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Release date: May 4, 2021
Pages: 310
Binding: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-61822-094-3

“If you want to do something for animals, reading Saving Animals will get you off to a great start. It allows young activists to tell their stories about what they have achieved and how they did it. Between the stories you will find wise words on how to go vegan and help make the world a better place.”

Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation and professor of bioethics, Princeton University

“This latest book by the remarkable Catherine Kelaher is moving, inspiring, and hopeful … Saving Animals: A Future Activist's Guide is a touchstone of information about the plight of trillions of animals and what you can do personally to help. I applaud the young people within the covers for their courage and empathy … The phenomenal scope of the book means every contingency is covered. Catherine leaves the reader feeling empowered and part of a large community. This wise, well-researched book is a gem.”

Lynda Stoner, CEO of Animal Liberation NSW

“In my twenty years as an animal advocate, my only regret is that I didn’t start speaking up for animals earlier in my life. If I’d a copy of Catherine’s book when I was younger, I probably would have. This book is the why, the how, and everything you need know to start to change the world. Young people are the future—it’s the next generation that will see major changes to the way animals are treated. Yet often younger generations aren’t being equipped to take on the world with the tools and the know-how to achieve this. You are ready to start your activism. You aren’t too young. Just read this book and you’ll be set to become a warrior saving animals in all areas of your life.”

Emma Hurst, Member of Parliament, Animal Justice Party

“If you want to do something for animals, reading Saving Animals will get you off to a great start ... you will find wise words on how to go vegan and help make the world a better place.”

Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation and professor of bioethics, Princeton University

“Read this book, then go change the world!”

Emma Hurst, Member of Parliament, Animal Justice Party

“Friendly, chatty, and highly engaging ... Helpful and inspirational.”

Kirkus Reviews

You’re never too young to change the world

Do you want to help animals but are not sure how? Or maybe you are already helping animals and want to do more. Whether you’re seven years old or seventeen, Saving Animals: A Future Activist's Guide — a lively, interactive, hands-on guide to animal and environmental activism for young people of all ages — will show you how.

This timely book covers all aspects of animal protection — from pets to farm animals to wildlife — as well as how to make the world a better place for animals through vegan outreach, animal advocacy, and volunteerism. Whatever your personality, skill set, or age, you’ll find something in this book to inspire you.

In addition to information on why animal protection is vital for all living beings as well as our planet, this book is filled with the interviews and stories of more than two dozen young activists, ranging in age from seven to twenty-two, all of whom are doing amazing things to help create a kinder world. You’ll learn how fun and easy it is to be vegan, discover what kinds of outreach will best fit your style, and find hope for a better future.

“We may be young, but we’re also powerful. People will see us speaking up for animals and will realize that they, too, can make positive changes. Our voices will be heard.” —Emma Black (14), Wollongong, Australia

"Kelaher's message is buoyant. Here, she has written extensively about how we can all make the world a kinder place for animals. Saving Animals is an inspiring compilation of ideas and guidance. Get ready to feel motivated!”

Jo-Anne McArthur, photographer & founder of We Animals Media

“The Aussie founder of NSW Hen Rescue dishes up a spicy mix of interviews and advocacy to promote the idea that switching to a vegan diet and vigorously opposing any sort of animal use go hand in hoof (paw, fin, claw) ... Her main ingredients are short Q&A exchanges with budding animal activists around the world ... who speak about both their favored methods of raising awareness and specific areas of concern, ranging from livestock abuse and slaughter to plastic pollutants, cruelty in the pet industry, wildlife rescue, and classroom dissections. The tone overall is friendly, chatty, and highly engaging. Helpful and inspirational.”

Kirkus Reviews

"I wish I’d had a copy of this book when I was young! At the age of eleven, I stopped eating animals and was met with resistance. No one at school or home understood my love for animals and desire not to hurt them. Fortunately young people today who have compassion for animals and want to advocate for them now have this brilliant resource from Catherine Kelahar. Saving Animals: A Future Activist's Guide is an outstanding, comprehensive book that provides resources, advice, information, and inspiration on every aspect of animal advocacy, from self-care and different types of activism to starting an animal rights club at school and choosing a career that aligns with your passions. This book is essential reading for all young people who want to make a difference for animals—and their parents and schoolteachers.”

Katrina Fox, author of Vegan Ventures & founder of the Vegan Women’s Leadership Network

"Saving Animals is a dynamic must-read guide for anyone and everyone interested in making positive change for animals. Catherine’s comprehensive approach will galvanize you into action through inspirational stories of activism, outreach ideas, practical advice, and so much more. I only wish I had had access to such a valuable resource in my early years of activism!”

Jasmin Singer, co-host, Our Hen House; author of The VegNews Guide to Being a Fabulous Vegan

"From ethical pets to on-the-street protests, from the foods we eat to fundraising, press releases, kits for the rescue of wild animals, cupcake stalls, vigils, and a hundred important subjects in between, this is a clear, practical, extraordinarily valuable compendium of animal activism for would-be activists of all ages. A precious and inspirational work from an expert in the field."

David G. Brooks, author of The Grass Library

"Catherine Kelaher has infused Saving Animals with a wise and patient love both for all animals, and for the intelligence and compassion of young people. This book offers practical, real-life-tested ideas and inspiration for vegan and aspiring vegan kids and teens. As individuals, as members of families, and as students and community members, readers will grow in their sense of efficacy and power to prompt change for the better … With great clarity, Kelaher describes the ethical foundations of veganism, which makes it a great standalone tool for vegan advocacy … While the intended audience is children and adolescents, Saving Animals has enough insights to prompt any of us to learn, do and hope for more."

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