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Episode 57: “…I found out something about hamburgers that really grossed me out…”

By Jasmin and Mariann — February 12, 2011

Welcome to the 57th podcast episode of Our Hen House, featuring Daniel Hauff, Director of Investigations from Mercy for Animals.

In today’s episode, we come to you from The Windy City, where we are hanging out with the good folks at Mercy for Animals, eating all of the vegan grub Chicago has to offer, and trying to wear enough layers to shield us from the very chilly temperatures.

Joining us today is Daniel Hauff, Mercy for Animals’ Director of Investigations. Daniel will talk to us about the ins and outs of being behind the scenes doing the most hard-hitting job imaginable, including how he supports his precious undercover investigators, as well as the skinny on some recent investigations MFA conducted that truly have the power to change the world.

For our review, Mariann and I will talk about Dead Pile, a new play in Chicago that goes undercover at a dairy facility. Stay tuned to hear all about our thoughts on this new theatrical endeavor.

All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.

This week’s news items include:

“Many years ago I found out something about hamburgers that really grossed me out. You may not know this, so I hope I don’t make you sick, but it turns out hamburgers are actually made out of dead cows. I am not making this up. Needless to say, as soon as I discovered that, I gave up meat entirely.” -Weird Al Yankovic

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(6) Readers Comments

  1. February 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I don't know what city you visited but it really doesn't sound like Chicago. I recently moved here from Michigan and have been living here for over six months. And if i just waved at someone like i was walking down main street America, I would be told to F-off. Chicagoans are the rudest people and worst drivers and so mean spirited. In fact it has been documented that the Midwest is ranked as the worst region when it comes to giving to charity. The winters are cold and the people are bitter. The vegan community consists of hipsters who are too cool to care about fur or leather or anything other than being perceived as hip. It really sounded more like you were talking about Portland, OR.

  2. February 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Wow, Andrew, it really does sound like we were in different cities! I am sorry your experience in Chicago has been so negative -- we were lucky enough to be hanging out with the great folks from Mercy for Animals, and couldn't have been more excited about the great vegan scene there!

  3. July 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Just listening to some of your older podcasts - this one was amazing and has inspired me to try my hand again at leafleting Mercy for Animals brochures - thank you!

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