Cow Paperback – Oct 15 2007
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About the Author
Hannah Velten is a freelance journalist who has worked as a livestock reporter for Farmers Weekly and has years of experience working with cows and oxen, including on Australian cattle stations and dairy farms in the United Kingdom.
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The first portion tracks cattle from the ancestral bovine. Chapter 2 is largely myth and legend, much of it fascinating--the Minotaur and all. The book looks at uses of cattle: milk, traction, leather, meat. It examines different breeds, and cows as symbol of rural idyll. It deals with more, such as rodeos, differing cultural attitudes regarding cattle, and more. There is a great deal of information. Velten also considers industrial agriculture in the production of meat and milk, noting that it's out of sight and out of mind, and the animals are regarded as industrial inputs, not as living beings.
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