The Way of the Rabbit By Mark Hawthorne
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Author: Mark Hawthorne

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Publisher: Changemakers Books

Way of the Rabbit
The Way of the Rabbit
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ISBN-10: 1789047935
ISBN-13: 9781789047936


“What a lovely tribute to our furry rabbit friends! Hawthorne’s admiration shines through in this thorough telling of the story of Leporidae. It’s an enlightening and enchanting account of an animal most of us love but, it turns out, barely know.”
— Jennifer S. Holland, author of the Unlikely Friendships series

The Way of the Rabbit is an insightful book that describes who rabbits are and how they have been part of our world for millennia, appearing in various forms of human art and cultural expression. This well-researched volume engenders a deeper appreciation for these gentle creatures and encourages us to treat them with kindness and respect.”
— Gene Baur, author of Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food

“Mark Hawthorne’s latest book, The Way of the Rabbit, delves deep into the place of rabbits in society and culture. As rabbits have, over the past few decades, gained new status as companion animals and animals deserving of respect and compassion, the scholarship on rabbits is maturing as well. The Way of the Rabbit brings new light to the complex narratives that we tell about these animals, and about ourselves as well. The Way of the Rabbit is for people who care about rabbits, but also for people who care about animals and our relationships with them.”
— Margo DeMello, coauthor of Stories Rabbits Tell: A Natural and Cultural History of a Misunderstood Creature

“Mark Hawthorne shows that each and every individual rabbit is a sentient, feeling being with a unique personality, and every single one deserves to be treated with respect, compassion, and empathy. This wide-ranging book is sure to be a game-changer.”
— Marc Bekoff, PhD, author of The Animals’ Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age and Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do

“This very informative and in-depth book about rabbits has some excellent and entertaining chapters on the rabbit in art, literature, myth, and popular culture, which I particularly enjoyed.”
— Libby Joy, The Beatrix Potter Society

“By delving into details of the science and sensibilities of rabbits, The Way of the Rabbit journeys into the lives and minds of these amazing beings.”
— Gay Bradshaw, PhD, author of Elephants on the Edge and Talking with Bears

About the Author:

Mark Hawthorne is the author of four books on animals, animal rights, veganism, and social justice (all from Changemakers Books): The Way of the Rabbit; Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering, that examines the many ways humans exploit nonhumans; A Vegan Ethic: Embracing a Life of Compassion Toward All; and Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism, which empowers people around the world to get active for animals. Mark stopped eating meat after an encounter with one of India's many cows in 1992 and became an ethical vegan a decade later. His writing has also been featured in Vegan's Daily Companion (Quarry Books) and in the anthologies Uncaged: Top Activists Share Their Wisdom on Effective Farm Animal Advocacy (Ben Davidow), Turning Points in Compassion: Personal Journeys of Animal Advocates (SpiritWings), and Stories to Live By: Wisdom to Help You Make the Most of Every Day (Travelers' Tales). Mark is a frequent contributor to VegNews magazine. He and his wife, lauren, live in California. You'll find him tweeting @markhawthorne.

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