"That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals", uses colorful artwork and lively text to introduce vegetarianism and veganism to early readers (ages six to ten). For children to be able to understand the difference and learn compassion from early age.
Written and illustrated by Ruby Roth, the book features an endearing animal cast of pigs, turkeys, cows, quail, turtles, and dolphins. These creatures are shown in both their natural state—rooting around, bonding, nuzzling, cuddling, grooming one another, and charming each other with their family instincts and rituals—and in the terrible conditions of the factory farm. The book also describes the negative effects eating meat has on the environment.