Welcome to the 375th episode of Our Hen House!
Mariann interviews Lori Marino about her recent review of the psychology, behavior, and emotions of of chickens. Lori is a neuroscientist and expert in animal behavior and intelligence, formerly on the faculty of Emory University. She is the founder and Executive Director of The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, and senior scientist for The Someone Project, a joint venture of Farm Sanctuary and the Kimmela Center.
Jasmin talks with Catherine Kelaher, founder of the New South Wales Hen Rescue, author of Amanda the Teen Activist: Feathers & Freedom, and Our Hen House flock member! The NSW Hen Rescue motto: “Saving one animal won’t change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal.” And Catherine has changed the world for over 1700 hens since 2010 in her small backyard garden! You’ll be inspired by her story.
Mariann covers News and Rising Anxieties, of course!
As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.
This episode is brought to you in part through the generosity of 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 awfw.org.
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Let’s get squawking!