The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals

The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals

by Jenny Brown
The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals

The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals

by Jenny Brown


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Jonathan Safran Foer meets Jeffrey Moussaieff Mason in a poignant, provocative memoir of  survival, compassion, and awakening to the reality of our food system.

Jenny Brown was ten years old when she lost a leg to bone cancer. Throughout the ordeal, her constant companion was a cat named Boogie. Years later, she would make the connection between her feline friend and the farm animals she ate, acknowledging that most of America’s domesticated animals live on industrialized farms, and are viewed as mere production units. Raised in a conservative Southern Baptist family in Kentucky, Brown had been taught to avoid asking questions. But she found her passion and the courage to speak out.

The Lucky Ones introduces readers to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary which Brown established with her husband in 2004. With a cast of unforgettable survivors, including a fugitive slaughterhouse cow named Kayli; Albie, the three-legged goat; and Quincy, an Easter duckling found abandoned in New York City, The Lucky Ones reveals shocking statistics about the prevalence of animal abuse throughout America’s agribusinesses.  Blending wry humor with unflinching honesty, Brown brings a compelling new voice to the healthy-living movement—and to the vulnerable, voiceless creatures among us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583335246
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jenny Brown is the cofounder and director of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary—a not-for-profit organization and farm animal shelter—a vegan animal rights activist, and previously worked as a television producer.

Poet and journalist Gretchen Primack is the author of the chapbook, The Slow Creaking of Planets. Both authors live in Ulster County, New York.

Table of Contents

Prologue xi

1 The Cat and the Cripple 1

2 The Flying Leg 25

3 Taking the Red Pill 37

4 The Horrible Bunny 59

5 Take Two 89

6 Dougable 105

7 Texas, Undercover 119

8 My Three Hundred Chickens Roommates 145

9 Woodstock, a Wedding, and a Band of Turkeys 171

10 Soapbox Feet 201

11 The Happy Endings 221

Appendix: An Opinionated Lady's Opinions 229

Resources 229

Recipes 245

Acknowledgments 265

Notes 271

Index 283

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“Jenny Brown is a tireless advocate for precious, yet voiceless creatures everywhere. Her new book The Lucky Ones is powerful, beautiful and heartbreaking – in the best way. This book could change the world, but only if you read it.” –Kris Carr, bestselling author of Crazy Sexy Diet

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