animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion by Ingrid Newkirk will launch on 7 January 2020.
In animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion, Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone present these findings in a concise and awe-inspiring way, detailing a variety of fascinating examples: that geese fall in love and stay with a partner for life even at great personal risk, squirrels bury nuts by the position of the stars, pigeons navigate by low-frequency radio waves, fish “sing” underwater, and elephants use their trunks to send subsonic signals, alerting herds a mile or more away to danger or a source of water.
Newkirk and Stone pair their tour of the mesmerizing lives of animals with a guide to some exciting ways that allow humans to avoid using and abusing them as our society has done in the past. They show readers what they can do in their everyday lives to ensure that the animal world is protected and respected. Whether it’s in the realm of medicine, product testing, food, clothing, or entertainment, there are now far better, quicker, cheaper, and more humane alternatives to all the ways animals were once used in human life. We no longer send canaries down coal mines, deliver the mail by Pony Express, or kill rabbits in pregnancy tests—so why not modernize by phasing out all animal exploitation and feel good about doing so?!
With a foreword by Mayim Bialik, animalkind is a fascinating study of why our fellow sentient beings deserve our respect—and moreover, a collection of steps that every reader can take to put this new understanding into action.