By Jenny Brown
Jonathan Safran Foer meets Jeffrey Moussaieff Mason in a poignant, provocative memoir of survival, compassion, and awakening to the truth of our meals system.
Jenny Brown used to be ten years outdated whilst she misplaced a leg to bone melanoma. in the course of the ordeal, her consistent better half used to be a cat named Boogie. Years later, she could make the relationship among her tom cat pal and the livestock she ate, acknowledging that almost all of America’s domesticated animals continue to exist industrialized farms, and are seen as mere construction devices. Raised in a conservative Southern Baptist kinfolk in Kentucky, Brown were taught to prevent asking questions. yet she discovered her ardour and the braveness to talk out.
The fortunate Ones introduces readers to Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary which Brown proven along with her husband in 2004. With a forged of unforgettable survivors, together with a fugitive slaughterhouse cow named Kayli; Albie, the three-legged goat; and Quincy, an Easter duckling discovered deserted in long island urban, The fortunate Ones reveals surprising data in regards to the occurrence of animal abuse all through America’s agribusinesses. mixing wry humor with unflinching honesty, Brown brings a compelling new voice to the healthy-living movement—and to the weak, unvoiced creatures between us.
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