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Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't Eat Meat Hardcover – June 3, 1998
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Lyman doesn't waste any time in getting right to the gritty, gruesome details behind the highly politicized business of food production. Within the opening pages, he informs us that cattle, chickens, and pigs are fed "protein concentrates" consisting of euthanized pets, ground up diseased farm animals, fecal matter, and roadkill. Not only are fodder animals being fed this vomit-inducing mixture, but our pets are as well. Yummy!
Lyman spends a good amount of time discussing the impact that the aforementioned practice could have on America's potential to see "Mad Cow Disease" effecting people in the not-so-distant future, which has been a steadily increasing problem in Britain. He points out several studies that debunk the myth that spongiform encephalopathy cannot jump species barriers.
In addition to the Mad Cow and Downed Cow issues, Lyman brings up the issue of rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) used to increase milk production in cows and the possible effects this could have on human health. To combat the mastitis that develops from the use of rBGH, cows are given antibiotics that are then passed to the dairy consumer in various milk products. With the increased use of antibiotics comes increased bacterial resistance to antibiotics.Read more ›
I picked this book up "on a whim" because I love reading many different viewpoints on various subjects. I thought this book might be interesting.
Little did I know, this book would change my life!
I have not eaten any meat or seafood since the day after I read this book about 10-months ago and would highly recommend it to anyone who can open their mind to the possibility that eating meat might *not* be the right thing to do.
Read this book openly and allow yourself to really question your most closely held values about food & health.
I used to hunt and have not touched a gun since. Might consider it only for target practice, but would NEVER hurt an animal again.
Do yourself and the planet a good turn: Spread the word about how important it is to read this book and take its warnings to heart.
Bless you, Howard Lyman!
I became very sick one day while in the United States Navy; I was exposed to radiation while working around reactors. A lot of it also had to do with my diet; I was a fast food junkie, 6' tall and 125 pounds. I suffered for 14 years with major health complications; it eventually cost me my career and my wife and child. I was diagnosed with a lung disease, a digestive disease, loss of partial vision, Scoliosis of the spine, blood in my urinary track and an endless list of severe symptoms. One day, I got tired of being sick, and I knew I was dying.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a must read - facts from the 'horses-mouth' that the corporate food industry and probably government agencies (FDA) don't talk about or desire for public distributionPublished 1 month ago by Scooter
Although some of the facts are now dated, this book is incredibly eye-opening and a must read for any people who consider themselves environmentalists. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. Fields
This book inspired my Dad to stop eating meat.. Which, if you knew him, would really knock your socks off. Read morePublished 2 months ago by nicole
After having read this book three times I still can't decide what I like most about it. The information is presented in a surprisingly interesting way, for one thing, but I think... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bobby R. Childree
Tremendous read. I've been wavering about changing my diet for some time, and the first two chapters cinched the deal. I'm going vegan...at least 95% of the time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Martin B. Haub
I never really knew what was going on with our food until I read this and now...I will never eat beef in the US again. Truly an eye opening page turner. Read morePublished 6 months ago by BG