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Episode 406: Heather Cammisa and Cam F Awesome

By John Frusciante — October 21, 2017

Welcome to the 406th episode of Our Hen House! 

Mariann interviews Heather Cammisa, President and CEO of St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, about the challenges of rescuing and rehabilitating companion animals, and how that interacts with the broader world of animal advocacy. Heather, a Jersey native and 20-year vegan,  is a staunch advocate for the protection and humane treatment of all species.  She joined St. Hubert’s in 2010 as President/CEO.  She was the first in NJ to achieve the signature designation of Certified Animal Welfare Administrator.  A NJ Certified Animal Control Officer and Cruelty Investigator, she is currently an instructor and course content development advisor for those certification courses.  She’s the recipient of the 2013 Unity Award from the Animal Welfare Federation of NJ (AWFNJ) and a 2016 Maddie’s Fund Hero to Animals award. 

 

Jasmin interviews Cam F  Awesome about being a vegan athlete, and his recent experiences. Cam F Awesome is a multi-time heavyweight National champion boxer.  As a stand-up comedian, Cam has performed many comedy shows across the country and has been the emcee at many events. As a keynote speaker, Cam speaks on “Efficient Resilience” and how to live life with the “Focus of a Fighter”. He shares lessons learned from boxing that should be used in everyday life. Cam is also a proud member of the National Speakers Association. Cam is the U.S. National Team Captain and the Athletic Director on the USA Boxing Board of Directors. Cam has been a Big for Big Brother Big Sister for 7 years and does a lot of work with the youth around Kansas City. He has been vegan for over 5 years and is active in advocacy for the vegan lifestyle. Cam was recently featured in the Netflix Original documentary “CounterPunch”.

Mariann covers News and Rising Anxieties, too!

As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.

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This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of 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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