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Episode 140: “There is nothing complicated about equality.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — September 15, 2012

Welcome to the 140th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Delcianna Winders, the Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement for the PETA Foundation.

In today’s episode, we talk about a restaurant whose icon to show which menu items are vegan is a sad face. We’ll tell you about the letter Jasmin wrote to complain, and the one she got back, calling her a zealot.

We’ll also talk to you about our glorious experience watching 20,000 swifts dance their way into the chimney of an elementary school. And Mariann will update us on what she is covering in her animal law fundamentals class and her animal in agriculture class.

Joining us today is Delcianna Winders, the Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement for the PETA Foundation. Delci will get us up to speed on some exciting victories to recently come about for animals, including that of Ben the Bear – the story of one ambassador animal that you won’t want to miss. She’ll also give us some exciting updates about the fight for Lolita, the lone captive orca at the Miami Seaquarium.

For our review, we’ll talk about the film Happy Feet Two, from an animal rights perspective.

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

This week’s news items include:

“There is nothing complicated about equality.” -Alice Paul

The Our Hen House podcast is sponsored by The Seed: A Vegan Experience, which is currently planning an all-day escape to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in upstate New York. Sign up for this trip and you can ride in comfort on a luxury motor coach, enjoy a private tour by sanctuary director Kathy Stevens, meet the rescued animal ambassadors, enjoy a gourmet vegan lunch by Chef Linda, stop at Whitecliff Vineyards for a vegan wine tasting, and, along the way, snack on delicious vegan goodies. This is all happening on September 22, 2012, and you can learn more and sign up at

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