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Episode 17: “… nobody need wait a single moment …”

By Jasmin Singer — May 07, 2010

Welcome to the 17th podcast episode of Our Hen House, featuring special guests Paul Shapiro and Kelly Overton.

In today’s episode, we will begin by talking about some strong new vegans, as well as some artistic ones … .

Jasmin Singer with Paul Shapiro during the 2008 Prop 2 Campaign

Joining us today is Paul Shapiro, Senior Director of The Humane Society of the United StatesEnd Factory Farming campaign. Paul will talk about everything from the latest from the Ohio anti-confinement ballot initiative, to how he – a long-time vegan and animal rights activist – avoids activist burnout.

In our news section, we will report on some animal news about Goldman Sachs, and the implications it has for China. We will also share some muy bien news right from Our Hen House.

Our second guest today will be Kelly Overton, Executive Director of People Protecting Animals and their Habitats (PATH). Kelly is currently stationed on the Gulf of Mexico and is preparing to assist in efforts to rescue animals at risk because of the oil spill. We will hear Kelly’s thoughts about British Petrolium, and he will let us know how we can help the situation down there, right from home.

Finally, we will discuss the results of our Facebook survey where we asked you to tell us your favorite quote.

Kelly Overton

You can listen to our podcast directly on our blog (below!) or you can subscribe on iTunes. Also, if you like what you hear, please rate it on iTunes, and don’t forget to leave us a friendly comment! Thanks!

BONUS: Below are some articles that Kelly Overton from PATH recommended we read to educate ourselves about what is going on down south.

And, of course — once again — here is more information on how you can help PATH’s rescue efforts. Also, for those of you in NYC, MooShoes will be donating 10% of all in-store sales on Saturday, May 8th and Sunday May 9th to PATH. They will also provide customers with an additional 5% off of your purchase if you donate any of the desperately needed supplies that PATH is requesting.

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(7) Readers Comments

  1. May 9, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I love your website and I I'm learning a lot listening to your podscats, thanks for all the work you both do. And about treceveinte's article, it was very interesting and exciting read it because it will help the latin american public know more about what it means to be vegan, that it's "an affordable alternative, healthy and ethics to all sorts of unimaginable cruelty". And by the way Jasmin your spanish sounded great ... Lo hiciste muy bien..

  2. May 10, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    thank you so much, laura!! we are so happy that you like our podcasts and i'm glad you were able to read the article and to understand my spanish!! :-) <3

  3. Laura Menéndez
    May 11, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Well, I understand it because spanish is my first language, I am ecuadorian...so, sorry if my grammar is bad :D And I must also say that I didn't know about the meanings of your tattoos (the article talk about them) and wow! your tattoos are another way of activism too..pretty awesome!



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