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Yahya Frederickson: Sacrifice

Bismillah, and the blade
will dissolve flesh. As he cups the sheep’s muzzle,
exposing its long, soft neck, for just a moment
I don’t believe in death.

May 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Joan McGregor: What philosophers have to say about eating meat

WeWork, a co-working and office space company, recently made a company policy not to serve or reimburse meals that include meat. WeWork’s co-founder and chief culture officer, Miguel McKelvey, said … Continue reading

August 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

George Monbiot: In Memoriam

As our wildlife and ecosystems collapse, remembering is a radical act. It felt as disorientating as forgetting my pin number. I stared at the caterpillar, unable to attach a name … Continue reading

July 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

Nathan Halverson: Toxic manure lagoons stir battle over Chinese-owned pigs in the US

What do China, its rapidly growing middle class and toxic manure lagoons in North Carolina have in common? Absolutely nothing. And even if they did, don’t mention it. So say … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rachel Krantz: An Inconvenient Sequel Doesn’t Talk About Animal Agriculture—and That’s Absurd

When I spotted fellow vegan James Cromwell in line for food at an advance screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, I couldn’t help but try to talk to … Continue reading

August 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: Eating Our Way To Disease

Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn—whose documentary “Cowspiracy,” about the environmental impact of the animal agriculture industry, led me to become a vegan—recently released a new film, “What the Health,” which … Continue reading

July 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

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