1st Edition

Speaking Up for Animals An Anthology of Women's Voices

By Lisa Kemmerer Copyright 2012
    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    Speaking Up for Animals highlights eighteen courageous members of a growing international animal advocacy movement that is overwhelmingly powered by women. These remarkable activists take us with them as they lift factory farmed chickens and cows from quagmires of filth, free gigantic sea lions caught in fishing gear and secure undercover footage of dogs crying for mercy on stainless steel vivisection tables. In the process, these dedicated women expose the many ways that most of us are complicit in the suffering and exploitation of animals, and creatively suggest a variety of ways in which we might help bring change.

    Introduction, Lisa Kemmerer; Part I Pondering What I Put in My Mouth; Chapter 1 Weekends at the Mall with a Pig, Dana Medoro; Chapter 2 On the Road with Open Rescue, Patty Mark; Chapter 3 No One Left Behind, Kymberlie Adams Matthews; Chapter 4 That’s Some Sheep, Lorri Houston; Chapter 5 Slaughtergate, Gail A. Eisnitz; Chapter 6 The Art of Love, Sue Coe; Chapter 7 Here I Stand, by Faith, Linda Elkin McDaniel; Chapter 8 The Fiercest Predators of the Sea, Heather Moore; Part II Working for Wildlife; Chapter 9 Pinnipeds in Peril, Sue Pemberton; Chapter 10 The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword, Phaik Kee Lim; Chapter 11 The Meaning of Life, Deborah D. Misotti; Chapter 12 Little Dog of Safety Bay, Lynette Shanley; Chapter 13 A Whole New World, Amy Corrigan; Part III Potpourri—From Dancing Bears to Undercover Investigation; Chapter 14 A Fight for Justice, Anuradha Sawhney; Chapter 15 Using My Voice, Kris “Risa” Candour; Chapter 16 Loving Life in Lebanon, Joelle El-Massih; Chapter 17 Animal Ways, Gay Bradshaw; Chapter 18 From the Files of Agent Nerd, Michele Rokke;


    Lisa Kemmerer

    “Hearing a group of people talk about their lives and life’s work sparks ideas that can rejuvenate, inspire, and make you think, wonderingly, ‘of course!’ Here is that group, and what inspiring souls they are! A beautiful collection.”
    —Ingrid E. Newkirk, President and Co-founder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

    “Women have always been at the forefront of animal protection work, often comprising a significant majority of the movement. Whether it’s rescuing and sheltering individual animals or campaigning for broader social change on their behalf (or both), women have been—and continue to be—disproportionately represented. This anthology allows readers to hear from some of the women pioneering advances for animals today, and gives unique insights into some of the connections between and among a variety of social justice struggles.”
    —Paul Shapiro, Senior Director of the Humane Society of the United States’ factory farming campaign

    “In these pages, we find diverse experiences united in one anthology; diverse activisms represented together; women’s activism for animals, all together now. And the incredible thing is that after all they have seen, they still believe in you, the reader. When it comes to nonhumans, there are no bystanders. When it comes to the fate of nonhumans, it truly is in your hands.”
    —Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat, from the Foreword