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Episode 108: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — February 04, 2012

Welcome to the 108th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Zia Terhune from VegFund.

In today’s episode, we give you the skinny on everything from the screening of Vegucated at the Artivist Film Festival, after which Mariann spoke on the panel; to the annoying (and expensive) runaround that many vets give people; to a discussion on how much – if at all – we should broaden the scope of what we discuss here on our podcast.

Joining us today is Zia Terhune, the co-founder of VegFund, a unique organization that empowers vegan activists worldwide by funding and supporting outreach activities that inspire people to go vegan. Zia will talk with us about how the idea of VegFund stemmed from a potluck, and she’ll tell us how we can all get in on the fun — and the changemaking — of this incredible organization.

For our review, we’ll talk about the short film, Together: Dancing With Spinner Dolphins, by Chisa Hidaka. This film is a great segue into discussing the multitude of ways that animal advocates can use film to inspire change.

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

This week’s news items include:

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” -Audra Lorde

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