Speaking Out for Animals: True Stories about Real People who Rescue Animals

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Kim W. Stallwood
Lantern Books, 2001 - Nature - 242 pages
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Kim Stallwood gathers together inspiring and powerful stories from many who are involved with animal advocacy at the most fundamental level--rescuing animals from torture, deprivation, or despair. These people are also advocates for a more compassionate relationship with animals or for the complete abolition of animal exploitation. Among those included are: Paul McCartney, Carla Lane, Anita Roddick, Jeffrey Masson, Maneka Gandhi, Steve Wise, Peter Singer, Sgt. Sherry Schlueter, and many others who have dedicated themselves to helping abused and neglected animals.

The stories of the rescuers and the rescued will offer comfort and inspiration to all those trying to care for those less fortunate than themselves and provide an eye-opening look at the horrific conditions under which many nonhuman animals are forced to live.

In addition, these stories offer ways for all people who may feel powerless to stop injustice and cruelty, wherever it may happen, to become actively involved in campaigning against violence and spreading compassion.


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Page ix - Even so, there are few adults who honestly believe that animals have no feelings. But huge numbers of people are brainwashed into accepting cruel practices because that is the way things are. They become numbed, "all pity choked by custom of fell deed.
Page ix - Many learn that it is manly to shoot them for sport. Above all, children are often told that animals don't have feelings like ours, don't feel pain in the same way. This is how teachers persuade sensitive students to kill and dissect an animal in class.
Page viii - I was eighteen months old she found me in bed with a handful of earthworms. Instead of scolding me she just said quietly, "Jane, if you keep them here they'll die. They need the earth.

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Kim Stallwood is an independent scholar and author on animal rights. He is currently the European Director of Animals and Society Institute and Executive Director of Minding Animals International. His client organisations include CIWF, GREY2K USA Worldwide, and League Against Cruel Sports. He has been a vegan since 1976. He holds dual citizenship in the U.K. and U.S., and lives in Hastings, U.K.

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