Best Books For Animal Rights Activists

animal rights books

Knowledge is power, they say. In order to be a powerful animal rights activist, you need the ultimate source of knowledge: books!

Bookworm or not, these AMAZING books will provide you with all the knowledge you need to be an effective animal rights activist. Click over to Amazon today and add these bible-like books to your bookshelf!

I’ve also added a couple of humbling reads to get you in the mood to raise your voice for animals and be a catalyst for positive change.

The Animal Activist’s Handbook by Matt Ball and Bruce Friedrich


So few pages yet so much information. This book is packed full of good advice on how to make a positive impact in this world for animals. Get it ASAP, read it and return to it if and when you need to.

Change of Heart (What Psychology can teach us about spreading social change) by Nick Cooney

Change of Heart Nick Cooney

Whilst doing a little online voluntary work for The Humane League, a couple of years back, I asked one of the directors to recommend any good books on animal rights. Enter Change of Heart, written by The Humane League’s founder himself, Nick Cooney.

This book answers the fundamental question, how can people change?

If you love psychology, like I do, this book will remain firmly between your hands until you reach the last page – it’s fascinating!

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How to win friends and influence people

Except for the fact that its focus is not on animal rights, this international bestseller is a lot like Cooney’s Change of Heart. It explores the human psychology and power of persuasion. Great read!

Striking at the Roots by Mark Hawthorne


This is a lot like the Animal Activist’s handbook, full of practical information on animal rights issues and how anybody can make a significant difference to the lives of many animals.

My Gentle Barn by Ellie Laks

The Gentle Barn Ellie Laks

The Founder of The Gentle Barn and author of this book, Ellie Laks, sent me a signed copy of this book and I’m so happy I got to read it.This is such a beautiful, humbling read – and one of my favorite books. Laks is the epitome of compassion and following your dreams.

The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

Written by one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders, this book explores many themes including compassion, suffering, creating change and of course, happiness. The Art of Happiness is a catalyst for personal growth and enlightenment.

Reason for Hope by Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall book

From her childhood in England to her groundbreaking research with the chimpanzees of Gombe Reserve in Africa, Reason For Hope is one of the most inspirational memoirs I’ve ever read. Reflecting on science, religion, and spirituality, this book offers you a deep insight into the mind and heart of one of the world’s most inspiring women. A must-read!!!

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