Bob Linden, is the host of GO VEGAN Radio, a one hour talk radio programme accessible via download, live-stream and free podcast as well as weekly on US broadcast radio in California.
In this ARZone Podcast, Bob talks about his radio show, the events, promotions, organizations and other forms of vegan outreach he conducts, the problems he sees in some animal advocacy conferences, and what he sees as the failure of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in regard to the recent proposed compromise with the United Egg Producers (UEP). Audio podcast, approx 1 hour 44 minutes.
Bob is a successful events organiser and promoter of social justice causes. He played a major role in developing and promoting Vegan Earth Day Events, San Diego Fall-Fest and Worldfest-LA, which he also emceed. Bob has been a vegan for almost 30 years. A New York City native and graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York, Bob spoke with us from the world's largest vegan grocery store, VIVA LA VEGAN..
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Bob: "If there is a compromise ... I'd really like to know what the animals got. What did HSUS negotiate for the animals? What did the egg industry give up"?
Tim: "Well, I don't know"...
I didn't hear any answers to Bob's questions, or perhaps I missed them. Does anyone have answers?
Lucas, the objection "what did the animals get?" is not an objection that can be levied at this compromise agreement alone. That is, if one doesn't accept that so-called welfare reforms do anything for the animals, then it's not relevant that such reforms would be enacted on the national as opposed to the state level. Bob appears to believe that the HSUS/UEP deal is something worse than other reform measures, but it isn't at all clear why or how that would be the case.
I don't believe I gave an answer to that question, because I don't believe that the hens receive any benefit from this deal. I apologise if I didn't make my position clearer during the discussion.
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