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Episode 211: “The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — January 25, 2014

onairWelcome to the 211th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Vickery Eckhoff [transcript].

In today’s episode, we talk about why Mariann can’t stop eating vegan meat and why our insurance guy thinks the concept of tofu dogs is disgusting. We chat about when and why oppressors need to shut off their feelings, and we give our take on veterinarians. Plus, there’s lots of “Rising Anxieties” to squawk about, including a writer who doesn’t want to apologize for wearing her grandmother’s fur.

Joining us today is journalist Vickery Eckhoff, who has devoted her career to speaking out for horses, and has become a leading expert on wild horse issues. She’ll get us up to speed on wild horse issues, and – frankly – will blow our minds a bit.

Make sure to also check out some of Vickery’s articles from, including:

For our review, Mariann and I will give you our take on the short documentary, EXPOSED — USDA’s Secret War on Wildlife.

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

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“The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable: through the embracing of one of its beings.” -Martin Buber

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