Project Animal Farm


A critically acclaimed work of global investigative journalism

Finalist for International Book Award

Runner-up for New England Book Festival Award

Finalist for Chautauqua Prize

Born out of a global expedition fearlessly undertaken by a young woman, Project Animal Farm offers a riveting and revealing look at what truly happens behind farm doors.

Sonia had no idea that the night she arrived at the doorstep of a dairy farm would mark the beginning of a journey that would ultimately wind all the way around the world.

Driven by impulsive will and searing passion, she left behind everything she knew and loved to search the planet for solutions to benefit animals, health, and the environment. Her journey took her from egg warehouses in Canada to dairy feedlots in the United States, from farm offices in Mexico to lush green fields in Belize, from villages in Indonesia to bustling cities in Malaysia.

Over the course of living with farmers, hitchhiking with strangers, and risking her life, Sonia developed surprising insights and solutions—both about the food industry and herself.

Revelatory in scope, Project Animal Farm illuminates a hidden world that plays a part in all of our lives.

Release date: July 2015
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, e-book, and audiobook

  • Everybody who is interested in food policy and animal welfare should read this book
    Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation
  • Brave, captivating, enlightening, and impossible to put down
    Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet