Cochonfucius the wisest of old pigs


Cochonfucius

the wisest of old pigs

Cochonfucius == Confucius Huit Défenses == Hoc est Porcus

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Attentin
au miroir
déforant !

Cochonfucius (孔八戒) est le fruit de l’union, hélas contraire aux décrets du Ciel, entre le porc bouddhiste (猪八戒) du Voyage en Occident où il accomplit des exploits burlesques, et le sage moraliste (孔子). On le trouvait jadis vers vingt heures à la taverne de Cluny au quartier latin, ou en mille autres lieux. D’un jardin assombri lui parviennent des propos impliquant des faims et des riverains ineffables, ce sont les imprécations d’un moine solitaire.

Quant à sa production artistique, après des des commencements scabreux, ou même quelque chose de pire encore, notre héros, tel un diable travesti en ermite, ne s’intéresse plus qu’à des fables instructives, ou à d’autres sujets innocents, comme les langues exotiques, les bracelets magiques, les textes sobieszczanskiens ou encore les pictagores berthelinesques, ou même des histoires de hannetons calligraphes.

Il ne sait pas quoi penser de la chanson de la colonie, et encore moins des couplets du gyrovague. Il peut rester soixante trimestres sans trop savoir quoi faire, à part composer des sonnets mélancoliques, s’entretenir avec Yake Lakang et observer des moulins à prière.

Parfois il dort en plein jour, et fait d’étranges rêves de renard, parfois il revit son passé lointain ; il essaie d’argumenter avec une grenouille volante, il se perd dans une ville familière, puis joue aux échecs sur un hexagone tricolore.

Il apprécie une dose de non-sens joyeux ; il assiste occasionnellement aux réunions du groupe de travail   STP   à Paris ou à celles de la savante Odile et, quand il n’a vraiment rien d’autre à faire, il écoute les conversations entre Philémon et Anatole, ou se promène dans les jardins de Wexler le bon mentor, ou parmi les habitants de l’Ouest et leurs animaux de compagnie innombrables.

Les jours de pluie sont parfois pleins de tels bavardages oiseux, de ceux de Megahal et d’une figure pittoresque dont le nom est Eliza (en hommage à Bernard Shaw), sauf s’il vous plaît mieux de vagabonder en Haute-Garonne dans les villages, ou de rêver parmi les images hétéroclites.

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Eine Kulturgeschichte des Fleischverzehrs: “Schwein gehabt?”


Annamaria Grabowski
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Annamaria Grabowski: “Ich habe mich den Tieren in der Massentierhaltung, hier besonders den Schweinen, zugewandt. Ich bin der Frage, was uns Menschen bewegt, Tiere in Massentierhaltung, Massentiertransporten, Massenschlachtanlagen zu bringen, nachgegangen. Entstanden ist dieses Buch, das auch eine Kulturgeschichte des Fleisches, des Fleischgenusses, aber auch der Gewalt ist. Vorgestellt wird auch die Situation derer, die in Schlachthöfen, auf Tiertransporten und Auktionshäusern für Farmtiere arbeiten; die Frage wird gestellt, welche Auswirkungen ihre Tätigkeit auf ihre Umwelt, die nähere und die weitere, haben könnte, welche Folgen chronische Gewalt an Tieren bei Tier und Mensch auslöst….”

To Save the Planet, Eat Less Meat, Report Urges


To Save the Planet, Eat Less Meat, Report Urges

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To Save the Planet, Eat Less Meat, Report Urges

For first time, top nutritional panel says American consumers must cut back on red meat to prevent irreversible climate change

Red meat production and consumption are some of the biggest contributors to climate change and poor American health, the top U.S. nutritional panel said Thursday. (Photo: Robert Couse-Baker/flickr/cc)

To prevent ruinous climate change and stave off an influx of preventable chronic diseases, Americans must reduce their meat intake and switch to a sustainable, plant-based diet, the top U.S. nutritional panel has announced for the first time.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which convenes every five years, released its newest report Thursday calling for Americans to change the way they think about food and make the health of the planet as much of a priority as their own well-being.

According to the report, “The average U.S. diet has a larger environmental impact in terms of increased greenhouse gas emissions, land use, water use, and energy use,” compared to vegan, vegetarian, and Mediterranean-style diets, which favor fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and legumes over red meat, dairy, sugar, and processed foods.

“Access to sufficient, nutritious, and safe food is an essential element of food security for the U.S. population. A sustainable diet ensures this access for both the current population and future generations,” the report continues. “The environmental impact of food production is considerable and if natural resources such as land, water and energy are not conserved and managed optimally, they will be strained and potentially lost.”

The report’s findings confirm numerous recent studies that have sounded the alarm over the climate impacts of a red meat-based diet. In November, a paper published in Nature found that current diet trends are fueling greenhouse gas emissions, particularly through grain-based livestock production. And that paper came hot on the heels of a study published in May that declared the meat industry to be one of the biggest contributors to climate change, both directly and indirectly.

Diana Donlon, director of the Cool Foods Program at the Center for Food Safety, told Common Dreams, “Americans need to understand that the way food is produced can have a positive or negative impact on the environment. Food produced under the dominant industrial system relies heavily on climate disrupting fossil-fuel inputs including fertilizers, pesticides, processing and packaging as well as animals raised in factories.

“It doesn’t have to be this way!” Donlon continued. “Our food purchases can promote more sustainable methods, including agro-ecological and organic agriculture as well as well-managed pasture-based livestock systems. When properly managed these systems promote soil health, conserve freshwater and protect pollinators and other beneficial organisms. They are healthier for people who work the land, eat the food and a better bet for the climate.”

Speaking to the Washington Post on Thursday, Princeton University agricultural researcher Timothy Searchinger said, “It’s pretty much a consensus view among global environmental scientists that we would be better off if we ate less meat.”

Moreover, consumers must change their diets to combat rising numbers of preventable chronic diseases which occur from poor nutrition and physical inactivity, the report states. About 117 million Americans are obese or suffer from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and other health problems, due to their diet and lifestyle.

Committee member and report co-author Marian Neuhouser told the Washington Post that the findings are not “gloomy… [they’re] reality.”

Donlon added, “Promoting systems that work with nature instead of against her is an investment in our children’s future.”

The committee’s findings are not official guidelines, but are used to inform the government’s updated versions of dietary rules. The Department of Health and Human Services and the USDA will issue their own guidelines later this year based on the report.

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What Does “Cage-Free” Even Mean?


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Tom Philpott

What Does “Cage-Free” Even Mean?

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What kind of farm do you imagine when you think of organic or cage-free eggs? Images of hens frolicking in lush meadows?

That kind of farming exists, but such conditions aren’t mandated by organic code—not explicitly anyway. According to the USDA regulations, animals raised organically have “year-round access … to the outdoors, shade, shelter, exercise areas, fresh air, clean water for drinking, and direct sunlight, suitable to the species, its stage of life, the climate, and the environment.” Those rules are open to a wide variety of interpretations.,

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Two lady-environmentalists unmask Danish industrial pig-production.


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Two lady-environmentalists unmask Danish industrial pig-production.

EMBL_2011-185x300 Two lady-environmentalists unmask Danish industrial pig-production.
Ella Maria Bisschop-Larsen, the president of the Danish Society for Nature Conservation,
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Britta Riis, director of the Animal Protection

Ella Maria Bisschop-Larsen, the president of the Danish Society for Nature Conservation, and Britta Riis, director of the Animal Protection, unveil the stunningly terrifying details behind Danish bacon. The leading Danish Newspaper JyllandsPosten published a recommendable article by the two ladies.
Sickpigs.dk proudly present this translation of the article:

A sick pig production

Denmark produced 29 million pigs in 2013. 24,000 piglets died every day, 25 per cent of the sows never arrived at the abattoir, but died in the stables. Half of the sows, and a third of the porkers suffer from ulcers, and 99 percent of all piglets had their tails cut, though routine tail docking is illegal. In 2012 77 per cent of all porkers were infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA CC398. The latest figures show, that two of three pig herds are infected. And pig MRSA is now spreading from the farms into the surrounding community.

In 2014 there were 1.124 cases of individuals infected with porcine MRSA. This is almost twice as many as the year before. Presumably between 6,000-12,000 people are infected countrywide. MRSA CC 398 has caused five deaths since 2012. Recently the porcine MRSA was detected in more that 21 percent of the packed meat in the super markets’ cooling counters.

Professor of Health Kjeld Møller Pedersen estimates that the treatment of one MRSA-infected patient costs about DKK 100.000. (10.000 GBP) continued here:

Pig production also influences the landscape around the farms. Nitrogen and phosphorus from pig manure contaminate streams, lakes and fjords, and ammonia evaporating from the stables spreads by the wind and causes damage to nature in Denmark as well as in the neighbouring countries. Zinc and copper added to the feed working as preventive antibiotics contaminate soil and create resistant soil bacteria, when manure is spread on fields. The use of pesticides in the fields to fight weeds and insects efficiently also kills the bird life.

Despite EU farm subsidies, pork producers’ deficits amount to DKK 12.9 billion. Over a 10 year period the farmers lost in average DKK 56 (GBP 6) per porker. The latest prognosis from the farmers’ organization predict average 2015 deficits amounting to DKK 820.000 per farm. (GBP 83.000).

For years scientists and journalists have warned against the risk of the porcine-MRSA getting out of control, and called for initiatives such as screening of herds and monitoring of the spreading pattern of porcine-MRSA. Their endeavors have proven fruitless until now. On the contrary, the authorities have kept information about the infected herds secret, and regular control of meat was ceased in 2011 due to the presumption, that porcine-MRSA did not spread through meat. At that time porcine-MRSA was detected in every 10th portion of pork.

In the news and in social media many people now express concern as to how to solve the problem.

After directing a preliminary investigation The National Audit Department lately announced a major investigation of the National Food Authority’s efforts to fight resistant bacteria in agriculture. According to the nation-widely read newspaper, Politiken (November 5th), the government’s experts in the National Food Institute recommend, that regular meat inspection for porcine-MRSA be resumed , because more and more pigs are tested infected at the abattoirs, and “this will affect meat quality”.

The Danish minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark, Dan Jørgensen, claims in the same newspaper that “DTU and the Governmental Institute for decease Control (Statens Serum Institut) still hold the risk of infection through meat to be “insignificant.” Dan Jørgensen so far opted for a hygiene strategy including hand-washing and cleaning of working clothes to limit the spread of porcine-MRSA. But presented for new facts, however, he admits, that the measures taken until this day has proven inadequate. He announced political negotiations over the coming year as to new precautions against the spreading of porcine MRSA. An expert group said, the risk has earlier been underestimated.

While waiting for results of these negotiations and new plans of action, pig-producers are granted allowance to extend their production, the number of infected individuals rises and only hand-washing and the cleaning of working clothes are supposed to stop the spreading of porcine MRSA in the community.

According to a poll by Politiken Research and the Danish Pig Producers Organization the plan will most unlikely be successful. Every fourth pig-farmer does not take a shower after working in the pig-stable, and 70 percent are against more measures against the use of antibiotics, the poll revealed.

The leading farm lobby seems very unwilling to solve the problem as well. ”Porcine MRSA is here to stay”, they said. ”The level of porcine-MRSA has come to a point of no return. The farmers and society will have to live with porcine MRSA ” Martin Merrild, the head of the Farms’ Organization told his members in a newsletter.

His words are sensational, since his producers have created the resistance problem, and now expect everybody to accept them as a part of their daily life. The farmers have no incentive to eradicate porcine-MRSA because it does not make the piglets sick, but on the other hand, they want to stay by high-level antibiotics production, the one and only cause for the development of resistance. The amount of antibiotics has repeatedly gone up, lately from 86 tonnes in 2012 to 90 tonnes in 2013.

The problem cannot be solved overnight, but we have to get started in order to protect consumers, secure decent conditions for the animals and safeguard nature from pollution with fertilizers and poisons from the pig- and feed-production. If pig production shall have a go in the coming decade, it will be crucial to guard the trust in the quality of Danish Foods especially on the export markets. The production paving the way for resistant bacteria must be altered, and porcine MRSA poses a concrete problem for the staff and the community regardless of the fact, that the pigs seem unaffected.

Porcine-MRSA is a wake-up call for a production, where sick as well as sound piglets are treated with large amounts of antibiotics to overcome early weaning

If weaning is postponed a few weeks, it will lead to reduced use of antibiotics, higher quality benefiting the consumers and the pigs. The production will be reduced and thus nature, lakes and streams will be relieved of heavy-metals and fertilizer from the manure.

This demands thorough information about the amount and localisation of the infected herds and the spreading pattern of porcine-MRSA.

Good hygienic conditions in the stables, at the abattoirs and in the private kitchens are necessary to prevent spreading and infection, but we must know the amount and nature of the infection routes to succeed. And so we must secure supplies of bacteria-free meat to the consumers.

They must feel at ease buying fresh meat at the cooling counter regardless of the size of their wallet.

Porcine-MRSA threatens the public health and the national economy if the infection spreads and the pork export fails. Information flyers and hand-washing will not solve the problem, neither will a ”free choice” between MRSA-free and infected meat.

Consumers are unable to act themselves. We must feel safe buying foods in Denmark, but we depend on the actions of others being responsible for solving the problem. The farmers have created the problem by distributing antibiotics in an unethical way for many years. Therefore the farmers must join in solving the problem.

Despite many a warning, the authorities have neglected the problem, but now it is time to take action. We are ready to join in.

There are no easy ways. It will hurt. And the costs will be high. But less expensive than doing nothing.

We recommend the organic pig production, where good animal welfare, healthy foods, improvement of nature, drinking water and profits go hand in hand.

Printed in “Finans” a part of the daily newspaper JyllandsPosten on the 6th of January 2015

Activist Post: Factory Chicken Farmer Invites Activists to See the Horrors of his Farm #news


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Horrors of his Farm

Alex Pietrowski
Activist Post

Our public food supply is being taken over by corporations which have no qualms about using the most horrifying and inhumane practices in order to increase output and profits. This is a rather new development in the history of farming, and in just a few short years the entire landscape of meat production has turned into something so cruel, and so horrible, that people are becoming outraged.

In response, the major meat manufacturers are pulling strings within the government to prevent public access to the truth about these slaughterhouses and, even worse, the government is going so far as to rewrite law to make animal rights activism illegal – an act of terrorism.

Antibiotics are overused, animals are forced into disgusting concentrated feeding operations (CAFOs), they…

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Activist Post: Factory Chicken Farmer Invites Activists to See the Horrors of his Farm #news


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Activist Post: Factory Chicken Farmer Invites Activists to See the Horrors of his Farm #news.

Horrors of his Farm

Alex Pietrowski
Activist Post

Our public food supply is being taken over by corporations which have no qualms about using the most horrifying and inhumane practices in order to increase output and profits. This is a rather new development in the history of farming, and in just a few short years the entire landscape of meat production has turned into something so cruel, and so horrible, that people are becoming outraged.

In response, the major meat manufacturers are pulling strings within the government to prevent public access to the truth about these slaughterhouses and, even worse, the government is going so far as to rewrite law to make animal rights activism illegal – an act of terrorism.

Antibiotics are overused, animals are forced into disgusting concentrated feeding operations (CAFOs), they…

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STOPP MASSENTIERHALTUNG! STOP CAFOs! PETITION – please sign & SHARE


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https://www.change.org/p/christian-schmidt-stopp-massentierhaltung


Petition richtet sich an Bundesminister für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft Christian Schmidt und an 4 mehr

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Bundesminister für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft

Christian Schmidt

The European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of The Animals

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Dr. Anton Hofreiter, MdB

STOPP MASSENTIERHALTUNG!

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htp://youtu.be/nNgMujWaISg “Die Würde des Schweins ist unantastbar” Sänger: Reinhard Mey

http://youtu.be/bZachFoZ6fU Overuse of Electric Prod on Pigs 2009 PART I

http://youtu.be/1KiKhXaNC9A Overuse of Electric Prod on Pigs 2009 PART II

http://youtu.be/VZ8_nqhZejs Schwein gehabt? Video Annamaria Grabowski

ENGLISH:These videos showing how the vast majority of pigs are treated upon arrival at a slaughterhouse. They are exhausted and water-deprived. During the winter, still-lactating sows may become frozen to the sides of the…

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“”If you were alone on a deserted island with a pig, would you eat the pig or starve to death?”


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Two Scenarios

“If you were alone on a deserted island 

with a pig, would you eat the pig or 
starve to death?”
<<<—>>>
“Hmm. If you were not alone, living on a 
planet with 7 billion people, had access to 
unlimited fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, 
and other healthy foods, and knew animals 
suffer and die horrible deaths so you could 
eat them when you don’t need to eat them 
to survive, would you continue to eat them?
 
The difference between our questions is that 
your scenario will never happen and mine is 
the choice you face right now. Which do you 
believe is worth answering?”

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Saving the Planet, One Meal at a Time


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Saving the Planet, One Meal at a Time   PLEASE; READ my blog: http://www.schweingehabt.wordpress.com you´ll find informations aut CAFO –
By Chris HedgesNovember 10, 2014 “ICH” – “Truthdig“- My attitude toward becoming a vegan was similar to Augustine’s attitude toward becoming celibate—“God grant me abstinence, but not yet.” But with animal agriculture as the leading cause of species extinction, water pollution, ocean dead zones and habitat destruction2, and with the death spiral of the ecosystem ever more pronounced, becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save the planet and its species. It is one that my wife—who was the engine behind our family’s shift—and I have made.

Animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than all worldwide transportation combined—cars, trucks, trains, ships and planes.3

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