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North American Animal Rights History from 1977 to present.

I want to write a book that documents the real history of the struggle for animal rights in North America. This book won't be about philosophers, academics, or theorists. Instead it will tell the stories of the people who fought with all of their might to see our fellow beings live their lives outside of cages.

A project this large is going to require a tremendous amount of costly research, which is why I am asking for these funds. I am not satisfied to just regurgitate other people's books and articles, I want to have unique lines of inquiry and pursue them until I get answers! This is going to mean more than just conducting interviews- it is going to mean getting records searches, rare documents founds, investigators locating long lost movement heroes, and statisticians making themselves useful for once. I need to be able to pay research assistants, and afford source materials.

If these funds are raised I'm going to write a hell of a book, and whats more, I'm going to reward all of you for helping me make it happen! If you'd like to check out how I am currently working to preserve AR history, please check out my other project here-


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    A hand drawn thank you card from the author that entitles you to a great big hug if we should ever meet in person, plus a unique 1 inch button that lets everyone know you are down. Oh, word?

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    The card, the button, and a zine format chapter that WON'T APPEAR IN THE BOOK! This shiz is super limited, dog.

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    The card, the button, the zine, and a signed copy of the book. Bam. Take that.

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    The card, the button, the zine, the signed copy, and an original "The ALF is always watching" bumper sticker from the 1980s. Seriously, it's mad rare, son.

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    Whoa there, Mommy Warbucks! You'll be getting all that other stuff, plus an invite to the launch party. All the cool kids will be there.

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    It's really awesome that you come from royalty and have this kind of cash to invest in a book that will make Will Potter look like Anne Coulter. You are going to get all the other stuff, plus I will bake you cookies and mail them to you anywhere in the US. If you live outside the US I will bake you cookies when you let me stay at your house.

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    All the other stuff, plus a thanks in the book. I am humbled that you would send this amount.

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    All the other stuff, plus I will send you a DVD of me singing any song you want. I will be singing it badly, but this will be a unique treasure that your grandchildren are sure to have no idea what to do with once you have passed away. I will incorporate your name into the song upon request if you'd like some extra humiliation.

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