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Episode 475: Lakshman Molleti

By Jasmin and Mariann — February 16, 2019

This week, Jasmin talks to Lakshman Molletti, founder of the Animals Water Bowl Project INDIA, about the origins of his efforts to provide safe drinking water to stray animals, his organization’s various media outreach efforts, and how his engineering studies led him to veganism and compassion for animals. “Laki” is an inspiring figure in his efforts to change the world for animals, and you’re not going to want to miss this interview.

Lakshman Molletti is a social entrepreneur who likes making short films to create awareness, supporting stray animals at his place through virtual adoption, educating people about animal welfare and driving new ideas which help animal welfare and rights. He is a vegan by choice. He loves animals and the cause of their welfare is very close to his heart as it has a very positive impact on the planet. He always believes “this world will be more balanced if every human on this planet lives a simple lifestyle and loves and supports all the animals equally”.

In the intro to this episode, Mariann and Jasmin react to the impact of Jasmin’s VegNews interview with Cory Booker, the ways it is being discussed across various news outlets, and the growing number of vegan politicians. Lastly, Mariann brings us some Rising Anxieties. More info in the show notes!

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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