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Episode 332: Patrick Battuello of Horseracing Wrongs, and Melissa Amarello from Advocates for Snake Preservation

By Jasmin and Mariann — May 21, 2016
Teaching Children To Appreciate Snakes

Teaching Children To Appreciate Snakes

Welcome to the 332nd episode of Our Hen House, featuring Patrick Battuello, founder of Horseracing Wrongs, and Melissa Amarello, co-founder of Advocates for Snake Preservation. As always, the award-winning, weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by us — Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan.

In today’s episode, musician Michael Harren joins Jasmin as a guest cohost for the first segment. Learn all about their travels across Cape Cod, by foot, as part of the Strong Hearts Vegan Power running team. (And be sure to check out the latest from Jasmin’s book tour at

Then: Patrick Battuello seeks to expose and abolish the cruelty of the “sport of kings” through his group Horseracing Wrongs. Melissa Amarello‘s Advocates for Snake Preservation fosters compassionate conservation of these oft reviled members of the animal kingdom through education and campaigns. Join Mariann for a riveting discussion with these two changemakers. As always, Mariann will bring us the latest in “Rising Anxieties” as well as current events from the world of animal rights.


This episode is sponsored by A Well-Fed World. A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people hungry from lack of food, and the suffering of animals used and abused for food. Mending our unjust food system is a critical part of solving the world’s most destructive and persistent problems. Fortunately, the plant-based foods that promote health and well-being are the same foods that conserve resources to better feed the world, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment. A Well-Fed World provides the means for change by empowering individuals, social justice organizations, and political decision makers to embrace the benefits of plant-based foods and farming. Learn more at

All that, vegan banter, news, and “Rising Anxieties,” too!

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