Posts Tagged ‘CAFO’

Porky Flys, and Porky Pies! and Anthrax ReInvents itself?

Recently followers of Food Freedom or FarmWars or PPJ would have read of the insane  and Unexplained rush to eradicate a whole lot of Old Breed and Heritage Pigs in certain AmeriKKan states byt the USDA swat teams.

No Sane explanations given as to why? the sudden rush to remove everything they can that isn’t in a CAFO and an inbred weak pink piggy.

The sheer Insanity of culling what are precious rare breeds with hugely valuable gene pools, and yeah ,ok some mongrel  crosses, but owned and constrained and cared for none the less but this campaign seemed  ONLY to be targeting well cared for owned and small farmed breeders.

Well, I may? have discovered the reason behind it.

I can’t be sure, but I sure can take an educated guess they had an Ulterior motive for it.

I apologise that to read why you will have to go to links, the site I found info on will not allow even small para snips.

Awhile back I found an odd report about Russia having an outbreak of an UNusual strain of Swine Fever..its not so rare BUT it is for anywhere outside of ? Africa.

see here.

Russian pig population under ASF threat

not the first report I read but the most recent.

now under it in an item NOT given newsletter prominence was this one

Russia accuses Georgia of swine fever sabotage

Funny…when I read the first report I wondered about the means it would have had to come into Russia by..

the Second one sure fills in the gaps as to possible import vectors.

And Gee the good ol USDA had EXperts…on ground.

Call me suspicious, it sure seems all too co incidental to BE a coincidence!

a Vaccine program gone wrong?

or a Vaccine program doing what was intended? hmm?

Now what may have been given to certain USA piggeries by accident or intent?

maybe? designed to target old and wild breeds? but didnt work as planned?

or carried home by the EXperts just like White Nose and Chiclid fungus was???

There’s huge agribiz interests in Pig genetics and the Monmen patented genetics from old breeds claiming it theirs..

Also very weird closer to  ameriKKan shores a report of a Piggery in Chile about to cull all 500 K pigs on their farm.

why?

because the townsfolk nearby couldnt stand the stench..supposedly caused by Aerator failure.

sorry but that would not create such a huge smell issue as far as I can ascertain. If the aerator ceased the pools would go anoxic, and be degassing Methane a risk for explosion but also not a “smelly” gas. the residues would stink sure, but they have a water cover. Aerators  oxygenate end stir, they have nothing to do with pumps and water supposedly running into local streams etc, thats another issue. Theres a whole lot wrong about this story.

However a whole pile of Dead pigs would create a pong smelt for miles in numbers..

Its said the workers left the pigs without food and water..afterwards, and many have died. Sorry, but for the millions of dollars/pesos whatever.. involved in operations like this and automated systems that could be operated by management etc, its not ringing true.

If anyone has better info by all means post it commentwise:-)

here’s the item.

Half million pigs from smelly Chilean farm to be slaughtered | GantDaily.com

Now if this was your business wouldn’t you be selling anything you could anywhere you could as fast as possible?

In a country with high population and demand?

why? would you cull Half a MILLION moneymaking animals

Insurance? as an Insurer I would  fail their claim. Negligence doesn’t make the grade. BUT if you had pigs dying, before, and then publicity and you are worried what might be found??? hmm? then  culling suddenly makes more sense.

===============now about ANTHRAX It is reported an Entirely NEW STRAIN of Anthrax has been found in?

Kyrgyzstan. rather an odd spot for this?

New FMD strain found in Kyrgyzstan

NOT so strange if you know that Prior years Russian Bioweapons labs were placed in some very out of the way areas..and were not exactly decomissioned as such.

Reliance on site island in a lake…and the lake dried up years ago for eg.

OR that could be an easy  assumption for many to call, when it’s a new lab product released by someone wanting to see what it does in somewhere far off shore..?

The very problematic issue here is this
new” strain is not only apparently a nonresponder to present Vax.

It also is infecting animals WITH prior Vaccination to  standard strains.

Then I see this report

Anthrax detected in Indonesia

they do NOT mention strain in this..and they also have Epic FAIL as regards notification timeframe of reports and area control.

As a long lasting soil borne vector they are in deep shit.

Decades old cattle trails in usa still have Anthrax spores viable and infecting unlucky animals using them from time to time. In a humid climate the risk of spread is so much worse.

I will continue to keep an eye out for related reports and update as I find.

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Newsflash! Aussies may take TOP PLACE in the STUPID IDEAS Parade

This grieves me to have to write. a headline like this,

but,

well,

it’s likely to be True!

Farmonline is a Aussie Rural Paper, THIS  link leads to what I really do consider the all time classic “Shit for Brains” idea, of the year 09, and possibly all time!

http://fw.farmonline.com.au/article.aspx?id=1620007

It appears a few bright young things with a smattering of ag training and gift of the Gab, have suckered a cluster of people who really SHOULD Know Better, to Experiment!

That IS what it is! at the expense and effort of the Sheepfarmers in Aus.

If you havent followed the link yet..

FEEDLOTTING SHEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With irrefutable evidence of cruelty in confinement of Cattle and Pigs and Chickens, Diseases and Illness from overcrowding and proximity and stress.

Antibiotic abuse, and now suggestions to Immunize people as they cannot stop the illness( salmonella) in the meat. TRUE!

I can provide the link, if? anyone doubts it.

This lot of FOOLS! have decided that Sheep now need to be victimized as well.

There will be a ( GM and Chem) Industry backer somewhere, pushing the GM Grains as pellets or meal for them too.

They envision training for farmers and councils in the areas of waste effluent. gee amazing when that too! is a worldwide PROBLEM and health hazard for all animals humans and the ecosystem!

All the weeds that sheep keep browsed to ground level, hence stopping the spread of most of the seed? Gone!

All the natural fertilizing? gone too!

Its amazing they can be backed by the Meat and livestock Council, yet so far…have had NO CONTACT with the community they are about to Ruin. Stating that Sept meetings would interfere with harvests?

UMM? I would like to point out that even in the Hot mid north of SA they rarely harvest before Nov. at the earliest, and usually Dec/ Jan, in late start years. this happens to be a late year for many.

Lamb has been the only safe meat for anyone who wants a cruelty(feedlotted/caged) free meat, without massive price hike for Cert Organic. There is some possible chemical stubble grazing issues, but most eat pasture year round, and hay for supplementary feed in dry summer.

Sheep can, and do, graze wooded areas and keep weeds down, helping to avoid bushfire hazards. Our land that can barely manage to keep 1!! yes 1 dry ewe to the acre can still be a weed and fire problem.

The confined yarding will NOT free up land to grow feed onsite, for the majority of landowners, so it really IS another ploy to keep farmers buying in commercial feeds, and I will bet money , that!

IS going to be, GM corn canola and cotton meal, and soy.

You run sheep on land that is poor to marginal for any other crop and animal, as they are tough and good foragers.

You will note they mention feeding issues, and list some “problems” in pastured sheep..

hmm? IF the soil is correctly mineralised, and NOT treated with Superphosphates, the nitrogen, and scouring issues DO NOT exist! They only eat new growth when given no option to wait till the first flush growth is over, Animals KNOW to avoid it, Humans Force them to eat it or starve.

Scrapie ( causes skin ulcers,transmissable to humans aka as woolsorters disease) and Blue tongue become problems in some Live shipments due to overcrowding and stress, Imagine the odds of it in CAFO.

Flystrike will be rampant unless they are so doused or drenched that no one would consider eating the resultant meat.

Overseas markets when they hear of it, and I hope they DO!!

Will be less than impressed!

I hope they contact the  simpletons planning it, and the MLA, to either cancel orders, or protest and STOP!!! it going ahead!

Before someone says..but..they keep sheep in barns in Europe and UK and Scotland, well, yes, they do!

Why? because of snow, footrot from boggy soils and in vastly smaller herds than we run in Aus, and for the minumum time required to keep them safe.

NOT as a full time lifecyle option!

Lice can be a problem even in free ranging animals, when resistance  to poisons used develops, as it HAS already, what will they do when  many thousands all have matted and ruined fleeces from it?

There has been suggestions from some(elsewhere), that they want to re institute DIAZINON again as a control. EU bans it on fleece they process, and it contaminates the meat and milk also!

I add the link to the page, so you can see and disbelieve it for yourselves!

Feel very free to email and protest!

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