Strategic Action for Animals

Author: Melanie Joy
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ISBN: 9781590561362
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The animal liberation movement is growing in size and strength-but so are the industries that exploit animals. These industries have vastly more resources at their disposal than activists do. Given this tremendous power differential, how can activists hope to compete? In Strategic Action for Animals, Melanie Joy explains how to use strategy to increase exponentially the effectiveness of activism for animals and addresses the problems that weaken the movement, such as conflict among organizations and activists, inefficient campaigns, wasted resources, and high rates of burnout. Whether you're a seasoned activist or new to the movement, Strategic Action for Animals can help you make the most of your efforts to make the world a better place for animals. Book jacket.

Peace to All Beings

Author: Judy Carman
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781590560051
Format: PDF, ePub
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This visionary book of hope for a world at peace is also an excellent reference for animal activists who wish to explore the interconnectedness of animal rights, ecology, world peace and social justice. Peace to All Beings shows how animal rights and liberation are an essential part of any movement that is working to make the world a better place. It is a valuable aid for anyone seeking to live in harmony with the values of compassion, nonviolence and reverence for all life.

The Animal Activists Handbook

Author: Matt Ball
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590561201
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Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich take the plight of the world's animals seriously and have dedicated their lives to ending their suffering. The Animal Activists' Handbook argues that meaning in life is to be found, quite simply, in turning away from the futile pursuit of "more," and focusing instead on leaving the planet a better place than you found it. The critical component of creating a better world for all is thoughtful, deliberate, and dedicated activism that takes suffering seriously. The authors build a ground-up case for reasoned, impassioned, and joyous activism that makes the most difference possible, and suggest a variety of ways to live a meaningful life through effective and ef¬cient advocacy.

Changing the Game

Author: Norm Phelps
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590563794
Format: PDF
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Use these links to purchase the ebook: Amazon Kindle Barnes & Noble Nook ebooks.com Google Books Also available on iTunes. In this controversial and timely book, animal liberation activist Norm Phelps argues that the animal rights movement has reached a crisis point. Faced with the overwhelming wealth and power of the animal exploitation industries, animal activists are like David trying to stand up to Goliath. But rather than following the unsuccessful strategies of the past, Phelps proposes that we change the game by adopting David's strategy of refusing to play by Goliath's rules. First, Changing the Game examines the challenge facing activists and explains why animal liberation is the most difficult struggle for social justice ever undertaken. Next, it surveys the environment in which the American animal rights movement has had to operate since its founding in 1975, and concludes that a period of rapid social progress is about to begin in which animal rights should be aligned with the progressive movement. In addition, it explores the implications for animal liberation in regards to the rising economic, political, and cultural power of nations such as China, India, and Brazil. Finally, the book analyzes the current strategies of the animal liberation movement in terms of the debate between "abolitionists" and "new welfarists," using a theoretical framework created by sociologist Max Weber and elaborated by feminist historian Aileen Kraditor. Compellingly and clearly written, filled with passionate arguments and undeniable truths, Changing the Game is a must read across the animal protection movement and among members of the academic community whose fields of interest include animal rights and social justice.

The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights

Author: Ingrid Newkirk
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429984805
Format: PDF
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With more than two million members and supporters, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the world's largest animal-rights organization, and its founder and president, Ingrid Newkirk, is one of the most well-known and most effective activists in America. She has spearheaded worldwide efforts to improve the treatment of animals in manufacturing, entertainment, and elsewhere. Every day, in laboratories, food factories, and other industries, animals by the millions are subjected to inhumane cruelty. In this accessible guide, Newkirk teaches readers hundreds of simple ways to stop thoughtless animal cruelty and make positive choices. For each topic, Newkirk provides hard facts, personal insight, inspiration, ideas, and resources, including: • How to eat healthfully and compassionately • How to adopt animals rather than support puppy mills • How to make their vote count and change public opinion • How to switch to cruelty-free cosmetics and clothing • How to choose amusements that protect rather than exploit animals. With public concern for the well-being of animals greater than ever—particularly among young people—this timely, practical book offers exciting and easy ways to make a difference.

Animals as Persons

Author: Gary Lawrence Francione
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231139500
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gary L. Francione explains our historical and contemporary attitudes about animals by distinguishing the issue of animal use from that of animal treatment. He then presents a theory of animal rights that focuses on the need to accord all sentient nonhumans the right not to be treated as property.

Eternal Treblinka

Author: Charles Patterson
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781930051997
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This book explores the similar attitudes and methods behind modern society's treatment of animals and the way humans have often treated each other, most notably during the Holocaust. The book's epigraph and title are from "The Letter Writer," a story by the Yiddish writer and Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer: "In relation to them, all people are Nazis; for the animals it is an eternal Treblinka." The first part of the book (Chapter 1-2) describes the emergence of human beings as the master species and their domination over the rest of the inhabitants of the earth. The second part (Chapters 3-5) examines the industrialization of slaughter (of both animals and humans) that took place in modern times. The last part of the book (Chapters 6-8) profiles Jewish and German animal advocates on both sides of the Holocaust, including Isaac Bashevis Singer himself. The Foreword is by Lucy Rosen Kaplan, former attorney for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and daughter of Holocaust survivors. Her foreword, the Preface and Afterword, excerpts from the book, chapter synopses, and an international list of supporters can be found on the book's website at: www.powerfulbook.com

Turning Points in Compassion

Author: Gypsy Wulff
Publisher: Spiritwings
ISBN: 9780987192967
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"A powerful narrative...makes a compelling case." -Dr Shannon Brincat, Research Fellow, Griffith University. This inspirational collection of personal stories from many of the most eloquent, passionate and intellectually progressive voices in today's growing Animal Rights movement challenges widespread perceptions of our relationship with animals and ourselves. With a powerful blend of compassion and honesty, the writers share pivotal moments that awakened them to a life-changing awareness. With open eyes, hearts and minds, they describe their entry to a new world of compassionate living and understanding that will touch the hearts of people everywhere. No readers will be left unchallenged by this book. "A remarkable, inspirational exploration of plant-based eating."-G.A. Bradshaw PhD, Founder and Director, The Kerulos Center. All profits from sales are donated to animal sanctuaries and rescue groups.

Beyond Beliefs A Guide to Improving Relationships and Communication for Vegans Vegetarians and Meat Eaters

Author: Melanie Joy
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781590565803
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Vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters can feel like they're living in different worlds. Many vegans and vegetarians struggle to feel understood and respected in a meat-eating culture, where some of their most pressing concerns and cherished beliefs are invisible, and where they are often met with defensiveness when they try to talk about the issue. They can become frustrated and struggle to feel connected with meat eaters. And meat eaters can feel disconnected from vegans and vegetarians whose beliefs they don't fully understand and whose frustration may spill over into their interactions. The good news is that relationship and communication breakdown among vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters is not inevitable, and it is reversible. With the right tools, healthy connections can be cultivated, repaired, and even strengthened. In Beyond Beliefs, internationally recognized food psychology expert and longtime relationship coach Dr. Melanie Joy provides easy-to-understand, actionable advice so you can: - Learn the principles and tools for creating healthy relationships - Understand how to communicate about even the most challenging topics effectively - Recognize how the psychology of being vegan/vegetarian or of being a meat eater affects your relationships with others, and with yourself