ACHUKA Book of the Day 13 Jul 2021
ACHUKA has been an admirer of Linda Newbery’s fiction for many years.
Now she has written a guide for older children and teenagers concerned about animals, wildlife and the planet we live on. And it’s clear this has been written from the heart — she’s not someone simply hitching a ride on the zeitgeist.
Packed with information on how to live a cruelty-free life, it includes sections on:
- Using your spending power. The choices we make – what to eat, what to buy, what to wear – and how these affect animals. Asking questions and reading labels. Cruelty-free fashion and beauty.
- What’s on your plate? Being vegetarian or vegan, or just eating less meat? What impact can your diet have on cruelty and on the environment?
- Should you have a pet? If so, would your pet choose you as its owner? Points to consider before bringing an animal into your home.
- Animals on show. Do zoos and animal parks look after animals or exploit them? Good zoos and their important conservation work.
- Watching wild animals. Watching and learning about wildlife – building an appreciation of nature and helping your mental wellbeing.
- Love those bugs! Many people are squeamish about insects, but these creatures are vital to ecosystems.
- Don’t throw it away – there is no away. Simple things everyone can do to avoid waste: recycling, re-using, choosing plastic-free. Resist the throwaway culture.
- Where do you draw your line? What can you realistically achieve? Some of the difficulties, especially if family / friends don’t agree with you. What are the best (and worst) ways of influencing others? How to feel confident with your decisions.
This book will help readers live as cruelty-free as possible and examine all of the areas in their lives where they can help animals and the environment.