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Episode 96: “If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities.”

By Jasmin Singer — November 12, 2011

Welcome to the 96th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Elizabeth Hess.

In today’s episode, we will tell you about our trip to Jersey, including the activism talk we gave in Montclair, and the vegan restaurants we visited while in the Garden State (like Go Lightly!). We will also let you in on Jasmin’s current obsession with a trashy TV show that she just cannot stop watching, and we’ll vent a little about a certain email we received in response to our recent knitting video.

Joining us today is Elizabeth Hess, the author of Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would be Human. Elizabeth will chat with us about everything from the story of Nim, which was recently re-launched into the public sphere by way of the documentary based on the book, entitled Project Nim – to her experiences as an investigative journalist who went behind the scenes at animal shelters.

Then, for our unscientific, unofficial Facebook survey, we will talk vegetables. More specifically, we asked the question: What is your favorite unusual vegetable? Broccoli, lettuce, and cauliflour need not apply. The results might surprise and perplex you.

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

This week’s news items include:

“If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities.” -Voltaire

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  1. November 15, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Rutherford Pancake House http://www.rutherfordpancakehouse.com/RPH%20Vegan%20Menu.pdf Haven't been there yet. I keep getting there just about the time they close in the afternoon.



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