Mark Hawthorne is the author of five books on animals, animal rights, and social justice: The Way of the Rabbit; A Vegan Ethic: Embracing A Life Of Compassion Toward All; Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering; Eco-Spirituality and Human–Animal Relationships; and Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism, which empowers people around the world to get active for animals. He stopped eating meat after an encounter with one of India’s many cows in 1992 and became an ethical vegan a decade later.
Mark’s writing on behalf of animals has also appeared in such vegan magazines as Satya, VegNews, Laika, and The Vegan, and you’ll find his work featured in Vegan’s Daily Companion and in the anthologies Uncaged: Top Activists Share Their Wisdom on Effective Farm Animal Advocacy, Turning Points in Compassion: Personal Journeys of Animal Advocates, and Stories to Live By: Wisdom to Help You Make the Most of Every Day. Weeks before the publication of The Way of the Rabbit in 2021, Mark and his partner, Lauren, rescued an abandoned rabbit from a street corner in Northern California. They adopted him and named him Bunito.