When Temple Grandin was born, her parents knew that she was
different. It wasn’t until years later that she was diagnosed with
autism, a brain disorder that makes communication difficult. Today, Dr.
Temple Grandin is a brilliant scientist and professor of animal science
at Colorado State University. Her world-changing career has
revolutionized the livestock industry—each year, half the cattle in
the United States are handled in cruelty-free facilities she has
designed. She is also a passionate advocate for autism, using her
experience to prove that people with this disorder can have “normal”
To achieve this unprecedented success, Temple used a
unique ability: she thinks visually, the same way animals do. Because
she thinks in pictures, she can see the world as a cow or a dog or a
pig might see it. And so she knows that animals raised for food deserve
good lives and should be treated with respect. Now she gives them their
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