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Who is Temple Grandin?

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(Read caption) Many animal advocates honor Temple Grandin (right) for her efforts at ending animal suffering. Some others dislike her cooperation with slaughter houses.

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The HBO film "Temple Grandin" was a big winner at the 2010 Emmys. But the woman dressed in attire more often seen on the ranch than at the Hollywood Bowl is still a relatively unknown quantity to many viewers.

For many animal lovers, however, she's been a hero for decades. Some argue (even while others disagree) that's she done more than anyone else on the planet to ease animal suffering.

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To learn more about Temple Grandin, click here to see a Monitor review of her recent book "Animals Make Us Human," including an audio interview with Temple Grandin herself.

Marjorie Kehe is the Monitor's book editor.

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