Welcome to the 303rd episode of Our Hen House, featuring Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, and a look into Halloween movies throughout history with animal rights themes, as told by film studies professor and animal activist, Anat Pick.
In today’s episode, we discuss our trip to New Jersey to eat at the brand new vegan eatery, Veganized; a moving article on grief (“Everything Doesn’t Happen for a Reason“) and how we related that to animal rights; three Halloween+vegan-themed e-books just perfect for this weekend; and enough “Rising Anxieties” to definitely give you a trick…or a treat!
Joining us today is the incredibly inspiring Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, an orthodox Rabbi with a passion and expertise in animal rights. He will blow your mind. (Note from Jasmin: FAVORITE INTERVIEW EVER.)
Then, animal activist, film studies professor, and writer Anat Pick will give us her take on Halloween movies with animal rights takeaways!
All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights. There’s lots of “Rising Anxieties” today, too, so hold onto your tofu!
Today’s episode is sponsored by the upcoming cruelty-free fashion show and conference being put on by the Anti-Fur Society! You are invited to join a Cruelty-Free Fashion Show & Animal Rights Conference on November 21, at Landmark on the Park, 160 Central Park West, New York, NY — right in the heart of Manhattan! Keynote speakers include fashion designer John Bartlett, Jane Velez-Mitchell of JaneUnchained.com, actress and activist Robbyne Kaamil, as well as a host of speakers including our good friend Donny Moss of Their Turn. Registration begins at 11 a.m. The exhibit hall opens at Noon, and includes booths from the Anti-Fur Society, Brave Gentle Man by Joshua Katcher, vegan ballet slippers by Cynthia King dance, Vaute Couture, and many more vendors from the U.S. and abroad. The reception includes an all-vegan menu and a cash bar, as well as keynote speakers and a performance by the Swan Lake Youth Ballet. The Fashion Show, directed by fashion designer John Bartlett, is the capstone for this wonderful event. You won’t want to miss it! For more information, and to register, visit www.afsconference.org. This exciting event is promoted by the Anti-Fur Society and it presents special opportunities for ethical fashion traders, designers, models and beauticians to showcase their products to show the public that beauty and elegance do not need to hurt sentient beings. Remember, more information and registration is available online at www.afsconference.org.
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Let’s get squawking!