Thats Why We Dont Eat Animals uses colorful artwork and lively text to introduce vegetarianism and veganism to early readers (ages six to ten). Written and illustrated by Ruby Roth, the book features an endearing animal cast of pigs, turkeys, cows, quail, turtles, and dolphins. These creatures are shown in both their natural staterooting around, bonding, nuzzling, cuddling, grooming one another, and charming each other with their family instincts and ritualsand in the terrible conditions of the factory farm. The book also describes the negative effects eating meat has on the environment. A separate section entitled What Else Can We Do? suggests ways children can learn more about the vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, such as:Celebrate Thanksgiving with a vegan feast or Buy clothes, shoes, belts, and bags that are not made from leather or other animal skins or fur. This compassionate, informative book offers both an entertaining read and a resource to inspire parents and children to talk about a timely, increasingly important subject.
That's Why We Don't Eat Animals official website: http://wedonteatanimals.com/
Ruby Roth is an acclaimed activist, artist, and author whose work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, Change.org, Glamour, and Wired as well as on The Today Show, FOX, ABC, CNN, and other major media outlets. She first discovered children's interest in veganism while teaching art at an elementary school. Complementing her degrees in art and American studies, she has researched animal agriculture, health, nutrition, and the benefits of a plant-based diet for nearly a decade. A vegan since 2003, she lives in Los Angeles.
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