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Howard Lyman

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– Raised as a fourth generation rancher on a farm
– Attended Montana State University, graduated in general agriculture
– Engaged in animal and grain production from 1963 to 1983
– Diagnosed with a tumor in his spine in 1979
– Became a vegetarian around 1990

The Oprah Winfrey Show Appearance:
– Came to national attention in April 1996
– Remarks on the show led to Winfrey renouncing hamburgers
– National Cattlemens Beef Association sued Lyman and Winfrey
– Both found not liable in 1998
– Discrepancy between US and Japan on Mad Cow Disease

– Co-authored the book “Mad Cowboy” (1998) and “No More Bull” (2005)
– Became president of EarthSave and later Voice for a Viable Future
– Awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award in 1997
– Featured in documentaries “Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home” (2009) and “Vegucated” (2011)

Honors and Awards:
– Elected President of the International Vegetarian Union in 1996
– Received the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award in 1997
– Inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame in 2002
– Recognized for leadership in the animal rights movement
– Featured in various external publications and media

See also:
– List of animal rights advocates

– Peace Abbey Foundation Award Recipients
– Texas Beef Group v. Winfrey case details
– US rejects Japan’s mad cow test
– Information on Voice for a Viable Future
International Vegetarian Union details

Howard Lyman (Wikipedia)

Howard F. Lyman (born September 18, 1938, in Great Falls, Montana) is an American farmer and animal rights activist known for promoting vegan nutrition and organic farming. In 1997 he was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award for his leadership in the animal rights movement.

Howard F. Lyman
Lyman speaking at the Intersectional Justice Conference, March 2016
Born (1938-09-17) September 17, 1938 (age 85)
EducationMontana State University (B.S. in general agriculture, 1961)
Occupation(s)Activist, farmer, writer, lecturer
SpouseWillow Jeanne Lyman
AwardsPeace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award (1997);
Vegetarian Hall of Fame, (2002)
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