Advocates for Animals: An Inside Look at Some of the Extraordinary Efforts to End Animal Suffering

Author:   Lori B. Girshick ,  Gene Baur
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
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9781442253193


Pages:   260
Publication Date:   15 September 2017
Format:   Hardback
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Advocates for Animals: An Inside Look at Some of the Extraordinary Efforts to End Animal Suffering


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With over 65 percent of households having a pet, and Americans spending over $60 billion on them each year, it's a proven statistic that Americans love animals. Public opinions consistently show we favor compassion for all animals. Animal welfare, rights, and protection is one of the most popular issue areas to which individual donors give, and is an area in which people working with rescue and nonprofit organizations are extremely passionate. In Advocates for Animals, Lori Girshick not only provides a better understanding of the laws surrounding animal rights but looks at the nonprofit organizations and people who are making a huge difference in today's growing animal protection community. These volunteers and organizations fill the gap in what laws, policies, practices, and services do not address for animal rights/protection. Through the personal reflections of 204 individuals who volunteer or work with animals in a wide range of circumstances we learn about their paths to involvement, what they do, what they hope to achieve, and how this has impacted their lives. Many experts speak of the importance of protecting the rights of animals, and without human support, many animals face abuse, neglect, and suffering. Advocates for Animals invites you to join these efforts, enriching your own lives and living compassion in action toward animals.

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Author:   Lori B. Girshick ,  Gene Baur
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
Imprint:   Rowman & Littlefield
Dimensions:   Width: 16.00cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 23.60cm
Weight:   0.508kg
ISBN:  

9781442253193


ISBN 10:   1442253193
Pages:   260
Publication Date:   15 September 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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The power of Lori Girshick's book is that in addition to using the words and stories of people actively engaged in helping animals she gives us the information of why it's so important to do so. It is inspiring to read the attitudes, ideas, and stories of people actively engaged in ending animal suffering. Learning of the multitude of harms to animals tells us why these individuals give of their time and resources, and you, the reader, are invited to join in these efforts-at whatever level of commitment works for you. This book is comprehensive in offering the reader ideas and concrete efforts of what people actually do to address animal suffering, what the harms to animals actually are that involve every day cultural practices, and how public opinions are radically changing in favor of ending animal abuses. If you love animals, this book will help broaden your understanding about the lives of animals and at the same time show you how you can really make a difference. -- Nick Cooney, Executive Vice President, Mercy for Animals Lori Girshick beautifully illustrates the trans-species ethic which has quietly emerged through the profound work and dedication of animal advocates. We are treated with a unique opportunity to hear the evolution of human experience in the cultural shear zone of animal activism - where the tectonic plates of human and animal meet. -- G.A. Bradshaw, founder, The Kerulos Center; author of Carnivore minds: Who these fearsome animals really are (2017)


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Lori B. Girshick, PhD, is a retired sociology professor. She has dedicated her life to working for social justice and ending inequalities. She is the author of several books, including Soledad Women: Wives of Prisoners Speak Out, No Safe Haven: Stories of Women in Prison, Woman-to-Woman Sexual Violence: Does She Call it Rape? and Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men. She has,also been an animal rights activist for more than thirty years, volunteering for animal rights/protection organizations, including Wildhorse Ranch Rescue, Fearless Kitty Rescue, and Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART).

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