Dimwitted Rambling Is More Than Most Can Bear
As the Pro-Horse movement becomes more mainstream and expands the awareness of the public through billboards, video commercials and print media the horse-eaters are scrambling to fine tune their propaganda machine and expand their war chest of misinformation and bogus facts. The leaders of their tiny ranks have been Wyoming State Rep. Sue Wallis and an unheard of horse trainer David Duquette who sits as president of their latest list of befouled 501(c) 3 United Horsemen. It’s odd that neither of these individuals come forward with any sort of substantial credentials be they educational or professional yet a handful of misguided cultists follow them as if their word was gospel and what falls from their mouths is 180 degrees out from anything approaching the truth.
Below is a public editorial that one of the cult members publicly posted on the web so as buoy up the spirits of the lost and give them new misinformation to spout to family and friends. Although one of the better written pieces ever produced by a horse-eater (good grammar, multi-syllable words, no need to delete expletives as in Duquette’s writings and we have the documentation to prove it) it’s list of inaccuracies so incensed the Vice President of the Equine Welfare Alliance, Vicki Tobin, that she attempted to address the nonsense and refute the lies. Vicki almost made it through the entire piece but ran out of steam as it is difficult to repeat yourself over and over again. So we have left the remainder of the article for you readers to dissect. (I have neither the time nor the energy to address this as my “Stupid Meter” remains pegged at zero.)
Vicki struggled with changing the new and hip word “processing” back to “slaughtering” but thought better and left it as the original author had written. Processing sounds so much better than slaughtering, skinning, bleeding out and gutting alive…so much better. The original article is in blood red, and Vicki’s comments are in a normal color, just like the rest of us. So have at it while the horse-eaters grasp at straws we embrace the truth. This is a long one. ~ R.T.
My name is Chelsea Schneider, and I have become increasingly concerned about the ongoing debate surrounding the processing of horses in the United States. Horses are truly a majestic and cherished animal which is why this has become a very emotional topic. Unfortunately as with any highly emotional topic the facts are often over shadowed by people’s well-meaning intentions, this is an issue that majority of Americans do know the facts. Main reason they are not horse people. They do not know of the neglect and abandonment of horses, nor do they know of the real number of un-wanted in America per year. Actually, Ms. Schneider, the majority of people against horse slaughter ARE horse owners. We do agree that some people that don’t own horses don’t understand issues of the horse industry and horses. The person at the top of that list would be Sue Wallis. If you are going to say that if you don’t own a horse, you don’t have a clue then apply your faulty logic to those that support slaughter. That means you should dismiss everything Sue Wallis has said. She doesn’t own a horse.
They say 70% of Americans are against Horses processing but do they know what the numbers are? Two valid barometers are the poll in The Horse and Popvox. If you take Popvox, we are pushing 80%. What happens with the UN wanted? What happened to the “unwanted” when slaughter counts dropped from over 400,000 to under 100,000? The thousand’s being shipped to Mexico, under excruciatingly in humane conditions? Were you complaining when the thousands were being shipped to Mexico under excruciating inhumane conditions when the three plants were open? No. They don’t. If Americans were properly educated on the matter they would understand and see why horse processing is necessary. A big media needs to step up on this and educate the majority of Americans on this hot topic. You have horse “processing” now and it is not eliminating neglect so you have already shot down your own argument. Americans are educated and vehemently opposing horse slaughter because killing the victims of over breeding and irresponsible owners does not fix the problem. It’s not fixing it now, it didn’t fix it when the plants were open and it won’t fix it if you reopen a plant.
As you may or may not know there is a war stirring in Louisiana. There over 75 horses at this time that are being seized from a farm. Of the 53 mares on the list, there are only twenty and change alive right now. Of the 20 2011 foals born, only 6 remain and three of those are at risk. The 2011 foal crop seems fairly stable and in better health than anything else on the farm. They removed only five horses from the farm today – five healthy enough to go and with valid paperwork. Not only where there horses taken but dogs as well and many dead. You have slaughter now so how did it prevent this? And up until the MT quarter horse breeder last year that had 700 neglected horses, the largest animal seizure in U.S. history was in 2005, when all three plants were operating. So explain again how slaughter prevents neglect? Is there a reason you didn’t mention this person was a breeder or that you posted that you want to use a sad situation to your “advantage”?
They are trying to rally enough people to foster them at this time because all surrounding rescue facilities are full. Due to the truth, there are not enough people adopting un-wanted horses. This is a HUGE reason and point as to why horse processing in the United States needs to stay open. The Anti-horse processing group leads people to believe that all horses have homes and that very few are un homed but the truth that’s a bold faced lie. And it is a bold faced lie that slaughter is going to prevent neglect. It actually causes it because many of the neglect cases are horses of people that refused to sell or relinquish their horses for fear they would end up on a slaughter truck. They keep hoping for a change in their financial situation. If this person was a hoarder, it is an illness that horse slaughter will not cure.
Closure of US equine slaughter facilities in 2007 along with the concomitant economic recession have contributed to a sharp increase in the number of unwanted horses throughout the United States, with estimates totaling 100,000 horses per year. The objective of the study was to obtain comprehensive data regarding nonprofit organizations caring for unwanted horses, along with the characteristics and outcome of horses relinquished to these organizations. Once again, your side is throwing out numbers without anything to back them. Your comment would have been correct if you had not only focused on horses and made it appear as if the horse industry was the only impacted industry. Everything in this country has been impacted since the end of 2008, concurrent with the economic disaster that hit the U.S., not the closure of the hell holes. Everyone’s IRA lost value since 2007. Home values decreased since 2007. Long standing businesses went bankrupt since 2007. There has been an increase in abandonment in livestock, dogs and cats as well as horses since 2007. Surely you aren’t blaming that on the closure of the hell holes? It is the economy, plain and simple. It has impacted every business and just about every American. And it all happened since the closure of the plants. When you use that as a baseline, you could equate every woe that has happened to mankind to the closures. The correct baseline is the economic downfall at the end of 2008. Horse prices remained stable until then so to say the horse market collapsed after the closure is false. The prices dropped with the value of everything else at the end of 2008. You can verify this by pulling auction records like we did. Surely you aren’t foolish enough to think the horse market would be impervious to the economy?
What you are seeing right now you would be seeing if the plants were still open. The same number of horses are being slaughtered as when the plants were open. And the same number will be slaughtered IF a plant should open. What you and your buddies fail to acknowledge is that horse slaughter is not a disposal service or a place for “unwanted” horses. It is for food production and the plants are only going to buy the number of horses needed to fill the demand, not the number of available horses. It is simple economics. If you produce more than the demand it doesn’t matter if you have 50 plants. Opening a plant is not going to increase the demand. And when the full food safety regulations kick-in and the market no longer will take them what will you do then? The EU is wise to the falsified EIDs and health affidavits. China doesn’t have a big enough market to financially support a plant and are also looking at implementing EU regs. Russia has already stopped imports of our poultry and pork and they are raised as food animals. They are not going to take animals that are not raised as food. And if you should find some third world country that will buy the tainted meat, you will have to sell at a loss and you can kiss the plant good-bye. It will be bankrupt before the doors open.
Nonprofit organizations that accept relinquished equines were contacted to participate in a 90-question survey. Responding organizations (144 of 326 eligible) in 37 states provided information on 280 cases representative of the 7,990 horses relinquished between 2007 and 2009. Data collected characterized these organizations as being in existence for 6 yrs., financially supported through donations and personal funds, dedicated to the care of only 10 to 20 horses on a property of just over 30 acres, and reliant on volunteers for help. Funding was the greatest challenge to continued operation of nonprofit equine organizations, with maintenance costs for the care of a relinquished horse averaging $3,648 per year. Financial hardship, physical inability, or lack of time to care for the horses by owners were the most common reasons for relinquishment, followed by seizure through law enforcement agencies for alleged neglect or abuse. First, you did not contact all rescues because 326 is not the total number of rescues in this country so your data is already faulty. And second, I don’t know if this was the same survey but when the rescue stated they didn’t have room on their property, the caller hung up. Just because a rescue doesn’t have room on their property, doesn’t mean they can’t take in horses. Most have foster farms and neighbors that will take in animals temporarily until room can be made or work with other rescues. That is not a scientific study. Third, many rescues refused to participate because no matter what they say, you twist the results, as you did here.
Relinquished horses consisted of mostly light horse breeds (79.3%), with Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses as the most represented breeds. The age of relinquished horses ranged from 3 d to 42 yr old (12.4 ± 0.5 yr). About one-half of the horses entered in the survey were considered unhealthy due to illness, injury, lameness, or poor body condition. For every 4 horses relinquished to a nonprofit organization, only 2 horses were adopted or sold between 2006 and 2009, and many organizations had refused to accept additional horses for lack of resources.
The estimated maximum capacity for the 326 eligible registered nonprofit equine rescue facilities of 13,400 is well below the widely published estimate of 100,000 horses that become unwanted in the United States every year. Nonprofit equine rescue and sanctuary facilities have historically played an important role in safeguarding the welfare of horses in society, but funding and capacity are limiting factors to their potential expansion in continuing to care for the current population of unwanted and neglected horses in the United States. (info contained from http://jas.fass.org/content/88/12/4142.full)
As of December 2007, approximately 45,000 horses had been shipped to Mexico, compared to the 11,000 shipped in 2006. That’s a 310% increase in the number of horses shipped to Mexico to be slaughtered for human consumption. People that are Anti slaughter turn their heads to the fact horses are still processed every day. The difference to horses being slaughtered in the US and Mexico (horses also processed in Canada, and other countries) Horses processed in Mexico are under NO regulations. Horses go through unruly beatings, not watered or fed and the worst is the hauling conditions. This is a flat out lie. Our horses go to EU plants that have the same regulations as the plants did in the U.S. Even your Tom Lenz gave a thumbs-up to the Mexican plants so are you now disputing your own supporters’ statements? The problem is they don’t follow the regulations – never have and never will. They didn’t in the US plants and if one of you would pull the government reports and FOIAs before making incorrect statements, you would see the humane violations documented at the plants and the transport violations. That is plural, not singular. Wallis claims a horse was never mistreated at the plants but the reports say otherwise. The investigations say otherwise. Former workers say otherwise. You can make all the statements you want but the facts don’t lie. I have but one of the many FOIAs of the humane violations at Cavel posted on my website. Read them and then tell us how humane and regulated slaughter was in the US plants. Why weren’t you up in arms and protesting when 775,474 horses were exported from 1989-2006? Why now are you concerned but had no concern for those hundreds of thousands of horses? Why weren’t you concerned about the long hauls over the borders and in-country when the plants were open? It’s very simple. You don’t give a damn about the horses. If you did, you would be doing everything in your power to shut down the foreign meat business in our country. It has no place in our country. And you have no business violating the rights of consumers to safe meat. You completely dismiss food safety laws and that speaks volumes of those involved in the horse slaughter trade.
Horses are meant to be hauled in a straight or slant load trailer not a double decker cattle truck. Oh, this has to be the most hysterical comment of all. Are you not aware that Wallis and Duquette and their lemmings oppose the ban on double deckers for horses? The problem is in order for a Meat buyer to take enough horses to make a buck of break even after gas, etc. they have no choice but to take as many as possible. Yes, the poor kill buyer. Let’s try to drum up some sympathy for mistreating horses. Let’s feel sorry for him and condone abuse and cruelty. This couldn’t make your stance any clearer. It is not about the horses it is about money and if treating horses humanely gets in the way of profits, the horses lose. If it was open in the United States the meat buyers (example*) could drive 50-200 miles down the road they could take a 5-12 horse trailer and properly haul the horses to the processing facilities. If that is the case, please explain to us why horses from Texas feedlots were transported in double-deckers to the plants in Texas? Gas prices were much lower so what was the excuse for using double deckers then? Why are you making excuses for not properly transporting horses? There is no excuse. If you’re going to be in the business then do it right or get the hell out. People debate that the horses will still be improperly hauled and nothing will be done about it. Well this is where the states could gain benefit from tickets being written to meat buyers. *If horses show up improperly hauled what so ever, horse’s show up and are bleeding from transport, etc. they are POPPED and I mean BIG time Fine. You do this to a few buyers and it will be made damn clear horses are properly hauled to facilities. Buyers will pull the “oh he came like that.” Make it mandatory all horses come with pictures of side views, front and rear of what they looked like upon being purchased. Horses are not to be delivered without proof of purchase, pictures, and brand inspection papers (if horse came with them). This would allow making sure horses ARE properly hauled and are not stolen. Excuse me but this is really getting laughable. Are you not aware that the kill buyer runs the transport program? There is NO USDA/APHIS oversight. None. They don’t even have records on the majority of horses. Just read the OIG report. The USDA/APHIS doesn’t even slap the green USDA inspection stickers on the horses – the kill buyer does. The kill buyer determines when they are declared slaughter horses and can get around all the regulations by not declaring them slaughter horses until they reach the final destination just prior to the transport to slaughter. Do you really think that we haven’t thoroughly checked this? If you’d like to understand the non-existent transport program that was all taken out of government reports, here’s a good place to start: http://www.animallawcoalition.com/horse-slaughter/article/1891. If you plan on running this out of the states, who is going to pay for the additional staff in each state? Do you plan on soaking taxpayers for more tax dollars? How are you going to do this when they falsify the paperwork now? Isn’t the meat industry soaking taxpayers enough? Or maybe, you can take a few hundred million that we are already paying so the welfare ranchers can graze their livestock and run their private business on public land.
There is also the debate on the way horses are properly cared for before being processed. People say horses are beating, starved, not watered, fed, etc. The issue with videos of processing posted on YouTube is people went there with an agenda to make processing look in humane. Sorry dear, but when investigations are authenticated by the government, or taken from government reports, they are not an agenda. They are fact. You can ignore them, dismiss them whatever you want, but they are valid and your propaganda will not change that. The simple fact is all animals are processed the same, But to insure to the people who think it is utterly inhuman there needs to be strict Rules and laws enforced at processing facilities. So what you are saying is that we shouldn’t have humane laws because animals deserve to be treated humanely but to shut everyone up? Be careful, you are starting to reveal your true “agenda”.
–Horses are to be kept with same sex (Geldings, mares, studs) to prevent any fighting and un necessary stress on them.
-Horses are to have full Feeders at all time of Good hay (not crappy cattle hay)
-Horses are to have Clean water troths in all Pens (make it 2 so people can’t say some are not getting watered)
-Horses need to have clean pens (pens to be cleaned daily)
There has always been a vet on the premises for all processing facilities. If there are any serious injuries a vet is there. Wrong! We caught Cavel several times without any vet on-site. People are still concerned of what happens behind closed doors? Horses are still in humanly handled. To prevent that there should be recording cameras in very crevice of every facility. Any worker that is to inhumanly handle a horse (striking, whipping for no apparent reason, kicking, etc.) will immediately be released from work. If the Anti’s are still so concerned they can get themselves a job at a processing facility. The problem is that anyone that has an ounce of compassion for animals is not going to work at a slaughter plant. Over 80% of the workers at the US plants were undocumented. Cavel didn’t have one American worker on the kill floor. When you have workers hitting calves in the head with pick-axes and hammers, workers throwing Chickens around like balls, trying to get downer animals that are in agony, up with fork-lifts and prods and on and on, there is something seriously wrong. Cruelty and abuse are inherent with horse slaughter from the moment the horse enters the slaughter pipeline. And when you try to fine them and correct the problems, they take you to court. The only way to fix it is to end it once and for all. BTW-if I recall correctly your fearless leader wanted the plant manager to determine what footage would be released to the public. That way, they could edit out all the atrocities.
The main and BIG issue with not having Horses processing in the United States is there are (as you have read above) not enough homes for horses. People blame the big breeders in the Competitive horse industry. I’m not saying they have nothing to do with it because they do but the majority of horses that fall into the unwanted category are horses that have no papers, may have papers but are wrongfully breed, etc. As we call “backyard breeders” are the main issue to unwanted, neglected and abused horses. They take a horse with already a low or in most situations a horse of no $ value and breed it to another horse of low of no Value you get a foal with low or no value. Your “general” horse people are backyard people meaning: they do not compete at all or at any high level, they trail ride, 4-h, pony clubs, etc. there horses to them are pets/companions. They don’t see when they take their low value horse (because to them they are worth their weight in gold) and breed it for a “cute” baby that the baby does grow up. Most of the time they are sold, traded and left, and again are re breed creating another no value horse. This multiplies every year with people just being un educated. So the answer is to slaughter the victims and keep slaughtering them year after year. And this is a good plan?
I’m going to stop here because I can’t read any more of this propaganda. I scanned the rest and there is something down a few paragraphs where she is saying our traditional food sources aren’t safe (bet our food producers are just going to love that one) and that horses are the most safe to consume. I guess cancer is just a nasty little side effect.
Feel free to continue to read and if you’d like to rebut the rest of this garbage, I’m sure RT will give you equal time.
People don’t like to see their horses as having a $$$ Value but the truth is they do. Plain and simply everything has a market value. Even if you do not plan on selling him/her, at times it happens and you must. That horse will have a realistic value. Horses this year at the Hermiston, Or sale (a Ranch horse sale) there were over 400 horses that either sold for under $15 or had no bids. People don’t see the harm in breeding back yard horses. They see it as I will never sell it or let it end up in a bad place. Well when it comes to reality you cannot always control that. That is why there are 100,000+ horses un-wanted every year, But only est. 13,400 get a new home.
It has now come to the point that there is not even enough room for rescue facilities to take in anymore un-wanted horses. People are turning their horses loose into the wild (horses that have lived in captivity do not know how to survive in the wild, they starve and die slowly). Horses are tied to people’s trailers at sales, shows and people out hunting come back to horses tied to their trailers. People turn their Horses out into other people’s fields because there are some horses out there. People move and just leave them. People ties them to trees, you name it people find another way to get rid of them. People say “AH well, they can euthanize them.” Yup your right that is an option. At the same time it cost min $200- 600 (depending on your location, vet having to come to you, farm call, etc.) After you have put the horse down you now half to pay for a rendering company to remove of the horse cost min $200-1200(horses cannot be buried after being euthanized due to toxin’s affecting the ground). For someone who already cannot afford a horse cannot give it away for free, a rescue won’t take it, won’t sell threw a sale, etc. What on earth do you think they are going to do with it? They cannot afford to just have it put down. People need the option to have their horses processed, with this horses wouldn’t be left, starved and tied to others trailers. People who are in need of money and forced to part with their horse could then get some money to feed their families. They would then be paid to give up their horses.
Horses processing has been something in place for long. Well before it became a big save the horse issue. In the War people ate their horses. In some countries horse is a main meal course. People throw the “well they are vaccinated and are given butte” well your right they are. But so are Cows, Goats, Sheep and Chickens. Along with a lot of other animals that are processed and eaten on a daily basis. Chicken for example that we all know is pumped full of toxins not good for human consumption but American’s eat it every day. You get the “OH well I grow my own chicken and beef” Yes Okay well MOST American’s buy it from the store. Refer to bottom of letter for facts on what is in Chicken, Cow, Goat, Sheep and Pig, along with some other interesting things!)
Horses, Cows, Sheep, Goats, Pigs and Chickens are all vaccinated with things that people are not supposed to consume. Horses are also the healthiest of all to eat. Horse meat consumption has been growing rapidly for the last several years in France, and is common in several other cultures including Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. In Japan, you can even get horse sushi.
Horse meat vs. Strip steak: According to Nutrition Data, the strip steak has slightly fewer calories than horse (117 vs 133 calories per 100 grams), though this is obviously not be true for all cuts of beef. Sirloin, for example, contains 142 calories. The meats also have very similar amounts of fat, cholesterol and protein when lean cuts are compared. Where the meats really differ is iron concentration, with horse meat having double the iron (21% vs 10% DV) that beef contains. It is not surprising that a more athletic animal has more iron, but the magnitude of the difference is striking. Horse meat also contains substantially more vitamin B12 (50% vs 21% DV), but less B6, niacin and folate. But what’s truly impressive is the omega-3 fatty acid concentration in horse meat, which contains 360 mg (per 100 grams) compared to just 21 mg in strip steak. Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that need to be obtained from your diet. They are thought to be helpful in fighting against heart disease, stroke and neurodegeneration. Compared to lean beef, horse meat appears to have some nutritional advantages. (info via: http://science.kqed.org/quest/2011/01/07/how-nutritious-is-horse-the-other-red-meat/)
The top eight countries consume about 4.7 million horses a year. For the majority of mankind’s early existence, wild horses were hunted as a source of protein. It is slightly sweet, tender, low in fat and high in protein. (via: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_meat)
As I’m sure you can do the math yourself the horses being adopted is a very low number. It’s a great thing to try and re home them but there are not enough homes. Horse Owners who are put in the position of no money along with having to sell, give away, or try to find a rescue facility need to have the choice of taking their animals to be processed. They say horses are companions and shouldn’t be eaten. People love them and show them. Well then the same goes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, rabbit, and chickens they are all shown in 4-H at fairs. There are Cattle associations where people raise show cattle but guess what they still eat cow. Why? Because they are livestock, Horses are also livestock. A 900-1700LBS animal is not a house hold pet it is an outside animal on a farm or ranch its livestock. People in other countries even eat fito and fluffy on a daily basis.
The simple fact is there are too many horses to get them all a home, people complain that good useful horses go to slaughter and your right they do. People take horses off the track to slaughter or young horses. Why? Most race horses are too high strung for your average horse owner. They are not trail horses they are not a kid’s horse, yes sure I bet a few have become that but most no they will hurt someone. Most the time they have some form of injury, also they don’t want some “general” horse person to get them. Then they end up starved, abandoned, turned loose, etc., It better for them to be used for a better good and be processed. Young horse’s also go, why? Once again no room, not trained, they are poorly bred, horrible conformation, injured, sick and most often too dangerous for people to even deal with.
I hope you understand why this is so important to educate people. It is a highly emotional and touchy area. If we could give them all homes rescue places wouldn’t be over flowing with horses. People wouldn’t be turning them out, starving them, neglecting them, taking them to sales and tying them to people’s trailers. It is a need in this country as it is in other countries. We have Dog and Cat shelters that are kill shelters. Reason there are to many and not enough homes. This is the best and only option to help control the population along with having quality not quantity.
– Chelsea Schneider
ADITIONAL INFORMATION ON CATTLE, CHICKENS, PIGS, GOATS AND SHEEP. Also some interesting facts on a few outside meat items.
-Chickens: are full of antibiotics, added hormones, pesticides and herbicides, nitrites and nitrates, steroids, additives and chemicals. Feed for raising chickens contains arsenic to stimulate growth, increase egg-production and give the chicken a yellowed skin. Aluminum compounds are added to baking powder, aspirin, antacids, beer, table salt and antiperspirants. It also leaches into our food and water through cookware, soft drink cans and aluminum foil. It has been discovered in high concentrations in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients and is suspected in contributing to this most hideous disease. (http://www.freedomyou.com/nutrition_book/enriched_fortified_synthetic_food.htm)
Here is a thing on Boycott Tyson Chicken: (Because people say its Inhuman yet we eat it) Tyson is the largest chicken company in the US. Doesn’t all that meat taste so good? Of course, but the company is keeping a huge secret from us. It’s how that little baby chick gets to you in less that 50 days.Tyson Chicken Facts – they need to write this on all of their packaging.1. Our chickens have never seen the daylight!2. Our chickens are so full of hormones that they can’t walk more than a few feet, then take a rest – cause they are so fat’n’juicy! 3. Our chickens have their beaks snapped off so they won’t harm other chickens, that’s why our chickens are so fresh!4. Our chickens loved to get kicked, shoved, and thrown against the wall by our wonderful employees! 5. Our chickens get broken wings when they are on the truck, to get to YOU! 6. Our chickens don’t have antibiotics because they’re illegal Now do you see why 100% Natural doesn’t mean a thing? Tyson forces the farmers to use a 42 by 400 feet indoor pen with no windows. That much space for 24,000 hens, so each chicken gets .7 square feet of space.
-Cows: Steroid hormones are usually released into the animal from a pellet (ear implant) that is put under the skin of the ear. The ears of the animals are thrown away at slaughter. Improper use of pellet implants in other parts of the animal can result in higher levels of hormone residues to remain in the edible meat. Federal regulations prohibit their use in this manner. Melengestrol acetate is also available in a form that can be added to animal feed. Dairy cattle may be injected under the skin with rbGH. This hormone is available in packages of single dose injections to reduce chances of accidental overdose.
Dietary animal fats are found in beef, pork, lamb & ham, all dairy products. It promotes and probably initiates carcinogenesis, and weakens the immune system. It increases bile acids and bile steroids and it also significantly increases the number of colonic anaerobic bacteria, which then form carcinogens from bile acids. Certain bacterial enzymes are induced by beef for its digestion. These same enzymes can change co-carcinogens into carcinogens. (info via: http://ejtcm.com/2011/03/16/cancer-patients-should-not-eat-meat-here-are-the-reasons-why/)
-Goats: the only universally recommended vaccine for sheep and goats is CD-T. CD-T toxoid provides three-way protection against enterotoxemia (overeating disease) caused by Clostridium perfringins types C and D and tetanus (lockjaw) caused by Clostridium tetani. Seven and 8-way combination vaccines for additional clostridial diseases such as blackleg and malignant edema are available, but generally not necessary for small ruminants. (info via: http://www.sheepandgoat.com/articles/flockvaccinations.html)
-Pigs: Certain amino acids in proteins can strongly stimulate the growth of cancers. Arginine and methionine are the main culprits. The strongest evidence is with methionine. And the major sources of methionine are meats (especially pork).
-Sheep: the only universally recommended vaccine for sheep and goats is CD-T. CD-T toxoid provides three-way protection against enterotoxemia (overeating disease) caused by Clostridium perfringins types C and D and tetanus (lockjaw) caused by Clostridium tetani. Seven and 8-way combination vaccines for additional clostridial diseases such as blackleg and malignant edema are available, but generally not necessary for small ruminants. (info via: http://www.sheepandgoat.com/articles/flockvaccinations.html)
EVEN BETTER non Meat products that you know we all eat on a regular basis:
Potatoes may seem untouched by chemicals but because of their bad habit of sprouting, they are coated with the chemical inhibitor, maleic hydrazide, which has resulted in cancer in laboratory animals.
Ice cream producers use propylene glycol, the same substance in antifreeze and paint remover. Carboxymethylcellulose is a stabilizer, used in ice cream, salad dressing, cheese spreads and chocolate milk. It has produced tumors in 80% of rats injected. Yet, the FDA flatly denies it as a carcinogen, for the reason that when it was given to the rats orally, it didn’t cause cancer.
For 50 years, producers have added brominated oils to bottled fruit juice to maintain a look of freshness—even after 6 months of storage. Unfortunately, brominated oils have side effects. They produce changes in heart tissue, enlargement of the thyroid, kidney damage, decrease in liver metabolism and cause withered testicles. Canada, Holland, and Germany have banned brominated oils in the production of bottled drinks, yet they can still be imported from other countries.
EARTH ADDITIVES The Great Lakes is the largest body of fresh water in the world. A global treasure. People living by the Great Lakes have at least 30 contaminants stored in their body fat such as mercury, dioxin, and PCBs. According to Dr. Andrew Gilman, Manager of the Great Lakes Health Effects Center, health problems from contaminants around the lakes are affecting some residents. The most susceptible to these poisons are the elderly, new-born, children, fetuses and those in ill health. Women who drink water from the Great Lakes had a significantly higher rate of mouth and thyroid cancer.
I know what you’re thinking. How can all this be true, in light of the fact that many seem to live in generally, good health? I mean, if everything that we eat, drink and breathe are loaded with poisons, how can the world be full of seemingly healthy people? It would be appropriate right now to bow your head in humility and awe at the wondrous body that God has created for you. Truly, it seems able to endure overwhelmingly hostile conditions and still survive. But God’s best is not survival, only keeping one step ahead of illness. He wants you to experience the fullness of all His blessings, physical and spiritual. Everything which God makes sparkles with Life.
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