Groups Urge FDA Ban on Feeding Chicken Feces to Cows.Wait, WHAT???

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the nation's largest restaurant user of beef, also wants the FDA to prohibit the feeding of so-called poultry litter to cattle. Well, you learn something new every day. A coalition of food and consumer groups that includes Consumers Union and the Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Administration to ban the practice. McDonald's Corp.,

A Look at Humane Farming

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In this film, we see farmers interacting with the animals they will eventually transform into food (chickens, pigs and cattle). One of the farmers interviewed says: "We give our pigs and our chickens many weeks of relatively happy life." The farmer fails to note that the natural lifespan of pigs is 11-15 years and the natural lifespan of chickens is 5-11 years, depending on breed.

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Chickens deserve to live humanely. The same goes for pigs and cattle that are exploited and forced to live in substandard conditions.

J. J. C. Smart on the Moral Elite

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This last implies of course an improvement in ethics, as opposed to morality, as I have defined it, unless we already understand 'Do as you would be done by' as applicable to whales, cattle, chickens, and so on, as it is to human beings.

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18): As a microbiologist, I know that study after study has highlighted the human health threat from using antibiotics as feed additives for hogs, chickens and cattle, creating super-bugs—bacteria that no longer can be treated with antibiotics. While some chicken producers and poultry purchasers have taken steps to reduce antibiotic use, the hog industry remains largely resistant to change. To the Editor: Re “ Antibiotic Runoff ” (editorial, Sept.

Protecting Your Pets from Pests and Disease

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The disease can attack domestic pets, such as dogs and cats, as well as livestock, such as horses, chickens, and cattle. We would like to thank Leslie Douglas for this great guest post! A lot of very important information for pet owners, especially as we go into the summer season.

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Feeding grain to chickens, pigs and cows is even more inefficient, with 70 percent of grain grown in the United States going to animals raised for food. Besides depleting the ocean’s supply of fish for those animals normally feeding on them, the factory farming of cattle, pigs and chickens uses excessive water and pollutes our land. To the Editor: Re “ The Protein Pyramid ” (editorial, Nov. 10): Thank you for pointing out the unsustainability of the so-called protein pyramid.

J. Baird Callicott on Domesticity

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From the perspective of the land ethic a herd of cattle, sheep, or pigs is as much or more a ruinous blight on the landscape as a fleet of four-wheel drive off-road vehicles. There is thus something profoundly incoherent (and insensitive as well) in the complaint of some animal liberationists that the "natural behavior" of chickens and bobby calves is cruelly frustrated on factory farms. But this is not true of cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens.

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Moral Vegetarianism, Part 3 of 13

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If beef cattle who could not feel pain were developed, then it would be permissible to eat them. KBJ: Martin seems to think that people who abstain from meat on the ground that meat-eating causes pain would not eat “beef cattle” even if they could not feel pain. Clearly, cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, and fish do not consent to being eaten. For an explanation of this feature, click on “Moral Vegetarianism” at the bottom of this post. What Meat Should Not Be Eaten?

Animal Advocates' Successes Have Factory Farmers Running Scared

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According to the HPMAJ column, "Loos told cattle producers the livestock industry must show the public that there are moral and ethical justifications for taking the life of an animal to feed a person. For example, "free roaming chickens" conjures up images of happy chickens running free and unfettered all about the barnyard, when in fact the label "free roaming chickens" just means chickens that were not raised in battery cages.

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21, 2008 To the Editor: The correct response to “The Biggest Beef Recall Ever” is to not just be appalled and sickened at the horrifying treatment of living beings at the Westland/Hallmark Meat Company plant, but to realize that this is almost certainly just the tip of the iceberg, that not just cows are being tortured, but pigs, turkeys, chickens, calves and sheep. To the Editor: Your Feb. 21 editorial “ The Biggest Beef Recall Ever ” made some excellent points.