Rescuing Ladybugs (Paperback)

Inspirational Encounters with Animals That Changed the World

By Jennifer Skiff

New World Library, 9781608685028, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2018

List Price: 15.95*
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Most children delight in interacting with ladybugs, butterflies, even ants. At a petting zoo, they marvel at goats, cows, and chickens. They often go on to lock eyes with a dog, cat, or hamster. Rescuing Ladybugs is about those moments with animals when we feel a connection. In 1997 the author came face to face with a bear imprisoned in a cage, confined by a straightjacket. What could she do? She subsequently led a campaign to build the first bear sanctuary in Laos. Her experience is far from unique, as the compelling stories here show. From Jaguars in Brazil and Mantas in the Maldives to chickens, rabbits, and pigs at home, humans are moved to rescue animals. As Skiff shows, each and every way we experience connection with our fellow creatures, and give voice to the voiceless, adds to our own well-being. The life force of animals, she reveals, can help one find one's own.

About the Author

Jennifer Skiff is an award-winning journalist who traveled the globe as a correspondent for CNN for more than a decade. Passionate about animals and their welfare, she serves as trustee, adviser, and spokesperson for charities around the world while working with lawmakers to create positive change.