After adopting an Irish sight hound, Laura Schenone discovers a striking and little-known struggle to realize justice for canine and for all animals.
Greyhounds, bred to be the quickest racing canine in the world, are streaks of lightning. attractive, mind-blowing creatures, hundreds of thousands of them disappear every year after they can now not compete and win.
The canines of Avalon introduces us to the strong-willed Marion Fitzgibbon, born in rural eire, the place animals are valued just for their software. yet Fitzgibbon believes that anguish is felt through all creatures, and he or she champions the reason for strays, baffling these round her—including her family—as she and a bunch of neighborhood girls rescue any animal in want and taking up more and more dicy missions.
When Fitzgibbon turns into head of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and specializes in the reason for the greyhound, she faces an entrenched racing safe through funds and gear. She joins forces with an American greyhound activist, a foxhunter’s spouse, a British woman, and an influential German animal rescuer to create a global community to discover those animals houses, confront the racing undefined, and supply secure havens the place animals can reside in peace.
The canines of Avalon brings ahead the folks at the different part of the tracks—Irish travelers (a humans whose Celtic historical past is going again centuries), dogmen who desire to win big—together with a bunch of animals on continents—circus tigers in eire, wild monkeys within the Yucatan, dolphins in a marine animal park in Florida, and one very distinct Irish sight hound in New Jersey named Lily.
In this effective David and Goliath tale, Schenone’s trip is helping us comprehend our deep connection to animals and provides us concept within the type of the unforgettable Fitzgibbon, who grapples with compassion and activism and exhibits the variation we're all in a position to making within the world.