Animals need your voice to be heard. It is a compassionate and courageous act to stand up for animals in an uncaring global atmosphere. It can also take a toll on your psyche.
You may be walking down the street and notice a fur coat, or you may pick up the smell of meat from a food cart in your neighborhood. The sights, sounds, and smells of institutionalized animal abuse are everywhere. For those dedicated to exposing and raising awareness of animal cruelty, this reality can trigger intense feelings such as anger, sadness, and frustration. April Lang, LCSW, SEP, gives you sound strategies designed to help you more effectively manage these emotions.
Lang also presents some potentially challenging situations that vegans and animal activists may encounter in their personal lives at family gatherings, with their romantic partners, and with their children. She goes on to provide insight into coping with the thoughts and feelings that may arise from advocating and caring for animals.
Throughout the book you'll also be reading the true stories of ethical vegans and animal advocates¾both their challenges and successes.
Yes, animals need your help-and they need you at your best.
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About the Author
April Lang, LCSW, SEP, has been a vegan for the past fifteen years and is a passionate animal-rights advocate with a special interest in humane education. She is in the process of receiving her CHES certificate (Certified Humane Education Specialist).
Lang has also spent the past twenty years in private practice as a psychotherapist. She is particularly interested in the intersection of psychotherapy, animal advocacy, and ethical veganism. She has written several articles and blog entries on the subject and currently writes a column for LA Fashionista Compassionista magazine entitled "The Relational Vegan."