Angel Flinn

Midway Film

April 13, 2014 ethics
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This morning I opened my e-mail inbox to discover a headline I simply couldn’t ignore: People Should Know About This Awful Thing We Do. In light of all the awful things I already know we do, I just wasn’t sure that I would be able to handle learning about yet another. But I clicked anyway. […]

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The Biggest Feminist Issue There Is

January 21, 2014 ethics
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In September, I was interviewed by activist Ashley Maier, whose blog explores many issues, including the interesectionality of veganism and feminism. She asked some excellent questions, and gave me the opportunity to further explore the concepts outlined in the article I co-authored with Butterflies Katz: A Call to Feminists. … … Q:  How did you make […]

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Kicking the Cheese Habit

January 3, 2014 ethics
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“Cheese consumption in the U.S. rose from 15 pounds per person per year in 1975 to more than 30 pounds in 1999. And you can thank the federal government. The USDA Report to Congress on the Dairy Promotion Programs for the year 2000 described how the government and industry worked with fast-food chains to make […]

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When We Eat Animals, They Die

December 20, 2013 ethics
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In May of this year, a remarkable video was posted on YouTube that documents something everyone should really see. In an amazing example of a home video camera capturing a life-changing moment, a young Portuguese boy reminds us all of something incredibly simple, yet unquestionably important. Mother: “Eat up your octopus gnocchi” Luiz: “All right… […]

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And These Are The Lucky Ones…

November 30, 2013 ethics
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“Each animal is an individual who brings to the world the mystery of a mind, a heart, a language, a memory, a unique personality, a biography.” Many of the animals at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary were rescued from ‘cage-free’ and ‘free-range’ facilities, small family farms, and other food production situations that are typically considered ‘humane’. The stories of […]

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The New Factory Farms

November 12, 2013 ethics
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“While meat consumption in the U.S. has fallen more than five percent since peaking in 2007, Chinese meat consumption has leapt 18 percent, from 64 million to 78 million (metric) tons — twice as much as in the U.S… China’s chicken intake just recently caught up with that in the U.S., with 13 million tons eaten […]

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Is It Possible to REALLY Be Vegan?

October 2, 2013 ethics
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Of course it’s true that there is no way to completely eliminate the harm that one does just by being alive on this planet. It is an unfortunate fact that our society operates in such a way as to make it impossible…

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Could You Kill An Animal?

July 2, 2013 ethics
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A while back, I published a piece called Something Almost Primal, which discussed a disturbing trend in animal product marketing. This industry double-speak describes animal products as being ‘ethical’ and ‘humane’, even though they are, by their nature, the result of physical and emotional violence. This is, by no means, a new issue, and thankfully, […]

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The Spirit of Kisses

May 29, 2013 ethics
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When Kisses first set foot in Shangri-La, she walked right into the arms of Butterflies, to whom she was to become one of the most important beings in the world. But even then, she could never have known that she had hit the jackpot; that she was, in fact, one of the most fortunate dogs […]

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People Like You

May 1, 2013 Gentle World
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The Southern Hemisphere summer is over. It’s the time of year when Gentle World’s volunteers return from Shangri-La, our New Zealand location, back to Hawaii. It’s hard to believe that only one week ago, I was admiring the natural beauty in New Zealand, but I knew then that in a matter of days, I would be […]

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