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Project Animal Farm provides a riveting and revealing look at what truly happens behind farm doors, as discovered by a fearless young woman.

Sonia Faruqi, a twenty-five-year-old Ivy League graduate and investment banker, had no idea that the night she arrived at the doorstep of an organic dairy farm would mark the beginning of a journey that would ultimately wind all the way around the world. Instead of turning away from the animal cruelty she would come to witness, Sonia made the most courageous decision of her life—a commitment to change our current system of food production.

Driven by impulsive will and a new passion, Sonia left everything she knew and loved behind to search the planet for solutions that would benefit not only farm animals, but also human health, the environment, farmers, and consumers. In doing so, she would live with farmers, hitchhike with strangers, and repeatedly risk her life.

Heartfelt and brimming with rare insights, Project Animal Farm takes listeners through a top secret tour of egg warehouses in Canada, dairy feedlots in the United States, farm offices in Mexico, lush Mennonite pastures in Belize, flocks of chickens in Indonesia, and factory farms in Malaysia.

Lively and filled with insight and suspense, Project Animal Farm illuminates a hidden world that plays a part in all of our lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Into an engaging account of the adventures of a young city dweller among the factory farmers, Sonia Faruqi manages to smuggle a body of useful―and disturbing―information about this most secretive of global enterprises.”

    J. M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

  • “Farqui thoughtfully explores the way in which [the] brutality and disregard of animal welfare is endemic in the industry on a global scale, and provides suggestions for realistic actions that readers can take to encourage change. The book begs a comparison to Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, but Farqui’s effort is not precisely a call to arms, as she takes a more studious approach—which doesn’t lessen the impact of her findings.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “After a brief stint volunteering at an organic farm, investment banker Sonia Faruqi decides to delve more deeply into farming practices and the poor conditions in which farm animals are often raised. Priya Ayyar provides a youthful narration that is appropriate for the young and wide-eyed Faruqi as she plunges into an industry that is wholly unfamiliar to her…varied accents help to differentiate the farmers and the writer as she visits farms in the US, Canada, Mexico, Belize, Indonesia, and Malaysia, comparing their practices.”


  • “Intriguing and accessible.”

    Library Journal

  • “A work that will compel health-conscious and environmentally aware readers as well as those concerned about animal rights.”


  • “Every so often a book comes along that has the power to alter the course of history. Project Animal Farm is that potent. It is so inspiring, so moving, so deeply personal and yet also has such profound cultural implications, that it will change the lives of everyone who reads it. People will be talking about this book for decades.”

    John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America

  • Project Animal Farm is an original and thought-provoking exploration of where our food comes from.”

    John Mackey, founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market

  • “A searing exposé of the brutal treatment animals receive on their ways to our dinner plates. Following a whim, debut author Faruqi decided to take a break from the hectic pace of Wall Street and volunteer for two weeks on an organic dairy farm a few hours outside Toronto. That decision proved to be both eye-opening and life-changing…Her introduction to the on-the-ground reality was far from the charming pastoral scene she had imagined. Faruqi was horrified…She began to realize that the bottom line was maximizing profit without regard to animal welfare, product purity, or even rudimentary sanitation…a good wake-up call for those concerned with decent treatment of animals and healthy food on the table.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Sonia Faruqi graduated from Dartmouth College with cum laude distinction and several honors and recognitions. She then worked at an investment bank on Wall Street before changing her path to investigate animal farms around the world. Her goal is to improve animal lives and reform our current system of food production. She lives in Toronto.