Source Books
The Factory Farming Bibliography

The source books used in compiling the material for factory-farming.com are many and varied.  Many are featured on appropriate pages of the website with links to various booksellers.  

The same links are presented in the bibliography below for ease of purchase.  Barnes & Noble and Amazon are the most frequently linked book sellers but most can just as easily be found at AbeBooks.com and various other online book vendors.

In addition, a link back to the web page where the source book is referenced is provided in the event anyone wants to see the content in which the book is relevant.

Recommended Reading

Source Books are listed alphabetically by author. 

1.  Allen, Christina.  A Microchip on My Shoulder:  A True Story of a Little Poult.  Bloomington, Indiana: Authorhouse, 2010. 

A Micro-Chip On My Shoulder

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/turkey_factory.html

2.  Baur, Gene.  Farm Sanctuary, Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food. New York: Touchstone, a Division of Simon & Schuster, 2008.  [Parenthetical note:  This is the author and source book to whom the site is dedicated]

Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/animal_activists.html and http://www.factory-farming.com/farm_sanctuary.html.

3.  Benedict, Jeff.  Poisoned:  The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat.  Inspire Books, 2011.

Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way Americans Eat

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/infectious_organisms.html.

4.  Caro, Mark. The Foie Gras Wars: How a 5000-Year-Old Delicacy Inspired the World's Fiercest Food Fight. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2009.

The Foie Gras Wars: How a 5,000-Year-Old Delicacy Inspired the World's

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/foie_gras.html

5.  Drilica, Karl and David S. Perlin.  Antibiotic Resistance:  Understanding and Responding to an Emerging Crisis. F.T. Press, 2011.  

Antibiotic Resistance: Understanding and Responding to an Emerging Crisis

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/antibiotic_resistance.html.

6.  Dumar, A. M. ed.  Swine Flu:  What You Need to Know.  Borgo Press, 2009. 

Swine Flu: What You Need to Know (2009)

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/Zoonotic_diseases.html.

7.  Eisnitz, Gail A. Slaughterhouse: The shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, November 2006. 

Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U. S. Meat Industry

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/beef_production.html

8.  Foer, Safran Jonathan. Eating Animals. New York: Little, Brown & Company, 2010.

Eating Animals

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/beef_production.html

9.  Foreman, Patricia L.  City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Creators, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers.  Good Earth Publications, 2009. 

City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Creators, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory- farming.com/chicken_manure.html

10.  Gumpert, David.  The Raw Milk Revolution:  Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights.  Chelsea Green Publishing, 2009. 

The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/raw_milk.html

11.  Hatkoff, Amy. The Inner World of Farm Animals:  Their Amazing Social, Emotional and Intellectual Capacities. New York: Abrams, Harry, Inc., April 2009.  [Parenthetical note:  The ultimate source book on why we should let animals be themselves.]  

Inner World of Farm Animals: Their Amazing Social, Emotional, And Intellectual Capacities

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/animal_factory.html

12.  Heinrichs, Christine.  How to Raise Chickens:  Everything You Need to Know.  Norwalk, CT: MBI Publishing company, 2007. 

How to Raise Chickens: Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised (FFA)

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/chicken_factory.html

13.  Hewitt, Ben.  Making supper Safe:  Why We've Lost Trust in our Food and How We Can get it Back.  Rodale Press, 2011. 

Making Supper Safe: One Man's Quest to Learn the Truth about Food Safety

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/food_recalls.html.

14.  Hume, Stephen Eaton, and Alexandra Morton and Betty C. Keller.  Stain Upon the Sea:  West Coast Salmon Farming. Maderia Park, British Columbia: Harbour Publishing Company, Ltd., 2004.

A Stain Upon the Sea: West Coast Salmon Farming

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/fish_farming.html

15.  Imhoff, Daniel, ed. The CAFO Reader, The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories. Foundation for Deep Ecology, 2010.  [Parenthetical note:  The best overall source book on the subject of factory farming.]

The CAFO Reader: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/factory_farming.html.

16.  Kirby, David. Animal Factory. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2010.  [Parenthetical note:  This is the source book that inspired the creation of this website]

Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/environmental_problems.html,

http://www.factory-farming.com/factory_farming.html and

http://www.factory-farming.com/infectious_organisms.html.

17.  Marcus, Erik. Meat Market. Boston: Brio Press, 2005. 

Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money

18.  Newkirk, Ingrid.  The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights:  Simple Acts of Kindness to Help Animals in Trouble.  St. Martins Press, 2009.  [Parenthetical note:  This is the source book that epitomizes what animal rights really means.] 

The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights: Simple Acts of Kindness to Help Animals in Trouble

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/PETA.html.

19.  Niman, Nicolette Hahn.  Righteous Porkchop:  Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2009.  [Parenthetical note:  The source book on how to get by without factory farms.] 

Righteous Porkchop: Finding a Life and Good Food Beyond Factory Farms

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory- farming.com/environmental_problems.html and

http://www.factory-farming.com/pig_manure.html

20.  Pacelle, Wayne.  The Bond:  Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them.  New York: Harper Collins, 2011.  [Parenthetical note:  This is the source book that epitomizes what animal welfare is all about.] 

The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/humane_society.html.

21.  Pillay, T.V.R.  Aguaculture and the Environment.  Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Publishing, 2004.

Aquaculture and the Environment

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/fish_farms.html.

22.  Pollan, Michael.  The Omnivores Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals.  London:  Penguin Group, 2006. 

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/fast_food.html.

23.  Schlosser, Eric.  Fast Food Nation:  The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.  New York: Harper Collins, 2005.  [Parenthetical note:  The source book on how the fast food industry contributes to the factory farm horrors and modern disease epidemics.]  

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/fast_food.html.

24.  Schmid, Ron.  The Untold Story of Milk, Revised and Updated: The History, Politics and Science of Nature's Perfect Food: Raw Milk From Pasture Fed Cows.  Winona Lake, Indiana: New trends Publishing Inc., March 2009. 

The Untold Story of Milk, Revised and Updated: The History, Politics and Science of Nature's Perfect Food: Raw Milk from Pasture-Fed Cows

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/milk_factory.html.

25.  Scoones, Ian.  Avian Influenza:  Science, Policy and Politics. Taylor & Francis, Inc.  2010. 

Avian Influenza: Science, Policy and Politics (Pathways to Sustainability)

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/Zoonotic_diseases.html.

26.  Spencer, Charlotte A.  Mad Cows and Cannibals:  A Guide to the Transmissable Spongiform Encephalophies.  Benjamin Cummings, 2003.  

Mad Cows and Cannibals, A Guide to the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Booklet)

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/prion.html.

27.  Walters, Mark Jerome.  Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them.  Washington D.C.: Island Press, 2004.  

Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them

Referenced on factory-farming.com page http://www.factory-farming.com/infectious_organisms.html.

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