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Mariolana: Life Lessons from a Goat post image

Along my journey to veganism, I have been moved by number of animal teachers… One of the dearest of these friends was a goat named Mariolana.

30+ Amazing Animal Traits!

30+ Amazing Animal Traits! post image

“Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet” Marc Bekoff,  Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect ~~~ Every species […] Read more

And These Are The Lucky Ones… post image

“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 […] Read more

  Written and read by Light, Co-Founder of Gentle World.             […] Read more

The Full Journey: Excerpts from The Vegan News (November 1944) post image

The following is an abridged version of vegan pioneer Donald Watson‘s writing in the very first newsletter of the UK Vegan Society in 1944, long before factory farming became commonplace. Watson, who passed away at age 95 in 2005, would have celebrated his 103rd birthday on September 2nd.   The recent articles and letters in “The […] Read more

The Birds of the Down Industry post image

Down is designed to help keep waterfowl warm, but it is now commonly used and promoted as a “natural” stuffing for warm clothing and bedding for humans instead.

Veganism Defined (written by Leslie Cross, 1951) post image

“The object of the Society shall be to end the exploitation of animals by man” and “The word veganism shall mean the doctrine that man should live without exploiting animals.”

How to Treat a Pig (A 30-second lesson!) post image

Kids of all ages can learn to love pigs. Pigs are easy to love. They are friendly,  come when you call them, and love tummy rubs. All sentient animals, whether as intelligent as pigs or humans – or not – have the inherent birth right to protection from harm by humans, since humans can live vegan and because animals are conscious and feeling.   […] Read more

The Spirit of Kisses

The Spirit of Kisses post image

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 […] Read more

People Like You

People Like You post image

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 […] Read more