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ive decided to start an animal rights group in my school....im looking for a book which could guide me and provide useful tactics and advice in this movement. Ofcourse I will gladly accept any advice u guys can share...<br>
Ill be a freshman all over again!<br>
How could I attract potential members?<br>
Ive decided to invite Vegans/Vegetarians/people interested in veganism and just people who wana help the movement.<br>
If you helped with a group please share ur stories...<br><br>
Thanks!!!
 

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I did this while I was in high school! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Number one tip? Lure them in with food. No joke - it works. Make sure the food is GOOD though or they won't come back.<br><br>
Urm, what I ended up doing was rather than drawing awareness on heaps and heaps of topics at once, I brought up specific campaigns, one at a time. I'm in Australia so I'm pretty involved in the big animal rights group we have over here, Animals Australia, which is such a <i>brilliant</i> group! So anyway, when I started the group they were having a big campaign about live sheep exports so that is what I brought up with my group. I taught them all of why it was wrong, how to refute common arguments against banning the trade, and then we all went out and got signatures for a petition. The next month we moved to a new campaign - banning sow stalls. So then I taught them how it only takes like ten minutes to write a decent letter and we all did a lot of letter writing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
I hope that helps in any way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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A very good book is <a href="http://animaladvocacybook.com/" target="_blank">The Animal Activist's Handbook</a> by Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich.<br><br>
And three very good links:<br><br><a href="http://www.veganoutreach.org/advocacy/index.html" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Advocacy Essays and Articles</span></a><br><a href="http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2204533739&topic=1602" target="_blank">Effective Advocacy</a><br><a href="http://strikingattheroots.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/activism-guides-for-everyone/" target="_blank">Activism Guides for Everyone</a>
 

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I have not read it yet, it's the book that my AR book club will be reading in September, but I've heard good things about Striking at the Roots by Mark Hawthorne.<br><a href="http://www.strikingattheroots.com/Home_Page.html" target="_blank">http://www.strikingattheroots.com/Home_Page.html</a>
 

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Striking At The Roots<br>
Animal Activists Handbook<br>
Change of Heart<br>
The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights
 

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First off, let me say I am very glad you are starting an animal rights group at your school. Way to go!<br><br>
I know this isn't a book but this link is perfect for you: <a href="http://www.humanesociety.org/about/departments/students/clubs/" target="_blank">http://www.humanesociety.org/about/d...tudents/clubs/</a><br><br>
The Humane Society of the United States has tons of information on starting a club. I believe they have a free youth activist booklet that they give out for free. Just contact them.<br><br>
Also take a look at this linke: <a href="http://www.humanesociety.org/about/departments/students/" target="_blank">http://www.humanesociety.org/about/d...ents/students/</a><br><br>
Good luck and keep us updated on your efforts!
 

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<a href="http://shop.seashepherd.org/store/p/192-Earthforce-.aspx" target="_blank">Earthforce</a>, by Paul Watson
 

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Probably not what you have in mind, but I'm currently reading <i>Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals</i>, an anthology of essays compiled by Steven Best and Anthony J Nocella, II. Everyone who cares about the cause of animal rights and animal liberation should give this book a read. The misconceptions about the more militant sections of our movement do the whole movement a disservice, and this book provides good rebuttals to those who would denigrate people who risk their freedom for the lives and wellbeing of animals. So far it's an interesting read. Will no doubt inspire some interesting discussion and debate. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>naitram</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2945782"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
A very good book is <a href="http://animaladvocacybook.com/" target="_blank">The Animal Activist's Handbook</a> by Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich.<br><br>
And three very good links:<br><br><a href="http://www.veganoutreach.org/advocacy/index.html" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Advocacy Essays and Articles</span></a><br><a href="http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2204533739&topic=1602" target="_blank">Effective Advocacy</a><br><a href="http://strikingattheroots.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/activism-guides-for-everyone/" target="_blank">Activism Guides for Everyone</a></div>
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This.
 

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My favorite is "The Animal Activist's Handbook". I owned a copy which I read four times. I met a nice young lady at MTSU who is also an animal advocate last April and gifted my old copy to her, though. I feel it's a more powerful tool in her capable hands. I think it might suit yours as well.
 

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Here's another list of books recommended by HumaneEducation.org<br><a href="http://humaneeducation.org/sections/view/news_december2011#activistbooks" target="_blank">http://humaneeducation.org/sections/...#activistbooks</a><br><br>
And then a new one just came out:<br>
Animal Impact: Secrets Proven to Achieve Results and Move the World by Caryn Ginsberg<br>
I haven't read it yet but I bet there's some useful stuff in there
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Josh James xVx</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3056129"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
My favorite is "The Animal Activist's Handbook". I owned a copy which I read four times. I met a nice young lady at MTSU who is also an animal advocate last April and gifted my old copy to her, though. I feel it's a more powerful tool in her capable hands. I think it might suit yours as well.</div>
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A lot of animal Lawyers use that book for help when trying cases.
 

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The only book I own on the topic is Striking at the Roots and I was impressed with it. I recommend it for anybody interested in animal activism.
 
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