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Friday, April 6, 2012

The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call To Defend Them

On the cover of the New York Times Bestseller, The Bond by Wayne Pacelle, depicts a young child hugging a dog in a field and immediately the readers thoughts are that this is a book about the bond we feel to our animal friends/pets but do not be deceived.

Wayne Pacelle is the President and CEO for the Humane Society of the United States and author of this novel. In it, the reader is exposed to the practices that go on around the world in regards to the treatment of animals, from puppy mills, slaughterhouses that produce our meat products, dog fighting and other animal blood sports such as hunting, National Park malpractices, science labs, fur industry businesses, and reckless breeding practices. The stories contained in this book are not for the faint of heart and likely to produce quite a few vegetarians after reading this book.

This book takes cruelty to animals to a whole new level exposing about every single possibility you can think of. This is definitely a pro-life book at the protection against animals everywhere and a definite must read if you have no idea of what goes on when it comes to anything to do with animals and animal rights. I'm sure you've all heard of one animal protection group at one time or another and this book takes a great majority of those situations and compiles them into one concise book.

I received this book compliments of William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins Publishers for my honest review and honestly believed this to be a book about the bond we share with our animal friends. Even so, looking at it in its entirety, as a reader who may be a bit naive on the subject of the practices of some forms of animal cruelty, this was an eye opener. The one thing I did love is a chapter devoted to things you can do to lend a hand to preventing animal cruelty and loads of tips and websites to check into. I highly recommend this book to readers who are against animal cruelty and for anyone wanting to know more into what goes on when it comes to the care and uses of our animal friends. For me, as a Christian, I personally feel an obligation to care for our animals as the stewards of the Earth that God has placed in our hands. Just because it's hard for us to look at and hear about, doesn't mean we can ignore the fact its happening all around us and for that reason I rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars. This is a story that needs to be told!

For more information on this book, the author and where to pick up a copy of this book, please click on the link below:

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006196980X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061969805
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches

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