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Episode 339: David Bilchitz, Professor at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and Robin Lamont’s Review of “Dogland” by Jacki Skole!

By Jasmin and Mariann — July 09, 2016

Welcome to the 339th episode of Our Hen House!

dogland-bookThis week, Jasmin continues her ’round the world ramblings with author and activist Maya Gottfried. Mariann takes us to South Africa with an in-depth interview of David Bilchitz, Professor of Fundamental Rights and Constitutional Law at the University of Johannesburg and Director of the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights, and International Law (SAIFAC). (Good thing there’s an acronym!)
Robin Lamont brings it home with her review of Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Dog Problem, by Jacki Skole.
Of course, there are “Rising Anxieties” and news, too!
As always, the award-winning, weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan. (Jasmin’s on the road in July, so be sure to check out the latest from her book tour at jasminsinger.com.)

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This episode is sponsored by A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people hungry from lack of food, and the suffering of animals used and abused for food. Mending our unjust food system is a critical part of solving the world’s most destructive and persistent problems. Fortunately, the plant-based foods that promote health and well-being are the same foods that conserve resources to better feed the world, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at awfw.org.

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