Mark Hawthorne has fostered numerous house rabbits, including seven he adopted. He has caught and rescued abandoned rabbits, volunteered with rabbit rescue groups, and educated people about rabbits through his published writing and public outreach. In addition to The Way of the Rabbit, he is the author of A Vegan Ethic: Embracing a Life of Compassion Toward All, Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering, andStriking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism (all from Changemakers Books). He stopped eating meat after an encounter with one of India’s many cows in 1992 and became an ethical vegan a decade later. His writing has been featured in Vegan’s Daily Companion (Quarry Books) and in the anthologies Stories to Live By: Wisdom to Help You Make the Most of Every Day and The Best Travel Writing 2005: True Stories from Around the World (both from Travelers’ Tales). He and his wife, Lauren, live in California. You’ll find him tweeting @markhawthorne.
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