Animal Rights Activist
Animal Rights Activist

Series: Get Involved!   

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Annotation: Modern champions for animal rights believe that animals should not be regarded as property, and they should not be used for food, clothing, for entertainment, or in scientific research.
Catalog Number: #4171023
Format: Library Binding
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2010
Edition Date: 2010
Pages: 32 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7787-4693-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-7787-4693-5
Dewey: 179
LCCN: 2009013134
Dimensions: 29 cm.
Language: English
School Library Journal
GLEASON, Carrie . Environmental Activist . ISBN 978-0-7787-4694-2 ; ISBN 978-0-7787-4706-2 . LC 2009013090. RODGER, Ellen . Human Rights Activist . ISBN 978-0-7787-4695-9 ; ISBN 978-0-7787-4707-9 . LC 2009013336. RODGER, Ellen . Social Justice Activist . ISBN 978-0-7787-4696-6 ; ISBN 978-0-7787-4708-6 . LC 2009016725. ea vol: 32p. (Get Involved! Series). photos. glossary. index. Web sites. CIP. Crabtree . 2009. PLB $26.60; pap. $8.95. Gr 58 These books offer readers an important opportunity to become acquainted with a variety of social causes and to learn how to make a difference. In each volume, the first chapter spread defines the concept of being an activist, with reference to a specific cause. Animal Rights Activist discusses the differences between animal welfare and animal rights activists, related history, and such topics as vegetarianism, cruelty, and factory farming. Environmental Activist follows a similar format and, as in the other books, includes a chapter on noted members of the field, such as Al Gore, and student activists. In Human Rights Activist , the rights to life, freedom, and equality without regard to race, gender, religion, ability, age, or political opinion are discussed. There is no mention of discrimination with regard to sexual orientation. The central issue in Social Justice Activist is the concept of a society in which everyone is equal and receives fair treatment. Gender, race, poverty, homelessness, peace, and environmental issues are specific subjects considered. Each volume includes a short list of suggested Web sites that is introduced by a warning that they should be pre-screened by an adultan unrealistic expectation and probably unnecessary with sites such as the World Wildlife Fund or the Sierra Club. Students researching animal rights may come across PETA's site anyway. These valuable works introduce new concepts and possible plans of action to students, but their presentation is for a younger audience than is realistic for the ideas discussed. Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY
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Word Count: 4,795
Reading Level: 6.5
Interest Level: 3-6
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.5 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 133694 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: NC1030L
Guided Reading Level: S

The fight for animal rights can be controversial. Modern animal rights activists argue that animals should not be used for food, clothing, or in scientific research. This illuminating book will help young animal lovers understand the difference between animal welfare and animal rights and how they can fight for the protection and preservation of animals.

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