This is a youth book on animal cruelty issues. Questions posed throughout the book: Are zoos cruel? Should animals be used for testing? Why do people harm their pets? The format is actually good, and the author attempts to give balanced answers with assurances that many people have strong feelings regarding animals. It is a weeder because it is dated. On a personal note, I am absolutely disturbed by the cover of the monkey with blue eye shadow. Maybe that was the point.