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5 Absurd Things We Do To Animals post image

“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 […] Read more

Midway Film

This morning I opened my e-mail inbox to discover a headline I simply couldn’t ignore: People Should Know About This Awful Thing We Do. In light of all the awful things I already know we do, I just wasn’t sure that I would be able to handle learning about yet another. But I clicked anyway. […] Read more

The Biggest Feminist Issue There Is post image

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 […] Read more

When We Eat Animals, They Die

When We Eat Animals, They Die post image

In May of this year, a remarkable video was posted on YouTube that documents something everyone should really see. In an amazing example of a home video camera capturing a life-changing moment, a young Portuguese boy reminds us all of something incredibly simple, yet unquestionably important. Mother: “Eat up your octopus gnocchi” Luiz: “All right… […] 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

The New Factory Farms

The New Factory Farms post image

“While meat consumption in the U.S. has fallen more than five percent since peaking in 2007, Chinese meat consumption has leapt 18 percent, from 64 million to 78 million (metric) tons — twice as much as in the U.S… China’s chicken intake just recently caught up with that in the U.S., with 13 million tons eaten […] Read more

Is It Possible to REALLY Be Vegan? post image

Of course it’s true that there is no way to completely eliminate the harm that one does just by being alive on this planet. It is an unfortunate fact that our society operates in such a way as to make it impossible…

Could You Kill An Animal? post image

When people actively participate in slaughter, they must numb themselves to the horrific nature of killing.

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