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Episode 137: “No one has ever become poor by giving.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — August 25, 2012

Welcome to the 137th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Jonathan Lovvorn, the senior vice president for Animal Protection Litigation & Investigations at the Humane Society of the United States.

In today’s episode, we discuss the horrendous backlash caused by Alicia Silverstone’s letter to Putin demanding that the vegan member of “PussyRiot” be given vegan food in prison. We also talk about our tour of Bob’s Red Mill, our visit to the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge (and the unexpected wiggly visitors who said hello), the Portland Shanghai Tunnel tour, Jasmin’s exciting galavant to Ground Kontrol, an old-fashioned arcade where Jasmin got to play Centipede and Paper Boy (plus, their cafe will veganize anything!), and we’ll give you the nutshell version of our vegan eating adventures this past week. (By the way, one such vegan restaurant was in a hospital! Can you imagine?!)

Joining us today is Jonathan Lovvorn, the senior vice president for Animal Protection Litigation & Investigations at the Humane Society of the United States. Jon will talk to us about everything from the litigation department at HSUS — including some of the pending cases — to misconceptions about what the laws are that govern animals, to advice for non-lawyers who care about animals, as well as for lawyers and law students who want to help them. Don’t miss this informative and insightful interview with one of the true luminaries in animal law.

Then, we hens will talk about what we call “juice smoothies.” We’ll tell you about the evolution of our consistent and rigorous juice fast regime, and we’ll tell you how to make the perfect green juice smoothie!

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

This week’s news items include:

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” -Anne Frank

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