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What Kind of God?

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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 [...]

She Looked Into My Eyes and Pleaded For Mercy

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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 [...]

Local, Free-range, Organic Eggs: What’s the Story?

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We recently received an e-mail from a reader asking for more information about laying hens, as explored in our article A Hen's Relationship With Her Eggs. We turned to our friends at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary for their expert opinion on the subject, as they live and work alongside many hens who have been rescued from situations where they were being [...]

Should You Be Eating Eggs?

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Despite the prevalence of the modern myth that family or backyard farming is an ethical alternative to large-scale, industrial, factory farms, the reality is far from how it is portrayed.

And These Are The Lucky Ones…

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 [...]

The Birds of the Down Industry

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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)

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"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."

Backyard Chicken Farming Leads to Abandoned Hens

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"Backyard chickens dumped at shelters when hipsters can't cope, critics say." While this headline and the story that accompanies it may sound like an article out of the satirical newspaper "The Onion," they are in fact from the NBC News site and writer JoNel Aleccia. Aleccia writes: "Hundreds of chickens, sometimes dozens at a time, [...]

Aiming for Freedom

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~ from Out of the Jungle, by H. Jay Dinshah "Vegan aims are much more than just 'animal welfare', with a bit more feed for the slaves, cleaner cages for the vivisected, or another box of bandages to plaster over the terminal cancer that is animal slavery and exploitation. In short we are abolitionists, though non-violent ones, [...]

Chimpanzee Voices Plea

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The following article, written by Paul Harvey (an American nationally-syndicated columnist) was published in a Los Angeles newspaper on January 1, 1980.   I have just endured one of the most cold-sweat experiences of my life. I heard the "voice of an animal." Any hunter has heard animals cry before they die – yet, we go on hunting. If that [...]

Cage-Free? Not Free Enough.

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Do these labels really indicate an improvement in ethical standards, or are they simply a way for the animal industry to regain consumer confidence in their products?

“Dog, Horse… It’s Good Food for Us”

“Dog, Horse… It’s Good Food for Us” post image

Dog = Family Member. Lamb = Food. So we have been taught.

To the vast majority of people, animals are judged edible and inedible according to irrelevant characteristics.