"This sobering but well-written critique will interest Michael Pollan fans and anyone curious about the environmental impact of modern agribusiness." - Library Journal
"Highly informed, utterly compelling . . . Lymbery's narrative threads are subtle and replete with powerful evidence . . . He does a superb job of equipping us with the hard facts. No author can do more." - New Statesman
"This eye-opening book, urging a massive rethink of how we raise livestock and how we feed the world, deserves global recognition" - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on FARMAGEDDON
"A devastating indictment of cheap meat and factory farming. Don't turn away: it demands reading and deserves the widest possible audience" - Joanna Lumley on FARMAGEDDON
"This incredibly important book should be read by anyone who cares about people, the planet, and particularly, animals" - Jilly Cooper on FARMAGEDDON
"Lymbery brings to this essential subject the perspective of a seasoned campaigner - he is informed enough to be appalled, and moderate enough to persuade us to take responsibility for the system that feeds us" - Guardian on FARMAGEDDON
Climate change and habitat destruction are not the only culprits behind so many animals facing extinction. The impact of consumer demand for cheap meat is equally devastating and it is vital that we confront this problem if we are to stand a chance of reducing its effect on the world around us.
· We are falsely led to believe that squeezing animals into factory farms and cultivating crops in vast, chemical-soaked prairies is a necessary evil, an efficient means of providing for an ever-expanding global population while leaving land free for wildlife
· Our planet's resources are reaching breaking point: awareness is slowly building that the wellbeing of society depends on a thriving natural world
From the author of the internationally acclaimed Farmageddon, Dead Zone takes us on an eye-opening investigative journey across the globe, focussing on a dozen iconic species one-by-one and looking in each case at the role that industrial farming is playing in their plight. This is a passionate wake-up call for us all, laying bare the myths that prop up factory farming before exploring what we can do to save the planet with healthy food.