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Wanted Dead & Alive - The Case For South Africa's Cattle (Paperback) Loot Price: R215
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Wanted Dead & Alive - The Case For South Africa's Cattle (Paperback)

Gregory Mthembu-Salter

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Given what we know about climate change, should we still be raising and eating cattle? And how do we weigh the cultural and economic value of cattle against their environmental impact? This engaging book brings history, science, economics and popular culture together in a timely discussion about whether current practices can be justified in a period of rapid climate change.

Journalist Gregory Mthembu-Salter first encountered South Africa’s love of cattle during his own lobola negotiations. The book traces his personal journey through kraals, rangelands and feedlots across South Africa to find out more about the national hunger for cattle. He takes a broad sweep – drawing on such diverse sources as politicians involved in land reform, history, braai-side interviews with cattle farmers and abattoir owners, conversations with his mother-in-law, and analysis of cutting-edge science.

Mthembu-Salter suggests that perhaps 'cattle can remain wanted and treasured … more as living assets, kept in modest numbers on land where crops will not thrive, whose beef is eaten rarely – and, when it is, is savoured.'


Imprint: Cover2Cover Books
Release date: 2020
Authors: Gregory Mthembu-Salter
Dimensions: 234 x 152 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
ISBN-13: 978-1-928466-13-0
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Management of land & natural resources
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Farm & working animals
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > Popular culture
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Pollution & threats to the environment > Global warming
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Animals & society > Animal rights
Books > Local Author Showcase > Lifestyle
LSN: 1-928466-13-3
Barcode: 9781928466130

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