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By Philip Lymbery

A travel of a few of the world's such a lot iconic and endangered species, and what we will be able to do to save lots of them.

Most people are conscious that many animals are threatened via extinction--the plight of creatures akin to polar bears, tigers, and whales has been good publicized. whereas this can be as a rule attributed to weather swap and habitat destruction, few humans observe that there's a direct hyperlink to customer call for for inexpensive meat.

a few might even see extensive farming as an important evil. in spite of everything, we have to produce extra meals for a becoming worldwide inhabitants and are ended in think that squeezing animals into manufacturing facility farms and becoming vegetation in mammoth, chemical-soaked prairies is effective and leaves land loose for wildlife--but this can be faraway from the reality. With the bounds of the planet's assets now probably inside of touching distance, information is growing to be approximately how the well being of society relies on a thriving wildlife. in the course of the lens of a dozen iconic and endangered species, Dead Zone examines the function of business farming of their plight and meets the folk doing whatever approximately it.

by means of the writer of the the world over profitable Farmageddon, Dead Zone takes the reader on an international safari concerning many of the world's so much iconic and endangered species. the point of interest shifts from the plight of cattle to the effect of business farming on particular endangered species, because the publication lays naked the myths that prop up manufacturing unit farming and exhibits what we will do to avoid wasting the planet with fit food.

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I called it Farmageddon: The true cost of cheap meat, and wrote it with the then Sunday Times journalist Isabel Oakeshott. During the course of our research we travelled to remote parts of China, USA, Mexico, Argentina and Peru, to examine the worst – and best – ways of producing dairy products and meat. I came home armed with fresh insights. I started to see what was happening to farmland birds, bees and butterflies, as well as to all sorts of creatures you don’t associate with farming at all: penguins, polar bears, elephants, jaguars, orang-utans, rhinos.

I found myself both passenger and participant in a series of hair-raising near-misses. Nobody else seemed to flinch. I asked myself whether navigating this constant chaos makes for better drivers. Judging by our man’s ability to duck disaster, I guessed it did. Street traders hawked gasoline in plastic bottles to keep the hordes of scooters whining by. Three scooters headed our way too, each with a dead wild boar across the pannier, bound most likely for the Chinese and non-Muslim restaurant market.

Once the native plants have been felled, there’s no going back. The workers move in, then their families, and shops to serve them, and before you know it a whole village has sprung up. I heard how they had felt tricked out of their land by a big company and taken matters into their own hands. Prakoso was jailed for nine days in 2012 for burning a bulldozer in protest. He was not alone. Two hundred people joined the protest, nine were imprisoned. Prakoso took us to where the locals fought their pitched battle with the palm company.

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