Striking at the Roots - A Practical Guide to Animal Activism - Stephen Hawthorne
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Striking at the Roots - A Practical Guide to Animal Activism - Stephen Hawthorne

Written by Stephen Hawthorne
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Language: English

Publication Date: December 20, 2007 | ISBN-10: 1846940915 | ISBN-13: 978-1846940910

Animal protection is one of the most passionately debated issues of our day. In light of recent legislation and intensified pressure put on activists around the world, those advocates fighting for animal liberation or even animal welfare need a single resource covering the major, and some minor, models of animal activism.Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism brings together the most effective tactics for speaking out for animals and gives voice to activists from around the globe, who explain why their chosen models of activism have been successful - and how others can get involved.

From Publishers Weekly
From publicizing an issue to taking action, from feeding a large group to running a rescue center, activists will find this guide from veteran animal-rights crusader Hawthorne detailed, straightforward and highly practical, even if your cause isn't animal rights. Drawing on his own experience and those of his colleagues, Hawthorne provides advice from a number of perspectives on a long list of methods: leafleting, letters and articles, protests, corporate campaigning, internet outreach, direct action and government lobbying. Though it's concerned throughout with inter-species justice, providing an adequate introduction to the principles, history and progress of the animal rights movement, as well as numerous animal rights resources, the book's tips on tabling, organizing protests, effective letter-writing and other matters are just as easily applied to any cause. Concise guidance, an empowering tone and a large, global community of voices make this book eminently useful for anyone organizing a movement, though Hawthorne's optimism can belie the often difficult path to change.


Review

A must-read. It ranks with the best guides to animal advocacy that have ever been written. -- Norm Phelps, author of "The Longest Struggle: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA" and "The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights"

Brilliant, easy to read, full of real-life experiences and practical examples. -- Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

If you are serious about helping animals, then you should seriously read this book. -- Captain Paul Watson, founder and president of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

There is not a single page of this book from which I did not learn something valuable! -- Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of "When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals" and "The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals"

This book motivates and informs, puts the passion into compassion and will save lives. -- Juliet Gellatley, founder and director of Viva!

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Changemakers Books (December 20, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1846940915
ISBN-13: 978-1846940910

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