Righteous Porkchop

Righteous Porkchop

Finding A Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms

Book - 2009
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Investigating hog manure pollution was hardly the glamorous assignment Nicolette Hahn Niman pictured when going to work for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. in New York. But her odyssey into the inner workings of the "factory farm" industry transformed her into an intrepid environmental lawyer who goes up against the big-business farming establishment. Niman uncovers shocking practices, including inhumane animal confinement and devastating water and air pollution. She organizes a national reform movement to fight these practices and shows that livestock farming can be done in a better way--not only for hogs, but also for poultry, fish, and dairy cows. She also tours the best of farms, where traditional farmers and ranchers treat their animals humanely and have joined with other farmers to successfully market the foods they produce. She profiles the innovative and cost-effective methods these operations have incorporated to make a profit by ethical, sustainable means.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Collins Living, [2009], ©2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780061466496
0061466492
Branch Call Number: 636.0832 Ni
Characteristics: xiv, 321 pages ; 22 cm

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Feb 27, 2011

This book is dense with information, can be dry at times, and has random paragraphs about the author's romantic relationships that seemed off the topic to me, but overall the book was rather good and very informative. Interesting and enlightening and certainly makes me want to continue being a responsible meat eater by seeking out animals that were humanely raised and slaughtered before they make it to my plate.

bigjimsgirl Sep 25, 2009

The conditions under which animals live in an industrialized farm are exposed in this book along with the extreme negative effects these farms have on the environment. Laws are in place in the United States to protect communities from the negative effects of the factory farms. Find out why it has been and remains to be so challenging to have these laws enforced.

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