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A compelling look at animal welfare and factory farming in the United States from Mercy for Animals, the leading international force in preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.

Nathan Runkle would have been a fifth-generation farmer in his small Midwestern town. Instead, he founded our nation's leading nonprofit organization for protecting factory farmed animals. In Mercy for Animals, Nathan brings us into the trenches of his organization's work; from MFA's early days in grassroots activism, to dangerous and dramatic experiences doing undercover investigations, to the organization's current large-scale efforts at making sweeping legislative change to protect factory farmed animals and encourage compassionate food choices.

But this isn't just Nathan's story. Mercy for Animals examines how our country moved from a network of small, local farms with more than 50 percent of Americans involved in agriculture to a massive coast-to-coast industrial complex controlled by a mere one percent of our population - and the consequences of this drastic change on animals as well as our global and local environments. We also learn how MFA strives to protect farmed animals in behind-the-scenes negotiations with companies like Nestlé and other brand names - conglomerates whose policy changes can save countless lives and strengthen our planet. Alongside this unflinching snapshot of our current food system, listeners are also offered hope and solutions - big and small - for ending mistreatment of factory farmed animals. From simple diet modifications to a clear explanation of how to contact corporations and legislators efficiently, Mercy for Animals proves that you don't have to be a hardcore vegan or an animal-rights activist to make a powerful difference in the lives of animals.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Mercy for Animals (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Keegan
  • 27-10-17

Powerful, emotional and inspiring

Author Nathan Runkle could have easily and rightfully made this book entirely about himself, but instead it (in my opinion) functioned more as a way of honoring the incredible and selfless undercover investigators who bring light to the most abused in our society. The book beautiful weaves personal stories of Runkle’s with the mission and successes of his organization without feeling like a commercial for MFA, which to me speaks to the honesty of Runkle’s true motivation.

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  • Edison
  • 06-08-18

amazing!! compassion for animals!!

an amazing read. solid book for any animal rights activists or anyone who cares about animals

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  • Nathan
  • 03-06-18

A truly heartbreaking, yet inspiring book.

I am not sure I ever finished a book this fast before! I cannot recommend this enough to all of you. We must all wake up and realize the abuse that this society inflicts upon non-human animals. We must work together to create a more compassionate future, and the first step of that is educating ourselves on the current situation.. and this book is the perfect first step.

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  • David
  • 31-05-18

Wonderful book

The book is beautifully written. The stories are engaging, it is exciting to experience the many victories that Mercy for Animals the organization achieved. We owe so much to Nathan Runkle and his wonderful institution. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to change the world.

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  • Katie
  • 12-03-18

Sad but so good

This book was so eye opening to the cruelty that goes on in the farming industry. Anyone who wants to eat animals should have to read this book and truly understand the suffering that goes into their cheeseburger.