New Book: Order ‘Survival at Stake’ by PETA’s Poorva Joshipura With Foreword by Dia Mirza

Posted on by Erika Goyal

Survival at Stake: How Our Treatment of Animals Is Key to Human Existence by PETA’s Poorva Joshipura and with a foreword by United Nations Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza is available for pre-order. In the book, Joshipura describes how key crises affecting us today – including pandemics, epidemics, antibiotic resistance, climate change, and pollution – are directly linked to our treatment of animals and what each of us can do to change these worrying trends. Order your copy today, and be sure to share it with a friend!

Science is now recognising animal consciousness, intelligence, emotion, and even morality, and we must be aware of our own moral responsibilities towards other beings. But there’s another reason to consider animals’ well-being: it’s intertwined with our own.

In Survival at Stake, Joshipura argues passionately that humans have much more in common with other animals evolutionarily than many care to believe. She examines how animal experimentation is often a threat to public health, how the production of meat destroys forests and causes climate change that catastrophically damages the planet, hunting wildlife leads to pandemics and epidemics that harm us, how leather production harms the environment and human health, how blood sports hurt both humans and animals, how cruelty to animals leads to violent crimes towards humans, and other issues.

It’s Joshipura’s view that if we reject speciesism – the belief in human superiority – and accept that we are also animals who are irrevocably interconnected to other species, from the largest elephant to the smallest bee, and find our place as part of nature rather than holding dominance over it, we can take the necessary steps towards the betterment of all the planet’s inhabitants.

Praise for Survival at Stake includes the following:

“Compassion is good economics, good science, even the best weapon against climate change. Survival at Stake shows us there is hope for humans if we can learn to treat other species with respect and understanding.”

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, member of Indian Parliament


“Animal and human well-being are intertwined, and Poorva makes that crystal clear. She convinces us that we simply cannot afford to continue to turn a blind eye to animals’ suffering, and the repercussions this is having on the world we share with them. Be kind and think where your food is coming from – anything that involves blood, tears, and suffering is not meant to be on our plate.”

Mimi Chakraborty, actor and member of Indian Parliament

So, what are you waiting for?

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