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Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat
Livestock rearing and animal welfare
  1. Iain Richards

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Philip Lymbery with Isabel Oakeshott
448 pages, paperback, 65 minutes, £45.95.
Bloomsbury Publishing. 2014.
ISBN 978 1 40884 644 5

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I SUSPECT that most farm vets will approach ‘Farmageddon’ with a degree of caution and scepticism. Philip Lymbery, chief executive of Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), takes as his main theme the problems of large farms and the resultant poor welfare for the animals involved. It is written in a clear narrative style as he traces his worldwide journey to investigate intensive dairy, pig and poultry farming. He sensibly includes fish farming, as well as some aspects of fruit and vegetable monoculture, particularly how …

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