Join Dennis Conner with guests Ken Miller and Michael Brown of The Pirate's Lair Inc, and CF Koehler of Koehler Kraft as they give some of the latest updates in the sailing world, along with a few details about San Diego's upcoming 29th Annual Wooden Boat Festival!
Ellen Ericksen is a known animal rights activist here in San Diego. She's also been on the podcast a few times already to discuss Sea World as well as Del Mar racetrack (Episodes 88 and 94).
With horse racing season coming up (7/17/2019), Ellen returns to the podcast to expose some of the details behind the $100 BILLION dollar industry, including the underground horse slaughter and horse-meat trade that's happening right in our own backyards!
Kimberly Barnes is a private chef and founder of Might Be Vegan; a plant-based culinary group offering in-home meal prep in Atlanta, Ga. She also offers virtual meal planning services to people around the world!
Kimberly is the author of "How TF To Eat More Plants", the creator of the #FromMeatsToBeets challenge, and the host of the web series, "Vegan This, Not That" and co-host of the podcast "Do Fries Come With That Convo".
In this episode, Kimberly and I also include a very important, yet usually controversial topic; building bridges between racial and ethnic groups to build a stronger future for us all.
**The term "cis-gender" comes up about half-way through the podcast, then again 10 minutes later. For those unfamiliar with the term, it defines the majority of the population; the people whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex.**
Ellen Ericksen, returning guest from Episode 88, dives a little deeper into the Del Mar Racetrack and exposes more of the hideous truths behind the business. With money being a key motivator, a lot of work is done to cover up what really happens on the track! Recently, there was some minor coverage for the death of horse, Bobby Abu Dhabi, but unfortunately rider Victor Espinoza has received much greater attention for his non-fatal injury. The last part of the podcast dives into the more widely known topic of Sea World.
What is a protest? What goes into the organization of a protest? Who gets involved? What are the laws? All of these questions, and many more were definitely on my list for guest, Ellen Ericksen. Ellen has been vegan for a really long time, and has been fighting for animals since she can remember. She's extremely knowledgable of both sides of the law; the protester's side and the cruelty-promoting business' side. Ellen has earned a reputation for causing unethical businesses to shut down, but it has all come from a place of love for the animals!
With San Diego being the home of the deathly Del Mar Races, the Del Mar Fair, Sea World and once even a slaughterhouse, Ellen (unfortunately) has no shortage of people to talk to, regarding their financial contributions that encourage the prosperity of these businesses. Many of us know why Sea World has a bad reputation, but when Ellen told me what goes on at the Del Mar Fair, I was shocked!
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