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Episode 441: Calvin Neufeld

By Jasmin and Mariann — June 23, 2018

Jasmin talks to Calvin Neufeld about his work with Evolve Our Prison Farms. They discuss the relationship between animal justice, prisoner justice, and environmental justice, as well as the ethical implications of outsourcing prison labor for foreign economic interests, the numerous gender issues involved, and the current efforts of Evolve Our Prison Farms. Calvin Neufeld is an independent speaker, writer, thinker and social justice advocate. A vegan transsexual, Calvin is an advocate of life and quality of life for oppressed species, for sexual and gender minorities, racial minorities, the physically, mentally, and economically disadvantaged, and absolutely everybody else. Calvin Neufeld is the lead organizer of Kingston VegFest, director of the Suffering Eyes Project supporting farmed animal sanctuaries, and founder of Evolve Our Prison Farms campaigning for innovative agriculture and compassion-based rehabilitation on Canada’s prison farms.

Also, Jasmin and Mariann talk about the horrific situation of children being separated from their parents at the Mexican border. Plus 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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