Barbara Thumann Calderaro Independent Authors ForumAbout Barbara Thurman-Calderaro:

Barbara is the author of several fictional works which give voice to the plight of animals within the meat preparation industry.

About Innocent Beings:

Troubled by the merciless treatment of animals in the meat production industry, a newly converted vegetarian sets out on a path of personal discovery en route to an animal sanctuary. Wondering why she hadn’t realized these facts sooner, she hopes to find answers that might help her overcome her guilt. Her fantastical adventure begins after she trips, hits her head, and discovers she is voiceless and welcomed at a magical farm where talking animals prosper and tell her their tales.

About Rudy, Pigs Don’t Want to be Bacon

Happy as can be with his mother, siblings, and best friend Carole, Rudy is forced to go to a fattening farm. And he doesn’t think it’s fair! Knowing it’s up to him to help educate others, Rudy shares impressive facts about pigs to show why they deserve a free and open life. Teaching children kindness toward animals is one of the most important life lessons they can learn. Rudy: Pigs Don’t Want to be Bacon! explains how loving and intelligent pigs really are, while gently raising awareness to the harsh realities of bacon production.

About Angie’s Rescue: Pigs Can Fly:

Can pigs fly? Can people change?

Mr. McGregor, a pig farmer, befriends his newest pig, Angie. Her fate, like the hundreds of pigs before her, is to be fattened and sold to the butcher. Can Mr. McGregor be influenced? Will Angie’s life be spared? This short story addresses challenging questions like “Why love one but eat the other?” and Jeremy Bentham’s infamous quote, “The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but Can they suffer?'” Angie’s Rescue: Pigs CAN fly! was inspired by a real recovery of a pig named Angie. Information about her and her life is included at the back of the book.

innocent beings

Rudy Pigs Don't Want to be Bacon

Angie's Rescue: Pigs Can Fly