Nutrition for Optimal Health Association, Inc.

Howard F. Lyman

Howard F. Lyman spoke to NOHA about "The Cowboy Who Put the Cattle Industry on the Grill" in November, 1998. He co-authored with Glen Merzer, Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat, Scribner, New York, 1998.

Lyman gave us a vivid picture of the large-scale raising of beef in the United States. Cattle are confined together and antibiotics regularly injected in an attempt to control some of the resulting diseases. Most unnatural of all, for years their food has included pellets manufactured by the rendering companies, which take all kinds of dead animals, including "road kill" and animal parts from slaughtering houses and convert all this into food for live animals. As we know, cattle are herbivores (grass eating). Given a choice, they would never eat their dead relatives and other animals.

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