Vegan dining in Sydney, Australia, part two

After our Writing about Animals seminar at the University of Sydney, we went to Vegan’s Choice in Sydney’s Newtown neighborhood. This small, cozy restaurant features myriad Asian dishes using mock meats, which are delicious if a bit awkward (it’s hard to order “vegetarian shark fin soup” even when you know it’s vegan). We began with spinach dumplings, which …

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Vegan dining in Sydney, Australia

Unfortunately, the new president-elect of the United States does not believe in climate change. The good news is that those of us who do can help the planet in so many ways — and eating plants is one of them. Animal agriculture is responsible for nearly 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, which is …

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An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Claire Ibarra

An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Claire Ibarra about her story “Vivarium” Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: I was living in South Florida at the time, and as common as cockroaches are there, I could never get used to them. I couldn’t help my reaction. I’d scream, dash across the room, …

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An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Carmen Marcus

An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Carmen Marcus about her story “Bight, Tomcat, and the Moon” Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: The story was inspired by a prompt by a British writers’ organization called “Word Factory.” They’d asked Neil Gaiman for a story starter for a modern fable that went, “Long ago, in …

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An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Laura Maylene Walter

An interview with Among Animals 2 contributor Laura Maylene Walter (“Lost Pets”) Q: What inspired you to write this story? A: Several years ago, my husband was in the habit of photographing “Lost Pet” posters. Whenever he saw one of these posters while out walking or driving, he stopped whatever he was doing to photograph it. …

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