I can't recommend this book enough! REQUIRED READING.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and found it to be a good balance between memoir and information pertaining to animal welfare. I’m a bit confused by another reader’s comment that this book is merely a backdrop for the author’s animal rights agenda. I disagree, and feel this book is a main stage for the author’s cause, because that’s what a book titled “The Lucky Ones: My passionate Fight for Farm Animals” written by the founder of a rescue sanctuary would and should be. I certainly don’t feel the author discredits herself in any way. There are no smoke and mirrors here, just real, and sometimes painful stories that perhaps feel extreme to those who don’t realize these things are, in fact, the norm.
PETA is mentioned, and the author did some documentary work for them along the path of her career, which had a profound impact on her. But this book is about a woman discovering her passion, making life-changing choices to follow that passion, learning and growing, and building a life in line with her values.
This book is about compassion. It’s about valuing the lives of all the earth’s creatures. It’s about allowing new information to challenge our assumptions. And it is also about choice.
The title of this book is deceiving. I thought it would be about animals, but it is mostly about P.E.T.A. As I find in most people that go to extreme with causes, they take it so far that they discredit themselves. This is the case with this book. The "lucky ones" are a backdrop for her animal rights agenda. She does make some valid points, but I got turned off with the extreme.
An inspiring story of how a childhood cancer survivor becomes a protector of animals, and eventually manages to open and run her own sanctuary. With a wee bit of romance added in.
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