Free the Animals: The Amazing True Story of the Animal Liberation Front (Google eBook)

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Lantern Books, Jul 1, 2000 - Nature - 372 pages
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This is the true story of how the animal liberation underground started in the US. Every character - including each of the wonderful animals you will come to know - is real flesh and blood. Because the federal government retains an abiding interest in locking up anyone involved in illegally removing animals from those who legally exploit them, it has convened grand juries to investigate the often daring and successful raids you will read about. Understanding how some quite 'ordinary' people came to break the law may very well change your life.

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

An Easy & Enjoyable Read, But Not Much Substance As an animal rights advocate, I have mixed feelings about both ALF and PETA. While I understand why some people resort to direct action, I'm unsure as ... Read full review

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User Review  - Frank Stangel jr - Goodreads

best book ever. I can't recommend this enough. Read full review

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The First Police Raid
The European Connection Boot Camp for Activists
The Christmas Cat Burglary
A Sea Dog
The Heart
The Head
The Vet School Revolt
The City of Hope
Run Rabbit Run
The Baby Monkey Who Couldnt See
Breaking the Species Barrier
Fire Starters and Farm Freedom Fighters

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Page v - I am in earnest—I will not equivocate—I will not excuse—I will not retreat a single inch—AND I WILL BE HEARD.

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About the author (2000)

Ingrid Newkirk (Norfolk, VA) is the world-famous dog lover and founder/president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the largest animal rights organization in the world. A master of publicity, she has appeared on "Today, Oprah, Nightline, Crossfire, 20/20, " on radio, and in print. A deputy sheriff in Maryland for nearly thirty years, she is also the author of several books and articles on the social implications of our treatment of animals. In 2008, HBO released a documentary of her life titled "I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA."

Jane Ratcliffe (Ann Arbor, MI) is a novelist and freelance writer. She has her MFA from Columbia University and currently teaches creative writing.

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