To Save the Animals examines how humans came to make diet and lifestyle choices that are destroying the natural world, making clear the ways an organic vegan diet and living sustainably mitigate climate change and help to stop animal suffering/death/extinction. Subjects include biology, anatomy, physiology, animal intelligence and empathy, evolution; cell theory, health, climate change and mass extinction, factory farming and more. The author, a composer-pianist-artist-poet-teacher, has sought words, phrases and images to awaken people's hearts. Reverence for life, kindness, compassion, and the belief that one can/must make a difference are the book's central themes.
Kate Jewel has a doctorate in music, and she taught piano for decades. Her love for animals and nature led her to study many sciences, then write To Save the Animals, to help readers better understand our species in relationship to nonhuman animals. She wants to devote the rest of her life to speaking on behalf of animals.