July 2017 Update: Two-year anniversary of Project Animal Farm

I am excited to announce that July 15 marks the two-year anniversary of Project Animal Farm. We’ve come a long way together!

Project Animal Farm continues to touch the minds and hearts of readers. Just this summer, the book received its third accolade. It was selected as a finalist for the 2017 International Book Awards. Previous accolades for Project Animal Farm include its selection as a runner-up for the 2016 New England Book Festival Award and a finalist for the 2015 Chautauqua Prize.

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February 2017 Update: Cows and the World

My January blog about wild birds touched a chord among readers. Two websites reposted it on their platforms, spreading the word further. If you missed it, take a look here at the true story about an emerald bird called Emi.

I was honored to be featured in a short documentary called BEEF made by a fourteen-year-old, Sevy Lortie. An inspiring young man, he says: “I’d like to grow up into a kind and peaceful world. I hope to help make the world more green, and work to raise awareness and take action around climate change.” Watch the 16-minute film here.

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December 2016 Update: Project Animal Farm selected for Kindle Deal of the Month (Plus New Excerpt Here)

I am excited to announce that Project Animal Farm has been selected as Kindle Deal of the Month in December!

This means that the e-book is only two dollars. Two dollars? For a book that.

  • “Will change the lives of everyone who reads it” (John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution)
  • Is “Impossible to forget and impossible to ignore” (John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods)
  • Is “an engaging account” about the food industry (J.M. Coetzee, Nobel Prize winner)

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Letters from Readers in 2016

As I look back at 2016, here are 25 of my favorite notes from readers of Project Animal Farm during the year. I am deeply humbled by all the support.

  • “Sonia – I have to say, ‘Thank you for writing Project Animal Farm.’ When I retired a year ago, I made it my goal to read every day…and I have…Your [book] is at the top of my ‘Best Ever Read” list.’” – Steve
  • “I was repeatedly blown away and humbled by the insightfulness of your writing.” – Lucas

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October 2016 Update: Good News and Plant-based Trends

Here is a quick little excerpt from Chapter Two of Project Animal Farm. It continues off from Chapter One, which I shared in the September newsletter. In case you missed it, here is the link to Chapter One. Happy reading!

BIG news: We’re taking Project Animal Farm global. The e-book became available globally in English earlier this month. The paperback became available here for residents of the United Kingdom and Europe. If you have friends or family in the U.K. or Europe, please spread the word!

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June 2016 Update: Harambe the gorilla and our relationship with animals

A jaguar named Juma, exhibited in chains at an Olympic torch ceremony in Brazil, was shot dead on Monday by a soldier. And on May 28, a four-year-old boy fell into an enclosure with Harambe, a seventeen-year-old male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. Rather than tranquilizing him with a dart, zoo officials proceeded to shoot Harambe with a rifle. The incident provoked mass outrage at the zoo.

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May 2016 Update: Farmers tried to intimidate me

On May 7, I drove three hours from my home to speak in two rural communities in Ontario. At the first, in Petrolia, something strange happened just five minutes into the event. About a dozen people in the audience started interrupting me as well as others in their community in an effort to stall the conversation. It turned out that they were factory farmers—people whose farms harm animals and degrade the environment.
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