In today’s episode, we ruminate on faux fur and faux leather, Asbury Park, hostile reactions to vegan requests, and why we should speak up despite the hostility. We also discuss why the sudden interest in cannibalism by the media pertains directly to eating animals, and we chat about so-called “ethically-sourced” taxidermy, and why that’s bullshit.
Joining us today is Jill Robinson, the founder of Animals Asia. Jill, who is joining us today from rural China, will talk to us about the bear bile trade and her organization’s efforts to end it. She’ll enlighten us about bears and the sanctuary work she does, and she’ll share with us a few unforgettable animal stories. Jill will also give us the skinny on other exploitative animal industries in China, and – refreshingly – she’ll speak of why she has hope.
For our review, Our Hen House’s Associate Producer Liz Dee will share her thoughts on Pipernilli Cookies, a Brooklyn-based vegan company which, lucky for you, ships!
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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