Our Hen House is a new Brooklyn-based TV show for animal lovers….real animal lovers, not just you folks who eat Dinosaur Bar-B-Que delivery while sitting on your bear skin rug watching back-to-back episodes of Animal Planet’s Too Cute. Isn’t the one where the baby sloth gets potty trained just way too cute?!
The show is on a new 24/7 television channel that’s all Brooklyn, all the time. The hosts are Park Slope residents Jasmine Singer and Mariann Sullivan. Jasmin is a writer and activist and the funny, tattooed hen of the house. Mariann Sullivan is a law professor who keeps the show on topic, and that topic is always animal rights. The two aren’t particularly the stereotype vegan — pale and angry — but rather funny, entertaining and informative. Well, maybe a little pale but who isn’t after this winter!?
The main focus is on the vegan and animal rights happenings right here in Park Slope. They’ll certainly have a lot of sloped ground to cover with the:
- Park Slope dogs that are forced to wear canine Cosby sweaters and tiny booties
- Roaches that enter little cardboard hotels in neighborhood apartments…they check in, but they don’t check out.
- Rats that are tricked into ingesting pellets that make them infertile in a recent $1,000,000 contract the MTA has with ContraPest (this would be sure to upset the ProLifers as well).
- Ants that I finger flick when they dare to crawl near my organic salad greens at Celebrate Brooklyn concerts.