Free the Animals (30th Anniversary Edition)

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Free the Animals: The Amazing True Story of the Animal Liberation Front in North America (30th Anniversary Edition)
By Ingrid Newkirk

Free the Animals was first published by Noble Press in 1992 and then reprinted and revised by Lantern in 2005 and 2012. This 30th anniversary edition is revised, expanded, newly typeset, and updated. It has a new foreword by Academy Award–winning actor Joaquin Phoenix and an afterword by Dr. Emily Trunnell, who discusses whether and how the experiments you can read about in this book have changed over the last three decades.

This is the story of “Valerie,” a 23-year-old police officer in Montgomery County, Maryland, whose world is turned upside down when she learns about the abuse of animals in laboratories. The book describes how this law-abiding woman comes to challenge the system by taking direct action and examines why ordinary people are moved to do extraordinary things in behalf of animals. Full of fascinating characters, vivid descriptions, thrilling incidents, and details on what it means to live on the run from the law (and agents provocateurs), Free the Animals is not only a classic for our times but also a compellingly relevant examination of our society’s cruelty to other animals.