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This Book is Cruelty-Free

Animals and Us

Linda Newbery

Pavilion Children's


ISBN: 9781843654902

Price: £ 7.99

Publication date: 8 July 2021

ISBN: 9781843655183

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Publication date: 8 July 2021

Category: Non-Fiction

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How do the everyday choices you make affect animals and the environment? This book looks at all the things you can do to live cruelty free. 

It’s a guide for older children and teenagers concerned about animals, wildlife and the planet we live on.

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.

How to handle everyday situations and counter arguments.

Campaigning – anti-cruelty organisations to support. The power of protest.

This book will help you to live as cruelty-free as possible and to examine all of the areas in your life where you can help animals and the environment.

Choose to live without cruelty. Choose this book and find out how.



Linda Newbery is the author of fiction for children, teenagers and adults, with books including Lob, The Shell HouseSisterland and The Brockenspectre</em>; her young adult novel Set in Stone won the Costa Children s Prize and she has twice been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

She is a long-term supporter of welfare and environmental organisations including Compassion in World Farming, the League Against Cruel Sports, Greenpeace, RSPCA and RSPB, and is a member of the campaign groups Authors4Oceans, Wild Justice and Extinction Rebellion.



‘A thought-provoking, helpful, and hopeful read’


'This book is meticulously researched … Newbery explores all these questions with her customary lucidity'

Armadillo magazine

'This is the book we all need right now'

Children's Books Ireland

'It's brilliant. Every family and class needs one.'

Nicola Davies

‘an essential read for many reasons ... a wonderfully clear invitation to reflect upon the choices we make in our daily lives ... It's excellent'

Mat Tobin, education influencer

'Huge thanks ... for this vital, timely, compassionate book'

Lauren St John

'An ideal primer to familiarise children with key themes in the animal rights debate, this book will both inspire and help pupils form their own opinions'

School Reading List

'An informative and eye-opening guide for older children and teens told in an accessible and conversational style that never feels either preaching or didactic in tone. This would be an excellent purchase for schools ... A thought-provoking, interesting and informative read for teens and adults too'

Library Lady

'An important book, which will be very interesting and useful to the increasing number of young people who seriously care for the future of wildlife and our planet'

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