Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Digest the facts in Mad Cowboy, and you may never look at prime rib in the same way again." Dave Bowman, The Seattle Times
Studs Terkel Howard Lyman is fighting not only for our health but for our nation's sanity as well. He challenges not only mad cows, but a mad system.
Jeremy Rifkin author of Beyond Beef Howard Lyman's personal odyssey from cowboy to cattle rancher to animal rights activist, environmentalist, and vegetarian is an inspiring chronicle.
John Robbins author of Diet for a New America Buy ten copies; give them to people you love. This is the real thing.
Now in paperback, this impassioned, no-nonsense account of the dangerous and potentially fatal practices of the cattle and dairy industries is told by a man uniquely qualified to blow the whistle--a former cattle rancher who has become a high-profile advocate for vegetarianism.
About the Author
Howard F. Lyman is president of the International Vegetarian Union. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
Table of Contents
- How to Tell the Truth and Get in Trouble
- The Simple Facts
- Improving on Nature
- From the Farm to the Capital
- Mad Cows and Bureaucrats
- Biotech Bullies
- Bovine Planet
- Skip the Miracles and Eat Well
- Going Home