Lyman exposes horrors of the cattle industry

Lyman exposes horrors of the cattle industry

Amy Augustine
The Equinox

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.


From agribusiness tycoon to vegan activist, Howard Lyman went from spending $100,000 a year on farm chemicals to traveling 100,000 miles a year to talk about the darker side of the meat industry.

“A hundred thousand cows per year in the United States are fine one night, then dead the next morning,” said Lyman. “The majority of these cows are ground up and fed back to other cows.”

But that’s not all the cows are eating, according to Lyman.

“Los Angeles alone sends about 200 tons of chemically euthanized cats and dogs each month to become feed for the animals we eat,” he said to a crowd of nearly 50 people in the Mabel Brown Room on April 13.


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