Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were

Category: Book
By (author): Lymbery, Philip
Subject:  NATURE / Animals / General
  NATURE / Endangered Species
  NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Published: June 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 9.21in x 6.02in
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From The Publisher*Most of us are aware that many animals are threatened by extinction-the plight of creatures such as polar bears, tigers, and whales has been well publicized. While this is typically attributed to climate change and habitat destruction, few people realize that there is a direct link to consumer demand for cheap meat. Some may see intensive farming as a necessary evil. After all, we need to produce more food for a growing global population and are led to believe that squeezing animals into factory farms and growing crops in vast, chemical-soaked prairies is efficient and leaves land free for wildlife-but this is far from the truth. With the limits of the planet's resources now seemingly within touching distance, awareness is growing about how the well-being of society depends on a thriving natural world. Through the lens of a dozen iconic and endangered species, Dead Zone examines the role of industrial farming in their plight and meets the people doing something about it. By the author of the internationally successful Farmageddon , Dead Zone takes the reader on a global safari involving some of the world's most iconic and endangered species. The focus shifts from the plight of farm animals to the impact of industrial farming on specific endangered species, as the book lays bare the myths that prop up factory farming and shows what we can do to save the planet with healthy food.
Review Quote*for Farmageddon "The single saddest statistic I have read in the realm of animal welfare comes from Farmageddon . . . [but] Lymbery and Oakeshott's answer to ‘Well, what can we do?' hit home for me. Positive change is in our hands, they insist." -NPR "This catalogue of devastation will convince anyone who doubts that industrial farming is causing ecological meltdown." - The Guardian "Committed, balanced and appalling . . . Farmageddon is a classic polemic that provides all the ammunition you'll ever need." - The Observer "A deft exposé of the nightmare world of modern factory farming." - The Telegraph
Biographical NotePhilip Lymbery is the CEO of leading international farm animal welfare organization Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) and a visiting professor at the University of Winchester. He is the author of Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat .