(MEATLESS MEALS/VEGAN RECIPES) Since I’m usually on the lookout for healthy and meat-free meal ideas, I was happy to give The Vegan Diva’s Cookbook a try. The cookbook is by Fernanda Capobianco, owner of the Vegan Diva’s Bakery in New York City. As you’d expect, it’s full of healthy, cruelty-free fare, but what might surprise you is how informative and creative it is. It’s not only loaded with great tips on healthy eating, but there’s also a resourceful list of ingredients to use in lieu of the animal products we’re accustomed to cooking with, like eggs and butter. — Global Animal
(DOGS/BOOK REVIEW) Tom Cohen, the Executive Producer, Director, and Head Writer of the hit show Cash Cab on the Discovery Channel, is also the author of a new picture book Dogs with Old Man Faces: Portraits of Crotchety Canines. This hilarious book of photography features pictures of senior dogs paired with amusing captions like, “Sherman goes on senior singles cruises” and “Harry didn’t want to be in this book but his wife said, ‘Come on, Harry, try something new for once.’” This book is the perfect homage to our old, furry, lovable friends. — Global Animal
(BOOK REVIEW/PET ADOPTION) Author Denise Fleck’s new children’s book Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover, follows the main character Mary-Alice and her search for her very own “pawmazing” companion. Fleck uses her main character to teach readers that there is always more than what meets the eye. Everyone has something special about them that makes them unique, and this book aims to show its readers that judging a book by its cover can be very misleading. For a book meant for children ages eight through nine, it teaches a very important life lesson. — Global Animal
(GREEN/VEGETARIAN) In Jonathan Safran Foer’s new book, ‘Eating Animals,’ the novelist shares his family’s winding path toward vegetarianism.
(BOOK REVIEW/CATS) John Bradshaw’s latest book Cat Sense: How The New Feline Science Can Make You A Better Friend To Your Pet delivers a go-to cat guide in one easy read. Cat Sense is a synthesis of several fields of scientific research on cats. It covers a vast array of subjects, from the history of feline domestication to feline biology and how cats perceive the world. Bradshaw’s book includes research from various fields and addresses some of his own research as an anthrozoologist. As the Foundation Director of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol and a founder of the International Society for Anthrozoology, Bradshaw has worked extensively in the study of animal science and behavior, specifically regarding cats and dogs. Read on to learn more about Cat Sense and the future of domestic cats. — Global Animal
BOOK – They were a herd of violent rogue elephants destined to be shot. He was their last hope for survival. What happened next was extraordinary. Here’s the long excerpt from conservationist Lawrence Anthony’s moving memoir, The Elephant Whisperer…