Animal Camp: Lessons in Love and Hope from Rescued Farm Animals

Animal Camp: Lessons in Love and Hope from Rescued Farm Animals

by Kathy Stevens
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Animal Camp: Lessons in Love and Hope from Rescued Farm Animals by Kathy Stevens

Picking up where she left off in Where the Blind Horse Sings, Kathy Stevens regales us with more tales of the rescued animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS), some touching, some hilarious, all provocative. We meet Barbie, the broiler hen found hiding under a blue Honda in Brooklyn who falls for the animal ambassador Rambo, a ram with an uncanny sense of what others need. Then there’s Norma Rae, the turkey rescued from a “turkey bowl” just before Thanksgiving. There’s also Noah, a twenty-one-year-old stallion, starved and locked in a dark stall for his entire life until he came to the safety and plenty of CAS. Claude, the giant pink free-range pig, is but another of the “underfoot family,” those who roam the barnyard, free and with dignity, interacting with their own and other species in startling and profound ways.

The love Stevens has for these animals, and the amount of love they give her in return, is stunning and will make any reader more thoughtful of how we treat a whole class of animals in this country. Pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, horses, goats, sheep, and more, march into CAS and into our hearts as we learn about their quirks and personalities and what makes us human.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616080112
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 09/08/2010
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 919,706
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Giving up a thriving eleven-year teaching career, Kathy Stevens bought a disastrously rundown farm on a vast number of acres, and with sheer determination, boundless compassion, and limited funds, turned it into an acclaimed haven for abused livestock, the Catskills Animal Sanctuary. Her books, Where the Blind Horse Sings and Animal Camp, present heartening stories of the difficult work that has gone into saving more than 2,000 lives since the sanctuary’s 2001 founding.

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Animal Camp: Lessons in Love and Hope from Rescued Farm Animals 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a good book about farm animals i learned a lot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I decided to get the free sample of this book and check it out. I thought id like it because i am a total animal person and fall in love with beef cows that we happen to walk by! But ANIMALS ARE NOT PEOPLE! i have 2 pigs that i raise for 4h and fall completely in love with them. But when time comes we have to butcher them. Then we eat them. God puts animals on this Earth for us to eat. Thats my mentality. We can love them. Treat them humanely. But come on we have to remember what their purpose on this earth is.