Blog A WOW-ARTICLE AS I THINK:
‘What passing bells for these who die as cattle’
- Nathan Schneider
- April 23, 2013
“Real knowledge is to know
the extent of one’s ignorance.”
You Call Yourself Vegan
But you are not.
You eat an occasional slice of pizza
because it is delicious, and nobody can
see you. Occasionally, you lecture others
on animal abuse for doing the same.
You buy chocolate chip cookies while being
aware that milk is used to make those
chocolate bits, but cheating does not
count in the privacy of one’s home after
midnight when watching Saturday Night Live.
You pour whole milk into your coffee, because
2 percent just does not make it, and black
coffee is a joyless drink
You call yourself vegan because it feels good
to pretend that you are, but the animals
continue to suffer due to your lack of commitment.
The human population of the planet earth is greater
than 7.117 billion individuals. If sometime during
the course of this day, each person was to drink
just 1/4 cup of milk blended into the day’s coffee
consumed, that would add up to 445 million quarts.
The average American cow produces 24 quarts of
milk per day. It would require 18.5 million cows
to produce the milk for today’s coffee for the
creamer in every person’s coffee. One third of
the cows in an average milking herd end up
in slaughterhouses each and every year. Six
million cows would die to supply the milk for
all the coffees in the world in 2013.
Vegans who add milk to their coffee with
feigned ignorance and innocence, should accept
partial responsibility for the 16,400 cows who
met death yesterday, and will met her today, and
tomorrow in order for them to drink their lattes.
There are alternatives.
During the two minutes that it took you to read
thus far, twenty-two cows have died fear-filled
painful and tortured deaths in which the contents
of their arteries were sprayed onto bloody
slaughterhouse floors. They all die to dilute
7.117 billion human grande caffe lattes with
milk originally designed for their own children.
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than
sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
LAPORTE — Two boys ages 17 and 14 were arrested early Thursday for fatally shooting three cows near Union Mills.
About 10 p.m. Wednesday, dairy farmer Glen Minich told police he heard four to five gunshots at his dairy farm.
He then found one of his cows dead in a pasture along LaPorte County Road 425 West and two other cows dead on another stretch of his property off 500 South.
At least two of the cows suffered gunshot wounds to the head, said police.
Minich happened to encounter the suspects in a vehicle near his property. He got a license plate number after they drove away and that helped police track down the suspects.
Eventually, the boys admitted to their roles and it’s believed each of them took turns in the killings with a high-powered rifle, LaPorte County Police Detective Andy Hynek said.
“One was more honest than the other. Ultimately, they confessed to being responsible,” said Hynek.
Both of the boys are being charged as juveniles with three counts of animal cruelty and three counts of criminal recklessness, all Class D felonies.
Minich said he has about 100 head of cattle on his dairy farm and the cows killed were Holsteins worth $1,200 to $1,500 apiece.
The owners of a Southern California slaughterhouse whose workers were caught on videotape abusing cattle, leading to one of the nation’s biggest beef recalls, have agreed to pay more than $300,000 to settle a lawsuit.
The Los Angeles Times reports Donald Hallmark Sr. and Donald Hallmark Jr. also agreed to a nominal $497-million judgment against the now-defunct Hallmark Meat Packing Co., which will not be collected because the company is bankrupt.
The government recalled 143 million pounds of beef in 2008 after the Humane Society released video from the Chino plant showing cows too sick or injured to stand being dragged with chains and rammed with a forklift.
Source: The Associated Press
Staphylococus aureus was detected in 38 (6.4%) of 588
milk samples from cows. From body site swabs, S. aureus
was found in 394 (32.6%) of 1208 samples from sheep and
in 67 (16.0%) of 420 samples from cattle.
The proportion of Staphylococus-positive nasal swabs from
ewes and cows were 56.7% and 13.9%, respectively. From
lambs, 58.2% of the nasal swabs were S. aureus-positive.
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Note: If 6.4 percent of milk samples were infected,
consider that milk from hundreds if herds are co-mingled
so that all pooled milk sold at retain contains
Staphylococcus aureus. Every glasses of milk contains
live staph aureus and staph toxin.
The most common pathogenic organism found in raw milk is
Staphyloccus aureus. Cows often get ulcers or sores on
their udders. That bovine condition is known as mastitis,
and the average cow in America requires $200 to treat that
mastitis condition. Multiply that by 9.3 million dairy cows,
and America’s dairymen have a $2 billion yearly problem.
THE GOOD NEWS
Staphyloccus aureus is destroyed by pasteurization.
THE BAD NEWS
While the organism is easily destroyed by heat, the toxin
it produces is not. Bacteria eat and bacteria digest foods.
The byproducts of their digestion are toxic to humans. In
order to destroy that venomous waste, milk containing the
discharge must be heated at 121 degrees Celsius (250
degrees Fahrenheit) for 30 minutes. Keep in mind that the
boiling point of water is 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees
Fahrenheit). Milk is pasteurized at 72 degrees Celsius (162
degrees Fahrenheit) for 15 seconds, not 30 minutes.
Traditional pasteurization methods do not destroy existing
toxins produced by Staphyloccus aureus.