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Ninety-Five: Meeting America’s Farmed Animals

INNOVATIVE NEW BOOK GETS “UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL” WITH AMERICA’S FARMED ANIMALS
Book Release Today, May 1st, 2010

“A rare and life-changing book. It evokes a sense of wonder, joy and awe, and a recognition of how interwoven we are with all of life.” - John Robbins, author of The New Good Life and Diet for a New America,

"Profoundly evocative and entirely to the point.. will leave readers forever changed.” - Rory Freedman, #1 NY best selling author, Skinny Bitch

“If the eyes really are the window into the soul, this book surely has you glimpsing the Beloved." - Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness

SANTA CRUZ, CA – Animal lovers, rescuers and caregivers provide a
firsthand glimpse into the lives of farmed animals in Ninety-Five:
Meeting America’s Farmed Animals in Stories and Photographs, being
released today by non-profit publisher No Voice Unheard. (Ninety-five
is the average number of animals spared annually by one person’s vegan
diet.)

Brimming with beautiful, full-color photographs, Ninety-Five [ISBN:
978-0-97283-875-7; 168 pages; $19.95] tells the captivating stories of
farmed animals living in sanctuaries and homes across the country.
These animals reveal themselves to be every bit as interesting,
complicated, and charming as the dogs and cats many of us already
know. From Justice, the steer who broke out of a truck on the way to
the slaughterhouse and is now the self-appointed greeter at the
sanctuary where he lives, to bold and irrepressible Lucas, a pig
desperately infatuated with Petunia (the feeling isn’t mutual, but
that doesn’t deter him), to Amelia, the turkey anxious to share a hug
with her photographer, their stories are compelling, even amazing, and
always moving.

“Most people have never had the chance to meet the animals we call
‘farm animals,’ and so are surprised to realize how personality-filled
and emotionally complex they are,” says Diane Leigh, No Voice Unheard
Editor. “When they are allowed to live in peace and comfort and be who
they are, farmed animals form deep relationships, have clear
preferences about all aspects of their lives and have feelings and
memories. The stories in Ninety-Five convey this, simply and
obviously.”

Whether it is legislation regulating farming practices, initiatives
overwhelmingly passed by voters, undercover video footage from farms
and slaughterhouses revealing shocking cruelty, or discoveries of the
environmental impacts of raising animals for food, current headlines
are filled with stories about modern agricultural practices. More than
ever before, Americans want to know where their food comes from and
how the animals who become food a treated. Ninety-Five goes beyond
these questions, showing us who these animals are when they are
allowed to live in peace and comfort.

No Voice Unheard is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) independent
publisher whose previous titles include One at a Time: A Week in an
American Animal Shelter, and Thought to Exist in the Wild: Awakening
from the Nightmare of Zoos. Ninety-Five: Meeting America’s Farmed
Animals in Stories and Photographs is now available in retail
bookstores everywhere, or may be ordered directly from the publisher.
"Early order" packages - with special pricing on Ninety-Five and the
publishers' other titles - are available on the No Voice Unheard
website at www.NoVoiceUnheard.org

For more information, contact:

Contact: Marilee Geyer
No Voice Unheard ◦ P.O. Box 4171 ◦ Santa Cruz, California 95063
Phone: (831) 440-9574 ◦ Fax: (831) 479-3225
E-mail: marilee@novoiceunheard.org  ◦ Website: www.NoVoiceUnheard.org

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