Welcome to the 102nd episode of Our Hen House, featuring Jamie Kilstein from Citizen Radio.
In today’s episode, as Christmas approaches, we are doing our best to be nice and not naughty… but we’re failing miserably. We will share with you our retort to one website’s question regarding whether feminists should be vegan. And we’ll vent a little regarding the latest piece in The Atlantic that promoted eating animals (the act of it, not the book). On the nicer side, though, we’ll also share with you the incredibly exciting news regarding our latest video on Sue Coe.
Joining us today is powerhouse Jamie Kilstein, half of the brains behind the wildly popular podcast, Citizen Radio. Jamie’s extended interview will include his ramblings about how he began Citizen Radio, his thoughts about reaching the lefty crowd with the vegan message, his ruminations on his experiences performing vegan jokes in his stand-up comedy act, and tons more.
For our review, Our Hen House’s Hollywood correspondent, Ari Solomon, will give us his thoughts on the forthcoming Stephen Spielberg film, War Horse. Ari will discuss with us not only the film itself, but some of the issues regarding the use of animals in film. (Also see: “Animal Stories in Film: Inherently Exploitative? Potentially Eye-Opening?“)
All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.
This week’s news items include:
- “U.S. Will Not Finance New Research on Chimps” from the New York Times
- “State senator brings back ‘Ag Gag’ bill” from The Florida Independent
- “Lawsuit challenges animal enterprise terror law as unconstitutional” from the Los Angeles Times
- “FBI Says Activists Who Investigate Factory Farms Can Be Prosecuted as Terrorists” from Green is the New Red
- “Animal-Rights Activists and Commissioners Win One for the Circus Elephants in Margate” from Broward Palm Beach New Times
- “India to cut out animal dissection” from Nature.com
- “Jay-Z Joins Beyonce’s Pregnancy Diet” from US Weekly
- “Vegan Crowned Toughest Woman” from VegNews.com
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” -Henry David Thoreau
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