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More of a catchall than an outline for focused animal rights advocacy, this comprehensive revision of Newkirk's 1999 You Can Save the Animals: 251 Simple Ways To Stop Thoughtless Cruelty nonetheless furnishes information useful to even experienced activists. President and cofounder of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), Newkirk writes in direct and conversational prose that disarms while it educates. Her useful overview of various arenas of animal abuse reminds us of how entrenched the brutalization of animals is in our society and encourages us to be more conscious and caring. Additions to the earlier version include answers to frequently asked questions (always useful for advocates) and a list of health charities that do not fund animal experiments. While it is informative, the guide could have been strengthened by including authoritative citations. Given the growing interest in animal rights and veganism among young people and general audiences, this is recommended for public and academic libraries.
—Leslie J. Patterson