Okanagan horse slaughter plant open for business


WATCH: Okanagan horse slaughter plant open for business

By Rob Buffam  Global News
 

Westwold – A canoe resident is organizing protest of horse slaughter at a newly opened plant in Westwold — KML Meat Processors Ltd.

An employee of KML Processors tells Global that they have slaughtered between 70 and 80 horses since they opened the plant on August 19th.

The horses come from two feed lots in Manitoba and are large, draft horses.

The processed meat is sent exclusively to Japan for sale.

The plant currently only has a license to slaughter horses, but hopes to obtain a license to process cattle as well.

KML is one of only several licensed horse slaughter plants in Canada.

The protest is taking place this Saturday, with participants gathering at the Westwold Elementary School.

Read article here, please: http://globalnews.ca/news/903781/okanagan-horse-slaughter-plant-open-for-business/

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Chinese authorities seize 20,000 tonnes of illegal meat products and detains gang passing off fox, mink and rat as mutton


China arrests 900 in fake meat scandal | World news | guardian.co.uk.

Chinese authorities seize 20,000 tonnes of illegal meat products and detains gang passing off fox, mink and rat as mutton

A Chinese vendor sells pork in a Hong Kong market

China’s other food safety scares include reports of glow-in-the-dark pork, exploding watermelons and fake eggs. Photograph: Vincent Yu/AP

Police in China have arrested 904 people for “meat-related offences” over the past three months, including a gang that made more than £1m by passing off fox, mink and rat meat as mutton, the country’s public security ministry has announced.

Since January, authorities have seized 20,000 tonnes of illegal products and solved 382 cases of meat-related crime – primarily the sale of toxic, diseased and counterfeit meat.

One suspect, named Wei, earned more than £1m over the past four years by purchasing fox, mink and rat meat, treating it with gelatin, carmine (a colour produced from ground beetles) and nitrate, then selling it as mutton at farmers’ markets in Jiangsu province and Shanghai. Authorities raided Wei’s organisation in February, arresting 63 suspects and seizing 10 tonnes of meat and additives.

Suspects in the Baotou city produced fake beef and lamb jerky from duck meat and sold it to markets in 15 provinces. Levels of E coli in the counterfeit product “seriously exceeded standards”, the ministry said.

A baby who suffers from kidney stones after drinking tainted milk powder, Chengdu, China. September 22, 2008

A baby treated for kidney stones after drinking tainted milk powder, in Chengdu, China. Photograph: China Photos/Getty

Hao, another suspect, from Fengxiang city, Shaanxi province, last year sold mutton that had turned black and reeked of agricultural chemicals to a barbecue restaurant, killing one customer and poisoning a handful of others.

In Fujian province, five suspects were arrested and two factories shut for butchering disease-ridden pig carcasses and selling their meat in nearby provinces. The suspects had been hired by the agriculture ministry to collect the carcasses from farmers and dispose of them properly.

Authorities closed two factories in the south-western province of Guizhou for soaking chicken feet in hydrogen peroxide before shipping them to markets. And in Zhenjiang city, Jiangsu province, two people were arrested for selling pork products that were made with meat from “poor quality pig heads”.

China’s meat markets are already reeling from a spring riddled with food safety scares. Pork sales plummeted in March after about 16,000 pig carcasses were dredged from a river in Shanghai, an incident authorities have yet to fully explain. A virulent strain of avian flu has killed 26 people and put more than 129 in hospital since mid-April, wreaking havoc on the domestic poultry industry.

New guidelines calling for harsher penalties for those found guilty of producing or selling unsafe food products were announced by the country’s top court on Friday.

The supreme people’s court said the guidelines would list as crimes acts such as the sale of food excessively treated with chemicals or made from animals that have died from disease or unknown causes.

rats A gang made more than £1m by passing off mink and rat meat as mutton. Photograph: PA

China’s food safety authorities are turning their attention to dairy products, according to the Xinhua state news agency. In 2008, more than 54,000 infants became ill and six were killed after being fed milk and baby formula that was tainted with the industrial chemical melamine.

Other food safety scandals in recent years include reports of glow-in-the-dark pork, exploding watermelons, cadmium-laced rice, fake eggs, salmonella-tainted seafood, carcinogenic recycled cooking oil and pesticide-soaked fruit.

Swedish Argricultural Authorities are Recommending a Tax to Reduce Meat Consumption …


The legislative triangle of the European Union

The legislative triangle of the European Union (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Swedish agricultural authorities are recommending a tax to reduce meat consumption and say

such a levy should be adopted across the European Union.

With the European Parliament’s agricultural committee beginning two days of deliberations today (23 January) on future support for farmers, Sweden’s Board of Agriculture proposed the tax aimed at reducing the environmental impact of meat production.

Experts on the government board said there are environmental and health benefits to eating more vegetables.

“Voluntary actions have to be etc… please, read complete article there: Link above

video EXPOSES SHOCKING DOG MEAT INDUSTRY IN BALY


This platter was found in a street market, a f...

This platter was found in a street market, a few miles east of Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Video Exposes Shocking Dog Meat Industry In Bali

Video Exposes Shocking Dog Meat Industry In Bali

When you hear the word “Bali,” you probably think of gorgeous scenery, exotic dances, a deeply spiritual and unique culture, a romantic getaway, indeed a place that has often been called paradise on earth.

But there is a much darker side to the Indonesian island of Bali, one of more than 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago, and also one of the world’s most popular island resorts.

Every year, more than 18 million dogs are killed for human consumption worldwide, and Bali is no stranger to the dog meat market.

Many dogs in Bali live on the streets in front of their owners’ houses; they are routinely snatched away, either with a lasso or in a net, then clubbed, and eventually strangled, beaten and even skinned alive.

A new documentary from indiegogo, entitled “Commercial Carnage: Dog Meat Industry,” exposes this cruel practice, showing how beloved family pets are routinely taken and sold to dog meat factories for as little as $2.50, with a typical dog catcher seizing six dogs each night.

According to indiegogo, once tied up,

the animals are transported to the abbatoir on bikes. Unfortunately the dogs suffering is prolonged as they are kept like this until they are butchered.

You can watch this shocking video by clicking here, but be warned – there are some gruesome scenes.

The dog meat industry is particularly prevalent in South-East Asia. As Care2 reported here, in Thailand, pet dogs are being snatched in increasing numbers to feed the restaurant trade in dog meat elsewhere in South-East Asia. Thai police have suggested that as many as 2,000 dogs were seized in a six-month period. Most of these are bound for Vietnam and China where dog is considered a delicacy.

In China, however, there is some reason to be hopeful. In October, 2011, nearly 800 dogs were rescued by a Chinese animal protection group in the city of Zigong, in southwest Sichuan province. A similar rescue happened earlier in the year, when nearly 200 heroic animal lovers in China saved the lives of 580 dogs that were being trucked to a Beijing slaughterhouse for their meat.

Even better, in Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong, there is a ban on the slaughter of dogs for human consumption in response both to public concern and health fears around eating these species.

Animal activists are demanding change in China, and have achieved change in Taiwan, the Phillipines, Singapore and Hong Kong, but what about Bali?

If you are concerned about the shocking practices associated with the commercial killing of innocent dogs in Bali, please sign our petition, demanding an end to the slaughter of dogs for human consumption.

Daily Breakfast with Bacon or Sausage


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Daily breakfasts with bacon or sausage are still common for many who haven’t become vegetarians. Just think about the amount of breakfast burritos and McMuffins sold. Indulging in other processed meats such as lunch and dinner sausages, pepperoni pizzas, salami and corned beef sandwiches increases the odds of getting pancreatic cancer.

According to a Swedish epidemiological study conducted by Professor Sussana Larsson at the Karolinska Institute and published in the British Journal of Cancer, just 50 grams a day of processed meat, equivalent to one sausage, increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 19 percent.

Eating 100 grams of processed meat per day increased the risk to 38 percent, according to the study that included data from 11 trials and 6,643 patients with pancreatic cancer. The importance of this study of pancreatic cancer was emphasized because although it is relatively rare, it has an extremely low survival rate, especially with conventional medicine.

As a result of this study, the UK is officially advising citizens to keep their daily processed meat level at or below 70 grams. Professor Larsson also said that while red meat in general increases the risk of colorectal cancer, there was more of link to pancreatic cancer from processed red meats.

This is not the first such research linking pancreatic cancer to processed meats. Others cite even higher risk percentages. The health ranger explains why processed meats are the worst

Alternative cancer approaches can handle pancreatic cancer

The high, often rapid mortality rate of pancreatic cancer in conventional medicine motivated Texas small town dentist William Donald Kelley to research and create his own approach for curing his pancreatic cancer.

This was done in three phases: First he realized that a major dietary change was necessary. He avoided red meats, sugar, and processed foods while focusing on fresh whole mostly raw vegetables, grains, and fruits. Then he discovered an early 20th Century Scottish embryologist John Beard’s discovery of curing cancer by injecting pancreatic juices, which contained proteolytic enzymes.

This type of enzyme can burst open cancer cell walls. But they are also used for breaking down tough complete proteins found in meat. So heavy meat eating occupies the type of enzymes needed for any cancer. Kelly found which proteolytic enzymes worked best and added enzyme activators that he observed were lacking.

In order to eliminate dead cancer cell toxins, Kelley added daily liver cleanses with coffee enemas. Then he discovered that a handful of people needed some meat in their diet to complete their cure.

So he created a system of metabolic typing to determine the exact diets cancer patients needed. Eventually his cure rate exceeded 90%, and obviously he had cured himself

Today, Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez carries on with Kelley’s protocol, albeit slightly modified, in NYC, despite several attempts to shut him down. He and Dr. Linda Isaacs continue their practice with funding from several different sources under the FDA‘s Investigational New Drug (IND) and compassionate use guidelines.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16526695

Surprising Changes in Per Capita American Food Consumption


 
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Surprising Changes in Per Capita American Food Consumption

“It is not government’s job to mandate responsibility on
our behalf. We have the intelligence and good sense to
make wise consumption choices for ourselves and our
children. It is up to us to do what is best for our
health and our children’s health.
– Michael Crapo (U.S. Senator from Idaho)

What’s happened to meat and dairy consumption
during the 2-decade period between 1990 and 2010?

According to the United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA):

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/FoodConsumption/

Per capita consumption of red meat dropped from
119.4 pounds to 111.7 pounds.

Per capita consumption of chicken increased from
60.6 pounds to 80.0 pounds.

Per capita consumption of liquid milk dropped from
233.3 pounds to 203.4 pounds.

Per capita consumption of cheese rose from
38 pounds to 43.6 pounds.

Bad publicity and real science about milk most
certainly contributed to the decline, but consumers
have been scared into eating additional cheese by
those people who market and promote dairy products
by using calcium scare tactics.

What a mistake! I should have simultaneously become the
UnCheeseman at the same time I became the NotMilkman.

More Bad News For the Animal Rights Movement (& Chickens)

Clearly, the animal rights movement is not waging
a very effective campaign. After first becoming involved
in the AR movement in 1995, I’ve noted how AR groups
have focused upon the plight of abused chickens.

From 1995 until 2000, activists and lobbyists have
increased their altruistic efforts in creating greater
public awareness of the horrible nature in which
chickens live and die. How they are de-beaked. How they
are confined. How they are killed without first being
stunned. By promoting compassionate slaughter laws,
AR organizations have relieved the guilt of chicken
eaters, who now enjoy eating more chicken by supposedly
doing so compassionately.

While red meat consumption has declined by 6.54 percent,
chicken consumption has increased by 32.3 percent!
Overall, the consumption of red meat and chicken
resulted in a combined increase over the past 20
years from 180 pounds per person to 191.7 pounds
per person. That represents a 6.5 percent increase.

Since ten pounds of milk are required to produce one
pound of hard cheese, the dairy “influence” has increased
from 613.3 pounds of liquid milk plus the milk required to
produce the cheese to a whopping 639.4 pounds per person
which represents an actual 4.25 percent increase.

As for the animal rights movement, ask yourself why it is
that total meat and chicken consumption and total dairy
and cheese consumption have increased during the past
20 years? Are the dollars altruistic people donate to
animal rights groups being wasted by huge AR salaries
and groups that make animal welfare their priority?
Larger cages and easier ways for animals to die show
results which A.R. groups distort. The proof is in the
Yorkshire pudding

(Note: Yorkshire pudding is made with milk, eggs,
and fat drippings from the roasted beast.)

Robert Cohen
http://www.notmilk.com