Raising Livestock


This title looks at how raising livestock had been done in the past and the massive factory systems in place today. Is it sustainable, humane, and healthy? Are there ethical models that are also profitable?

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This title looks at how raising livestock had been done in the past and the massive factory systems in place today. Is it sustainable, humane, and healthy? Are there ethical models that are also profitable?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
One of the "Ethics of Food" series designed for middle school students, this title discusses the often controversial subject of livestock farming. The eight chapters explore the beginnings of domestication of animals, the individual family farm, the rise and costs of industrial livestock farming, the life cycle of industrial animals, animal rights, making choices about the meat you eat and the future of livestock farming. The fifty-six pages include color photos, graphics, boxed information, questions for discussion, case studies and highlighted new vocabulary. Students (and many adults) with little knowledge of food production will be startled by some of the information which should spark lively discussion. The increase in heart disease, diabetes and cancers related to foods we consume makes it imperative that students become informed as well as be aware of the ethical issues involved in meat production. The balanced text includes food facts about meat production, a glossary, sources for further study and an index. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—"What should I eat today?" is a question health-conscious middle school students can better answer after digesting the cutting-edge, comprehensive content conveyed in these titles. In the first book, Bliss discusses sustainability issues inherent in seafood production, and in the second, genetically modified foods such as "frankenfruits" and the extensive use of food additives. Catel investigates animal rights and ethical treatment while offering a comprehensive overview of livestock production. The books all have color photos and color-coded text boxes that incorporate compelling case studies and anecdotal information. These volumes are ideal for health modules, agricultural studies, and life-science curriculums.—Kathryn Diman, Bass Harbor Memorial Library, Bernard, ME
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432951016
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Series: Ethics of Food Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Catel has worked in children's publishing for over a dozen years. He has been involved in the publication of hundreds of titles on a wide range of topics. If it's winter and he's not working on books, he's probably hitting the slopes!
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