I am reading Farm Sanctuary right now by Gene Baur and I am working on a book review for Urban Branches as well. Farm Sanctuary is the name of a place where rescued/mistreated farm animals go to live out their lives happilily and peacefully, away from the factory farms of their past.
For now though, here's a great quote to wet your appetite:
"In an ideal world, there would be no need for Farm Sanctuary. There would be no factory farms or stockyards, and cattle, pigs, chickens, and other farmed animals would not be abused. They would be free to feel the sun and the breeze, scratch at the earth, and generally enjoy life. Human beings have a great capacity to act with sensitivity and compassion as well as a frightening ability to disgregard the feelings of others. The more we act with indifference and cruelty, the more pervasive and defining these qualities become in our world. But when we behave with understanding and kindness, these qualities can spread and flourish"