Welcome to the 106th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Erik Marcus from Vegan.com.
In today’s episode, we gripe about the recent NYC subway ads that center around reducing your portion size as a way to reduce disease. We also give you our thoughts on everything from the film, Dive: Living Off America’s Waste, to the sushi rolls at Pure Food and Wine, to the Wellness Club brunch we got to try at a nearby Whole Foods, to Paula Deen.
Joining us today is longtime activist and author, Erik Marcus, the mastermind behind Vegan.com. Erik will talk to us about everything from the strengths and limitations of the health and environmental arguments for veganism, to how to make a truly persuasive ethical argument for living cruelty-free, to how to effectively use social networking tools for advocacy, and a heckuva lot more. You won’t want to miss this interview with the voice behind so many articles and books that speak up for animals (including The Ultimate Vegan Guide, which is available for only 99 cents in digital form).
For our review, we’ll share with you our thoughts on the play, Leakey’s Ladies, which explores the lives and work of Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall, and Birute Galdikas. This play is the most recent merging of theatre and advocacy to come across our radar, and we’re eager to share with you our experiences of watching these stories of animal ambassadors come to life.
All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.
This week’s news items include:
- “Are Animal Actors Protected? The Future of Animals in Hollywood” from TIME Magazine
- “Mystery Surrounding Abandoned Horses Finally Solved” from HumaneSpot.org
- “They Bark, They Fetch, and Their Humans Vote” from The New York Times
- “Vegan Bakery Sticky Fingers Beats Out Traditional Sweets on Food Network’s ‘Cupcake Wars All-Stars’” from The Huffington Post
- “The Evidence for a Vegan Diet” from The Atlantic (featuring Our Hen House!)
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” –Robert Louis Stevenson
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