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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.

  • 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       

  • Be the Deal Breaker: Multiply Your Influence at Non-Vegan Restaurants
    The fabulous Liz Dee devotes most of her time these days to her candy company (you just might have heard of it…), but we still adore her and her invaluable insights about animal activism. In this piece, dusted off in celebration […] (...more)
    2 Oct 2014 at 2:00am       

  • Our Hen House Announces The Unsung Vegan Heroes Winners!
    We at Our Hen House are thrilled to have the opportunity to announce The Pollination Project‘s “Unsung Vegan Heroes!” We’ll let Alissa Hauser, the Project’s Executive Director, give you the skinny about the impetus behind this inspiring program — one that that sheds […] (...more)
    1 Oct 2014 at 1:01am       

  • The “Flush” of Love
    Books and movies about dogs are very popular these days, but they have a long history. Virginia Woolf's Flush, the biography of a cocker spaniel, dates back to 1933 and is a must-read for fans of both the canine and modernist […] (...more)
    30 Sep 2014 at 1:07am       

  • Untold Testimony: #1389
    We were thrilled in late 2012/early 2013 to bring you a three-part series by Katie Gillespie that featured testimonies of the stories of three animals – and we simply NEEDED to republish Katie’s final piece of the series for #ThrowbackThursday. This article originally […] (...more)
    25 Sep 2014 at 2:00am       

  • Vegans at the Peoples' Climate March
    Did you hear about that small get-together that happened in NYC recently? You know, the one where all those folks got together and marched for something about the planet getting hotter? Well, apparently plenty of vegans are concerned about this… “climate […] (...more)
    24 Sep 2014 at 8:07am       

  • Book Review: “Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs” by David Grimm
    The incredible Kevin Schneider joins us once again, this time to offer his analysis of scientist David Grimm’s new book “Citizen Canine: Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs” from an animal rights perspective. As Kevin notes, with laudable campaigns working to achieve […] (...more)
    23 Sep 2014 at 1:01am       

  • From Pythagoras to Today: Animals and Philosophy 101
    For social movements of any kind, it is important to reflect upon the struggle’s history in order to help shape its future. This article by Dr. Ramona Ilea – which we’ve happily resurrected for #ThrowbackThursday – does just that; summarizing in accessible terms […] (...more)
    18 Sep 2014 at 2:00am       

  • Could Juicing Be A Gateway Into Veganism?
    Don't bring your Oreos near me anytime soon, unless you can figure out a way to put them through my juicer. I'm doing a juice diet – as in, drinking only fresh juice from vegetables and fruit. No solid food. […] (...more)
    16 Sep 2014 at 1:54am       

  • I Am a Haunted House
    One of our favorite mediums for animal activism is the arts, and one of our favorite animal activist artists continues to be the amazing Katya Lidsky. We fell in love with Katya after seeing her one-woman show, and simply had to […] (...more)
    11 Sep 2014 at 2:00am       

  • The Book of Compassion: John Schlimm's New Art Project
    Best known to vegans as the author of The Cheesy Vegan, Grilling Vegan Style, The Tipsy Vegan, and The Ultimate Beer Lover's Happy Hour, John Schlimm also spreads compassion through his bold and interactive art. His latest work is The Book […] (...more)
    9 Sep 2014 at 4:21am       

  • The Vegan Drag Queen Meets Our Hen House: Bringing New Meaning to Kale Salad
    Our love and devotion for vegan drag queen extraordinaire Honey LaBronx has not waned one bit since we recorded this cooking video way back in 2012. Given her latest campaign known as Veganize My Town (that you should totally check out), […] (...more)
    4 Sep 2014 at 2:00am       

  • Connecting the Circle at Circle City Pride
    Today we welcome back John Jungenberg, an activist whose passion for both animal and LGBTQ rights led him and a group of activist friends on a journey across the Midwest to promote veganism at Pride Parades. John's first piece recounted […] (...more)
    2 Sep 2014 at 3:54am       

  • Three Proven Steps to More Effective Advocacy
    Anyone who hasn’t lived under a slab of tofu for the past four years of Our Hen House’s existence knows that we love and live animal activism, especially the effective sort! Author and longtime animal activist Caryn Ginsberg shares this very passion, which […] (...more)
    28 Aug 2014 at 2:00am       

  • Himalayan Mutts Go To Neutering Camps
    Debby Ng is a Singaporean photojournalist who has covered social and environmental assignments in Nepal since 2008. Based in Australia now, she contributes her media, technical and fundraising expertise to the Himalayan Mutt Project. She is currently studying Environmental Science […] (...more)
    26 Aug 2014 at 3:47am       

  • History Is Bunk? Animal Rights and the End of the Assembly Line
    Considering that we strive to cultivate an indefatigably positive spirit in our animal activism, we’re huge fans of endeavors that give us hope for the future of veganism and animal rights. This piece by Kevin Schneider discusses some of these very endeavors that continue […] (...more)
    21 Aug 2014 at 2:00am       

  • We Animals at the National Museum of Animals & Society
    If you are not yet familiar with the work of the National Museum of Animals & Society, that needs to change. The museum, now located in its brand new digs in Los Angeles, has been doing groundbreaking work since its […] (...more)
    19 Aug 2014 at 4:03am       

  • Eating at Burger Joints Is Good for Veganism
    Here at Our Hen House, we’re committed to constantly questioning what sorts of actions will most effectively grow the vegan/animal rights movements. Though eating at burger joints may not immediately strike the average vegan as an act of smart animal […] (...more)
    14 Aug 2014 at 2:00am       

  • Book Review: “Socialists and Animal Rights” by Jon Hochschartner
    I've written before — both here on Our Hen House and on my own blog, Farmers Market Vegan — about the importance of intersectional activism: social advocacy informed by an understanding that various aspects of identity, and the ways beings are […] (...more)
    12 Aug 2014 at 2:00am       

  • Episode 22 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. Our Hen House's TV show, a co-production with Brooklyn Independent Media, ventures into the under-explored world of […] (...more)
    11 Aug 2014 at 10:48am       

  • Get Your Message Heard: Five Tips for Vegan Writers
    We love vegan writers here at Our Hen House (couldn’t you tell?), and as such we’re enormously interested in spreading the word about how such writers can expand their reach by improving their writing. This motivation makes the article below — […] (...more)
    7 Aug 2014 at 1:00am       

  • Book Review: Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us by Tai Moses
    If I'm reincarnated as a squirrel or a spider – perhaps even a mole – I'm hoping that I'm reborn at Tai Moses' house. In her book Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals Among Us (Parallax Press, 2014), Moses takes us […] (...more)
    5 Aug 2014 at 4:25am       

  • Episode 21 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. Our Hen House's TV show, a co-production with Brooklyn Independent Media, ventures into the under-explored world of […] (...more)
    4 Aug 2014 at 10:05am       

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