Cowspiracy, Allan Savory and Holistic Management: A Collection Of Rebuttals

Cowspiracy Rebuttals

  1. How Accurate Is The Movie “Cowspiracy?”
  2. Cowspiracy & The Building Blocks Of An Absolutist Position
  3. An Ethical Meat Eater’s Response To The Film ‘Cowspiracy’
  4. Review of Ope’s vegan manifesto: “Comfortably Unaware”
  5. Cowspiracy Film Farce: Its Not WHAT You Eat, Its HOW Its Grown

In my opinion the most damaging part of the film Cowspiracy is its treatment of sustainable livestock management techniques. So I have put together a bunch of evidence supporting the effectiveness of using livestock to regenerate the environment. You can access that here: “Evidence Supporting Holistic Management”

Anti-Allan Savory Rebuttals

Original Article: “All Sizzle And No Steak: Why Allan Savory’s TED Talk About How Cattle Can Reverse Global Warming Is Dead Wrong” – James McWilliams, Slate, 2013

Response: “Why The Slate Article About Allan Savory Is Dead Wrong” – Sheldon Frith, 2015

Original Article: “Eat More Meat And Save The World: The Latest Implausible Farming Miracle” – George Monbiot, The Guardian, 2014

Response: “Why George Monbiot Is Wrong: Grazing Livestock Can Save The World” – L Hunter Lovins, The Guardian, 2014

Original Article: “TED Talk Teaches Us To Disparage The Desert” – Chris Clarke, KCET, 2013

Response: “A Response To Chris Clarke’s Misinformed KCET Article” – Sheldon Frith, 2015

Original Article: “A global assessment of Holistic Planned Grazing™ compared with season-long, continuous grazing: meta-analysis findings” – Heidi-Jayne Hawkins, AJRFC, 2017

Response:Hawkins’s 2017 Meta Analysis of Holistic Planned Grazing Should be Retracted” – Sheldon Frith, 2017

Original Article: “Short-Duration Grazing: The Facts in 1999”- Holechek et al., Rangelands, 1999

Response: “Correcting Misconceptions about the Supposed Discrediting of Savory’s Approach” – Seth Itzkan, Planet-TECH Associates, 2013

Original Article: “Rotational Grazing on Rangelands: Reconciliation of Perception and Experimental Evidence” – Briske et al., Rangeland Ecology and Management, 2008

Response: “Correcting Misconceptions about the Supposed Discrediting of Savory’s Approach” – Seth Itzkan, Planet-TECH Associates, 2013

Original Article:  “Allan Savory’s Holistic Management Falls Short on Science” – Christopher Ketcham,  Sierra Club, 2017

Response: “Fake Green, Fake Science – The Sierra Club (And George Monbiot in The Guardian) Don’t Add Up!” – Dan Dagget, The Right Way To Be Green,  2017

Original Article: “Goodbye – and good riddance – to Livestock Farming” – George Monbiot, The Guardian, 2017

Response: “Response to ‘Goodbye – and good riddance – to Livestock Farming'” – Daniela Ibarra-Howell, The Savory Institute, 2017

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