To celebrate the paperback release of his animal advocacy book, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, Farm Sanctuary founder Gene Baur is making the title available as a free download through Sony's eBook Store, for today only.
Baur is the founder and CEO of Farm Sanctuary, which operates East and West Coast shelters for cows, sheep, goats, pigs, and chickens who have been saved from slaughter. Farm Sanctuary has also taken on the role of consciousness-raiser in chief for all meat eaters, by putting a personal face on the beings who are killed as food for American dinner tables and exposing the often-horrendous conditions in which these animals are kept as they await their ultimate fate.
Here's an excerpt from the book jacket:
"In Farm Sanctuary, Baur provides a thoughtprovoking investigation of the ethical questions involved in the production of beef, poultry, pork, milk,and eggs -- and what each of us can do to stop the mistreatment of farm animals and promote compassion. He details the triumphs and the disappointments of more than twenty years on the front lines of the animal protection movement. And he introduces sanctuary. us to some of the special creatures who live at Farm Sanctuary -- from Maya the cow to Marmalade the chicken -- all of whom escaped horrible circumstances to live happier, more peaceful lives. Farm Sanctuary shows how all of us have an opportunity and a responsibility to consume a kinder plate, making a better life for ourselves and animals as well. You will certainly never think of a hamburger or chicken breast the same way after reading this book. "
If you want to read the rest of the story, just download it free today!