Goodall and Bekoff share loads of good stories on the abuses animals face and the vast numbers of people who hope to help them. The authors never get self-righteous in condemning the sins of others. For these authors, suffering is a tragedy for all concerned, and the greatest joy in life is bringing some care to other creatures. It's a great book for teenagers, or retired people who want to make a difference, or just career people who want more meaningful compassion in their schedule. It's written with simple language, but also packs a lot of specific information on cases of cruelty to our animal neighbors, and what can be done.