Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food
Author: Gene Baur · Subject: Animal Rights
In Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, Baur provides a thought-provoking investigation of the ethical questions involved in the production of beef, poultry, pork, milk, and eggs—and what each of us can do to stop the mistreatment of farm animals and promote compassion.
He details the triumphs and, the disappointments of more than twenty years on the front lines of the animal protection movement. And he introduces us to some of the unique creatures who live at Farm Sanctuary–all of whom escaped horrible circumstances to live happier, more peaceful lives.
Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food shows how all of us have an opportunity and a responsibility to consume a kinder plate, making a better life for ourselves and animals as well. You will certainly never think of a hamburger or chicken breast the same way after reading this book.
About the Author
Gene Baur is the president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, which advocates the fair treatment of farm animals, a return to the roots of agriculture, and the end of animals’ suffering for our consumption. Since 1986 his organization has not only helped to enact groundbreaking laws and policies to help prevent sick and diseased animals from ending up on our menus but has also rescued sick, abandoned, and abused animals from farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses across the country. Baur and his colleagues provide, on farms in New York and California, a safe home and a healthful life for animals who are in desperate need of rescue.
“In Farm Sanctuary Gene Baur highlights the appalling conditions billions of animals are forced to endure in factory farms — in order to produce more meat more cheaply in the shortest possible time. His descriptions of the courageous battles fought by many individuals to end such practices are touching. Filled with hope, this book is written for all who strive for a more compassionate world — I highly recommend it.” – Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace
“A beautiful and stirring book, as filled with the spirit of mercy as the place that inspired it.” – Matthew Scully, author of Dominion
“Farm animals couldn’t ask for a better advocate than Gene Baur.” – Rory Freedman, co-author of Skinny Bitch
“The factory-farming industries do their best to keep people from knowing the truth about how meat, eggs, and dairy are produced. Gene and Farm Sanctuary deserve high praise for working so hard to educate the public and make the world a more compassionate and humane place.” – Moby
“Factory farms subvert democracy and are some of the nation’s worst polluters. This book shows how they also treat animals with unspeakable cruelty. Farm Sanctuaryis a compelling testament to the need to civilize this industry and end its radical practices for producing meat, dairy, and eggs.” – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.