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5.0 out of 5 starsThanks, Salatin, for this book.
Reviewed in Canada on March 20, 2017
Salatin has very important things to say, especially to evangelical christians. I agree with his stance that we humans were given dominion over creation in the sense of stewardship - that is, care and protection of nature - and not in the sense that we can abuse nature if we so wish. As to the title, only one chapter is devoted to pigs, although the whole book deals with respecting nature. One thing I found very interesting in the book was his description of how his father restored the eroded and degraded land on the farm he bought.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book, not on raising pigs though.
Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2016
I'll be perfectly honest, I love Joel Salatin, and I wanted to get pigs soon so I ordered this book without looking at the summary. It was a book about raising pigs by Joel Salatin, right? Wrong! This book is great, don't get me wrong, but it has very little to do with pigs. This book is aimed more at the conservative right(which I am) and asking them to step up with regards to taking care of the planet. It isn't preachy, at least to me, and it is definitely a message that many people need to hear. Definitely worth the read.
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2016
This book is well written with just the right amount of humor. It bridges the gap between being Christian (I'm not) and still be able to be an environmentalist conservative. You can be both! Letting pigs be pigs chickens be chickens and letting the farm animals have a job they were meant to do honors them and makes for happy respected animals. This book connects the dots on why factory farming is disgraceful and so much more. Worth the read no matter where you stand spiritually, socially or politically.