Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion

Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion

Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion

Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion

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Overview

The founder and president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, and bestselling author Gene Stone explore the wonders of animal life and offer tools for living more kindly toward them.

In the last few decades, a wealth of new information has emerged about who animals are—intelligent, aware, and empathetic. Studies show that animals are astounding beings with intelligence, emotions, intricate communications networks, and myriad abilities. In Animalkind, Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone present these findings in a concise and awe-inspiring way, detailing a range of surprising discoveries: that geese fall in love and stay with a partner for life, that fish “sing” underwater, and that elephants use their trunks to send subsonic signals, alerting other herds to danger miles away.

Newkirk and Stone pair their tour of the astounding lives of animals with a guide to the exciting new tools that allow humans to avoid using or abusing animals as we once did. They show readers what they can do in their everyday lives to ensure that the animal world is protected from needless harm. Whether it’s medicine, product testing, entertainment, clothing, or food, there are now better options to all the uses animals once served in human life. We can substitute warmer, lighter faux fleece for wool, choose vegan versions of everything from shrimp to sausage and milk to marshmallows, reap the benefits of medical research that no longer requires monkeys to be caged in laboratories, and scrap captive orca exhibits and elephant rides for virtual reality and animatronics.

Animalkind is a fascinating study of why our fellow living beings deserve our respect, and moreover, the steps every reader can take to put this new understanding into action.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501198540
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ingrid Newkirk founded PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the largest animal rights organization in the world, with affiliates in eight countries, in 1980. She is the author of Save the Animals! 101 Things You Can Do, Kids Can Save the Animals, The Compassionate Cook, and several other books available in multiple languages.

Gene Stone has written, cowritten, or ghost-written more than forty-five books on a wide variety of subjects, including the bestsellers Forks Over Knives, How Not to Die, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life, and The Engine 2 Diet.

Mayim Bialik, PhD, is perhaps best known for her lead role as Blossom Russo in the 1990s television sitcom Blossom, and she starred on the top-rated comedy The Big Bang Theory. Bialik earned a BS from UCLA in 2000 in neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish studies, and a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007. She designed a neuroscience curriculum for homeschoolers in Southern California, where she also teaches middle and high school students. Married to her college sweetheart with two young sons, Bialik is also a Certified Lactation Education Counselor. Visit her at MayimBialik.net.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction 1

Section I Remarkable Discoveries about Animals

The Mysteries of Navigation 15

The Channels of Communication 38

The Intricacies of Love 62

The Joy of Play 88

Section II Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion

Scientific Research 119

Clothing 155

Entertainment 181

Food 205

Afterword 239

Acknowledgments 241

Selected Sources 243

Notes 267

Index 275

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