This evening’s program features founder and president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, author with Gene Stone of Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion (Simon & Schuster). In the last few decades, a wealth of new information has emerged about who animals are—intelligent, aware, and empathetic. Studies show that animals are astounding beings with intelligence, emotions, intricate communications networks, and myriad abilities. In Animalkind, Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone present these findings in a concise and awe-inspiring way, detailing a range of surprising discoveries: that geese fall in love and stay with a partner for life, that fish “sing” underwater, and that elephants use their trunks to send subsonic signals, alerting other herds to danger miles away.
“After a wide-ranging and enlightening overview of animal wonders, the authors devote several chapters to campaign against cruelty and exploitation…An impassioned plea for preserving animals' lives.” —Kirkus Reviews.