Animal cruelty-free products

Animal cruelty-free products Karen recommends:


  • Earth Balance (butter substitute)
  • Vegenaise (mayonnaise substitute)
  • Silk
  • Primal Strips Jerky
  • Artisan Smoked Apple Sage Grain Meat Sausages


  • Matt and Nat vegan handbags


  • Alba Botanical sunscreen
  • Avalon Organics products (like co-enzyme Q10 skin care)
  • Kiehls or Aveda makeup

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    Karen Dawn Bio
    Born in the US, Karen Dawn grew up and studied in Australia. She pursued a Science degree colloquially tagged "rats and stats," so she knows firsthand that views and habits can shift. She hopes her furry subjects will shine forgiving blessings upon this book. She worked as a news researcher and writer for Australia's national nightly news magazine show "The 7:30 Report," on ABC, then moved to New York where she played the downtown music scene and made fruit salad at the Saint Francis of Xavier soup kitchen every Sunday. After reading "Animal Liberation" she was moved to devote her efforts to those most abused by society and least able to help themselves -- the animals.

    Karen founded the animal advocacy media watch Check it out to see her daily work and published op-eds. As a spokesperson for the animal rights movement she has appeared on MTV and hosted talk shows on major radio stations. Her opinion pieces have been published in leading newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Washington Post. "Thanking the Monkey" is her first book.

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