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Brook Katz, South Florida, USA  As a man of logic and reasoning, it was an obvious choice for me to go into the sciences. I moved towards the fields of medicine. It seemed natural to watch someone be cut open to have body parts removed, and then go to lunch and have a big burger […] Read more

The University of Cincinnati has recently come under scrutiny for its routine use of pigs for surgical training, with the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) telling its readers: “UC has its general surgery residents cut into live pigs and perform invasive procedures as part of their training, even though 196 of 256 surveyed U.S. […] Read more

written by Wendy Werneth The Nomadic Vegan ~ Geneva, Switzerland Ever since my childhood, when I would sit on my dad’s lap and look through glossy coffee-table books full of photos of faraway places, I’d always wanted to explore the world. Shortly after college graduation, I took off on what I thought would be a six-month […] Read more

Ven. Tashi Nyima, Puerto Rico “Having abandoned the taking of life, refraining from the taking of life, we dwell without violence, with the knife laid down, scrupulous, full of mercy, trembling with compassion for all sentient beings.” ~ Buddha Shakyamuni When people think of Buddhist monks, they imagine that we dwell in clouds of incense, […] Read more

The Golden Rule

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Gentle World’s Angel Flinn teamed up with animal rights activist Craig Cline to create a compilation of Craig’s writings on the subject of The Golden Rule, as it relates to veganism. We have paired their shared essay with a 1.5 minute clip we found while searching our archives, which features Gentle World’s co-founder Sun, talking about how […] Read more

“All Dairy operations, including Organic, exist solely by doing to millions of defenseless females the worst thing anyone can do to a mother.” ~ Milk Comes from a Grieving Mother, Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary Every year in the month of May, the arrival of Mother’s Day marks an occasion to reflect on not only the love of […] Read more

Rune Kjær Rasmussen, Odense, Denmark I have a T-shirt that says “I am vegan because I love life.” That is how simple it really is to me. I deeply love the idea that I can live as respectfully as possible by being vegan. I think of it as releasing as much empathy into every corner […] Read more

I’m a Vegan Vet

written by Andrew Knight, D.V.M. ~ United Kingdom Once on a hike in America someone asked me what I did, and I replied “I’m a vet”. She asked, in all seriousness, “What war were you in?” For a sun, sea and surf-loving creature from Australia, this was something of a shock. Wars are about as rare for […] Read more

I Was Wrong

The following was written by a Reddit user and posted to the r/vegan subreddit on February 20th. It is reprinted here with kind permission from the author, Nick Salamone.   I’ve always thought being vegan was absurd, extreme, unhealthy, unnecessary, blah blah blah… I’ve spent the last six months transitioning to vegetarian and then vegan. I’ve […] Read more

Craig Cline, Salem, Oregon, USA I will always be vegan because “it’s the Golden Rule thing to do.” This moral and ethical precept teaches us that we should behave toward others as we would have others behave toward us. Non-vegans conveniently take the word “others” to mean other humans. Vegans consider others to include ALL […] Read more