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ANIMAL FACTORY (St. Martin’s Press; March 2, 2010) is a dramatic exposé of factory farms and the devastating impact they have on human health, the environment, and the economy by New York Times bestselling author David Kirby.

Kirby, a contributor to The Huffington Post, is the author of the bestselling book Evidence of Harm, which won the 2005 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for Best Book, and was a finalist for the NY Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. He has appeared in media outlets such as Meet the Press, Larry King, CNN, Don Imus, CNBC and NPR.

ANIMAL FACTORY is a thoroughly-researched piece of investigative journalism, in which Kirby sets out to approach factory farms differently from Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation or Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals: beyond the terrible costs for animals raised and killed in these facilities, what are the costs for all of us?

Weaving complex science, politics, business, and the lives of everyday people, ANIMAL FACTORY documents a crisis that has reached a critical juncture in the history of human health and our larger global environment.