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The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animalsby Jenny Brown
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Jonathan Safran Foer meets Jeffrey Moussaieff Mason in a poignant, provocative memoir of survival, compassion, and awakening to the reality of our food system.
Jenny Brown was just ten years old when she lost a leg to bone cancer. Throughout the ordeal, her constant companion was a cat named Boogie. Years later, she would make the connection between her feline friend and the farm animals she ate, acknowledging that most of Americaandrsquo;s domesticated animals live on industrialized farms, and are viewed as mere production units. Raised in a conservative Southern Baptist family in Kentucky, Brown had been taught to avoid asking questions. But she found her calling and the courage to speak out. She left a flourishing career as a film and television producer after going undercover and exposing horrific animal abuse in Texas stockyards.
Bringing to life this exhilarating transformation, The Lucky Ones introduces readers to Brownandrsquo;s crowning achievement, the renowned Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary she established with her husband in 2004. With a cast of unforgettable survivors, including a fugitive slaughterhouse cow named Kayli; Albie, the three-legged goat; and Quincy, an Easter duckling found abandoned in New York City, The Lucky Ones reveals shocking statistics about the prevalence of animal abuse throughout Americaandrsquo;s agribusinesses.and#160; Blending wry humor with unflinching honesty, Brown brings a compelling new voice to the healthy-living movementandmdash;and to the vulnerable, voiceless creatures among us.
About the Author
Jenny Brown is the cofounder and director of the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuaryandmdash;a not-for-profit organization and farm animal shelterandmdash;a vegan animal rights activist, and previously worked as a television producer until 2002.
Poet and journalist Gretchen Primack is the author of the chapbook, The Slow Creaking of Planets.
Both authors live in Ulster County, New York.
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