DawnWatch: Newkirk interview, plus holiday book recommendations — 12/5/06

December 6th, 2006 9:20 pm by Kelly Garbato

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Date: Dec 6, 2006 2:36 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: Newkirk interview, plus holiday book recommendations — 12/5/06

Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was interviewed on December 5, by “These Days” host Tom Fudge, on the San Diego NPR affiliate KPBS. The 17 minute interview is warm and informative, and well worth listening to while you work at your computer. It is on line at http://www.kpbs.org/radio/programs/these_days?id=6713.

If you listen, please tell the station you heard it, and thank them for airing it. The “Audience Services” email address is members [at] kpbs.org.

Feedback matters!

Newkirk talked a little about her new book, “50 Awesome Ways Kids Can Help Animals.” It is a terrific holiday present for kids aged 8-13 who care about animals. You can learn more about it, and purchase it from PETA here or on Amazon here.

At this time of year, as we start to think about gifts, I will make a few personal recommendations:

For adults concerned about what they eat, Peter Singer and Jim Mason’s “The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter” is a great choice. You’ll find some reviews, and can buy it on line at http://tinyurl.com/qdmds.

For conservatives in your family, who think animal protection is a liberal cause, “Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy” is wonderful. The compelling book is exquisitely penned by Matthew Scully, ex-senior speechwriter to President George W. Bush . As the Library Journal review tells us, “This is one of the best books ever written on the subject of animal welfare.” You’ll find it at http://tinyurl.com/y7apve.

For literary types, The Lives of Animals, by Nobel Prize winner JM Coetzee, is always a great choice. It is at http://tinyurl.com/y5xm4o.

For dog lovers, particularly those who purchased rather than adopted their last dog, there is no more delightful gift than “The Diary of Jinky: Dog of a Hollywood Wife” as told to Carole Raphaelle Davis. It is not an animal rights book (though it does broach animal testing) but is ideal for those who buy little purebreds because they think they are cool. Hollywood Jinky, whose adoptive mother is a beautiful actress, and whose dad is an Emmy award winning comedy writer, is as cool as they come. And Jinky is a rescue from a high-kill shelter. You can read the Malibu Times write-up here and find the book on Amazon at http://tinyurl.com/y8fkmm.

Happy shopping!

Yours and the animals’,
Karen Dawn

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