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A Hunter’s Poem

July 29, 2015 ethics
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… written by Lemuel T. Ward … A hunter shot at a flock of geese That flew within his reach, Two were stopped in their rapid flight And fell on the sandy beach. The male bird lay at the water’s edge And just before he died, He faintly called to his wounded mate And she […]

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Our June Guestbook

July 8, 2015 Gentle World
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My vegan family! You guys transformed me into a person I am proud to be. I see life differently. I have noticed that I pay attention to the little things. My life in California was different. I wanted to help everyone and sometimes I would get overwhelmed, but now I have the perfect answer. Vegan will […]

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Do Our Bodies Require Animal Products?

May 30, 2015 frequently asked questions
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As our awareness continues to grow about the detrimental effects of animal foods on the human body, it has become evident that eating a plant foods diet is beneficial not only for non-human animals and the planet, but for human health as well. For those who might be concerned about meeting all their nutritional requirements […]

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From our Guestbook

May 30, 2015 Gentle World
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Since our return from Shangri-La in April, we have had the pleasure to get to know a number of beautiful people who have passed through our Hawaii home. Not only are our gardens and grounds looking better and better with the help of a lot of loving hands, but we’ve also made a whole new collection […]

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Local, Free-range, Organic Eggs: What’s the Story?

April 6, 2015 ethics
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We recently received an e-mail from a reader asking for more information about laying hens, as explored in our article A Hen’s Relationship With Her Eggs. We turned to our friends at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary for their expert opinion on the subject, as they live and work alongside many hens who have been rescued from situations where they were being […]

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Cowspiracy on the Big Island

November 30, 2014 Gentle World
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Last month, we were thrilled to host a screening of the film Cowspiracy, which is a truly eye-opening exposé of the environmental and ethical impacts of animal agriculture, produced by Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn. With close to 60 very responsive attendees, the event was a fantastic success, and it was wonderful to hear people reacting with […]

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A Vegan Guide to Thanksgiving

November 1, 2014 ethics
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As a vegan, it’s hard not to feel heavy-hearted around Thanksgiving time. While the rest of the country looks forward in eager anticipation to a day of feast and celebration, we vegans tend to be seen as a thorn in the side of the collective consciousness. Some of us try and simply avoid thinking about the impending […]

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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

October 31, 2014 ethics
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We’re excited to announce that Gentle World will be hosting a free screening of Cowspiracy, on Sunday November 16th at our North Kohala Center on the Big Island, Hawaii.

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From our Guestbook

October 3, 2014 Gentle World
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As we say goodbye to September, it somehow seems as though the end of the year is right around the corner. This past season at our Hawaii location has been a wonderful time for visitors and volunteers, and thankfully, one of our new friends gave us a beautiful gift of a hand-made guest-book to help us remember their thoughts and impressions. Here […]

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Easy Vegan 101: Lentils & Rice

October 1, 2014 food & recipes
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Did you know that green, brown and French lentils require the same amount of cooking time as long grain brown rice?* Why does this matter? Because you can use this information to make a number of easy, protein-rich dishes when you’re on the go or after a long day at work. Easy meal idea: – […]

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