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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Told by the man who kicked off the infamous lawsuit between Oprah and the cattlemen, Mad Cowboy is an impassioned account of the highly dangerous practices of the cattle and dairy industries.

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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User Review  - wintergreens - LibraryThing

A former rancher discusses various reasons we should divest from factory farming using his personal story on the family farm. I feel like this is the one animal rights book my father might actually read and enjoy. Read full review

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User Review  - Roger Williams - Goodreads

Great read for anyone concerned with the environment. If you take the effort to recycle and judge your car by its MPG then you need to read this book. Well written fast read with extensive references for further reading. 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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