In the face of injustice, people band together to work for change, and through their influence, what was once unthinkable becomes common. This title traces the history of the animal rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change. Iconic images and informative sidebars accompany compelling text that follows the movement from the first work to improve animals' welfare through the awakening of the animal rights movement and up to the battles that continue today. Features include a glossary, selected bibliography, Web sites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.