Library Ed. Recorded Books 2009
CS ISBN 9781436163033 $82.75 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 9781436163057 $123.75 Ten CDs
Andrea Gallo delivers an eloquent narration, bringing warmth and compassion to what, at times, can be a harrowing look at the treatment of animals. Ultimately, however, this is a hopeful and upbeat book that shows what has been done to improve the lives of animals from zoos to feedlots. Grandin takes us on a journey through the domesticated animal kingdom—from household dogs and cats through horses, cattle, pigs, and poultry. Those interested in sustainable agriculture will find a good overview of what good practices are. Also fascinating, Grandin uses her own struggles with autism to identify the things that give animals comfort as well as cause panic. Grandin wades in where few go and does a job all humane people should thank her for. D.G. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2009]
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