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Episode 389: Jessica Pierce, JL Fields

By Jasmin and Mariann — June 24, 2017

Jessica Pierce, Photo by Mike Oliver

Welcome to the 389th episode of Our Hen House! 

Mariann interviews Jessica Pierce, Ph.D. about her latest book, co-authored with Marc Bekoff, entitled The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age. They write:

To do better in our responsibilities toward animals, we must do what we can to make their freedoms the fundamental needs we promote and protect, even when it means giving those needs priority over some of our own wants.

Jessica argues that we must expand the meaning of freedom and strengthen our commitment to respecting the freedom of all animals.

Jasmin catches up with JL Fieldsfounder and culinary director of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy, vegan lifestyle coach and educator, Food for Life instructor, and chef instructor in the culinary program at the University of New Mexico-Taos. JL talks about her most recent cookbook, The Vegan Air Fryer: The Healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors

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.

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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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