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Episode 223: “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

By Jasmin and Mariann — April 19, 2014

IMG_5910Welcome to the 223rd episode of Our Hen House, featuring Saskia Stucki, Livia Boscardin, Maneesha Deckha, Steven M. Wise, Katie Sykes, Natasha Dolezal, Kathy Hessler, and Margo DeMello [transcript of all interviews]. Today’s episode is Part I of a II Part Series exploring the conference, The Animal Turn and the Law, held in Basel, Switzerland earlier this month.

In today’s episode, we come to you from Basel, where we were covering the conference, a groundbreaking event bringing together philosophers, academics, and lawyers from many different corners of the world who are all working to change the world for animals.

With that in mind, we’ll introduce you to a few of those changemakers – including Saskia Stucki, Livia Boscardin, Maneesha Deckha, Steven M. Wise, Katie Sykes, Natasha Dolezal, Kathy Hessler, and Margo DeMello. This podcast episode will be part one of a two part series looking into the animal rights scene in Switzerland and beyond, so hold onto your chocolate and prepare to be inspired.

Speaking of chocolate, for our review, we will give you our take on the very best vegan Swiss chocolate we had while abroad. We’ll also share with you some of our experiences eating vegan on the airplane and in our travels, as well as our thoughts on the animal rights scene in Switzerland.

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


You can listen to our podcast directly on our website (beneath this paragraph!) or you can listen and subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher! Also, if you like what you hear, please rate it on iTunes and Stitcher, and don’t forget to leave us a friendly comment! Of course, we would be thrilled if you would also consider making a donation, or becoming a member of our flock (especially if you’re a regular listener). Any amount is hugely appreciated and Our Hen House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so it’s tax-deductible! You can also dedicate a podcast episode! Don’t forget – we’re reader and listener supported. Plus, we offer some fantastic thank you gifts for your donations. Lastly, we are excited to be able to offer you written transcriptions of our podcast interviews (beginning with Episode 188). Thank you for helping us create quality content, and for helping us bring you a new podcast episode each week! 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. The Our Hen House theme song is written and sung by the incredible Michael Harren.

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” -William Shakespeare

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