Jasmin welcomes Carol Adams, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina, whose new book is Even Vegans Die: A Practical Guide to Caregiving, Acceptance, and Protecting Your Legacy of Compassion. By facing our mortality, the authors argue that we can build a stronger and more compassionate community. By addressing the insidious culture of shaming that harms so many, we can dispel destructive myths. Acknowledging that no vegan diet can protect everyone from every disease will help us recognize that judging and shaming have no place in a movement built on compassion and justice.
Mariann interviews Ken Spector, one of the principals of HappyCow.com, the world’s largest vegan/vegetarian restaurant and health food store guide. HappyCow was founded in 1999 to help travelers and people everywhere find vegan options and healthy food. Now, this online hub serves millions worldwide each month. Ken talks about his recent international HappyCow speaking tour.
Mariann covers News and Rising Anxieties, too!
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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