Author(s): Philip Lymbery
A tour of some of the world's most iconic and endangered species, and what we can do to save them. Climate change and habitat destruction are not the only culprits behind so many animals facing extinction. The impact of consumer demand for cheap meat is equally devastating and it is vital that we confront this problem if we are to stand a chance of reducing its effect on the world around us. * We are falsely led to believe that squeezing animals into factory farms and cultivating crops in vast, chemical-soaked prairies is a necessary evil, an efficient means of providing for an ever-expanding global population while leaving land free for wildlife * Our planet's resources are reaching breaking point: awareness is slowly building that the wellbeing of society depends on a thriving natural world From the author of the internationally acclaimed Farmageddon, Dead Zone takes us on an eye-opening investigative journey across the globe, focussing on a dozen iconic species one-by-one and looking in each case at the role that industrial farming is playing in their plight. This is a passionate wake-up call for us all, laying bare the myths that prop up factory farming before exploring what we can do to save the planet with healthy food.
A tour of some of the world's most iconic and endangered species, and what we can do to save them.
An honest, compelling and important account and a critical plea for a fusion of farming, food and nature to provide global ecological security -- Chris Packham A must-read for everyone who loves the wondrous wild creatures with whom we share our precious planet -- Joanna Lumley OBE Dead Zone is a very important book ... Conservationists, corporations and governments must find a way to end this devastation before it is too late -- Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE This eye-opening book, urging a massive rethink of how we raise livestock and how we feed the world, deserves global recognition Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on Farmageddon A timely and important book -- Tony Juniper, environmentalist, author and Special Adviser to the Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit Cheap, factory-farmed meat is killing us and killing the planet - in terms of its impact on our water, forest, soils and biodiversity. 'Dead Zone' lays bare those ecocidal connections -- Jonathan Porritt, Founder and Director of Forum for the Future
Philip Lymbery is chief executive of leading international farm animal welfare organisation, Compassion in World Farming (Compassion), and Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester. His book, Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat, was chosen as one of The Times Writers' Books of the Year in 2014, and was cited by the Mail on Sunday as a compelling 'game-changer'. He played leading roles in many major animal welfare reforms, including Europe-wide bans on veal crates for calves and barren battery cages for laying hens. Described as one of the food industry's most influential people, he has spearheaded Compassion's engagement work with over 700 food companies worldwide, leading to real improvements in the lives of over three quarters of a billion farm animals every year.