It started 46 years ago, when I was 12 years of age. My older brother pointed out to me that the 'tongue' on my plate was the tongue of a cow, and that meat, in general, was actually a dead animal. I took my first step into rebelling against society and rejected the practice of eating animals. There [...]
Gentle World’s Hawaii center is situated in an area where suburban living meets the farm. Along the street where we walk for our evening sunset, we pass goats, hens, roosters, horses, and even cows. These animals may seem happy enough, as their lives are far from the horrors of industrialized production. But, just like their [...]
The sun had just risen as we took our morning walk, before starting our day in the garden. With rolling hills forming the backdrop to a beautiful summer day, we walked through the quiet countryside of the Big Island of Hawaii, eventually finding ourselves on a cul-de-sac with guavas dangling from the trees. We had just [...]
"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 [...]
We were driving down a long dusty highway, just after crossing from Texas into New Mexico. There wasn’t much to see at first; it was an expansive brown and sporadically industrialized desert speckled with patches of irrigated green… But then, in amongst the industrial buildings, contrasting figures of black and white came into view. A [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
“But I could never give up cheese…” Have you ever found yourself speaking these words, or just thinking them inside your own mind? If so, you’re not alone.
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 [...]
written by Jay Dinshah, Out Of The Jungle "As I have implied, veganism involves no animal-source foods or products. We do not use animal flesh, of course, because of the killing, but also because of the terrible cruelties and abnormal conditions involved in all the stages of the life of the animal in captivity, from the moment [...]
Animals of both sexes suffer under institutionalized exploitation. However, the female of the species often experiences more prolonged abuse, including an ongoing cycle of forceful artificial insemination, physical abuse of her mammary glands, and invariably being separated from her young.
Sugar seems vegan at a glance; it comes from a plant after all. But when the natural sugars from the plant are refined in a factory, they are often filtered through bone char.