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Episode 152: “…they do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins…”

By Jasmin and Mariann — December 08, 2012

Welcome to the 152nd episode of Our Hen House, featuring Sasha Boojor from 269 Life.

In today’s episode, we discuss desire versus need — as it relates to consuming animal products. We talk about the anxieties of the mainstream rising, how that plays out in everything from Norah Jones songs to sitcom themes, and why that’s a good thing. (Pardon our indefatigable positivity.)

‘Tis the season for compassion, so we’ll also chat about our holiday plans, and how our upcoming mega road trip around the perimeter of the United States will be laced with tons of holiday-style vegan goodness.

Joining us today is Sasha Bojoor, one of the forces behind the 269 movement. Sasha joins us from Israel, and will tell us about this controversial, powerful, and unique campaign, which, on December 18, will reverberate throughout 20 countries.

For our review, we’ll give you our thoughts about the new French fictional movie about the Animal Liberation Front.

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

This week’s news items include:

“They do not sweat and whine about their condition, they do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins, they do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago.” -Walt Whitman

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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