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"Our Hen House produces resources that you can use in order to find your own way to change the world for animals. Using video, audio, interviews, reviews, and the written word, it provides daily updates on what you need to create change. Changemakers come in all shapes and sizes -- artists, grassroots activists, academics, lawyers, students, business moguls, media darlings, etc. No matter what your niche is, Our Hen House aims to give you what you need to be part of a new world for animals." - Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan, the hens of Our Hen House

Our Hen House also has a Podcast and a TV Show.

  • 3rd Grader to Her Teacher: “Instead of going to the zoo, I will watch a documentary about baboons.”
    Three years after Mia penned the letter below and we’re STILL blown away by the thoughtfulness, articulateness, and activist drive of this young lady. Just try not to tear up a little when you read it on this #ThrowbackThursday…we dare […] (...more)
    22 Jan 2015 at 1:00am       

  • Episode 26 of the Our Hen House TV Show is Now Viewable Online!
    Surely you know by now. The Our Hen House TV show officially launched in March 2014 as a co-production with Brooklyn Independent Media. We are excited that today marks Season 2, Episode 26 — featuring media mavens Jane Velez-Mitchell and Ingrid Jungermann! Our Hen […] (...more)
    19 Jan 2015 at 6:57am       

  • Animal Stories in Film: Inherently Exploitative? Potentially Eye-Opening?
    With more and more animal-centric movies coming onto the big screen these days (especially according to vegan film critic Noah Gittell on the Our Hen House TV show), thinking about non-human animals’ role in film continues to be of the utmost […] (...more)
    15 Jan 2015 at 1:00am       

  • Demonstrations as Street Theatre
    Tired of your usual activism endeavors? Bored of leafleting? Cringing at the notion of making one more vegan dish to bring to a non-vegan potluck? Nick Lacetti swoops in to spice up your advocacy on this #ThrowbackThursday! His answer? Introduce some […] (...more)
    8 Jan 2015 at 1:00am       

  • Creating a Better World Through Education; Creating a Better Education Through the World
    Children need and deserve an education that fosters reverence, respect, and responsibility; that teaches them to be critical and creative problem-solvers; and that inspires them to make a difference in the world. Today on Our Hen House, Zoe Weil – […] (...more)
    6 Jan 2015 at 2:01am       

  • Episode 25 of the Our Hen House TV Show is Now Viewable Online!
    Surely you know by now. The Our Hen House TV show officially launched in March 2014 as a co-production with Brooklyn Independent Media. We are excited that today marks Season 2, Episode 25 — featuring vegan choreographer and entrepreneur Cynthia King, and vegan photographer […] (...more)
    5 Jan 2015 at 5:15am       

  • Why the Hens are (Almost) Speechless…
    We are verklempt. We are (almost) speechless. We are grateful. To you… Because of you – just in the nick of time (and we mean that) — we reached our goal of raising $25,000 (entitling us to receive our Barnyard Benefactors’ […] (...more)
    1 Jan 2015 at 2:01am       

  • Respectfully Irate: My Thoughts on (Effectively) Advocating for Animals in Letters to the Editor
    Last week I wrote yet another letter to our local paper regarding bow hunting, and it got me thinking about animal advocacy in letters to the editor. Our rural community decided that they have a “problem” with too many deer, […] (...more)
    30 Dec 2014 at 2:01am       

  • 6,982 Reasons Why It's Completely Vital That You Change the World for Animals Before the New Year
    We have three days left to raise $6,982. I am writing to ask you to please help us reach our goal, so that our movement to end the exploitation of animals can grow even stronger in the New Year, and […] (...more)
    29 Dec 2014 at 2:01am       

  • Changemaking Tip: Fur Activism (with Joshua Katcher)
    We find that so often our animal activist efforts center on encouraging others to go vegan (which is great!), while we unthinkingly neglect activism that challenges other forms of animal exploitation. In this fabulous #ThrowbackThursday article, The Discerning Brute himself Joshua […] (...more)
    25 Dec 2014 at 1:00am       

  • Eating Our Way to Heaven: Food as Sacrament
    Once again we bring you the work of Lauren Lisa Ng – an ordained minister, blogger and dedicated community activist. Her suggestion that the act of eating can be seen as sacramental has profound repercussions for the Church and the […] (...more)
    23 Dec 2014 at 2:01am       

  • Convenient Untruths
    In this profound article, author Anat Pick reflects upon how an early childhood experience influenced her life’s work through to today, and in doing so connects the past to the present and beyond. Just as Anat brings back the past in […] (...more)
    18 Dec 2014 at 1:00am       

  • New Program for Book Lovers With an Interest in Animal Rights! Plus, an Excerpt from “Saving Baby”
    At Our Hen House, we do our best to bring you the latest from the world of animal rights. That said, when it comes to telling you about books, there are just so many amazing new ones covering all kinds of animal issues, […] (...more)
    17 Dec 2014 at 2:05am       

  • My Wildest Dreams Come True: Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctors Say No to Cruelty
    Animals Asia founder and CEO Jill Robinson (as heard on the Our Hen House podcast – Episode #199) first witnessed the cruelty of bear bile farming in 1993. Since then, she has worked tirelessly to end the industry. Animals Asia's […] (...more)
    16 Dec 2014 at 2:01am       

  • Episode 24 of the Our Hen House TV Show is Now Viewable Online!
    Surely you know by now. The Our Hen House TV show officially launched in March 2014 as a co-production with Brooklyn Independent Media. We are excited that today marks Season 2, Episode 24 — featuring the Candle Cafe empire co-owner Joy Pierson, NY Coalition for Healthy […] (...more)
    15 Dec 2014 at 6:50am       

  • Just a Joke: Confessions of a “Humorless Vegan”
    For a vegan – someone frequently accused of being unable to take a joke – talented writer and teacher Katrina Donovan Fleming sure has some insightful thoughts on humor. Because we’re always looking for a good laugh  – we think this is a perfect […] (...more)
    11 Dec 2014 at 1:00am       

  • Book Review: “The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children”
    Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. - W.B. Yeats, The Stolen Child In The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children […] (...more)
    9 Dec 2014 at 2:01am       

  • New to Veganism? Read This! Inspirational Quotes From More Than 30 Long-Time Vegans
    Some advice – like “live without regret” and “don’t eat yellow snow” – never wanes in its wisdom. Indeed, even two years later, all of the gems of advice from over 30 long-time animal rights activists ring very loudly true. Curated by […] (...more)
    4 Dec 2014 at 1:00am       

  • “My Name is Alexander Gray, and I'm an OHHolic.” Join Alex and Keep Vegan Indie Media Alive!
    If you do just two things today, we hope that you read today’s article (you’ll get verklempt!) and also donate to Our Hen House (we’ll get verklempt!). If you do just one thing, we hope you simply donate, so that, together, […] (...more)
    2 Dec 2014 at 2:01am       

  • WELCOME TO SEASON 2 of the OUR HEN HOUSE TV SHOW! Episode 23 of the Our Hen House TV Show is Now Viewable Online!
    Surely you know by now. The Our Hen House TV show officially launched in March 2014 as a co-production with Brooklyn Independent Media. We are excited that today marks our premiere of Season 2, with Episode 23 — featuring Farm […] (...more)
    1 Dec 2014 at 2:03am       

  • Do So Unapologetically
    Have you ever prefaced your request for animal-free options with: “Sorry, I’m vegan”? To encourage the non-vegans around us to view veganism not as a sacrifice or burden, we need to stop apologizing for our ethical actions. We’re happy to bring […] (...more)
    27 Nov 2014 at 1:00am       

  • Squawking about Vegan Thanksgiving on TV
    We were lucky enough to be guests on Brooklyn Independent Media‘s show, “BK Live,” squawking all about vegan Thanksgiving in Brooklyn and beyond. Take a look, and please share! BK Live 11/25/14: Vegan T-Giving from Brooklyn Independent Media on Vimeo. […] (...more)
    26 Nov 2014 at 9:50am       

  • A Tale of Badgers and Bravery
    Going against a government-sponsored ‘cull’ of ‘undesired’ animals takes tenacity, organization, and heart. Kirsten Bayes brings us this exclusive report of the heroic efforts of activists against England’s badger cull.  ''' A Tale of Badgers and Bravery by Kirsten Bayes Sounds in the […] (...more)
    25 Nov 2014 at 2:01am       

  • Go to Italy, the Vegan Way, with the Hens!
    What are you doing from July 4-11, 2015? Calendar free? Great! Then you can join us in Italy, on a vegan tour of the Amalfii Coast region! We are so excited to be teaming up with Green Earth travel and […] (...more)
    24 Nov 2014 at 5:04am       

  • Your Mission: Figure Out What You Want to Be When You Grow Up
    The age-old question: what should I do with my life? We at Our Hen House suspect that the (rather vague) answer for many of us lies in a combination of something self-fulfilling yet concurrently altruistic – and for many OHH followers specifically, […] (...more)
    20 Nov 2014 at 1:00am       

  • Review of Modern Love, Isa Chandra Moskowitz's New Vegan Restaurant in Omaha, NE
    This article combines three of our favorite vegan-related things: cookbook queen Isa Chandra Moskowitz, phenomenal vegan cuisine, and writer/thinker extraordinaire Piper Hoffman. Today, Piper gives us a review of Isa’s newly opened vegan restaurant, Modern Love. Don’t miss Piper’s mouthwatering photos at […] (...more)
    18 Nov 2014 at 2:01am       

  • Labels Schmabels. Just Change the World!
    Whether you identify as an activist or not, there’s a world of ways to change the world for animals. It doesn’t really matter what you call yourself as long as you’re doing at least one of them. With our recent […] (...more)
    13 Nov 2014 at 1:00am       

  • 5 Vegan-Friendly Fashion Finds for Winter
    Our one-stop shop for all products vegan, cutting edge, and discounted is, of course, the inimitable Vegan Cuts. With cheap, animal-free goodies for your wardrobe, your tummy, or your beauty kit — not to mention your gift cabinet (let’s not […] (...more)
    11 Nov 2014 at 2:01am       

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