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Ninety-Five: Meeting America's Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs Paperback – May 1, 2010
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"Profoundly evocative and entirely to the point, Ninety-Five will leave readers forever changed." --Endorsement from Rory Freedman, #1 NY Times best selling author, Skinny Bitch
How amazing it is to learn from this most extraordinary book just how beautiful chickens, turkeys, pigs, cows and other farm animals can be. This is a rare and life-changing book. It evokes a sense of wonder, joy and awe, and a recognition of how interwoven we are with all of life. --John Robbins, author of The New Good Life and Diet For A New America
One of the most beautiful books I have ever seen, in every respect: the photographs, the loving stories, the philosophy behind the stories, the delightful tales, the sheer exuberance of the animals and their human companions - it is a perfect book! ... Captures something missing from almost all other books about farmed animals. There is so much heart in this book, to rival the heart that the animals themselves display. --Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep, The Pig Who Sang to the Moon and The Face on Your Plate
The animal agriculture industry has long treated farm animals like mere commodities, systematically abusing and killing roughly 10 billion each year in the U.S. But after meeting farm animals face to face, and opening themselves up to lessons the animals have to share, many people come to recognize that these beings feel joy, love, fear, pain, and sorrow just like we do. By bringing animal ambassadors forward through stunning portraits and inspiring stories, Ninety-Five offers opportunities for positive change and hope for a more compassionate future. (Gene Baur, President & Co-founder of Farm Sanctuary and Author of the National Best-seller Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food )
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This collection of stories and photographs by rescuers, caregivers and animal lovers will show you a side of these animals you may not have thought possible. Far from the unthinking, unfeeling beings they are often portrayed as, the animals in Ninety-Five* reveal themselves to be as distinctive as the dogs and cats with whom many of us share our homes: complex creatures with remarkable personalities, depth, emotions, quirks, relationships and individuality.
From Justice, the steer who broke out of a truck on the way to the slaughterhouse and who is now the self-appointed "greeter" at his sanctuary, to Gilly, a small white hen rescued from a factory egg farm who found quiet happiness in a loving home, each animal has a compelling story that will captivate. Beautiful photos complement, allowing us the chance to get up close and personal, and to look into their eyes - the "windows of the soul" - and see the extraordinary spark of life they hold.
Some of the animals will make you chuckle, others will move you, some may bring tears to your eyes, and some will just give you something to think about. All of them are fascinating. Come with us on a journey to meet them...
* Ninety-five is the average number of animals spared annually by one person's vegan diet.
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Meeting America's Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs
An anthology of photos and stories by No Voice Unheard
Editors: Marilee Geyer, Diane Leigh and Windi Wojdak
Review by Karen Davis, PhD
Ninety-five is the figure that is often cited as the number of animals who are saved each year by one person's vegan diet. A droplet from the vast sea of creatures subjected to every conceivable cruelty and degradation in order to satisfy the human desire for their eggs, flesh, and nursing mother's milk. For most people these animals are as invisible as microbes in a pond. Yet each animal buried alive in the sewage systems of animal agriculture is an individual with emotions, a personality and a will to live that is as passionate as our own. If only people could meet these animals, surely they will stop eating them.
One way for this to happen is by visiting a farmed animal sanctuary. Another is for America's sanctuary animals to be brought to you through stories and photographs filled with the passion, beauty, love and tears of those who know them best. Ninety-Five provides a lyrical look at a group of individual chickens, turkeys, cows, pigs, rabbits, goats, ducks and other farmed animals - including a live-market crab named Jean - who escaped being dead on a plate. It's an honor for United Poultry Concerns to be one of the sanctuaries chosen for this rich, expressive and compelling book through the magnificent photography of Davida Breier. Through the lens of empathic, talented and insightful writers, sanctuary caregivers, and photographers, Ninety-Five lets the animals be their own best witnesses to the truth of their lives.Read more ›
The authors and photographers who created this gem of a book seemed to know that they didn't need to lecture or preach. Because nothing could be more persuasive than the faces of these fortunate animals.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Stories of kindness, love, hope, and second changes at life for God's creatures.Published 6 months ago by Nora S
This book really is amazing. Excellent pictures and touching stories. A must have for any animal rescuer!Published 9 months ago by Sarina
This is a lovely book. The pictures remind the reader that suffering isn't just an abstraction, it's the suffering of actual animals with rich emotional lives and families. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Carl Cox
The book is beautiful and very emotional; touching stories of rescued animals and how much they truly feel. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ellyn Baergen
Fantastic book to sensitize people to the incredible feelings and love that farm animals have.Published 12 months ago by Pamela Gruszka
The photographs are spectacular. Beautiful tribute to these rescued animals. I want to buy another copy for a friend now. LOVED this book.Published 20 months ago by Fiona from Aus
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in farmed animals. The stories about the animals' lives show what we all have in common as living beings on the... Read morePublished on March 23, 2014 by B. Gleason