Resources for change

There are many excellent articles, books and organizations that provide information and suggested strategies for ending animal suffering. Here is just a short list that gives you an overview of the many animal abuse issues that writers and activists are tackling.


Cruelty Free Shopping Guide

Glamour Beasts The Dark Side of Elephant Captivity

Fear Factories The case for compassionate conservatism—for animals

The Zoo Debate – Do zoos have a role in the 21st Century?

Animal Exchange--AZA’s monthly newsletter--how they earmark aged animals for disposal to unsavory dealers -- end up in canned hunts, roadside zoos and even slaughtered as exotic meat


Animal Rights Current Debates and New Directions edited by Cass R. Sunstein, Martha C.Nussbaum 2004 Oxford University Press

Beyond Beef, Jeremy Rifkin 1992 Penguin Books

Dominion, The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy by Matthew Scully 2002 St. Martins Press

Eternal Treblinka Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust by Charles Patterson, Lantern Books 2002

In Your Face From Actor to Animal Activist by Chris DeRose

Inhumane Society The American Way of Exploiting Animals
Dr. Michael W. Fox, DVM

Redemption The Myth of Pet Overpopulation And The No Kill Revolution In America Nathan J. Winograd

The Dreaded Comparison/Human and Animal Slavery Marjorie Spiegel
1996 Mirror Books

The Zoo Dilemma Virginia McKenna (Author), Will Travers (Author), Jonathan Wray (Editor)

Striking at the Roots A Practical Guide to Animal Activism, Mark Hawthorne O Books 2008, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing

When Elephants Weep The Emotional Lives of Animals Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy 1995 Dell Publishing

Why We Love Dogs Eat Pigs and Wear Cows Melanie Joy, Ph.D.


Alternatives to animal testing

Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

Replacement of Animal Procedures: Alternatives in Testing, Research, and Education

Americans Europeans Japanese for Medical Advancement

Animal Liberation Front

Animal Defenders International

Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants

In Defense of Animals

Last Chance for Animals

Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary

Mercy for Animals

No Kill Advocacy Center

Out to Pasture Sanctuary

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Predator Defense

Sea Shepherd