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Episode 429: Erica Meier and Nil Zacharias

By Jasmin and Mariann — March 31, 2018

This week, Jasmin Singer talks to Erica Meier about the work of Compassion Over Killing (COK), launching the 10th annual Veg Week, and the importance of women in the animal rights movement. Erica Meier is the executive director of Compassion Over Killing (COK), national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Working to expose cruelty to farmed animals and promote veg-friendly eating as a way to build a kinder world, COK’s strategic efforts include undercover investigations, legal advocacy, corporate outreach, and public education.

Then, Mariann Sullivan talks to Nil Zacharias about how climate change and feeding the planet are interconnected, the secret source of greenhouse emissions that few people are talking about, and his three-step mantra for saving the planet. Nil Zacharias is the co-founder of One Green Planet, host of the popular podcast, #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias and co-author of the book Eat For The Planet. He lives in New York City.

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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