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The Five Freedoms in Action
Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 112
Themes: animal welfare, animal rights, pets, farm animals, wild animals
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 12/Oct/2021
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All animals need food, water and shelter. But what about their social and emotional needs?

Modern science tells us that animals experience a wide range of emotions—from fear and anxiety to friendship and happiness. What Animals Want is an animal-care book with a difference. It introduces young readers to the Five Freedoms and helps them think about their pets’ physical and emotional needs, providing a framework for thinking about the welfare of all animals in human care, including farm, exotic and wild animals. Author Jacqueline Pearce wrote this book in consultation with the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA), an organization internationally recognized for its innovative humane education and animal welfare work.

“Balanced, up-to-date coverage...Students, teachers, and parents will appreciate these detailed and engaging offerings.”
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“This comprehensive and up-to-date book has a lot to offer animal lovers who can use its information to bolster their convictions about the need for compassion towards animals, or to share it with anyone concerned about issues frequently in the news. Highly Recommended.”
School Library Connection
“Highly readable and not preachy...this title will hold meaning for readers all over the world. Recommended.”

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