The lucky ones My passionate fight for farm animals

Jenny Brown, 1971-

Book - 2012

Traces how the author lost a leg to bone cancer in childhood before connecting with farm animals and questioning her Southern Baptist upbringing to expose what she has learned about slaughterhouse abuses.

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Published
New York : Avery c2012.
Language
English
Physical Description
xiv, 289 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781583334416
1583334416
Main Author
Jenny Brown, 1971- (-)
Other Authors
Gretchen Primack (-)
  • Prologue
  • The cat and the cripple
  • The flying leg
  • Taking the red pill
  • The horrible bunny
  • Take two
  • Dougable
  • Texas, undercover
  • My three hundred chicken roommates
  • Woodstock, a wedding, and a band of turkeys
  • Soapbox feet
  • Happy endings
  • Appendix: an opinionated lady's opinions
  • Resources
  • Recipes.
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Having been comforted by her cat when she lost a leg to bone cancer at age ten, Brown grew up enamored of animals and eventually became concerned about those on farms. She quit her job as a film and TV producer to document awful animal abuses in the Texas stockyards, then founded the celebrated Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Here's your chance to visit; go, animals! [Page 70]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A provocative advocacy memoir illuminates sobering realities about the food system, tracing how the author lost a leg to bone cancer in childhood before connecting with farm animals and questioning her Southern Baptist upbringing to expose what she has learned about slaughterhouse abuses. 25,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Traces how the author lost a leg to bone cancer in childhood before connecting with farm animals and questioning her Southern Baptist upbringing to expose what she has learned about slaughterhouse abuses.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Brown, an animal rights activist, is co-founder and director of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in New York, a nonprofit farm animal shelter and advocacy organization. In this book for general readers, she presents her personal story with the goal of raising awareness of animal abuse and animal rights. Her happy rural childhood was interrupted by bone cancer, but her triumph over adversity gave her the strength to later fight abusive practices in animal farming and agribusiness. As a filmmaker, she went undercover to film the abuse of farmed animals in Texas; it was this experience that catalyzed her future advocacy for animals. The book includes vegan recipes, plus color personal photos, photos of rescued animals, and photos of animals confined in factory farms. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Jonathan Safran Foer meets Jeffrey Moussaieff Mason in a poignant, provocative memoir of survival, compassion, and awakening to the reality of our food system.Jenny Brown was just ten years old when she lost a leg to bone cancer. Throughout the ordeal, her constant companion was a cat named Boogie. Years later, she would make the connection between her feline friend and the farm animals she ate, acknowledging that most of America’s domesticated animals live on industrialized farms, and are viewed as mere production units. Raised in a conservative Southern Baptist family in Kentucky, Brown had been taught to avoid asking questions. But she found her calling and the courage to speak out. She left a flourishing career as a film and television producer after going undercover and exposing horrific animal abuse in Texas stockyards.Bringing to life this exhilarating transformation, The Lucky Ones introduces readers to Brown’s crowning achievement, the renowned Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary she established with her husband in 2004. With a cast of unforgettable survivors, including a fugitive slaughterhouse cow named Kayli; Albie, the three-legged goat; and Quincy, an Easter duckling found abandoned in New York City, The Lucky Ones reveals shocking statistics about the prevalence of animal abuse throughout America’s agribusinesses. Blending wry humor with unflinching honesty, Brown brings a compelling new voice to the healthy-living movement—and to the vulnerable, voiceless creatures among us.