Welcome to the 358th episode of Our Hen House!
Mariann interviews Bruce A. Wagman, partner with the Schiff Hardin law firm in San Francisco, consultant for numerous animal protection organizations (including Front Range Equine Rescue), and professor at three law schools in the Bay Area. Bruce brings us up to date on issues involving horses – wild horse sterilization initiatives, domestic horse abuse, and the slaughter of horses for food.
Jasmin talks with author Midge Raymond, currently on tour with her debut novel My Last Continent. Set in one of the most remote places on earth, this high-stakes story of love and loss and its revelation of the true plight of penguins is going to make you want to drop everything to curl up and read.
And of course, Mariann covers News and Rising Anxieties!
As always, the award-winning, weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.
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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The Our Hen House theme song is written and sung by the incredible Michael Harren, who is also OHH’s Social Media Director! Special thanks to OHH’s Director of Operations, Anne Green, and to our audio editor, Eric Milano, of Love Loft Studios. Don’t forget to also tune into Our Hen House’s two other podcasts: The Teaching Jasmin How to Cook Vegan Podcast, and The Animal Law Podcast.
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