The Tourist Trail is the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Animal Book Club pick for May

I am thrilled to announce that John’s novel, The Tourist Trail, has been chosen by the Animal Legal Defense Fund‘s Animal Book Club as its May book club pick! The ALDF is an amazing organization that has been fighting since 1979 to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system — …

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Protecting the environment is, for some, a life and death battle

In the US, we see our share of environmental battles. But more often than not these battles are waged in courtrooms and in the media. In poorer countries, these battles are waged on the land itself, with few witnesses, and they are increasingly fatal. According to the group Global Witness, activists and locals who are simply …

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To Celebrate the Human-Animal Bond, a Museum is Born

Since awakening to animal rights issues I’ve been steadily reading books that document the evolving (and too often tragic) relationships between humans and animals. And while books have a role to play in opening our eyes, there are so many other avenues to explore. Which is why I was thrilled to discover the Animal History …

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The Animals Among Us

  When we announced last month that Ashland Creek Press was planning to publish an anthology devoted to short stories about how the lives of animals and humans intersect, we had no idea what kind of response we would get. I’m happy to say that the response has been amazing. The quality and quantity of stories …

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