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Episode 65: “Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!”

By Jasmin and Mariann — April 09, 2011

Welcome to the 65th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Gene Baur, Delci Winders, and Jenny Rigterink.

In today’s episode, we come to you from New Orleans, Louisiana, where we will give you the rundown on the vegan and activist scene here, as well as the cutting-edge resolution that one law school passed which will ensure vegan food at events. We’ll talk with the law student, Jenny Rigterink, responsible for that winning campaign. While in New Orleans, we also will catch up with Farm Sanctuary’s president, Gene Baur, who will give us the inside skinny on what it was like to be on the vegan episode of the Martha Stewart Show – something we’re excited to hear about, particularly since we were in the audience.

“You know what it means to miss New Orleans…”

Back in NY, we arrive just in time to speak at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, and we’ll tell you all about that massive and impressive event.

Joining us today is Delci Winders, PETA’s director of captive animal law enforcement. Delci, who is based in New Orleans, will not only give us the ins and outs of the veganness of this jazzy city, but will also get us up to speed on the life-saving work she is doing with PETA – as well as teach us the nuts and bolts of the issues involved with circus animals and roadside zoos.

For our review, we’ll tell you all about the juicy documentary, Fat Sick & Nearly Dead, which not only changed the lives of the film’s subjects through the power of juicing, but it also changed our lives. We’ll tell you why.

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

This week’s news items include:

“Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!” -Theophile Gautier

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