Calling all Herbivores

…to an essay contest hosted by Our Hen House!

The New York Times’ column, “The Ethicist” (like yourself much?), has launched a contest entitled “Calling All Carnivores: Tell Us Why It’s Ethical to Eat Meat.” …

Why not simultaneously have a contest that also asks people to submit their 600 words on why it’s unethical to eat meat? Oh wait, is it because we “hard-core inner circle” of vegans are already “dominating the discussion,” so why give us any kind of a further platform — especially when you can gain a massive amount of attention by asking carnivores, and only carnivores, to defend their behavior? Chances are that would be incredibly popular, since the vast majority of the world eats animals, and would probably love a way to justify their indefensible behavior.

As a counter to the New York Times contest, we’re calling all vegans, and asking you to tell us — in 600 words or less — why it is unethical to eat meat. Send written entries to contest (at) ourhenhouse (dot) org. Entries are due by April 8; no late submissions will be considered. The best essay or essays will be published in an upcoming blog entry, and one winner will receive an Our Hen House tote bag, as well as one of vegan guru Isa Chandra Moskowitz‘s cookbooks (your choice of which book) — signed, sealed, delivered. The entry must be completely original, and not printed anywhere else. Entries will be judged by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (who was also featured on our podcast recently, for the second time) of The Post Punk Kitchen, as well as me and Mariann. (That’s me, Jasmin Singer, and my partner, Mariann Sullivan — animal law professor and guru, and the official brains behind Our Hen House, not to mention our relationship.)

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