Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism
Author: Mark Hawthorne · Subject: Animal Rights & Activism
Animal protection is one of the most passionately debated issues of our day. In light of recent legislation and intensified pressure put on activists around the world, those advocates fighting for animal liberation or even animal welfare need a single resource covering the major, and some minor, models of animal activism.
Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism brings together the most effective tactics for speaking out for animals and gives voice to activists from around the globe, who explain why their chosen models of activism have been successful – and how others can get involved.
About the Author
Mark Hawthorne is the author of three books on animal rights (all from Changemakers Books): Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering, which examines the many ways humans exploit nonhumans; A Vegan Ethic: Embracing a Life of Compassion Toward All; and Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism, which empowers people around the world to get active for animals and will be released as a thoroughly revised 10th-anniversary edition in November of 2018.
Mark stopped eating meat after an encounter with one of India’s many cows in 1992 and became an ethical vegan a decade later. His writing has also been featured in Vegan’s Daily Companion (Quarry Books) and in the anthologies Uncaged: Top Activists Share Their Wisdom on Effective Farm Animal Advocacy (Ben Davidow), Turning Points in Compassion: Personal Journeys of Animal Advocates (SpiritWings), and Stories to Live By: Wisdom to Help You Make the Most of Every Day (Travelers’ Tales). Mark is a frequent contributor to vegan magazines.
“For anyone interested in what they can do to garner wins for animals, Mark’s book is a great place to start.” – Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive officer of The Humane Society of the United States
“A must-read. It ranks with the best guides to animal advocacy that have ever been written.” – Norm Phelps, author of The Longest Struggle: Animal Advocacy from Pythagoras to PETA and The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights
“Brilliant, easy to read, full of real-life experiences and practical examples.” – Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
“If you are serious about helping animals, then you should seriously read this book.” – Captain Paul Watson, founder and president of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
“There is not a single page of this book from which I did not learn something valuable.” – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals and The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals
“This book motivates and informs, puts the passion into compassion and will save lives.” – Juliet Gellatley, founder and director of Viva!