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Episode 428: Rachel McCrystal and Charles Camosy

By Jasmin and Mariann — March 24, 2018

This week, Jasmin Singer talks to Rachel McCrystal, Executive Director of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, about why sanctuaries matter, the intersections of social justice and sanctuary work, and the powerful role of women in the animal rights movement. Rachel McCrystal is the Executive Director of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, one of the country’s leading sanctuaries and animal rights organizations. Prior to joining Woodstock Sanctuary, Rachel served in senior leadership positions at Best Friends Animal Society and the Pennsylvania SPCA. She has been an animal rights and social justice activist for two decades.

Then, Mariann Sullivan talks to author and teacher Charles Camosy about the moral status and treatment of non-human animals, what the Bible says about eating animals, and the intersection of Christian and secular ethics. Camosy is an award-winning author of four books including Peter Singer and Christian Ethics and For Love Of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action. He is the founder and co-director of the Catholic Conversation Project, an editor and contributor for, and a board member of Democrats for Life.

Plus, Mariann covers this week’s News and Rising Anxieties!

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 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

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