Culture

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is More Fact Than Fiction for Dairy Cows

The next big dystopian fertility story may have already been written. Around the world, cows suffer reproductive exploitation at the hands of dairy farmers.

Letter From Our Founder

Sentient Media was founded to help bring animal welfare and animal rights issues into the mainstream.

How to Build an Investigative Story with Lee Fang of The Intercept

Watch the fourth installment of our new speaker series, Sentient Sessions, for valuable insights and advice from a veteran investigative journalist.

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Activists Make the Public Uncomfortable—But Why?

Activism can be effective, even when it is unpopular. Public disfavor is not always an indicator of whether or not a movement will succeed.

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Interview with Tanya O’Callaghan and Derrick Green, Hosts of New Plant-Based Travel Show

The plant-based travel show, Highway to Health, takes the viewers through fascinating places around the world. Find out what’s in store for season one.

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Can We Stop “Alienating” Octopuses?

Octopuses look extraterrestrial but are not alien in any way, shape, or form. We need to be mindful that referring to octopuses as “alien” may be facilitating their exploitation.

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How Misogyny in Meat Advertising Is Always Staying Current

Modern-day meat advertisements harken back to a time when it was OK to objectify women as body parts. In her new book, Carol J. Adams takes a closer at the role of misogyny in selling meat.

You’re Published, Now What? Social Media Influencers Discuss Social Justice Online

Watch the third installment of our new speaker series, Sentient Sessions, for tips and tricks on getting your voice heard on social media.

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How Vice President Pence Is Exposing the Sexual Politics of Meat

The Vice President vowed to protect red meat from Democratic challenger Kamala Harris, bringing into question what role misogyny and white supremacy play in the current political climate.

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Going Beyond the Cow: Beyond Meat’s New Commercial Asks Us to Rethink the Way We Eat

Could a burger made of plants really be better for us, for the animals, and for the planet? Beyond Meat’s answer: Absolutely.