Hey, this landed in my mailbox this week. Thought some of you might be interested.
The Vegetarian Society of Georgia (VSG) and Georgia Animal Rights and
Protection (GARP) are proud to announce an evening with The Mad Cowboy,
Howard Lyman, on Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Atlanta. Mr. Lyman is a fourth
generation cattle rancher who became vegan activist after suffering a severe health crisis.
Most people know Mr. Lyman as Oprah Winfreys co-defendant in a 1996 court case filed by some Texas cattlemen. The lawsuit alleged that Mr. Lyman and Ms. Winfrey had violated a Texas law that forbids "knowingly making false statements" about agricultural business when they talked about "mad cow disease" in beef. In 1998, the Texas jury found Mr. Lyman and Ms. Winfrey were not criminally liable for their comments.
Where: The Fulton County Central Library, 1 Margaret Mitchell Square, NW,
Atlanta, GA 30303; phone (404) 730-1700. The library is in downtown Atlanta, at the corner of Forsyth Street and Carnegie Way, just two blocks south of the Peachtree Center MARTA station.
When: Wednesday, October 19, 2005, 6:30-8:30 p.m
What: His talk, "Eating the Earth a Bite at a Time" will be followed by a Q&A session and a book signing. Admission is free although we would greatly appreciate donations to help cover the costs of the event.
For More information please visit our websites:vegsocietyofga.orggarpatlanta.orgmadcowboy.com