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Sabine Heinlein

Sabine Heinlein is a non-fiction writer whose work has appeared in The Paris Review DailyDie Zeit and The Iowa Review, among others. Her most recent book is Among Murderers: Life After Prison (2013).

Written by Sabine Heinlein

Essay/
Wellbeing
The cruelty of kindness

‘No kill’ animal shelters have unleashed an epidemic of suffering. Is a life of misery any better than a quick death?

Sabine Heinlein