Welcome to the 135th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Katya Lidsky of the play, “I’m Sorry: How An Apologist Became An Activist,” as well as special guest Eric Milano.
In today’s episode, we will make you jealous with our account of the Goodwill outlet store – yes, outlet! – right by our new Portland digs, and we’ll discuss the restaurant supply store that sells fresh produce en masse, and for cheap – and how that stacks up to farmer’s markets and supporting local farmers. We will also tell you all about the BlogHer conference, where Jasmin spoke last week in New York City, and you’ll hear the sob story of a delusional attendee who made it very clear how much she hated animals. Back in Portland, Mariann was busy preparing for the Animals in Agriculture class she is going to be teaching at Lewis & Clark Law School, and she’ll give us some interesting updates and share some ruminations.
Joining us today is Katya Lidsky, whose one-woman play, “I’m Sorry: How an Apologist Became an Activist,” which opened in Los Angeles last year, is now making its way to the Big Apple (don’t miss the August 26 show, which is being dedicated to Our Hen House!). Katya will talk about how she has memorialized her veganism and her animal activism in this incredibly creative way, and will chat with us further about the unique role that the arts can play when it comes to changing the world.
For our review, 2-time Emmy Award nominee Eric Milano will join us to give us his take on the Austrian documentary, The Trial, which tells the story of several animal rights activists in search of justice, who find themselves in a legal battle.
All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.
This week’s news items include:
- “Pit Bull Bias? ABA House OKs Resolution Urging Breed-Neutral Dog Laws” from ABA Journal
- “Victory! Massachusetts Bans BSL, Overhauls Animal Protection Laws” from Care2
- “Portland Just Got Cooler” from Herbivore’s Instagram
- “Bhutan Bans Extreme Confinement Cages for Egg-Laying Hens” from Humane Society International
- “Knesset cries foul on battery cages” from The Jerusalem Post
- “NYC man pleads guilty plea in rhino horn caper” from The Wall Street Journal
- “CBS New York Names MooShoes Top Shop for Men” from VegNews
- “Are Meat Eaters Guilty Of Animal ‘Genocide’? A Public Radio Cagematch” from The Gothamist
- “Pet-Broker Lambriar Shuts Down — It Kept Puppy Mills in Business” from Dogster
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