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Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action

Vegan is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action

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By (author) Ruby Roth

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  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 231mm x 282mm x 13mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1583943544
  • ISBN 13: 9781583943540
  • Illustrations note: 4 Colour Illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 42,696

Product description

In "Vegan Is Love, "author-illustrator Ruby Roth introduces young readers to veganism as a lifestyle of compassion and action. Broadening the scope of her popular first book "That's Why We Don't Eat Animals, "Roth illustrates how our daily choices ripple out locally and globally, conveying what we can do to protect animals, the environment, and people across the world. Roth explores the many opportunities we have to make ethical decisions: refusing products tested on or made from animals; avoiding sea parks, circuses, animal races, and zoos; choosing to buy organic food; and more. Roth's message is direct but sensitive, bringing into sharp focus what it means to "put our love into action." Featuring empowering back-of-the-book resources on action children can take themselves, this is the next step for adults and kids alike to create a more sustainable and compassionate world.

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Author information

Ruby Roth is an acclaimed activist, artist, and author whose work has been featured in the "San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, Change.org, Glamour, "and "Wired "as well as on The Today Show, FOX, ABC, CNN, and other major media outlets." "She first discovered children's interest in veganism while teaching art at an elementary school. Complementing her degrees in art and American studies, she has researched animal agriculture, health, nutrition, and the benefits of a plant-based diet for nearly a decade. Her first book, "That's Why We Don't Eat Animals, "was published in 2009. A vegan since 2003, she lives in Los Angeles.

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"Leaping and bounding toward a more peaceable world, this heart-centered book shows just how far our actions can go when we use love to fuel change." --Jason Mraz, singer and songwriter "An important and completely unique addition to children's literature, "Vegan Is Love "is a gift for newer, greener, and more compassionate generations to come." --Gene Baur, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary "Roth's work brings children a new viewpoint on animals that we desperately need in today's world. Her message to stop attending dolphinariums is a great way to get children personally involved in making moral choices that are best for the animals. Dolphins belong in the sea, not in captivity." --Richard O'Barry, marine mammal specialist, " The Cove"; campaign director of SaveJapanDolphins.org "Children love animals, and "Vegan Is Love" helps to nurture their natural compassion. Please give this book to the teachers, parents, and children in your life, and you will do a world of good to create a compassionate world for all." --Lorri Houston, founder and president, Animal Acres Farm Sanctuary "Ruby Roth's short, sweet, and beautifully illustrated book is a must for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and babysitters, as is her message that 'The choice to be vegan is especially brave.' And that goes for grown-ups, too." --Joseph Connelly, founder and publisher, "VegNews" magazine ""Vegan Is Love" beautifully conveys compelling reasons to reevaluate the food we eat, clothes we wear, and entertainment we choose. Best of all, it offers children ways they can be part of the solution today." --Brendan Brazier, professional triathlete, best-selling author of "Thrive" "This book gives young people a comprehensive view of animal rights as a lifestyle in an easy-to-digest format. It is my dream that future generations will extend their compassion to all sentient beings as part of their daily practice. This book provides the t