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The Bearded Vegans finds hosts Paul and Andy in a discussion dissecting all things vegan. News, reviews, interviews and in depth discussion of issues within the vegan community are regular features of the show.

Episode Description

Episode 65: What Does The End Of Ringling Brothers Circus Mean For The Future Of Animal Advocacy?

This week Paul and Andy discuss the use of animals for entertainment, starting with the recent undercover video exposing animal abuse on the set of A Dog’s Purpose before moving on to discuss Ringling Brothers Circus announcement that they will be closing their tent flap for good this May. Is this a victory for animals or just another example of a single issue campaign that misses the point? What does this mean for the future of animal advocacy? Do we even need to protest circuses anymore? Additionally, we visit several food vendors at Brooklyn’s Vegan Market and Paul makes another trip to Philly.

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Restaurants visited:
Vegicano (New York, NY)
Peaceful Provisions (New York, NY)
Not only Juice (Willimantic, CT)
Grindcore house (Philadelphia, PA)

Articles discussed:

Animal abuse on the set of A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog’s Purpose: What Happened And Who’s To Blame? A response from producer Gavin Palone.

Famed Ringling Bros. circus closing after more than 100 years

Where will circus animals go when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey closes?


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