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Episode 251: “Trying to regulate climate change without touching the meat industry is like trying to curb the obesity crisis without confronting, well, the meat industry.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — November 01, 2014

PicMonkey CollageWelcome to the 251st episode of Our Hen House, featuring JL Fields, with a review by Ari Solomon, and a special appearance by Our Hen House’s own Anne Green.

In today’s episode, we discuss why we were so excited to run into our favorite web series star at a vegan cafe; where experiential learning plays a role in teaching animal law; ignorant people who you’d assume should know better (but don’t); why wrapping our heads around cannibalism might just be a way in to mainstreaming veganism (!); and the quirky appeal of a cat cafe. We will give you some Rising Anxieties today, too, including one doozy of a story that Our Hen House’s Anne Green will help us decipher.

Joining us today is author, chef, and do-gooder JL Fields, who will squawk with us all about everything from her latest efforts to help transform a sleepy town into a vegan wonderland, to why we should change our perception of what a vegan looks like. She’ll also treat us to an excerpt from her chapter in the new anthology, Running Eating Thinking. Be prepared to be inspired.

For our review, Our Hen House’s darling reviewer Ari Solomon is back, this time to discuss the brand new documentary, Live and Let Live, which anyone who cares about animals will want to see.

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

mic-transparent3You can listen to our podcast directly on our website (beneath this paragraph!) or you can listen and subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher! Also, if you like what you hear, please rate it on iTunes and Stitcher, and don’t forget to leave us a friendly comment! Of course, we would be thrilled if you would also consider making a donation, or becoming a member of our flock (especially if you’re a regular listener). Any amount is hugely appreciated and Our Hen House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so it’s tax-deductible! You can also dedicate a podcast episode! Don’t forget – we’re reader and listener supported. Plus, we offer some fantastic thank you gifts for your donations. Thank you for helping us create quality content, and for helping us bring you a new podcast episode each week! The Our Hen House theme song is written and sung by the incredible Michael Harren.  Special thanks to OHH Media Coordinator Alessandra Seiter for acting as the Associate Producer of the Our Hen House podcast!

“Trying to regulate climate change without touching the meat industry is like trying to curb the obesity crisis without confronting, well, the meat industry.” ~Dr. Neal Barnard






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