Welcome to the 56th podcast episode of Our Hen House, featuring ethologist Jonathan Balcombe.
In today’s episode, we will give you our reactions to Oprah’s Vegan Challenge, including the good, the bad, and the unbelievably annoying.
Joining us today is scientist, ethologist and author Jonathan Balcombe, who will discuss his research and findings on the sentience of animals, as well as his upcoming book, The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure.
For our review, we will be joined by Our Hen House’s Hollywood correspondent, Ari Solomon, who will lead us in a colorful discussion about the musical Wicked, from an animal rights perspective, of course.
All that, vegan banter, and, of course, current events from the world of animal rights.
This week’s news items include:
- “A Food Manifesto for the Future” from the New York Times
- “100 Sled Dogs Killed After Downward Turn in Tourism” from The Examiner
- “Crows Surprise Researchers With Advanced Tool Use” from The Guardian
- “The Vegan Monologues” from Vanity Fair
“If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows.” -Henry Ward Beecher
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