|Rambo, who has now passed away|
"In the ways that truly matter, we are all the same," says Kathy. "When people realize that I'm saying that a chicken is the same as I am, a few look at me like I'm either on serious medication - or need to be. But come on! Let's use chickens as an example. Just like humans, they have nervous, circulatory, respiratory, skeletal and reproductive systems. Why is it such a stretch to believe they have emotional lives?" She points out that chickens try to avoid pain and seek out friendships with certain individuals while avoiding others.
|My copy of "Animal Camp" and Jolene, my beagle mix, who is rarely far from my side. "Animal Camp" asks the question, "What makes farm animals so different from our companion animals?"|
Kathy is a former high school English teacher who bought a farm in ruins in Saugerties, New York and turned it into a haven for abused farm animals. Although the farm rescues many lost and mistreated animals, Kathy points out that it's just a drop in the bucket. By eliminating animals products from the diet, each one of us can save thousands of animals in our lifetimes.
This new edition of "Animal Camp" has been updated, revised and expanded. Buy the book here. Or, check out The Homestead Guesthouse at CAS where you can stay in one of three lovely rooms and get a good, long look at all the animals. I think it would make an amazing vacation spot!
*I was provided with a book for review purposes. All opinions are my own.