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Revolutionary Ways to Practice Kindness:

Discover Who Animals Are in ‘Animalkind’


Can fish sing? How do elephants communicate? Why do all animals deserve our respect? Learn the answers to these and other questions in PETA President Ingrid Newkirk’s New York Times–bestselling book Animalkind.

Watch Ingrid talk about the fascinating, meaningful lives of crabs, who appear in the book, and what we humans can do to respect them:

More About Animalkind

In the last few decades, a wealth of information has emerged about who animals are—smart, aware, and empathetic. The other animals we share the Earth with are astounding beings with remarkable intelligence, strong emotions, intricate communications networks, and myriad abilities.

In Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion, Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone present these findings with detailed and fascinating examples.

You can learn about the following:

  • 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.
  • Elephants use their trunks to send subsonic signals, alerting herds a mile or more away to danger or a source of water
  • And much more!

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 also 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.

Animalkind Author Biographies

Ingrid Newkirk is the founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the largest animal rights organization in the world. She has spoken internationally on animal rights issues, from the steps of the Canadian Parliament to the streets of New Delhi, India, where she spent her childhood. She is the author of Save the Animals! 101 Things You Can DoMaking Kind ChoicesThe Compassionate Cook or, “Please Don’t Eat the Animals!” and other books available in multiple languages.

Gene Stone has written, co-written, or ghost-written more than 45 books, including Forks Over KnivesHow Not to DieLiving the Farm Sanctuary Life, and The Engine 2 Diet. He has reached millions of readers with important ideas about ways to work, live, and thrive.

Praise for Animalkind:

— Jonathan Safran Foer, New York Times bestselling author of Eating Animals

—Dr. Marty Goldstein, author of The Nature of Animal Healing

— Captain Paul Watson, CEO and founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

—John Pawlowski, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard medical faculty physician

—Anjelica Huston, Oscar-winning actor

—Alan Cumming, stage and screen actor

—Joy Williams, author The Quick and the Dead and The Changeling

—Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., author of The Emotional Lives of Animals

—Edie Falco, Emmy-winning actor

Publishers Weekly

—Mike White, filmmaker, actor, and producer

—James Cromwell, Emmy-winning actor

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