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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.

  • 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       

  • VIDEO: “The Truth Will Set Them Free: An Evening With James E. McWilliams”
    Since we first created this video, our love for professor, writer, and powerhouse activist James McWilliams has only expanded. I mean, have you seen him on the TV show? A veritable love fest. Because we really can’t get enough of the […] (...more)
    6 Nov 2014 at 1:00am       

  • Tips for Challenging Attitudes and Changing Minds
    How can we encourage people to become more compassionate to animals? As animal activists, we frequently encounter people who are unwilling to alter their beliefs, even when evidence is presented that proves the beliefs to be incorrect. In fact, one of […] (...more)
    4 Nov 2014 at 1:04am       

  • Double Your Love Today (for Jasmin's Birthday!): All Donations Up to $25,000 Will be Matched! Let's Change the World for Animals!
    I love Jasmin and Mariann! How can I not contribute? -Erica ''' You know that Jasmin and Mariann have touched your life through the popular Our Hen House podcast, as well as the TV show, online magazine, ebook publishing arm, […] (...more)
    30 Oct 2014 at 1:30am       

  • Veganizing Recipes on Non-Vegan Food Sites… and Commenting On Them
    With the world of food blogs growing at a seemingly unstoppable rate, there exist ever more venues for vegan activism. One word: comments. Rather than dismissing those non-vegan food sites, search around them for veganizeable recipes,  make ‘em, then comment […] (...more)
    30 Oct 2014 at 1:00am       

  • Photo Essay: The Last Moments of Life in New York City's “Live-Markets”
    Today, we feel so lucky to feature the beautiful, heart-wrenching photography of Mike Hrinewski. When he’s not busy rescuing animals, he finds the time to tell their stories with soul-capturing photos. Mike’s work pairs well with the equally gorgeous poetry of Gretchen […] (...more)
    28 Oct 2014 at 1:58am       

  • All Dogs Go to Heaven – Getting Veganism Into Your Religious Community
    Judging from the positive responses we received to Lauren Ng’s recent article on the re-imagined church potluck, the links between religion and animal rights resonate with many of you. So, to give the people what they want, we’re excited to […] (...more)
    23 Oct 2014 at 1:00am       

  • No Tricks! These Tees are Treats! New Our Hen House T-Shirt from Vaute Couture!
    You don’t need to resist this temptation! These are the perfect sweets for all your treats! Designed by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of Vaute Couture, with an illustration by Genna Howard, each sale of these fantastic new t-shirts benefits Our Hen House! […] (...more)
    22 Oct 2014 at 1:04am       

  • 100 Ways to Change the World for Animals: Part 2
    Today, we’re thrilled to share with you the remaining four sections of our brand-spankin’ new “100 Ways to Change the World for Animals”! For those of you who missed part one, we’ve compiled into one ever-growing list virtually all of […] (...more)
    21 Oct 2014 at 2:00am       

  • Listen
    We all know that feeling; the one when you get asked, “where do you get your protein?” or “what if you were on a desert island?” and you contemplate your response. We suspect this is still a prevalent feeling among […] (...more)
    16 Oct 2014 at 1:00am       

  • 100 Ways to Change the World for Animals: Part 1
    We note in our mission statement that “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.” Because change making requires a multiplicity of methods to reach […] (...more)
    14 Oct 2014 at 1:00am       

  • How an Activist Headed toward Burnout Can Change Course: Four Ways to Cope with Compassion Fatigue
    Not only do we at Our Hen House aim to help you find your way to change the world for animals, but we aim to help you do so for life. This dedication to long-term struggle absolutely must be accompanied […] (...more)
    9 Oct 2014 at 2:00am       

  • Celebrating the Rich Histories of Largely Vegan Cultures
    Author’s Note: This article is not intended to describe the diets of every member of the cultures discussed, but to offer examples of non-Western philosophies and traditions that reflect veganism. At my progressive liberal arts college, I'm often in conversation […] (...more)
    7 Oct 2014 at 1:50am       

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