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Episode 193: “It is not only influential people whose voices are needed — all of our voices are needed.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — September 21, 2013

IHEARTOHH300x250BWelcome to the 193rd episode of Our Hen House, featuring Yossi Wolfson [transcript], with a review by Ari Solomon. 

In today’s episode, we give you our thoughts on a ridiculous article in Grist that seriously barked up the wrong tree; a new Chipotle ad that, on one hand, is completely wonderful, and on the other, is missing the point entirely; a new campaign to save the lives of unwanted dogs that is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before; the latest on vegans creating a stink in the news; and a new challenge from Our Hen House that is completely thrilling for us, but we need your help, chickens!

Joining us today is Israeli activist and lawyer Yossi Wolfson, who has been active in the animal rights movement since the 1980s. Yossi – who co-founded Anonymous for Animal Rights – will get us up to speed on the amazing things going on with the movement to end animal exploitation in Israel.

For our review, we welcome back to Our Hen House darling Ari Solomon, who will give us his take on the horror film, The Bay, which has surprising animal rights themes throughout it. (Plus, it’s completely adorable to listen to Ari review a horror movie, since he usually avoids them at all costs.)

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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“It is not only influential people whose voices are needed — all of our voices are needed.” -Dr. Jane Goodall 






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  1. Kevin Grishkot
    September 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    So, in reference to the Chipotle ad, could it possibly be a hint that the company is going in the vegan direction? I thought that it was. I've been waiting for the wall st fast food co's to become aware of the vegan market. This might be the first of that.

    • Jasmin Singer
      September 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      That would certainly be incredible. We'd love to see them go more and more in that direction...

  2. September 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I don't know if you guys covered it, but the end of Contagion somewhat subtly shows the cross-species contamination issue and links it to meat eating. Might be another good one to review!

    • Jasmin Singer
      September 25, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      thanks, nichole! we did review "contagion" -- https://www.ourhenhouse.org/2011/11/episode-98-find-the-common-ground-that-will-bring-us-together-in-our-efforts/ xo j

  3. September 27, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Hello guys, love your podcast. Haven't been listening from the start so I don't know if Delicatessen (from 1991) was ever mentioned or reviewed. It's a black comedy with some interesting anti meat msgs. Maybe something for Ari, it's not exactly horror and there are no mad serial killers, he might appreciate that! :)

    • Jasmin Singer
      September 27, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks so much for this! Haven't heard of it. We'll DEFINITELY look into it! Thanks for listening! xo j



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