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Free the Animals : The Story of the Animal Liberation Front by Ingrid Newkirk
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Oct 21, 2000
Publisher Lantern Books
ISBN 1930051220 ISBN13 9781930051225
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More About Ingrid Newkirk
Ingrid Newkirk (Norfolk, VA) is the world-famous dog lover and founder/president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the largest animal rights organization in the world. A master of publicity, she has appeared on "Today, Oprah, Nightline, Crossfire, 20/20, " on radio, and in print. A deputy sheriff in Maryland for nearly thirty years, she is also the author of several books and articles on the social implications of our treatment of animals. In 2008, HBO released a documentary of her life titled "I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA."
Jane Ratcliffe (Ann Arbor, MI) is a novelist and freelance writer. She has her MFA from Columbia University and currently teaches creative writing.
Reviews - What do customers think about Free the Animals : The Story of the Animal Liberation Front?
INSPIRING!!! Feb 22, 2008
I've always been curious about the animal liberation front and whether you agree or disagree with their tactics, it's still an interesting read. It's a very unlikely story. A cop "turning to the other side" for the good of animals. I highly recommend that you check this book out for yourself.
A must for monkeywrenchers Oct 24, 2007
True story of the begining of the ALF in North America. Ordinary people combining skills to pull of amazing day time and night time raids to free the animals. From the former head of PETA.
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!! Jan 8, 2007
Ingrid Newkirk is a hero, a genious, and a revolutionary. God bless her in every way for everything she has done for animals. The book is absolutely wonderful...I finished it in 3 days!!! The only reason I put it down is because my eyes started to hurt after reading for 2 hours. This book stole my heart and encouraged me to do what I have been doing to protect animals (im a vegan and an animal advocate). This book is full of action, emotion, relates to real life, and it will make you cry as well as sigh of relief every time you read about ALF's success at the end of each chapter. It is a masterpiece that has painted beauty of our fellow non-humans and ugliness our own species who have inflicted such cruelties upon innocent animals. It is a masterpeice that paints courage and strength, conviction and determination of those who have put their own lives in danger to selflessly help those who need our help the most. ITS A MUST READ!!! IT IS WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY SPENT!!! YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN!!! Please be kind to animals and protect them by any means necessary. God Bless You All!!!
It doesn't matter who you are; you should know about this. Jan 31, 2006
I came to this book not knowing whether or not I supported the actions of the ALF. I'm an animal activist, but I wasn't sure if I would go so far as to support property destruction in name of a political cause. So I read it.
Besides entertaining (the stories of animal rescue are very suspenseful), this book really shined a light on the ALF for me. I've heard of the philosophy and so on, but this provided an actual account, though perhaps second-hand (necessarily), of how and why the ALF in the US was started.
By the end, liking the book for me wasn't a matter of whether I agreed or not with taking beagles out of labs. It's a great book, it has great stories and very interesting and compelling philosophy. No matter what side you sit on, at some point you'll be rooting for the "underdog" while reading this book. And for all you know, you may wind up supporting every action described.
Great Read Jun 29, 2005
This book is a good book for getting people educated about animal rights and the abuses that are out there. Well written and to the point. As far as the review that gave this 1 star and said it created a "third use" - ( that being sarcastically using people in experiments instead of animals ) I agree - and he should be first to go. It's about the only way he could achieve empathy of any sort.