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Episode 107: “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — January 28, 2012

Welcome to the 107th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Matt Rossell from Animal Defenders International.

In today’s episode, we will tell you about the animal rights character we learned about in The Canterbury Tales, and why we learned about him in rap form. Jasmin will tell you about the most hideous trip to a restaurant she’s ever taken (she trusts that you’ll also be equally horrified on her behalf). We’ll ruminate on whether vegans are too nice, we’ll tell you about our expanding flock of chicks, we’ll profess our love for dahl and for oranges, and we’ll update you on the latest theatre happenings in our world.

Joining us today is Matt Rossell, the Campaigns Director for Animal Defenders International, who will give us the skinny on the international efforts of this animal protection organization, including the latest news on their Break the Chain campaign, and how you can help.

For our review, we’ll talk about the Nova episode, “How Smart Are Animals?”, which is available for your viewing, for free, both on, and on Netflix’s instant queue.

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

This week’s news items include:

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” -St. Francis of Assisi

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