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Episode 146: “If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us […] it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — October 27, 2012

Welcome to the 146th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Julieanna Hever, David Wolfson, and Diane Lenkowsky

In today’s episode, which, lemme tell ya, is a doozy of one, we talk about hopeful signs for veganism in the future, as noted in a popular Hollywood time-travel flick. And we talk about Jasmin’s birthday, which is – wow, this Tuesday – and let you in on what Our Hen House has to do with it. Then (and this is where the doozy comes in), we discuss animal testing and research, at length, and even bring in a bright young law student — Diane Lenkowsky — to the conversation. We’ll also tell you about the high points of the Animal Law Conference, where we spoke last weekend, and on that note, in a segment we like to call “The Professor and Mariann,” Mariann – a.k.a., “the professor” – will let us in on the riveting happenings from her class this past week.

Lightening and brightening it up for us today, joining us is the fabulous Julieanna Hever, vegan dietician, bestselling author, and media personality. Julieanna, who has recently appeared on more mainstream TV shows than Ellen, will shed light for us on how the mainstream media is softening, even awakening, to the dire importance of veganism. Julieanna will also debunk the ridiculous Paleo fad for us, and give us her take on the word “plant-based.”

For our review, we are humbled and thrilled to welcome back David Wolfson — animal law guru, scholar, professor, do-gooder, friend, and all around great guy. David recently organized an exciting talk at NYU as part of their Animal Studies program, where NY Times film critic, Manohla Dargis, dialogued with him about animals used in film. David will chat with us about how the event went over. You may be surprised by some of Manohla’s views – perhaps pleasantly so!

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

This week’s news items include:

“If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.” -C.S. Lewis 

The Our Hen House podcast is sponsored by The Seed: A Vegan Experience, which is currently gearing up for a Yoga Week – 5 days of urban zen and plant-based empowerment. The Seed brings you events, conferences, and happenings that raise awareness about the many delicious, cruelty-free alternatives to animal products.

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