards. Today’s episode features Linda Tucker, author of Saving the White Lions: One Woman’s Battle for Africa’s Most Sacred Animal.

On today’s episode, Mariann and I tell you about a fast food restaurant’s ad for their veggie burger — which states that the veggie burger is perfect for your teenage daughter who might be going through a phase! We will tell you about how that ad resulted in a very contentious, high profile article starring, well, Jasmin.

We will also talk about a study asking people why they’re not vegan, the importance of bringing animal rights into the conversation whenever and however we can, the skinny on Newport, Rhode Island, and Jasmin’s encounter with a bartender who had a chip on his shoulder – a chip that we like to call “Rising Anxieties.”

Joining us today is author and activist Linda Tucker, author of the new book, Saving the White Lions: One Woman’s Battle for Africa’s Most Sacred Animal. Linda will tell us all about the plight of the white lion, including the roundabout way she got involved with this important cause. She’ll talk about the hideous trophy hunting industry, and the political roadblocks to having lions protected by international law. Linda will also tell us about her life-saving work with Global White Lion Protection Trust.

For our review, we will give you our thoughts on the 30-minute documentary, What’s for Dinner?, produced by Brighter Green. Many people in the developing world are eating more meat, dairy, and eggs, and industrial-scale production facilities (like factory farms and feedlots) are increasingly common. What’s for Dinner? explores these issues in China. Don’t miss our review of this extremely important film.

All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.

For a list of the news items we discuss in today’s episode, and then some, take a look at the breaking news ticker at the top of the page, and also check out our list of archived news items.

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“You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson






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(5) Readers Comments

  1. June 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Warning: Don't read the comments on that Yahoo! article. They are extremely disheartening.

  2. June 29, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you as always for your great podcast. The march to close down slaughterhouses spread to many cities around the world in 2013, including Toronto. I was very happy to participate in Toronto this year. It was fantastic. We had a great turnout for our first year - over 200 people! We're on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/209715355828656/) and have a webpage: http://mtcas.org/

    • Jasmin Singer
      June 30, 2013 at 6:51 am

      We're SO HAPPY to learn about this! THANK YOU!! xo

  3. June 29, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Jasmin, it's so wrong that you've had to endure so much bashing for such a reasonable comment. It reflects very poorly on these raging individuals.

    • Jasmin Singer
      June 30, 2013 at 6:50 am

      Thank you so much for that. xo



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