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Episode 205: “To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — December 14, 2013
Photo source: Darwin Animal Doctors

Photo source: Darwin Animal Doctors

Welcome to the 205th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Tod Emko [transcript], with special guest Danielle Legg.

On today’s episode, we talk about German Public Radio, meaningful tattoos, living on a desert island, “Family Guy’s” decision to kill off their dog, and, of course, Beyonce and Jay-Z. We will also tell you about a book celebration where Mariann spoke in Ithaca for Sherry Colb’s latest, “Mind if I Order the Cheeseburger?

Joining us today is Tod Emko, founder of Darwin Animal Doctors, an organization providing comprehensive veterinary care for the animals of the Galapagos. Tod will tell us about what’s happening for animals over in the Galapagos, and will also talk about his new comic book – “A Piggy’s Tale,” about a very special three-legged dog rescue hero.

chain-robin-lamont-paperback-cover-artFor our review, we will chat about the new novel, “The Chain,” by Robin Lamont – which follows a seasoned and passionate animal welfare investigator who becomes entangled in the personal lives of a damaged family in a small town where a meat-packing plant drives the economy.

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

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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.

“To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.” -Abraham Lincoln

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