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Industrial Agriculture: The Truth About Where Your Meat Comes From

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This is a documentary about the brutal conditions under which factory farmed animals are raised in the UK, Australia and the US. This type of footage is extremely rare because Food Inc makes every effort to conceal the disgusting conditions under which our meat is produced.

Factory farmed pigs and chickens seem to fare the worst. Even though pigs are as intelligent and emotionally complex as dogs, they are raised in extremely confining cages and forced to lie in their own feces, as well as being routinely tortured and beaten by their keepers. Pigs, like most other factory farmed animals, are fed massive doses of antibiotics (contributing to antibody resistance and the rise of “superbugs”) while continual exposure to feces makes factory farmed meat a major source of food borne illness.

Chickens and more than 90% of ducks and turkeys are also crowded into pens. In chickens raised for meat, 45% suffer painful fractures because their specially bred bodies are too heavy for their skeleton.

What seems most consistent among all factory farmed animals (besides their continual exposure to feces) are the inhumane conditions under which they are killed. Although most jurisdictions require them to be asphyxiated or electrically stunned prior to slaughter, abattoir personnel are rushed and poorly trained. As the film clearly shows, many animals are still alive when they’re butchered.

 

Voices Carry For Animals: # 24 : Special Guest.. Jane Velez-Mitchell

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It isn’t you causing global warming…it is COW FARTS!

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2011 All rights reserved

Original posting; June of 2011/ Updated: March of 2014

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 “I originally published this article in June of 2011.  Now that global warming, then climate change and now “climate disruption” is being blamed on dairy cows, it might be a nice time to revisit the insane world of the EPA.  This is the same EPA that ignores the massive methane releases that result from fracking and oil drilling.  EPA itself admits that only 9% of greenhouse gases come from the cows, but fails to mention what percentage comes from fracking and drilling. I can’t believe they are trying yet again to resurrect this issue in what can only be viewed as an attempt to cover up the damage from the oil cartels”

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Apparently there are still a fair number of people that either haven’t read or refuse to read the Climate-gate memo’s.  Just in case…Attention!  GLOBAL WARMING is a screaming hoax!  They don’t even call it global warming these days, it is…..CLIMATE CHANGE.  That’s a much broader, vaguer catch-all phrase that can be massaged, manipulated and used for far more than the restrictive “global warming.”  After all, when you are attempting to convince the public that a threat exists where there actually is none, you need all the wiggle room you can get.

Refusing to let this fictional threat die,(after all Cap& Trade is generating massive amounts of pay to pollute revenues) we are bombarded daily with reports of climate change which is supposed to signal the end of times!  With most rational people dismissing these claims as unworthy of their attention and time, newer, bigger more threatening causes are identified each and every day.  Most recently….COW FARTS!  Oh! The horror of it!  (Run away! Run away!)

The current hysteria is tied to the amount of methane gas expelled through farting and belching, by cows.  No one made mention of the amount of gaseous emissions coming from the District of Criminals or any of the federal corporate agency talking heads that waste taxpayer money sitting around dreaming up this stuff.  And of course, these same hot air blowers will never mention that the largest concentration of methane from cow farts is on those fetid CAFO farms where hundreds of animals are warehoused in a space that should only accommodate a few head.  And even if they did mention this, they would never go so far as to examine the increase in methane emissions as a result of CAFO animals being fed gmo contaminated feeds; a known cause of an increase and mutation of e.coli in the cow’s gut which also increases the level of gases in the cows gut needing to be expelled.  More

Animal Factory: What are you really eating?

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The book Animal Factory, by David Kirby, takes a close look at factory farms and the problems they cause. In an interview with Time Magazine, Kirby talked about these farms and the appalling lack of government oversight and the outright refusal of government to address these issues.

Among the problems Kirby notes:

“… you’re often no longer feeding animals what they’re genetically designed to eat. CAFO cows eat a diet of milled grains, corn and soybeans, when they are supposed to eat grass.

The food isn’t natural because they very often put growth hormones and antibiotics in it. That becomes a problem when you put that manure on the ground.”

Can you say “agrobacterium”? 

Animal Factory also looks at the fate of the Neuse River in North Carolina, where waste runoff from pig farms caused massive fish die-offs.

Big Abuses and Bad Lies at America’s Factory Farms – The Shocking Truth

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This article from MERCOLA should be read to anyone who believes CAFO industrialized farms are anything remotely similar to, humane.

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“As a result, most are overcrowded (some are kept indoors their entire lives), suffer from hunger, thirst and illness, are subjected to painful procedures like tail docking, and sometimes are kept conscious or even skinned alive during the process of slaughtering.”

More animals than ever suffer from injuries and stress on factory farms. Veal calves and gestating sows are so confined as to suffer painful bone and joint problems.

The unnatural high-grain diets provided in feedlots cause severe gastric distress in many animals. And faulty or improperly used stun guns cause the painful deaths of thousands of cows and pigs a year.

A New York Times Op-ed column suggests one way to “solve” this problem — genetically engineer livestock so that they suffer less.

Neuroscientists have found that by damaging a laboratory rat’s anterior cingulate cortex, they can block its affective perception of pain. Recently, scientists have learned to genetically engineer animals so that they lack certain proteins that are important to the operation of the anterior cingulate cortex.

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So the animals will still be mutilated, diseased, and stewing in their own waste products, but at least they’ll be so brain-damaged that they won’t care.And some would actually want us to believe that this is progress?

It is a sad testimony to the society we live in today that we’ve allowed corporations to turn family-farming methods into cost-saving, mass-production strategies, which can endanger public health and treat animals so cruelly.

Many, if not most, factory farms treat animals like production units, not living creatures. As a result, most are overcrowded (some are kept indoors their entire lives), suffer from hunger, thirst and illness, are subjected to painful procedures like tail docking, and sometimes are kept conscious or even skinned alive during the process of slaughtering. More

Wisconsin legislative members in need of anger management,psychological counseling or treatment.

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by: Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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Wisconsin bill 747…..a screaming Jackass alert

Just when we thought things in Wisconsin couldn’t get any worse or any more ludicrous, along comes Wisconsin Assembly bill 747.  I have no idea what the Wisconsin legislature is smoking these days, but it must be some powerful stuff. 

When I first read this bill I thought it must be some kind of a joke, but it isn’t.  With all the laws already on the books regarding animal welfare and treatment, and laws criminalizing animal abuse, apparently a few of Wisconsin’s esteemed government officials decided the state needed one more law but expanded to now include “child victims” and mandating anger management and psychological counseling or treatment for those charged with abuse. 

I would recommend the same thing for legislators who sit around and conjure up this kind of pointless crap.  These people obviously have far too much idle time on their hands and out of frustration, anger or just an attempt to amuse themselves, come up with mindless and pointless bills that can have no other purpose other than to agitate the public.

While I believe this bill could be beneficial in ending the abuse and inhumane treatment of animals forced to live their lives in CAFO operations, or, those animals subjected to inhumane treatment at the hands of industrialized processors while USDA inspectors look on,  we all know it will never be used in that way.  Instead, it is targeted to individuals with no mention of the known offenders anywhere in the language. 

After reading this piece of tripe I have concluded the best thing for the State of Wisconsin is to have mandatory mental disorder testing before anyone can even run for office. 

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