Cover for the book, The Cow with the Ear Tag #1389. Features a close up of a cow's face.

Cow with the Ear Tag #1389

Author: Kathryn Gillespie

Last Updated: 10 July 2021Published On: 26 March 2019

The Cow with Ear Tag #1389 is the journey from a cow to a glass of milk into tangible terms by following the moments in the lives of animals.

Cover for the book, The Cow with the Ear Tag #1389. Features a close up of a cow's face.

Cow with the Ear Tag #1389

Author:Kathryn Gillespie

Last Updated: 10 July 2021Published On: 26 March 2019

The Cow with Ear Tag #1389 is the journey from a cow to a glass of milk into tangible terms by following the moments in the lives of animals.

NOTES FROM THE PUBLISHER

Cow with the Ear Tag #1389 Overview

The Cow with Ear Tag #1389 is the journey from a living cow to a glass of milk. Kathryn Gillespie set out to follow the moments in the life cycles of individual animals. Animals like the cow with ear tag #1389.

She explores how the seemingly benign practice of raising animals for milk is just one link in a chain that affects livestock across the agricultural spectrum. Gillespie takes readers to farms, auction yards, slaughterhouses, and even rendering plants. The idea is to show how living cows become food.

The result is an empathetic look at cows and our relationship with them, one that makes both their lives and their suffering real.

About the Author

Kathryn Gillespie is co-editor of Critical Animal Geographies and Economies of Death.

Editorial Reviews

“What price a glass of milk? In this trenchant examination of the dairy industry, animal-studies researcher Kathryn Gillespie investigates its workings, wastefulness, and impacts on the environment. Gillespie’s central focus, however, is the effect on the cows, bulls, and calves involved, before their inevitable slaughter. Her careful field research in auction yards and slaughterhouses shows how the commodification of animals too often leads to severe, and disturbing, health and welfare issues.” – Nature

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