Welcome to the 117th episode of Our Hen House, featuring Anat Pick.
In today’s episode, we talk about our upcoming vegan Passover seder and non-vegan Easter, Mariann tells us about her thoughts on the new book that she just finished entitled Every Twelve Seconds, we discuss a segment on The Daily Show all about a new book that focuses on military dogs, and we give you the skinny on Mariann’s birthday fundraiser (we hope you donate!).
Joining us today is Anat Pick, author of Creaturely Poetics: Animality and Vulnerability in Literature and Film (which we recently reviewed). Anat, who is visiting New York City from her home in London, where she teaches at the University of East London, will discuss with us the role that animals play in film, and whether or not the use of animals in film is inherently unethical. She’ll also talk to us about her thoughts on how literature and film relate to animals and their role in our lives. We’ll chat about where academia and activism intersect, and where she thinks they should intersect. And we’ll talk with her about her feelings on the science behind animal minds, as well as the significance of a vegan diet — from a personal as well as political perspective.
For our review, we’ll tell you about Ruby Roth’s new children’s book, Vegan is Love, which teaches the benefits of veganism for people, animals and the planet.
All that, vegan banter, and of course, current events from the world of animal rights.
This week’s news items include:
- “Chef Sued Over False Advertising of Foie Gras” from The Wall Street Journal
- “PETA Sues Merck Over Animal Rights” from Courthouse News Service
- “Jury acquits animal broker of cruelty to primates” from San Francisco Chronicle
- “Animal-rights groups upset by rules adopted by Texas” from Star-Telegram
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