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Amanda Giracca
Freelance writer, writing instructor, Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Amanda Giracca lives and writes in western Massachusetts. She is a lecturer in SUNY Albany's Writing and Critical Inquiry programme and a contributing editor to Vela.

Written by Amanda Giracca

Essay/
The environment
Consider the rooster

The thugs of the barnyard, roosters were bred to fight and strut. Does our highly tamed world have room for them any more?

Amanda Giracca

Essay/
Ethics
The art of butchery

How we lost touch with animals, life and death, and learned to find butchery repulsive while eating more meat than ever

Amanda Giracca