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Life of Pei

The Battle for Compassion

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  •    282 pages
  •    over 60 color photographs
  •    6 x 9
  •    Paperback, eBook
  • Paperback ISBN  978-1-59056-728-9
  • eBook ISBN  978-1-59056-729-6
  • Publisher: Lantern Publishing & Media
  • Publication Date: May 2024

Life of Pei: The Battle for Compassion is an inspirational read for those who are grappling with their thoughts and direction in life. In honest and moving detail, Pei describes her life experiences and how she found meaning in her life and a pathway to help other people who needed support and direction. Pei encourages a reasoned and integrated approach to foster empathy and compassion—not just for other people, but also for animals and the environment. Pei’s covert undercover investigations into wildlife issues, farming, captive animals, and companion animals show bravery and commitment to her life’s mission. Pei came to believe that learning and developing an understanding of cultures and diversity is the key to successful and sustainable change in behavior. In essence, Pei interviews herself and attempts to analyze what she has learned about both herself and human nature. Through her remarkable life journey, Pei truly believes that given the chance to understand the truth about life on earth, most people, and children in particular, will choose compassion and empathy first.

“Pei offers an insight into the fragility of life but also conveys the strength of human nature through a candid account of her life experiences. Her United Nations-accredited Caring for Life education program in China, encapsulates a comprehensive and essential message of compassion in action, for all forms of life.”—Dr. Zhou Jin-Fong, secretary general of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) China

“An inspiring story of a life of hardship turned to one dedicated to compassion. We can all find hope from such a path.”—Leah Garcés, CEO and president, Mercy For Animals

“An authentic life is not created by us, but rather it creates us. Through her autobiography, meet Pei Su and her powerful journey of compassion for all living beings, reaffirming the Buddhist proverb: One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world.”—Michael Kaufmann, director, Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys, USA

“Pei is a tenacious, wise, and compassionate soul with a page-turning story to share. She has walked a valiant path and through this book, she invites us to explore with her and draw from what she has seen and experienced.”—Jo-Anne McArthur, photojournalist, humane educator, animal rights activist, and author

“Authentic, brave, and riveting, Life of Pei is one woman’s saga of redemption through finding her spiritual center and her life’s mission: to put compassion into action for all beings. I loved this book, and although I’ve never met its author, her writing leads me to believe that I probably love her, too.”—Victoria Moran, author, Creating a Charmed Life, The Love-Powered Diet, and Age Like a Yogi

“The world needs Humane Education more than ever. I am certain that it should concern not just humans, but the entire animal kingdom and the environment. I know of no one who has greater insight into its value than Pei and her invention of ACTAsia is a powerful therapeutic initiative for the world’s needs.”—Terence Ryan, emeritus professor, Osler-McGovern Centre, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

“A wonderful book that follows the extraordinary path of Pei and an opportunity to enjoy her straightforward, inspirational, and transparent personality. Knowing her for some 25 years, her wisdom, determination, and clear-minded vision have led her through the rocky seas of man’s relationship with his fellow animals. What a tremendous difference she is making!”—Marquis Federico Spinola, president of ACTAsia

“This is a how-to book for activists. How to persevere in the face of personal struggles and cultural barriers. How tenacity, hard work, and vision are the keys. An unusually honest and engaging account from a true warrior for justice.”—Ken Swensen, Inside Animal Ag

“Pei and I helped to draft the new Animal Protection Law in Taiwan, at a unique time in Taiwan’s history, when it was emerging economically, socially, and politically. I have always admired Pei’s bravery, her open-mindedness, and her belief in the kind nature of human hearts. She is a change-maker, and her determination will carry her through, in her battle for compassion.”—Professor Jason Yeh, National Taiwan University

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