Animal protection is one of the most passionately debated issues of our day. In light of recent legislation and intensified pressure put on activists around the world, those advocates fighting for animal liberation or even animal welfare need a single resource covering the major, and some mir, models of animal activism. While the majority of people kw thing about animal oppression, which is well hidden from public view, there is a growing network of compassionate individuals who believe that all animals - human and n-human - have the right to live free from abuse and exploitation. From the clothing they wear to the food they eat, these animal activists speak up for animals in countless ways, seeking to reduce the cruelty suffered by other sentient beings. Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism brings together the most effective tactics for speaking out for animals and gives voice to activists from around the globe, who explain why their chosen models of activism have been successful - and how others can get involved.
Mark Hawthorne is a committed animal activist who has engaged in nearly every model of activism, from leafleting to direct action. He is a contributing writer for Satya magazine, and his articles, book reviews, essays and opinion pieces have also appeared in VegNews, Vegan Voice, Hinduism Today, Utne.com and many daily newspapers across the U.S. Mark serves on the Outreach Advisory Council for Animal Place, a vegan education center and sanctuary for farmed animals in the Bay Area. Much of his writing can be viewed on firstprecept.com.