Animal Camp: Reflections on a Decade of Love, Hope, and Veganism at Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Animal Camp: Reflections on a Decade of Love, Hope, and Veganism at Catskill Animal Sanctuary

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by Kathy Stevens
     
 

A book so powerful, it can make any reader more thoughtful of how we treat a whole class of animals in this country.See more details below

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A book so powerful, it can make any reader more thoughtful of how we treat a whole class of animals in this country.

Editorial Reviews

Rory Freedman
“Laugh. Cry. Fall in love. At the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Kathy Stevens has created heaven-on-earth. And now, with this book, we all get to experience it.”
John Robbins
“If you love animals and know that they draw breath from the same source as we do, you'll love Animal Camp. This gentle, thoughtful, and moving book is a statement of our kinship with all of life. And it's a reminder to all of us that our choices and actions sometimes matter greatly.”
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
“"Animal Camp is an incredibly moving,
beautiful, sincere, honest book—one that, if read with a complete open heart,
will have the capacity to change lives!"”
Publishers Weekly
The majority of Stevens's somewhat didactic narrative focuses on her and her dedicated staff's time spent at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, "a peaceful haven for needy farm animals" in New York's Hudson Valley. Stevens opened the Sanctuary in 2003 and speaks of it highly: "Six small barns house our pigs, cows, goats, and sheep, while some twenty other outbuildings provide deluxe digs for our horses, donkeys, and smaller animal friends... chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese." Stevens (Where the Blind Horse Sings) recalls with pride and delight experiences with her dog Murphy; Hazel, a pig in serious heat; and Norman, a turkey she'd rescued before Thanksgiving and subsequently renamed Norma Jean (upon discovering that "Norman" was in fact female). It's easy, pleasant reading, but when the discussion turns to veganism, Stevens shows her alarmist side ("growing animals to feed humans is the primary cause of global warming"). She may alienate readers by challenging their food choices and suggesting that animal lovers would never consume meat or dairy, but her ability to tell enjoyable stories about her menagerie takes the sting out of her polemic.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620875667
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
740,900
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
"Animal Camp is an incredibly moving,
beautiful, sincere, honest book—one that, if read with a complete open heart,
will have the capacity to change lives!

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