Holy Cow
Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

Breeds of Cattle
http://www.cattle-today.com/
How to tell your Angus from your Zebus, from CATTLE TODAY.

Cattle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow
A basic introduction to this farming mainstay from Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

Indian Cows: Blessed Bovines!
http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/aa101800a.htm
A brief introduction to Hindu beliefs about cows, from About Inc.

Lasater Grasslands Beef
http://www.lgbeef.com/about-us
A leader of the grasslands ranching movement.

Mad Cow Disease
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/submenus/sub_bse.htm
A herd of fact sheets and other information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Masai
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/staff/dbishop/kenya/masai/masai.html
Learn more about the culture of the Masai and their reliance on cows.

Kenyan Masai Donate Cows to U.S.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2022942.stm
More information on the cows given by Kenyan Masai tribespeople in a gesture of sympathy following the September 11 attacks.

Books

Flood, Gavin. AN INTRODUCTION TO HINDUISM. London, Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Neumann, A.L. BEEF CATTLE. New York: Wiley, 1986.

Older, Jules. COW. New York: Charlesbridge, 1998.

Rifkin, Jeremy. BEYOND BEEF: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CATTLE CULTURE. New York: Plume, 1993.

Schlosser, Eric. FAST FOOD NATION. New York, HarperCollins, 2002.

Yam, Philip. THE PATHOLOGICAL PROTEIN: MAD COW, CHRONIC WASTING, AND OTHER DEADLY PRION DISEASES. New York: Copernicus Books, 2003.

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  • DrPVChary

    it’s interesting to know various viewpoints on this ancient relationship. It’s good if one can aviod the meat.

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