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Friends, we couldn’t be more pleased to share with you the news that Five Steps to Vegan has launched, and Step One is now available! Gentle World has worked closely with BeFairBeVegan to develop this online program, which has been designed to help new vegans gain confidence and assurance. FIVE STEPS TO VEGAN is an […] Read more

The Least I Can Do

Mariana Cerovečki, Croatia Since I was a little child, I have always loved animals—well, I thought I loved “all animals”, but in reality I only loved and respected dogs and cats. I ate meat, dairy and other products of animal exploitation. I didn’t know better; I didn’t make the connection between what was on my […] Read more

Solstice

It was last year’s December that allowed me to at least begin to understand the significance of the winter solstice, as it might have been experienced by those who once celebrated it en masse: gathering together in the spirit of festivity and solidarity, sharing banquets of harvest-season abundance, surrounded by fires symbolizing the return of […] Read more

Five Steps to Vegan

We are bursting with pride to be partnering once again with BeFairBeVegan, this time to bring you Five Steps to Vegan; an online program designed to make the vegan transition easier than ever. Drawing on insights learned over many years as long-time vegans and vegan educators, Five Steps is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide to […] Read more

Letter from JP

Image by Oldiefan from Pixabay At the beginning of December, our co-founder Light received a touching message from an old friend of Gentle World. Although J.P. took a very different direction in his activism than Gentle World’s focus on vegan education, we found his words so moving that we felt his letter was worth sharing […] Read more

The Goddess Needs Blood

Every five years, Southern Nepal becomes the setting for a two-day bloodbath said to be the world’s largest religious animal sacrifice, bringing hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees together to participate in a centuries-old tradition claiming to honor a deity called Gadhimai. According to news sources, 2009’s festival saw around a quarter of a million […] Read more

Thanksgiving

Here in Gentle World, the only reminder of the upcoming holiday is the occasional sound of free-living turkeys, chatting among themselves as they wander by our property during their meanderings around the neighborhood that surrounds us. The extraordinary sounds issuing forth from throats belonging to birds beyond my scope of vision translate inside my heart […] Read more

As a vegan, it’s hard not to feel heavy-hearted around Thanksgiving time. Some of us try and simply avoid thinking about the impending massacre, preferring to ignore it altogether, and some use the date as an opportunity to try and shine a little light on the reality of what Thanksgiving means for those whose bodies […] Read more

Over 280 million turkeys are slaughtered annually for human consumption in the United States, despite the fact that such consumption is unnecessary for humans and absolutely horrifying for turkeys. 45 million of those deaths occur for the ritual of Thanksgiving alone. Increasingly, as consumers are becoming more aware of the extreme cruelty of animal farming, […] Read more…

This is a reprint of a previously posted article. It was originally written and published in 2012.  When I was five years old, I unhappily discovered that I was the only girl in my kindergarten class who didn’t have a middle name.  Feeling deprived of what I perceived to be an important clue to my identity, I […] Read more