Mid-Manhattan Library (40th St. & 5th Ave., Manhattan)
This visual presentation explores humanity’s eternal bond with animals. The author unveils the deep links of the human-animal bond, and reveals our newfound understanding of animals, including their remarkable emotional and cognitive capacities. He also shows how the bond has been disastrously broken through widespread and systemic cruelty to animals. He takes on the arguments of opponents and critics of animal protection and spotlights the groups and industries standing in the way of progress. He finally points the way to a new, humane economy—one not built on extraction, suffering, and killing, but on the celebration, stewardship, and care of animals.