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Thanking the Monkey Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals

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ISBN-10: 0061351857

ISBN-13: 9780061351853

Edition: 2008

Authors: Karen Dawn

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The animal rights movement has reached a tipping point. No longer a fringe extremist cause, it has become a social concern that leading members of society endorse and young people embrace. From Michael Vick's dog fighting scandal to the incredible success of the bestselling Skinny Bitch veggie diet book, animal rights issues have hit the headlines-and are being championed by students and senators, pop stars and producers, and actors and activists. Don't you want to be part of the conversation? In Thanking the Monkey, Karen Dawn covers pets, fur, fashion, food, animal testing, activism, and more. But as the title playfully suggests, this isn't like any previous animal rights book.…    
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.84" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Born in the United States, Karen Dawn grew up and studied in Australia. She pursued a science degree colloquially tagged "rats and stats," so she knows firsthand that views and habits can shift. She hopes her furry subjects will shine forgiving blessings upon this book.She worked as a news researcher and writer for Australia's national nightly news magazine show The 7:30 Report , then moved to New York, where she played the downtown music scene--and made fruit salad at the Saint Francis of Xavier soup kitchen every Sunday. After reading Animal Liberation she was moved to devote her efforts to those most abused by society and least able to help themselves--the animals.Karen founded the…    

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