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Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals Hardcover – April 30, 2013
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Simone Reyes, cast member of Running Russell Simmons and animal rights activist
“Rory Freedman heard the call of billions of suffering animals and was brave enough to answer it in print, in the media and in your face. She is an integral part of our fight for total animal liberation and has provided us with the gift of this new book which is sure to recruit more warriors of compassion to our cause.”
Kathy Freston, NY Times bestselling author of The Lean, Veganist, and Quantum Wellness
John Joseph , Cro-Mags
"I can honestly say that Rory has done more than any other person I know to promote the cause of compassion for animals. Her energy and determination is unending and unapologetic, and it needs to be. Beg is a vital piece of literature for this growing movement in that it makes us take a look at the industries profiting off of the cruel mistreatment of animals and end it so we can live harmoniously on Planet Earth with all beings. Bravo my Sister!
Dr. Jenn Berman, host of VH1 Couples Therapy
“Beg is an important book to read for anyone who cares about animals. Rory manages to educate, inspire and entertain all at once. I BEG you to read it.”
Ingrid Newkirk, cofounder and president PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
“Funny and Frank. Ms. Freedman doesn’t pussyfoot: she lays it on the line with her unembarrassed love for the dogs in her own life and a perfect plan as to how every dogophile can shake a leg to help dogs and other living beings who aren’t as lucky.”
Sharon Gannon, cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga
“Beg begs to be listened to. Rory’s voice is informed, passionate, smart, humorous, non-judgmental, but perhaps most importantly her voice is our own collective voice—longing to be kind in an unkind world. This book will show you how to be an irresistibly happy person whose own life has the power to uplift the whole world.”
Nathan Runkle, executive director Mercy for Animals
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Ben Lee, award winning singer/songwriter, actor
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Gene Baur, president and co-founder Farm Sanctuary
Nellie McKay, award-winning singer/songwriter and actress
“A read that is both spry and absorbing . . .a highly motivating call to action.”
Top Customer Reviews
I have read other books on this subjet so my rating of 3 is because there was nothing new in the book for me.
I didn't really know what I was getting when I asked to review this book but from page 1 I was not disappointed (it is also the first book I have read on this subject). The author's sense of humour combined with her own personal experiences makes this book a must read for anyone considering adopting a pet for the first time or the tenth.
This is such an important book - from pointing out why adoption from rescues should be the preferred method of pet adoption to explaining the differences between buying from a breeder or pet store - it makes you think and rethink previous pet adoptions and future adoptions. Hopefully along with that rethinking, it does the job by convincing pet owners to be more responsible towards our four legged bundles of love instead of considering them as disposable as last year's furniture.
Over the past few years, I have become what I never expected to be - a doggy mom, lover and advocate (I am owned by two dogs that were rescued by me before they got dumped at shelters). I have become disgusted watching friends and family BUY when there are rescues flying in dogs from up north (I live in Manitoba) that are subjected to yearly stray dog culls. This is a way of life and the people up don't even blink when it happens. Yet it is 100 percent preventable!
The second half of this book focused on the rest of the animal kingdom. It is a call to arms against zoos, circuses, factory farms, fishing, hunting, trapping, bull fighting, dog races, horse races, carriage rides, animals in movies - basically any practice that animals can suffer, be injured or killed.Read more ›
Read Beg- any education is good. There's even a good segment on animals used for entertainment I found original in content. But do yourself a bigger favor and read the classic, Animal Liberation. For something more modern, read Eating Animals or The Meat Racket.
Unfortunately, it was a quick read I didn't really enjoy.
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It is a great "Wake up, folks" book. So horrifying and accurate, tho passionately and honedtly written.Published 7 days ago by Dr. Mary Sabal
This is a good book to read if you are interested in changing your perception of animals. It is sort of a "Veganism for Dummies"Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Meaningful writing which confronts the readers with blunt questions to their actions with regard to living beings known to us as "animals."
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I only flipped through it a bit, other than the chapter on science, however I noticed there were times where she sounded smug and rather condescending. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Matthew Faulkerson
I cannot recommend this book. Most objectionable is that Rory Freedman seems completely unaware that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals KILLS DOGS . . . LOTS of dogs. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tam
Honestly, this book was hard to put down. I was a vegetarian for four years and out of sheer laziness and ignorance I stopped. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Raina Burke
Although I'm not a newcomer to the animal rights scene, I loved this book's simplistic writing style in hopes that "Newbies" will read this book and take the information to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Megan S
This review is not of the content but merely to tell you that the print is very, very small. If you have problems reading tiny print don't buy this.Published 20 months ago by AH in Pgh