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The size of the: 1.39 MB
Edition: Living Planet Press
Date of issue: September 1st 1990
ISBN: 0962607207
ISBN 13: 9780962607202
The author of the book: Laura Fraser
Language: English
Format files: PDF

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This book is very similar to Ingrid Newkirk’s Save the Animals: 101 Easy Things You Can Do, but without the witty writing. I’ve read a lot of animal rights books, but Handbook falls toward the bottom of the heap. The writing is dull and uninspired, and the information about specific company policies and organization contact information is mostly out-of-date.

I will say that Handbook does offer a piece of smart advice sadly neglected by many other AR publications: suggesting that we animal advocates will our organs and bodies to medical science after we die. This is something I’ve championed for a while now—there is perhaps no better way to replace animals in research and xenotransplantation.

Other entries in this book will have AR folks scratching their heads. The author uses the eye-roll inducing terms “pesco-vegetarians” (eat fish) and “pollo-vegetarians” (eat poultry) and presents these as types of vegetarians just as legitimate as “regular” vegetarians and vegans! Now, I’m not one to say that a meat-reducing diet counts for nothing—I’d much rather see an omni reduce their meat intake than not. At the same time, for Pete’s sake, stop saying that fish and bird flesh are vegetarian foods. Just ask the few omnis in the audience to reduce their meat intake and leave it at that.

The naivety of the past is also glimpsed in this two-decade-old book. The Canadian seal hunt is assumed to be in its death throes and presented as a “success story” in the text. Little did the author suspect that while AR activists were looking elsewhere, the seal hunt roared back with a vengeance, complete with kill quotas set higher than they have ever been in the hunt’s history.

Later in the book, we are advised, “Before you join or contribute to wildlife or conservation groups, find out whether they support hunting.” Good advice. Yet one page later, the author urges us to “Join the Nature Conservancy,” which doesn’t just support hunting, but has proven itself one of the most relentless and merciless slaughterers of any and all species deemed “non-native” in its managed habitats.



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Ebook The Animal Rights Handbook: Everyday Ways to Save Animal Lives read Online! I am a long-time journalist and San Franciscan who loves travel and books. I'm the author of the NYT-bestselling memoir An Italian Affair, and its sequel, All Over the Map. I also wrote a book about the diet industry, Losing It. I am the co-founder and editorial director of Shebooks.net, which publishes short, top-shelf ebooks by women. My own Shebook, The Risotto Guru, is all about eating in Italy.
I'm passionate about reading, and have kept a list of all the books I've read since I was about ten, which you can find on my website: http://www.laurafraser.com/booklists/. I teach and coach writing, particularly memoir and personal essay.


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