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.

The Animal Activists Handbook

Author: Matt Ball
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590561201
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Peace to All Beings

Author: Judy Carman
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781590560051
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

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.

Change of Heart

Author: Nick Cooney
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781590562451
Format: PDF, ePub
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An easy-to-use psychology primer for anyone wanting to spread progressive social change. Developed so that non-profits, community organizers and others can make science-driven decisions in their advocacy work.

The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights

Author: Ingrid Newkirk
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429984805
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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.

Aftershock

Author: Pattrice Jones
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590561031
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Aftershock explores the culture of trauma that people have created through our violent exploitation of the Earth, other animals, and one another. As long as we continue to perpetrate such violations, we will never fully heal our own traumatic injuries. This book, therefore, is for survivors of all kinds of trauma, for therapists who treat trauma, and for anyone who hopes to reduce the amount of terror in the world.

Turning Points in Compassion

Author: Gypsy Wulff
Publisher: Spiritwings
ISBN: 9780987192967
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Many Sides

Author: Alfred Snider
Publisher: IDEA
ISBN: 9780970213044
Format: PDF
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This book is an all-in-one introduction to both the theory and practice of democracy, aimed at upper level high school and university students and civic-minded adults in both old and new democracies. Portions of the book are from the Democracy is a Discussion handbooks.