We hear the words ‘unconditional love’ quite often, but we seldom experience it, except in the kind of love we receive from dogs. Have you ever had a dog inquire about your level of education, or your place of employment? They have no interest in your political or religious affiliations, or what your sexual orientation [...]
I am Valiant. I was given that name to give me self-esteem and courage. I was always scared back then, and my friends wanted me to think of myself as someone I could be proud of. They wanted to give me confidence. And so, they named me Valiant. I wasn’t always so lucky. Before this, [...]
photos by Nadine Loraine ... Life really gets fun when we convert a patch of grass into a thriving ecosystem. My vegan corner of the world is about 30 by 35 feet; a garden to nurture all the senses; to feed both body and soul. Barefoot, I stroll through paths in this place where peace [...]
"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form." ~ William Ralph Inge We humans are a peculiar species. Every year we spend [...]
Farm Dog Naturals is a small vegan business that creates beautiful herbal remedies in small batches. In addition to their "Relax Stress & Anxiety Formula" and "Relief Pet Urine And Eco Cleaner," Farm Dog also offers two beautiful products to help dogs (and horses) suffering from skin conditions. Salvation to those crusty noses, patches of dry [...]
“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 [...]
By genus, dogs are classified as carnivorous, but metabolically, they are actually omnivorous. This means that their nutritional requirements can be adequately met with a plant-based diet.
Recently the New York Times published an article by Gregory Berns, a professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University. The article was titled "Dogs Are People, Too" and addressed the research that Berns and his colleagues have been conducting over the past two years. In the study that Berns referenced, dogs were basically trained to get [...]
Gentle World volunteers frequently receive inquiries from vegans looking for reliable information about feeding a healthy, nutritious plant-based diet to their companion animals.
We recently received some samples from Morrocco Method Products, a hair care company that specializes in natural vegan products for skin and hair, as well as chemical-free shampoos and conditioners for cats, dogs and horses. "Through over 40 years of experience in the holistic hair care industry, here at Morrocco Method, we offer you the [...]
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 [...]
Some dogs have a problem with dental tartar, and our rescued boy is one of them. Over the past couple of years, we've had to adopt a rigorous dental cleaning regimen for Valiant, because otherwise his teeth become quickly covered in plaque that is a nightmare to remove. In addition to snacks of crunchy kibble, [...]