From School Library Journal
Grade 7-12-- This interesting and well-written volume provides a wealth of information for those who believe that "animals, like people, should have the right to live their lives with dignity and without being subjected to cruelty, abuse, unnecessary pain, or exploitation." Field discusses the role of animal rights organizations and outlines career opportunities in their administrative, public relations, research, educational, legal, and clerical areas. Job duties and expectations, salary ranges, educational requirements, training, skills and personality traits needed, and ways to prepare are presented. Opportunities in shelters and refuges, in veterinarian science, and in writing and photography are also described. Volunteer work is encouraged as a good starting point. The book's best feature is its profiles of a simulated-fur coat manufacturer, an animal-rights attorney, and a canine-rescue volunteer. The black-and-white photos are adequate in clarifying and supporting the information. Lists of associations and organizations, a "cruelty-free" shopping guide to products and companies that do no animal testing, and suggestions for further reading are appended. Although primarily a career guide, this title will also be useful for general reports. --Diane P. Tuccillo, Mesa Public Library, AZ
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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