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Petra Sindelarova, Prague, Czech Republic I grew up as a “normal” child. I used to like other animals just like the people around me. They were cute and fun to play with. During the summer holidays, which I would spend at a cottage with my grandparents, we would be given rabbits, chickens, or geese. I […] Read more

A Day to Remember

The past couple of months have been eventful at VeganLand, and with the help of your support, we have been able to achieve some significant steps forward. Ironically, however, due to an unexpected turn of events, the fence that we built to keep the cows on the upper part of the property is now being […] Read more

Uday Bhobe, Mumbai, India It was New Year’s Day, 2013, a month after my 53rd birthday. On a whim, I made a resolution to go vegan, or so I thought; I now know it was merely a resolution to try a plant-based diet. (I make New Year’s resolutions every year. They usually last a couple […] Read more

Independence Day

On the morning of Saturday, July 4th, one day before we were scheduled to welcome our five rescued cows to VeganLand, we arrived to discover that eight of the condemned cows who graze on our neighbor’s land had somehow made their way onto our property. Our first thought was that we must have left a […] Read more

Amanda Beatty, England I once believed I was an animal lover, yet I had no idea what love really was. I never saw the cruelty I inflicted by what I ate, used or wore; causing so much suffering without a thought. I followed blindly what I had been told, by parents, teachers, governments and media. […] Read more

A Light Inside

Keith Berger, South Florida, USA I will always live vegan because, ever since the moment my eyes were opened to the horrors and atrocities of the culture of animal exploitation pervasive throughout our current global community, I refuse to participate in, support or encourage the system of animal slavery, torture, rape, mutilation, deprivation and wholly […] Read more

May 16th

This August will mark the third anniversary of our acquisition of 34 magnificent acres of agricultural land on the Big Island of Hawaii. This breakthrough was made possible in 2017 thanks to a philanthropic loan in recognition of all Gentle World has done, over the past 50 years, to contribute to the—now snowballing—rise of veganism […] Read more

My Only Certainty

Melanie Thomet, South Africa They say that the only things that are certain in this life are death and taxes. My imagination begs to disagree. The philosopher in me has debated death—the form of death; the beyond of death; the fear of death—from every angle. There is little about death that seems certain to my […] Read more

Living a Lie

Akiko Iwasa, Japan I can say with conviction and without any hesitation that I will always be a vegan. I still remember very clearly when I became free from the brainwashing we are all subjected to about the necessity of eating other animals. I was truly shocked, angry, and in despair. How could we all […] Read more

Animal

Less than 24 hours after Joaquin Phoenix took the stage to accept his well-deserved (and long overdue) award, the internet was alive with commentary about what was, without a doubt, a cultural moment worthy of our attention. Given Joaquin’s history, it’s possible that Big Dairy might have seen it coming […] Read more