Esther the Wonder Pig

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ISBN: 9781455560776
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Number of pages: 224
Author: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Esther the Wonder Pig in PDF and EPUB NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SO FAR Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! In the bestselling tradition of pet memoirs such as Oogy, Dewey, and Giant George, the story of ESTHER THE WONDER PIG shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes. In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever. It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, Tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG follows Steve and Derek's adventure--from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals.


Esther the Wonder Pig

Filename: esther-the-wonder-pig.pdf
ISBN: 9781455560776
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Number of pages: 224
Author: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Download and read online Esther the Wonder Pig in PDF and EPUB NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SO FAR Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! In the bestselling tradition of pet memoirs such as Oogy, Dewey, and Giant George, the story of ESTHER THE WONDER PIG shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes. In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins was contacted by an old friend about adopting a micro piglet. Though he knew his partner Derek wouldn't be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could care for her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek's lives forever. It turned out there was nothing "micro" about Esther, and Steve and Derek had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, Tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and a lot of pig-sized messes, it became clear that Esther needed much more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, ESTHER THE WONDER PIG follows Steve and Derek's adventure--from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals.


Esther the Wonder Pig

Filename: esther-the-wonder-pig.pdf
ISBN: 9781925475029
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Esther the Wonder Pig in PDF and EPUB In the bestselling tradition of Marley and Me, a funny, heartwarming and inspiring true story about how one little pig changed her owners’ lives forever. When an old friend contacted Steve Jenkins out of the blue and begged him to take in a ‘micro’ piglet, he couldn’t say no. Though he knew his partner wouldn’t be thrilled about him taking in yet another stray, the idea of having a cute little pig to care for was simply irresistible. Little did he know, that decision would turn his and Derek’s lives upside down. It turned out that as adorable as she was, there was nothing ‘micro’ about Esther, and as she grew and grew, Steve and Derek realised that they had actually signed on to raise a full-sized commercial pig. Within three years, dainty little Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds (270 kilograms). After a rollercoaster ride of growing pains and a lot of pig-sized dramas, it became clear that Esther needed more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: they bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and offer refuge to other animals in need. Inspired by their adventures with their not so little pig, Steve and Derek have become two of the world’s best known and most successful animal rights activists, alongside the magnificent Esther, who has hundreds of thousands of fans around the world. Best of all, Esther the Wonder Pig shows how families really do come in all shapes and sizes.


Farm Sanctuary

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ISBN: 9780743291590
Release Date: 2008-11-04
Number of pages: 286
Author: Gene Baur
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Farm Sanctuary in PDF and EPUB A founder of an organization dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals and combating factory farming addresses key questions about the ethics of breeding animals for food, exposing inhumane practices utilized by typical food-production companies. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.


Lila and the Secret of Rain

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ISBN: 1847800351
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Number of pages: 32
Author: David Conway
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

Download and read online Lila and the Secret of Rain in PDF and EPUB For months the sun has burned down on Lila's Kenyan village. It is too hot to gather firewood, too hot to weed the garden, even too hot to milk the cow. Without rain the well will run dry and the crops will fail. Lila is so worried that when her grandfather whispers to her the secret of rain, she decides to go and talk to the sky herself. How Lila saves the village by telling the sky the saddest thing she knows is told in David Conway's elegant and spare prose style, which is complemented perfectly by Jude Daly's beautiful and poignant illustrations.


Pumpkin The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog

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ISBN: 9781250108999
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Number of pages: 120
Author: Laura Young
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Download and read online Pumpkin The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog in PDF and EPUB As a baby, Pumpkin the Raccoon was abandoned by her parents after falling out of a tree and breaking her leg. Taken in by a family with two rescue dogs, Toffee and Oreo, Pumpkin gained a new set of "parents" and a life of luxury in the Bahamas. Pumpkin: The Raccoon Who Thought She Was a Dog is a sweet, unique look at an adorable household pet, captured in gorgeous, never-before-seen photographs in luxurious settings. Pumpkin’s message is that friendship and love can be found in the most unlikely of companions. With a lot of personality, and a little bit of mischief, Pumpkin will capture hearts all around the world.


Actual Size

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ISBN: 0547349580
Release Date: 2009-06-15
Number of pages: 34
Author: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Actual Size in PDF and EPUB How big is a crocodile? What about a tiger, or the world’s largest spider? Can you imagine a tongue that is two feet long or an eye that’s bigger than your head? Sometimes facts and figures don’t tell the whole story. Sometimes you need to see things for yourself—at their actual size.


Living the Farm Sanctuary Life

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ISBN: 9781623364908
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Number of pages: 320
Author: Gene Baur
Publisher: Rodale

Download and read online Living the Farm Sanctuary Life in PDF and EPUB Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award! Gene Baur, the cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, knows that the key to happiness lies in aligning your beliefs with your actions. In this definitive vegan and animal-friendly lifestyle guide, he and Gene Stone, author of Forks Over Knives, explore the deeply transformative experience of visiting the sanctuary and its profound effects on people's lives. The book covers the basic tenets of Farm Sanctuary life--such as eating in harmony with your values, connecting with nature wherever you are, and reducing stress--and offers readers simple ways to incorporate these principles into their lives. Living the Farm Sanctuary Life also teaches readers how to cook and eat the Farm Sanctuary way, with 100 extraordinarily delicious recipes selected by some of the organization's greatest fans--chefs and celebrities such as Chef AJ, Chloe Coscarelli, Emily Deschanel, and Moby. Coupled with heartwarming stories of the animals that Farm Sanctuary has saved over the years, as well as advice and ideas from some of the organization's biggest supporters, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life is an inspiring, practical book for readers looking to improve their whole lives and the lives of those around them--both two- and four-legged.


The Pig Who Sang to the Moon

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ISBN: 0307417298
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Number of pages: 304
Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Publisher: Ballantine Books

Download and read online The Pig Who Sang to the Moon in PDF and EPUB Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson’s groundbreaking bestseller, When Elephants Weep, was the first book since Darwin’s time to explore emotions in the animal kingdom, particularly from animals in the wild. Now, he focuses exclusively on the contained world of the farm animal, revealing startling, irrefutable evidence that barnyard creatures have feelings too, even consciousness. Weaving history, literature, anecdotes, scientific studies, and Masson’s own vivid experiences observing pigs, cows, sheep, goats, and chickens over the course of five years, this important book at last gives voice, meaning, and dignity to these gentle beasts that are bred to be milked, shorn, butchered, and eaten. Can we ever know what makes an animal happy? Many animal behaviorists say no. But Jeffrey Masson has a different view: An animal is happy if it can live according to its own nature. Farm animals suffer greatly in this regard. Chickens, for instance, like to perch in trees at night, to avoid predators and to nestle with friends. The obvious conclusion: They cannot be happy when confined twenty to a cage. From field and barn, to pen and coop, Masson bears witness to the emotions and intelligence of these remarkable farm animals, each unique with distinct qualities. Curious, intelligent, self-reliant–many will find it hard to believe that these attributes describe a pig. In fact, there is much that humans share with pigs. They dream, know their names, and can see colors. Mother cows mourn the loss of their calves when their babies are taken away to slaughter. Given a choice between food that is nutritious or lacking in minerals, sheep will select the former, balancing their diet and correcting the deficiency. Goats display quite a sense of humor, dignity, and fearlessness (Indian goats have been known to kill leopards). Chickens are naturally sociable–they will gather around a human companion and stand there serenely preening themselves or sit quietly on the ground beside someone they trust. For far too long farm animals have been denigrated and treated merely as creatures of instinct rather than as sentient beings. Shattering the abhorrent myth of the “dumb animal without feelings,” Jeffrey Masson has written a revolutionary book that is sure to stir human emotions far and wide. From the Hardcover edition.


Do Unto Animals

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ISBN: 9781579656775
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Number of pages: 208
Author: Tracey Stewart
Publisher: Artisan Books

Download and read online Do Unto Animals in PDF and EPUB #1 New York Times bestseller and USA Today bestseller The more we know about the animals in our world and the better we care for them, the better our lives will be. Former veterinary technician and animal advocate Tracey Stewart understands this better than most—and she’s on a mission to change how we interact with animals. Through hundreds of charming illustrations, a few homemade projects, and her humorous, knowledgeable voice, Stewart provides insight into the secret lives of animals and the kindest ways to live with and alongside them. At home, she shows readers how to speak “dog-ese” and “cat-ese” and how to “virtually adopt” an animal. In the backyard, we learn about building bee houses, dealing nicely with pesky moles, and creative ways to bird-watch. And on the farm, Stewart teaches us what we can do to help all farm animals lead a better life (and reveals pigs’ superpowers!). Part practical guide, part memoir of her life with animals, and part testament to the power of giving back, Do Unto Animals is a gift for animal lovers of all stripes.


Baconish

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ISBN: 9781941252253
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Number of pages: 168
Author: Leinana Two Moons
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Download and read online Baconish in PDF and EPUB The World Health Organization warned in 2015 that processed meats such as bacon cause cancer. With the ingenious recipes in Baconish, you can have your bacon and your health, too! Everything tastes better with bacon. Now you can enjoy that salty, smoky, crispy yum made with healthy plant-based ingredients. It’s all in the seasonings, and these easy-to-make recipes are loaded with decadently delicious bacony flavor. Not only that, but these tasty plant-based bacons are low in fat and cholesterol-free. Discover Leinana’s basic bacon recipes, made with a variety of plant-based ingredients, and use them to make your favorite dishes that traditionally call for bacon. With your plant-based bacons, you can make everything from Quiche Lorraine and a Bacon and Butternut Galette to BLTs, Bacon Cheeseburgers, and more, including: Bacon Apple Fritters Bacon-Stuffed French Toast Risotto with Peas and Mushroom Bacon Pasta Carbonara These recipes are easy to make, using readily available ingredients, and versatile, too, allowing readers to use the various bacons interchangeably, whenever that salty, smoky, crispy craving strikes. These healthy, animal-friendly recipes are so flavorful, they will satisfy even the most hardcore bacon fiend. The book also includes gorgeous photography by Anthony Two Moons, helpful hints, and much more.


Dillie the Deer

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ISBN: 9781942872719
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Number of pages: 256
Author: Melanie Butera
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Dillie the Deer in PDF and EPUB A heartwarming and irresistible story of the profound bond between a deer named Dillie and the veterinarian who saved her life. In the summer of 2004, veterinarian Melanie Butera received an unexpected patient: a three-day-old, blind, dying fawn she called Dillie. Melanie doubted the deer would survive, but with the help of her husband Steve she miraculously nursed Dillie back to health. The tenacious deer quickly became a member of the family, running around the house with the dog, the cat, and the people, and enjoying all of the perks, including her own bedroom, plates of her favorite linguini, and swims in the family’s pool. Mischievous and funny, Dillie opens cabinets, learns to climb stairs, turns the lights on and off, steals food, and showers her family with affection. Melanie and Steve gave Dillie a chance at life, and in return she has enriched theirs beyond measure. And when Melanie is diagnosed with cancer, the veterinarian who saved the life of a fawn is herself saved by the unconditional love of Dillie the deer. This heartwarming book is filled with insights about the animal world and the powerful bond between humans and the non-human creatures who love them.


A Vegan Ethic

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ISBN: 9781785354038
Release Date: 2016-07-29
Number of pages: 184
Author: Mark Hawthorne
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

Download and read online A Vegan Ethic in PDF and EPUB “If veganism is about doing your best to not harm any sentient life, we must logically extend that circle of compassion to human animals as well,” writes Mark Hawthorne in this practical, engaging guide to veganism and animal rights. Along with proven advice for going and staying vegan, an overview of animal exploitation, and answers to common questions about ethical eating (such as “Isn’t ‘humane meat’ a good option?” and “Don’t plants feel pain?”), A Vegan Ethic draws on the work and experiences of intersectional activists to examine how all forms of oppression - including racism, sexism, ableism, and speciesism - are connected by privilege, control, and economic power. By recognizing how social justice issues overlap, we can develop collaborative strategies for finding solutions. Mark talks about living as a vegan and his book at https://youtu.be/EXqEjUNqsOw Reviewed in VegNews Magazine on Jul 1 2016


Prissy Pop Big Day Out

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ISBN: 0062439952
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Number of pages: 32
Author: Melissa Nicholson
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online Prissy Pop Big Day Out in PDF and EPUB The adorable mini-pigs and Instagram sensations Prissy and Pop (@Prissy_Pig) star in their very own picture book! All Pop wants to do is go to the beach. But Prissy has other plans. After a trip to the garden, a stop at the market, and a zip through the playground, will silly Pop ever get his wish? Join these two little piggies on a fun-filled adventure in this full-color photographic picture book. An author’s note is included in the back of the book along with a fun facts section about Prissy and Pop.


The Genius of Dogs

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ISBN: 9781101609637
Release Date: 2013-02-05
Number of pages: 384
Author: Brian Hare
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Genius of Dogs in PDF and EPUB For readers of Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz, this New York Times bestseller offers mesmerizing insights into the interior lives of our smartest pets In the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in the last century. Breakthroughs in cognitive science, pioneered by Brian Hare, have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people that is unique in the animal kingdom. This dog genius revolution is transforming how we live and work with our canine friends, including how we train them. Does your dog feel guilt? Is she pretending she can't hear you? Does she want affection—or just your sandwich? In Th­e Genius of Dogs, Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods lay out what discoveries at the Duke Canine Cognition Lab and other research facilities around the world are revealing about how your dog thinks and how we humans can have even deeper relationships with our best four-legged friends.