Cleveland Amory and the Fund for Animals

  • László Erdős


Cleveland Amory, the renowned writer and famous television personality was convinced that the purpose of human life is to help others, especially the weak. From the 1960s he became increasingly involved in animal advocacy issues. In 1967 he established The Fund for Animals. The campaigns of the organisation saved the lives of seals, burros, goats, pigeons, and countless other animals. In addition to his activism, Amory also used his literary skills to promote the idea of animal advocacy; his books about Polar Bear, a rescued cat were instant bestsellers and quickly became classics.


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Worth Reading

  1. Amory, C. (1974). Man kind? Our incredible war on wildlife. New York: Harper & Row.Google Scholar
  2. Amory, C. (1976). Animail. New York: Windmill Books/E. P. Dutton & Co..Google Scholar
  3. Amory, C. (1998). Ranch of dreams. Thorndike: Thorndike Press.Google Scholar
  4. Amory, C. (2002a). The cat and the curmudgeon. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.Google Scholar
  5. Amory, C. (2002b). The best cat ever. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.Google Scholar
  6. Amory, C. (2013). The cat who came for Christmas. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.Google Scholar
  7. Marshall, J. H. (2006). Making burros fly: Cleveland Amory, animal rescue pioneer. Boulder: Johnson Books.Google Scholar

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Worth Watching

  1. Making Burros Fly (2010)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • László Erdős
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  1. 1.MTA-DE Lendület Functional and Restoration Ecology Research Group, DebrecenInstitute of Ecology and Botany MTA Centre for Ecological ResearchVácrátótHungary

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