A first-hand account of how Chris DeRose investigated, and finally busted, some of the most heartless and corrupt federally licensed pet-theft rings in the nation. Facts about our federal and local governments´ involvement in the multi-million dollar pet-theft industry. Frontline intelligence to what actually occurs in animal laboratories. Shocking, riveting and moving. Millions of animals are stolen each year and sold for experimentation and ´´human´´ consumption. DeRose doesn´t hold back, exposing the horrible truths of animal research and the newest form of organized crime: pet theft. Well-known celebrities who applaud his efforts and have made their own contributions to this cause including Kim Basinger, John Travolta, Linda Blair, Tippi Hedren, Alicia Silverstone, Brigitte Bardot and John Paul Jones, to name a few. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rick Pasqualone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076342/bk_acx0_076342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This thrilling audiobook brings to life in vivid detail the ultimate doggie adventure about a lost dog who becomes a hero. What makes this story unique is that it was inspired by the author´s real life Maltese dog, an animal actor, who performed in several operas at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Tails of Jaxx, with its introduction to French, is an ideal first chapter book for developing readers and a stimulus for creative writing, music, and art projects. Meet Jaxx, a happy-go-lucky New York City dog, whose life is suddenly turned topsy-turvy when he gets lost during a blizzard. Wrenched away from his human family, alone, shivering, and struggling to survive, he is rescued and taken in by strangers at the Metropolitan Opera. Follow Jaxx as he tells his story while bravely coping with the challenges of adapting to living in an unfamiliar environment inside the opera house. He meets a lively cast of colorful characters, including other animals, but longs to be reunited with his family. He performs heroic deeds and encounters situations that are filled with surprises, both good and bad. Root for Jaxx, as he fulfills his new dream of performing on stage at the Metropolitan Opera. Ages 6-9; 5900 words; lexile level: 570L 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Emmes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064745/bk_acx0_064745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Television actor Renato Rizzuti´s first children´s book is a throwback to early 20th century juvenile fiction, when the world knew rhymes from books, not rap, from Dr. Seuss, not Dr. Dre. The stories, told in verse, switch from teaching kids about why zebras have stripes to accepting racial equality amongst peers. Each tale´s length is concise enough for a young one´s short attention span. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Linda Roper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054515/bk_acx0_054515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Le premier livre de l´acteur de télévision Renato Rizzuti est un hommage aux anciens livres pour enfants du siècle dernier. Chaque histoire est illustrée de dessins en couleur de l´artiste Eleonora Bekbulatova. Television actor Renato Rizzuti´s first children´s book is a throwback to early 20th century juvenile fiction, when the world knew rhymes from books not rap, from Dr. Seuss not Dr. Dre. The stories, told in verse, switch from teaching kids about why zebras have stripes to accepting racial equality amongst peers. Each tale´s length is concise enough for a young one´s short attention span. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kay Webster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061592/bk_acx0_061592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Legend tells of The Clan of the Scorpion, four mighty meerkats sworn to protect the world from their long-time nemesis, the Ringmaster... The Clan are escorting their mentor, Grandmaster One Eye, to a Kung Fu Grandmaster Meet, when they are ambushed by enormous spiders - and Grandmaster One Eye is katnapped! In a second adventure, Bruce’s favorite Hollywood action star, Vin De Pain, is appearing alongside the canine actor Soo Me in a sequel to Kung Fu Chihuahua. But there’s a new member of the cast - none other than Doris the Dancing Dog, the Ringmaster’s faithful hound. What is the Ringmaster up to? 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Thorpe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000435/bk_oakh_000435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A legal scholar and animal-rights expert argues for a practical approach to using animals respectfully. In this fresh approach to the animal rights debate, a legal scholar and expert on the humane treatment of animals argues for a middle ground between the extreme positions that often receive the most public attention. Professor Favre advocates an ethic of respectful use of animals, which finds it acceptable for humans to use animals within limited boundaries. He looks at various communities where humans and animals interact: homes, entertainment, commercial farms, local wildlife, and global wildlife. Balancing the interests of the animal against the interests of the human actor is considered in detail. The author examines the following questions, among others: Is it ethically acceptable to shoot your neighbor´s dog for barking hours on end? Is it ethical for a zoo to keep a chimpanzee in an exhibit? Is it ethical to eat the meat of an animal? Finally, he discusses how good ethical outcomes can best be transported into the legal system. The author suggests the creation of a new legal category, living property, which would enhance the status of animals in the legal system. This thoughtful, well-argued, and elegantly written book provides readers with a comprehensive and practical context in which to consider their personal and social relationships with animals.
Animal Stars:Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors PhD Robin Ganzert, Allen & Linda Anderson
From eye-witness accounts of elephants apparently mourning the death of family members to an experiment that showed that hungry rhesus monkeys would not take food if doing so gave another monkey an electric shock, there is much evidence of animals displaying what seem to be moral feelings. But despite such suggestive evidence, philosophers steadfastly deny that animals can act morally, and for reasons that virtually everyone has found convincing. In Can Animals be Moral?, philosopher Mark Rowlands examines the reasoning of philosophers and scientists on this question - ranging from Aristotle and Kant to Hume and Darwin - and reveals that their arguments fall far short of compelling. The basic argument against moral behavior in animals is that humans have capabilities that animals lack. We can reflect on our motivations, formulate abstract principles that allow that allow us to judge right from wrong. For an actor to be moral, he or she must be able scrutinize their motivations and actions. No animal can do these things - no animal is moral. Rowland naturally agrees that humans possess a moral consciousness that no animal can rival, but he argues that it is not necessary for an individual to have the ability to reflect on his or her motives to be moral. Animals can´t do all that we can do, but they can act on the basis of some moral reasons - basic moral reasons involving concern for others. And when they do this, they are doing just what we do when we act on the basis of these reasons: They are acting morally. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shanet Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015492/bk_adbl_015492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Carnival of the Animals (Le carnaval des animaux) is a humorous musical suite of 14 movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. This version features lyrics by famed humorist Ogden Nash and narration by a star-studded array of world-famous actors. These tales are then brought to life by the vibrant piano artistry of Mona Golabek and Reneé Golabek-Kaye. Narrator and Track List: Arte Johnson - Introduction Charlton Heston - ´´The Royal March of the Lion´´ James Earl Jones - ´´The Cocks and Hens´´ Betty White - ´´The Wild Animals Jackass´´ Lynn Redgrave - ´´The Turtles´´ William Shatner - ´´The Elephant´´ Joan Rivers - ´´The Kangaroos´´ Ted Danson - ´´The Aquarium´´ Lily Tomlin - ´´The Mule´´ Deborah Raffin - ´´The Cuckoo in the Wind´´ Audrey Hepburn - ´´The Birds´´ Dudley Moore - ´´The Pianists´´ Walter Matthau - ´´The Fossils´´ Jacklyn Smith - ´´The Swan´´ Arte Johnson - ´´The Grand Finale´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Mona Golabek - instrumental, Reneé Golabek-Kaye - instrumental. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010303/bk_blak_010303_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.