3P-017 Love ‘Em & Eat ‘Em: the Art of Animal Husbandry

Love ‘Em & Eat ‘Em: This episode of Third Paradigm includes an interview with the author Nicolette Hahn Niman from her appearance at Capitola Book Cafe. She’s the author of Righteous Porkchop and the environmental lawyer who led the charge against factory livestock farming under Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. She organized a national reform movement against inhumane animal confinement, industrial breeding, and the devastating pollution caused by manure lagoons. She interviewed ranchers using the best of practices, including Bill Niman of Niman Ranch. The vegetarian East Coast lawyer fell in love with the West Coast cattle rancher, and became a rancher herself.

Reads four poems about farming by Wendall Barry, Miguel De Unamuno, and William Stafford. It explores the parallels between Big Ag extremists and vegan animal liberationists. We research a hopeful history and a dismal past and a hopeful future for backyard chickens. Also introduces a program called “Food in the ‘Hood” being started on the Santa Cruz Westside.

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