Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 10, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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Howard Lyman's testimony on The Oprah Winfrey Show revealed the deadly impact of the livestock industry on our well-being. It not only led to Oprah's declaration that she'd never eat a burger again, it sent shock waves through a concerned and vulnerable public.
A fourth-generation Montana rancher, Lyman investigated the use of chemicals in agriculture after developing a spinal tumor that nearly paralyzed him. Now a vegetarian, he blasts through the propaganda of beef and dairy interests -- and the government agencies that protect them -- to expose an animal-based diet as the primary cause of cancer, heart disease, and obesity in this country. He warns that the livestock industry is repeating the mistakes that led to Mad Cow disease in England while simultaneously causing serious damage to the environment.
Persuasive, straightforward, and full of the down-home good humor and optimism of a son of the soil, Mad Cowboy is both an inspirational story of personal transformation and a convincing call to action for a plant-based diet -- for the good of the planet and the health of us all.
  

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3.5 stars Thought provoking and slightly disturbing. I don't think I will ever be able to buy hamburger at the grocery store again. Read full review

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User Review  - Jen Juenke - Goodreads

Pretty good book! I have been considering a vegetarian lifestyle for awhile and this makes it even more like a reality for me! I did NOT like the way he went on and on about the Zone diet. I would rather have had him talk about his own eating habits then go on about the Zone! Read full review

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Contents

HOW TO TELL THE TRUTH AND GET IN TROUBLE
11
THE SIMPLE FACT
21
IMPROVING ON NATURE
47
FROM THE FARM TO THE CAPITAL
61
MAD COWS AND BUREAUCRATS
82
BIOTECH BULLIES
102
BOVINE PLANET
121
SKIP THE MIRACLES AND EAT WELL
154
GOING HOME
184
ENDNOTES
191
BIBLIOGRAPHY
207
INDEX
215
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About the author (2001)

Howard F. Lyman is the President of Earthsave International and former Director of the Eating with Conscience Campaign and President of the International Vegetarian Union. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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