Living Cruelty Free : Live A More Compassionate Life
This work offers tips and advice on how we can be kinder to animals and each other and live a kinder life. There are tips on how to go free range, become vegetarian or just reduce your meat intake.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 166 x 200 x 10mm | 340.19g
- 15 Oct 2012
- Greatest Guides Limited
- Warwick, United Kingdom
About Jennifer Thomson
Jennifer Thomson has been a vegetarian for 25 years and has always tried to live a cruelty free life. She wants to share the tips she's picked up along the way and blogs at http://greatestguidetolivingcrueltyfree.blogspot.com.
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I wish this book never had to be written because then we wouldn't have cruel experiments on animals, factory farming, forced labour and fur, because they wouldn't exist. The fact they do makes this book very necessary. People have a right to know the cruelty that goes into meat production and cheap clothing. The aim of Living Cruelty Free by Jennifer Thomson is to give people the information they need to make informed choices so that nobody has to suffer, and that includes human beings as well as animals. As a vegetarian of many years, the handiest part of the book for me was the section on vegetarianism that listed the hidden animal ingredients in foods that people may unwittingly buy. The section on reducing the meat in your diet was also a great help for those of us who like me have family we would This should be billed as a handbook for living a compassionate life because that's exactly what it is. It's also a book I'll be buying for non-veggie relatives to hopefully encourage them to eat less meat and care more about how animals and humans are treated to produce the foods and products they buy.show moreby JohnM
Living Cruelty Free is far from an easy read, but it's an essential one if you're at all interested in limiting the cruelty meted out to animals by the human race. It tells you so many things you didn't know like the down in bedding and cushions mainly coming from birds who have their feathers torn from their bodies whilst they are still alive, lobsters feeling pain and horse and dog racing being barbaric - in what other sports are participants regularly maimed or shot? 'You care more about animals than you do about humans' is a criticism often laid at the feet of those who oppose animal cruelty but this book looks at the suffering of humans too. In the 19 Ways to Change the World chapter, the points given offer various ways to improve the lives of human beings as well as animals. If you are vegetarian or vegan, you've got to read this book. But it's also an eye-opening guide for non-vegetarians because when you read about the cruel way some foods are made like Foie gras you'll be determined never to let these foods pass your lips. You'll also be more aware of the true cost of cheap clothing - child labour and sweatshops - and be more likely to buy Fairtrade.show moreby Jennifer Thomson