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Friday, October 04, 2019

Today is World Animal Day

October 4 is World Animal Day, focused on raising awareness of animal cruelty and promoting animal welfare. Created by German author and publisher Heinrich Zimmermann in 1929, World Animal Day is celebrating 90 years of looking out for the animals of the world.

My novel, Setting the Family Free, does not skirt around the issue of how we treat animals. At its very center is the story of mistreated animals being released into a community through no fault of their own, leading to even worse treatment. Appropriately, even those harming the animals are either unaware of or haunted by the harm they cause.

Included in the book are quotes about animals and our relationship with them from everyone from Gandhi to Martin Luther King Jr., from Tolstoy to Steinbeck. Here is one from Nietzsche: “Man is the cruelest animal.”

On World Animal Day, for every hardcover or paperback copy of Setting the Family Free purchased directly from me, I will donate my author profits to the cause. 

Learn more about Setting the Family Free at www.EricDGoodman.com/Animals.html.  

Order your copy directly from EdgeWriter Books (hardcover or paperback) on World Animal Day to have all author profits donated to the benefit of animals: 

Learn more about World Animal Day and how to observe it at www.worldanimalday.org.uk.



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