Support Aeon

Ideas can change the world

Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview.
But we can’t do it without you.

Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious thinking.

No ads, no paywall, no clickbait – just thought-provoking ideas from the world’s leading thinkers, free to all. But we can’t do it without you.

Become a Friend for $5 a month or Make a one-off donation

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).

Essays
1
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