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Episode 183: “The time is coming, however, when people will be astonished that mankind needed so long a time to regard thoughtless injury to life as incompatible with ethics.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — July 13, 2013

podcastWelcome to the 183rd episode of Our Hen House, featuring Sid Garza-Hillman [transcript].

In today’s episode, we talk about a coat made out of chest hair (yes, human chest hair); the latest in Rising Anxieties; a disappointing klezmer experience; a hilarious video parody of a hot dog eating contest; and the best Fourth of July ever. We’ll also bring you our very first podcast dedication, and we’ll announce yet another new thank you gift that we’re excited to offer to you.

Joining us today is Sid Garza-Hillman, author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto, and the Staff Nutritionist and Programs Director at the all-vegan Mendocino Center for Living Well located at the Stanford Inn Eco-resort in Mendocino, California. Sid will discuss with us what the word “natural” means; he’ll debunk the Paleo diet; he’ll chat about how to regulate stress; and he’ll share with you his passionate feelings about breakfast.

For our review, we will give you our take on the feature-length documentary, Turlock, by filmmaker Keegan Kuhn, with Spark Media. This film takes you inside the largest rescue of farmed animals in California history, and into Animal Place, the extraordinary sanctuary that rescued over 4,000 birds from an absolutely horrific situation. This little movie might surprise you.

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

For a list of the news items we discuss in today’s episode, and then some, take a look at the breaking news ticker at the top of the page, and also check out our list of archived news items.

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“The time is coming, however, when people will be astonished that mankind needed so long a time to regard thoughtless injury to life as incompatible with ethics.” -Albert Schweitzer 

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(5) Readers Comments

  1. July 13, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Wonderful episode as usual. (LOVE the quote!) That article from that beef magazine and the way you read it had me laughing out loud!

    • Jasmin Singer
      July 16, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you, Katrina!! Yeah, love that quote, too. :-) xo j

  2. July 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I mostly agree about the website, but the one thing I can't get on board with is the suicide article. Seeing something like that could be deeply, deeply painful for (formerly) suicidal people, or anyone who has had experience with suicide in their lives, which is a LOT of people. I just don't find it funny in any way. But to each their own...

    • Jasmin Singer
      July 16, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      We don't find suicide funny either, Caitlin. Thanks for listening.

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