Contact: Public Affairs
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – On Friday, November 20, from 6-9:30 p.m., at Pace University School of Law,
78 North Broadway, White Plains, Howard Lyman, author of “Mad Cowboy: The Plain Truth From the
Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat,” will speak about the landmark “Food Disparagement” case that
took place in Amarillo, Texas. The event is free and open to the public. For more information
or to register, call (914) 937-5605 or (914) 422-4407.
Lyman, a fourth-generation Montana cattle rancher, was Oprah Winfrey’s co-defendant in the
“veggie libel” law trial. He will examine the jury’s decision in this case for safeguarding First
Amendment Rights – the rights of consumers to have a free and open debate about potential dangers
to the food supply. The program also will include a book signing, refreshments and the NOVA
Documentary “The Brain Eater.”
In February, a 12-person jury found Lyman and talk show host Oprah Winfrey not liable for comments
made on a national show concerning the common practices associated with the raising of livestock
for the food supply. Lyman is director of the Eating with Conscience Program of the Humane Society
of the United States, the nation’s largest animal protection organization with more than 5.8 million
members and constituents.
Founded in 1976, Pace Law School has nearly 5,000 alumni throughout the country. It offers full-
and part-time day and evening programs on its White Plains, N.Y., campus. The School has one of
the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs, and is part of a comprehensive, independent and
diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.