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This is a book of essays by leading authors and activists on the connections between human, animal, and environmental well-being.
Casey Taft
Danvers, Massachusetts
United States
2 Team Members

About this project!

Too often, we fail to recognize how forms of violence and oppression are connected. If we’re able to see and understand these connections, we can better leverage our collective efforts to bring about positive transformative change. We’ve put together a book of essays from leading activists who work to end different forms of violence to help lead us to that path. The book, edited by Will Tuttle, is called Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice. This could be the push that we need to break out of our confining silos, to build bridges between movements, and to make the choices that will lead to a peaceful and just world for all.  

We have 28 leading visionary vegan authors who have contributed insightful and inspiring essays to the volume, all on the theme of illuminating the connections between injustice to animals and the various forms of social and ecological injustice, and the keys to creating a world of peace, compassion, and freedom by addressing the hidden roots of our dilemmas.

Below is the list of contributors and chapter titles.

Foreword by Carol J. Adams

David Cantor – Beyond Humanism, Toward a New Animalism

Angel Flinn No Innocent Bystanders

Katrina Fox – Why Compassion is Essential to Social Justice

Beatrice Friedlander – A Woman, A Cat, and a Realization

Lori Girshick – Interconnected Injustices and the Struggle for Universal Liberation

Rachel Griffin – Social Responsibility, Reflexivity, and Chasing Rainbows

Robert Grillo – Eating Animals and the Illusion of Personal Choice

Melanie Joy – Carnism: Why Eating Animals is a Social Justice Issue

Lisa Kemmerer – Sustenance, Sincerity, and Social Justice

Rita Laws – Mother Corn, Father Pumpkin, Sister Bean

Keith McHenry – Until Every Belly is Full

Christopher-Sebastian McJetters – Slavery. It's Still a Thing

Dawn Moncrief – Hunger, Meat, and the Banality of Evil

David Nibert – Animal Rights Equal Human Rights: Domesecration and Engangled Oppression

Anthony Nocella - Building an Animal Advocacy Movement for Racial and Disability Justice

Richard Oppenlander – Our Lifeline Revealed Through the Eye of Justice

Lauren Ornelas – A Hunger for Justice

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – Veganism: A Path to Nonviolence

Sailesh Rao – Climate Change and Injustice Everywhere

Anteneh Roba – The Inescapable Net of Mutuality

Marla Rose – The Universal Female: Invisible Threads that Stitch Us Together

Ruby Roth – Harming Children to Protect Them

Richard Schwartz – Connecting the Dots on Dietary Choices

Kim Sheridan - Looking Behind the Curtain to the Hidden Side of Justice Issues

Jasmin Singer – The Gay Animal: A Personal Exploration of Interconnectedness

Gary Smith – Animal Rights as a Social Justice Issue

Jo Stepaniak – Confronting the Saboteur Within: Advancing a Consciousness of Compassion

Will Tuttle – Our Cultural Crisis and the Vegan Solution

Zoe Weil – The MOGO Principle for a Peaceful, Sustainable, and Humane World

Where does my money go?

To complete the project, we have a goal of $18,000. Your support will go directly to completing, printing, distributing, and marketing this book. The more contributions we receive, the more books we can print and the more we can devote to marketing, public relations, and speaking engagements for the authors, which maximizes our impact and gets our message out there. We're donating 50% of all proceeds raised from this book printing to the Food Empowerment Project, an organization that seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices.

For your support, you'll receive a gift ranging from the eBook to a weekend retreat at Will and Madeleine Tuttle's vegan bed and breakfast! You'll also receive our gratitude and personal thanks for making this project a reality. 

What else can I do to help?

Any donations are valued and are critical to the success of this book, but we don't just need money! Sharing, posting, and talking about this campaign with your family, friends, and anyone you know will help this project reach its goal. 

When will I get the book?

Books will be delivered about three months after the campaign!

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    Enjoy a weekend retreat at Will and Madeleine Tuttle’s vegan eco-friendly B&B nestled in the hills of Lake County in northern CA. Amenities include your own room with private entrance, kitchen, full bath, spring-fed lake and beach just a short walk away, hiking trails, organic vegan food forest, and vegan living session with Will and Madeleine. Also included is a signed copy of the book with a personalized note and the eBook. Travel expenses not covered.

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