Hosted By Debbie Coffey
Our guest tonight is HOWARD LYMAN, who was featured in the documentary "Cowspiracy" and is the author of the books "Mad Cowboy" and "No More Bull." After Howard stated his opinion in warning the public about the risk of Mad Cow disease on the Oprah Winfrey Show in April, 1996,
Until August 1997, cattle were routinely fed the remains of other cows. The Department of Agriculture and the FDA banned the practice, fearing the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), better known as Mad Cow Disease. But it remains legal to feed cows "rendered" -- dead and ground up -- parts of certain animals, including the blood of other cows, despite the fact that this practice may allow deadly illnesses to enter the food chain.
Howard is a 4th generation family farmer (and vegan) from Montana. After 20 years of operating a feed lot, he sold his ranch and started working for farmers in financial trouble. He was a lobbyist in Washington and ran for Congress in 1982. Howard is the former Director of the "Beyond Beef Campaign," past President of both the International Vegetarian Union and EarthSave International, and is currently President of Voice for a Viable Future."