Tere Albanese - Animal Instincts Publications - For the Love of All Animals and Their Stories     

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My first Book! 

 Virgil is near and dear to me.  I knew him personally. Although, I would never dream of participating in a fox hunt now, when I was very young I worked for the huntsman and his wife. I didn't get paid in dollars, but I got paid in being able to do what I wanted to do every day - ride horses.  Their ranch boarded most of the horses owned by hunt club members and all the hounds were trained and lived there. 

Virgil's story is my story. It is the story of the beginning of my transformation into what I am today. 

Come on the journey, over hill and dale, with Virgil and I. Virgil will steal your heart and lead the way on a poetic ride through beautiful scenery for your eyes, and compassion, friendship, morality, spirituality and magic for your heart and soul. The main character in this tale has no name. You are the main character, as is all of humanity. Virgil is your guide. He will pique your curiosity and lead you to a place that is truly magical. It is a place that many fear, but more often than not, they are grateful to have found it - metamorphosis.

Tell me about your journey and what metamorphosis you experienced. Virgil's story many very well become your story as well.

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Author, Tere Albanese has made the journey from being raised on McDonald’s hamburgers to becoming a hardcore vegan and staunch animal rights activist. She is an expert on all forms of animal cruelty, its causes and how we can combat it. A graduate of UCLA, she holds two teaching credentials in English and Social Science and has taught both disciplines extensively. She is also a published journalist. She is an accomplished equestrian, having showed hunters and jumpers, exercised racehorses at Santa Anita Park in Southern California. And, although it is in direct opposition to her love for animals, she also participated in fox hunting when she was a young girl. It was at that time she met Virgil. She wrote the original poem about him when she was ten years old. She has since edited her thinking and edited her poem. Her first book, and first in a series, Virgil the Hound, is a must read for children and adults. The reader will fall in love with Virgil, who breaks away from the pack and teaches the hunter about compassion. Virgil has the strength and confidence to do the right thing against all odds and facing a majority of opposition.

To contact Ms. Tere Albanese email her at Tere@Animalip.com