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Children's Nonfiction Animal Welfare

On Parade

The Hidden World of Animals in Entertainment

by (author) Rob Laidlaw

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Oct 2010
Animal Welfare, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2010
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 5 to 8


In this follow-up to his highly acclaimed book, Wild Animals in Captivity, biologist and activist Rob Laidlaw focuses our attention on the living conditions and treatment of animals that are captured, bred, trained, and kept for the purposes of human entertainment. He has travelled the world and documented abuses of animals in a variety of situations from roadside snake charmers in India, to dancing bears in China, to the racetracks and movie studios of North America.

About the author

For more than thirty years, Rob Laidlaw has devoted his life to protecting animals. He is the founder of several animal protection organizations, including Zoocheck Canada, a wildlife protection group. His special interest in dogs has led him to visit dog shelters, pounds, and rescue centers in North America, India, Thailand and Japan and several other countries. Rob started a project to bring humane dog control to remote First Nations communities in Canada, was Chief Inspector for a major urban humane society, was Project Manager for World Society for Protection of Animals. Rob resides in Toronto, Ontario.

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