Mercy For Animals
Book by Mercy For Animals Founder Milo Runkle
“Mercy For Animals not only exposes the almost
unbelievable cruelty suffered by the billions of animals raised in
factory farms but explains what can—and must—be done to change things.
Please read it and recommend it to all your friends.”
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE; Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute; and U.N. Messenger of Peace
A compelling look at animal welfare and factory farming in the United States from Mercy For Animals, the leading international force in preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.
Nathan Runkle would have been a fifth-generation farmer in his small Midwestern town. Instead, he founded our nation’s leading nonprofit organization for protecting factory-farmed animals. In Mercy For Animals, Nathan brings us into the trenches of his organization’s work; from MFA’s early days in grassroots activism to dangerous and dramatic experiences doing undercover investigations to the organization’s current large-scale efforts at making sweeping legislative change to protect factory-farmed animals and encourage compassionate food choices.
But this isn’t just Nathan’s story. Mercy For Animals examines how our country moved from a network of small local farms with more than 50% of Americans involved in agriculture to a massive coast-to-coast industrial complex controlled by a mere 1% of our population—and the consequences of this drastic change for animals as well as our global and local environments. We also learn how MFA strives to protect farmed animals in behind-the-scenes negotiations with companies like Nestlé and other brand names—conglomerates whose policy changes can spare countless lives and strengthen our planet.
Praise for Mercy For Animals
“Factory farms operate in secrecy, regularly abusing innocent animals. Mercy For Animals deserves our gratitude for exposing their insidious practices and helping to close their doors once and for all.”
Joaquin Phoenix, Actor from Her, Walk the Line, and Gladiator
“Mercy For Animals educates and enlightens, without being preachy, suggesting real and practical changes for ending animal suffering.”
Woody Harrelson, Actor from War for Planet of the Apes and The Hunger Games
“Nathan Runkle tells gripping true stories of how courage combined with smarts can change the world. Mercy For Animals is an antidote for those who feel powerless and unable to make a difference.”
Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Author of Animal Liberation
“A wonderfully written story of bravery and justice, this book will open your eyes and stir your heart.”
Dr. Michael Greger, Author of How Not to Die
“Thanks to Nathan Runkle and Mercy For Animals, I know the world is moving towards a more compassionate future. The people in this book give me hope.”
Kathy Freston, Author of The Book of Veganish
“Nathan’s story is proof that one person truly can change the world. I’m so grateful for him and Mercy For Animals.”
Moby, Grammy Award-Nominated Musician and Author of Gristle
“I’ve supported Mercy For Animals for many years, but Nathan’s book gave me an even deeper appreciation for the life-saving work they do. This is an inspiring book by a beautiful man about a profoundly important topic. Read it. Your heart will thank you.”
John Robbins, Author of Diet for a New America and President of the Food Revolution Network
“Anytime you think that one person can’t make a difference in this world, pick up this book and read Nathan’s story! He will prove you wrong and inspire you to make this world a better place!.”
Emily Deschanel, Actress from Bones
“This book is a glimpse of the awe-inspiring bravery, passion and compassion that is fueling the anti-violence, pro-kindness fight for animal rights. And it is an utterly heartfelt, honest tribute by a true animal friend and activist to the countless colorful individuals Nathan saved from misery, and the millions more who suffer and die in darkness.”
Evanna Lynch, Actress from Harry Potter
“Mercy For Animals is a superb and compelling book from start to finish! I was riveted and inspired by Nathan’s true life story and how a small grassroots organization became a leading international powerhouse!”
Jeffrey Masson, Author of Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil
“My heart breaks for animals on factory farms, but I’m filled with hope by people like Nathan Runkle and everyone at Mercy For Animals. Thank you for making the world a kinder place.”
Marco Antonio Regil, TV Host of Spanish versions of Family Feud and The Price is Right