Animalkind by Ingrid Newkirk audiobook

Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion

By Ingrid Newkirk  and Gene Stone
Foreword by Mayim Bialik, PhD
Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501198540
9.21 Hours 1
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The founder and president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, and bestselling author Gene Stone explore the wonders of animal life and offer tools for living more kindly toward them. In the last few decades, a wealth of new information has emerged about who animals are—intelligent, aware, and empathetic. Studies show that animals are astounding beings with intelligence, emotions, intricate communications networks, and myriad abilities. In Animalkind, Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone present these findings in a concise and awe-inspiring way, detailing a range of surprising discoveries: that geese fall in love and stay with a partner for life, that fish “sing” underwater, and that elephants use their trunks to send subsonic signals, alerting other herds to danger miles away. Newkirk and Stone pair their tour of the astounding lives of animals with a guide to the exciting new tools that allow humans to avoid using or abusing animals as we once did. They show readers what they can do in their everyday lives to ensure that the animal world is protected from needless harm. Whether it’s medicine, product testing, entertainment, clothing, or food, there are now better options to all the uses animals once served in human life. We can substitute warmer, lighter faux fleece for wool, choose vegan versions of everything from shrimp to sausage and milk to marshmallows, reap the benefits of medical research that no longer requires monkeys to be caged in laboratories, and scrap captive orca exhibits and elephant rides for virtual reality and animatronics. Animalkind is a fascinating study of why our fellow living beings deserve our respect, and moreover, the steps every reader can take to put this new understanding into action.

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Summary

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Animal Rights

The founder and president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, and bestselling author Gene Stone explore the wonders of animal life and offer tools for living more kindly toward them.

In the last few decades, a wealth of new information has emerged about who animals are—intelligent, aware, and empathetic. Studies show that animals are astounding beings with intelligence, emotions, intricate communications networks, and myriad abilities. In Animalkind, Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone present these findings in a concise and awe-inspiring way, detailing a range of surprising discoveries: that geese fall in love and stay with a partner for life, that fish “sing” underwater, and that elephants use their trunks to send subsonic signals, alerting other herds to danger miles away.

Newkirk and Stone pair their tour of the astounding lives of animals with a guide to the exciting new tools that allow humans to avoid using or abusing animals as we once did. They show readers what they can do in their everyday lives to ensure that the animal world is protected from needless harm. Whether it’s medicine, product testing, entertainment, clothing, or food, there are now better options to all the uses animals once served in human life. We can substitute warmer, lighter faux fleece for wool, choose vegan versions of everything from shrimp to sausage and milk to marshmallows, reap the benefits of medical research that no longer requires monkeys to be caged in laboratories, and scrap captive orca exhibits and elephant rides for virtual reality and animatronics.

Animalkind is a fascinating study of why our fellow living beings deserve our respect, and moreover, the steps every reader can take to put this new understanding into action.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With wisdom and eloquence, Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone remind us of what we’ve always known but too often forget: animals are deserving of our care.” Jonathan Safran Foer, New York Times bestselling author
“Meant to evoke both admiration and empathy.” New York Times Book Review
Animalkind will have you thinking about the creatures that share our planet—their astonishing capabilities and emotions, and the ways in which we could improve how we cohabit with them.” Columbus Dispatch
“A fascinating look at animal behavior, as well as a treatise against cruelty toward animals…Effectively nudges readers to think twice about their own use of products sourced, perhaps less than ethically, from the animal kingdom.” Publishers Weekly
“This is the book to buy, read, and give to others so that everyone finally sees why they should respect and cherish all animals.” Anjelica Huston, Oscar winning actress
“Buy this book for anyone you know who harbors even the slightest doubt that animals aren’t super-clever or that there aren’t many ways to help them—because Newkirk and Stone show that animals are, and that you can.” Edie Falco, Emmy winning actress

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Author

Author Bio: Ingrid Newkirk

Author Bio: Ingrid Newkirk

Ingrid Newkirk founded People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the largest animal rights organization in the world, with affiliates in eight countries, in 1980. She is the author of Save the Animals! 101 Things You Can Do; Kids Can Save the Animals; The Compassionate Cook; and several other books available in English, Mandarin, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Author Bio: Gene Stone

Author Bio: Gene Stone

Gene Stone has written many books on animal protection and plant-based nutrition, including #1 New York Times bestseller Forks over Knives. He has also co-written bestsellers The Engine 2 Diet and Living the Farm Sanctuary Life.

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Details

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Runtime: 9.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English