Saturday, February 28, 2009
For almost two years I went against everything I ever believed in by selling out to the McDonald's corporate juggernaut by playing RONALD McDONALD to thousands of innocent, trusting children.
Prior to that, I am sorry to say, I also portrayed THE MARVELLOUS MAGICAL BURGER KING in the Northeastern United States doing a children's magic show promoting the glories of meat eating for the Burger King Corporation.
Ten years later, I now realize I have a debt to parents and children everywhere to try and present the truth about the wonderful vegetarian lifestyle to which I owe so much. Toward that end I have developed a brand new show to gently educate kids about their true relationship to the environment, their animal friends, and each other, as neighbours on a dreadfully victimized over-burdened planet.
This show (complete with music, magic and fun) is my way of saying sorry for selling out so blatantly to concerns who make their millions off the murder of countless animals and the exploitation of children for their own ends. Although moderate expenses are expected from sponsors, this is a not-for-profit scheme centered on showing young people the peaceful alternatives of the natural, healthful, vegetarian way of life.
Peace & Love,
By Kenyon Wallace
Julia Spittel worries today's young people are losing touch with their natural surroundings.
Inspired by the majestic landscape of the Yukon Territory during a trip there six years ago, the Langstaff Secondary School visual arts teacher decided to introduce environmental themes into her teaching to get students closer to nature.
"I want my students to learn that they're not living in a vacuum, that they share the planet, and specifically their neighbourhood, with creatures, whether they're plants, animals, insects or fish," explains Spittel, 43. "I want them to look around, to realize they're not the only ones here."
Walk through the halls of Langstaff Secondary and the results of Spittel's efforts are hard to miss. An 8-metre-high wall covered in colourful mosaics greets students in the school's indoor courtyard, visible from 10 classrooms.
Soon a series of handmade relief tiles will be installed in the library hallway. The idea is that students can "speak" to their peers about environmental issues through the display of their artwork, says Spittel.
Much of the artwork is the product of tree-planting trips to the nearby Oak Ridges Moraine that Spittel organizes so that her students can research moraine flora or fauna for their major term projects.
For her Grade 10 photography class, Spittel has her students make silkscreen T-shirts featuring eco-focused designs.
The intention is to send a message to others about lifestyle choices we make that affect the environment by creating striking logos.
"My fear is that if students don't know what's out there, they won't know what to save and what to look out for," Spittel says.
"So many of the kids don't go outside, and it terrifies me."
“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world” Paulo Freire
Friday, February 27, 2009
Rape is rape, plain and stupid as the happy pus in your glass you fucking corpse-muncher. I am vegan. You must be like me or die. I don't appreciate you or your corpse-munching, runny menstrual tumor-feed slurping, bovine pus, blood and hormone chugging ways, you weak selfish insignificant bullies. And if you corpse-munchers refuse to go vegan, then you should all dig six-foot holes in the ground and crawl inside---like the sub-human, brain-dead life forms you are---so you can put us all out of your misery. And if any of you corpse-munchers whine---out of desperation---before escaping into your holes, "Let's agree to disagree," I will be all over your corpse-munching pie-holes like blood-red paint on a fur coat. Choke on a chicken bone and die.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
“The important point is that I am very mindful of the fact that sportsmen in America may have gone hunting with their fathers, their grandfathers, their mothers, their grandmothers, and that this is part of a tradition and a way of life that has to be preserved. And there’s nothing that I will do as president of the United States that will in any way encroach on the ability of sportsmen to continue that tradition” Barack Obama
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it” Albert Einstein
That is some messed up logic Mr. President! Incest and other forms of abuse have been passed down over the ages as well … from their fathers, their grandfathers, their mothers, their grandmothers. And your point is?
Just because a practice is tradition and a “way of life” has nothing to do with whether the crimes should be preserved over time or not. What does matter is that they stop today.
Maybe a little Buddha will help, "Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." Buddha knew 2500 years ago what our elected leader can't seem to realize in our current 2009. Where is the forward evolution of thought, respect and responsibility Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama? Please consider joining the human race.
Murder and corpse-munching are dangerous activities. Margaret Mead wrote, “One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a child is to kill or torture an animal and get away with it”. Getting away with murder is a terrible thing in itself, rewarding children with happy meat and father and son “traditional” hunting trips is a crime against humanity. Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama guilty as charged.
“I think that having a head of the Department of Interior who doesn’t understand hunting and fishing would be a problem” Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama
“I think that having a head of the Department of Interior who doesn’t understand how wrong and unethical hunting and fishing really is, would be a huge problem. Even more problematic would be a President who didn’t understand the great value of life and the pursuit of happiness” Warwak
So much for real change.
Are the things that matter the most improved by your “promise and hope” of great change, or are they in reality just empty words? The song remains the same.
This is the most pressing serious issue there ever was–a matter of life and death–that attacks the roots of most of our despair; the “big idea” that can’t be tossed aside for some minor consideration given the gravity and late hour of our dilemmas.
Why argue it? We know how to use the internet and are not stupid. Murder is murder, plain and stupid as the happy meat on your plate Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama.
Hunting: the practice of pursuing animals for food, recreation, or trade. (A practice Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama proudly supports)
Humane: courteous or obliging towards humans and animals. (Behaviors Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama casts aside because that is what we have always done)
I see no connection at all; however, I do see patterns. Patterns of apathy. Patterns of convenient hereditary ignorance. Patterns of sweeping things under the rug. Patterns of speciesism. Patterns of empty words. Patterns of disconnect. Patterns of selfishness. Patterns of slavery. Patterns of torture. Patterns of murder. Patterns of the holocaust. Patterns of moral bankruptcy.
Obama = Not humane
Warwak = Not satisfied
Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama chooses to “change” certain policies; while, choosing to leave other policies/crimes in place. Father and son trips into the wilderness to murder innocent animals is just one of the many things Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama chooses to sweep under the rug. Children with rifles and hunting are off limits for our elected President.
Another issue Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama chooses to ignore is one of the most vital government programs which influences/shapes our children’s eating habits for life - the National School Lunch (NSL) program. Our elected President knows full well all the consequences/crimes against humanity he is directly responsible for (by ignoring the NSL) as evidenced by his admissions on this YouTube video; in which, Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama clearly states, “Americans would actually benefit from a change in diet. I don't think that that's something that we should legislate”
Fixing the NSL program would be a great step in the right direction in solving the biggest problems our children face. Just like Gore and Oprah, they can sit around with Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama and discuss the Health Care Crisis, Global Warming, Pollution, Starvation, and School Shootings over some happy meat at their fancy balls with their silver forks.
“The most violent weapon on earth is the table fork” Mahatma Gandhi
Even Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama commented on the Agriprocessor's ethical black hole on a campaign stop in Davenport, IA, remarking, “They have kids in there wielding buzz saws and cleavers. It’s ridiculous.”
Yes, rifles, table forks, buzz saws and cleavers. It’s ridiculous.
“All ancient philosophy was oriented toward the simplicity of life and taught a certain kind of modesty in one’s need. In light of this, the few philosophic vegetarians have done more for mankind than all new philosophers, and as long as philosophers do not take courage to seek out a totally changed way of life and to demonstrate it by their example, they are worth nothing.” Nietzsche
“If you want to change the world, the change has to happen with you first” Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama
“I like barbeque” Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama
Nietzsche, Warwak, and the World are calling you out Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama.
Time to go vegan.
I mean, if Warwak can do it, you certainly can. If I can, anyone can. It’s not rocket science, connect the dots. Indoctrinating children into a violent society is not the way to conduct business Mr. President. As long as public schools serve children milk and chopped-up animals for lunch, students will disrespect life. School shootings are a testament how well children learn respect, responsibility, and love from those they trust to care for them. Humane Education reinforced with a vegan school lunch will solve many of our most urgent problems.
It is not a "personal choice" when you are eating my friends and you are ruining my world. When you made your "personal choice", did you ask the animal if you could confine, torture, and murder him or her? When you made your "personal choice", did you ask me if I mind all your pollution and devastation? My tax money subsidizes your "personal choice". Just because we personally make selfish choices does not make them "personal choices."
Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama has read the United Nation’s Long Shadow report outlining the corpse-munching world’s desire for cadavers and the resulting legacy of death and destruction Factory Farming leaves our children and our one and only Earth.
The buck stops where? Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama is ultimately responsible for the USDA, FCC, FDA, and the NSL program and yet refuses to end our country’s legacy of tyranny---which our elected President now owns---in an abomination of lost corpse-munching suppressed souls.
"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson (1778)
“Our food system world-wide is under enormous pressure. It's under enormous pressure because as a consequence of climate change, you've had severe changes in weather patterns” Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama
“If we reduced obesity down to the rates that existed in 1980, we would save the medicare system a trillion dollars. We would reduce diabetes rates. We would reduce heart disease. So, the fact that we subsidize some of these big agribusiness operations that are not necessarily producing healthy food and we discourage, or we don't subsidize, farmers who are producing fruits and vegetables and small scale farming that gets produce immediately to consumers as opposed to having it processed. The fact that we are not doing more to make sure that healthy food is in the schools … all those things don't make sense.” Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama
"It is important for us to re-examine our overall food policy so that we're encouraging good habits and not bad habits. For example, just making sure there are more fruits and vegetables in school lunch programs. That would make an enormous difference in how our children's diets develop. That would make us healthier over the long term. It would cut our health care costs and maybe it would help people elsewhere in the world, who are in less wealthy countries, feed themselves as well. So, it's a great question. It's important.” Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama
“Never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi
So much for greatness and moral progress.
These people of great responsibility cave when it comes to their own causes. And it is not like he doesn’t know. Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama knows full well all the implications of Factory Farming and our dying world, as well as the health care crisis and world hunger. He also admits addressing these issues would be wise but then does nothing as evidenced by the YouTube video posted above. Our elected President's answer was, “So, it's a great question. It's important,” but then neglects to answer how he plans on dealing with the school lunch program. Unless, Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama thinks the NSL program is not something to legislate.
Do something ... please ... we can't take it anymore. You are eating our friends and ruining our world. Stop the corpse-munching ... please Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama
Hunters, farmers, and corpse-munching presidents are really just grown-up boys getting away with murder. These bad men are immature selfish little boys who have acquired the power to prevent reason from taking away their toys. Yes, I am talking about you Barack “nothing that I will do” Obama. You are a very bad boy. The worst of the lot.
Come on you big baby, give up your baby-bottle. It doesn't take an Einstein to figure it out.
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet” Einstein
"Just because you got the monkey off your back, doesn't mean the circus has left town" Carlin
Silence is complicity, as is tolerance.
Evolve. Vegan America-Revolt!
History cares not of pride, nor, conformists, only to a gasp at how primitive they must have been; whereas, we always remember those who are able to change with great reverence, for they put aside pride and refused to conform to evil.
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common good, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish veganism for the United States of America
They know what they want anyway. Why should we care.
And who is this crazy warwak guy on my screen?
"Silence is complicity"? What the eff? Maybe it's not wanting to cause trouble.
From Fox River Grove Middle School – Mr. Runck,
There will be an early release on Wednesday, January 28th. The Middle School staff will be running through the Code Red lock down procedure. The 8th grade parents meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. also on the 28th. There are currently 200 candles with facts about Abraham Lincoln in the hallways at the MS. Students will be reading the Gettysburg Address on February 12th. On February 25th the 8th graders will be taking the National Assessment of Educational Progress test which is basically our nation’s report card. Operation Support Our Troops sent a thank you letter to the Middle School for sending letters to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And this from Zappa,
It pays to make the U.S. school system a crock of shit because the dumber the people are that come out, the easier it is to draft them, make them into docile consumers, or, you know, mongo employees. There are plenty of yuppies out there with absolutely nothing upstairs. Graduate airheads with PhDs and everything but they don't know anything.
Children are naive — they trust everyone. School is bad enough, but, if you put a child anywhere in the vicinity of a church, you're asking for trouble. Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read. Rise for the flag salute!
We're involved in sort of a low key war against apathy. Most of what we do is designed to annoy people to the point where they might just for a second question enough of their environment to do something about it. As long as they don't feel their environment, they don't worry about it — they're not gonna do anything to change it. Something's gotta be done before America scarfs up the world and shits on it.
And this from Warwak,
Kids don't care what we know until they know that we care about them. We can't teach Humane Education and turn around 5 minutes later and serve children chopped-up corpses, blood, pus, and moldy creations/tumor-feed and then expect respect. Humane Education reinforced with a vegan school lunch will create a generation that cares enough to save themselves and Earth.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Several beef recalls due to possible E. coli contamination drew widespread media attention this period. The majority of this coverage was on the 21.7 million pound recall of ground beef from Topps Meat of Elizabeth, N.J., and focused on government inspection practices.
Foreign trade was a prominent topic, including coverage of trade talks with South Korea and new restrictions on beef imports to Japan. Coverage of the South Korean negotiations often focused on that country’s continuing refusal to fully open its market to U.S. beef.
An art teacher in suburban Chicago was accused of inappropriately using his position to attempt to indoctrinate his students with his views about animal cruelty and veganism. Although reports highlighted his beliefs, his extreme stance worked to turn public opinion against him.
The release of the WCRF report at the end of October received attention in numerous media outlets. Although coverage primarily focused on the impact of weight on the risk of developing certain types of cancers, high consumption of red meat was also highlighted. Processed meats were characterized as “even more dangerous” than red meat.
Volume: 220 articles, 20 percent of total
Favorability: 54 rating, or neutral
Leading sub-issue: Nutritional vegetarianism –
Leading media: Chicago Tribune – 16 articles
Nutritional vegetarianism emerged as the leading sub-issue within nutrition/health reporting this period with coverage often consisting of vegetarian recipes appearing in the media. Vegan recipes accounted for several of these recipes, while many others consisted of meat-replacement meals, such as grilled Portobello mushroom as a steak stand-in and a vegetarian meatloaf. Nutritional vegetarianism coverage also stemmed from attention to art teacher Dave Warwak espousing his views on veganism to students at Fox River Grove Middle School in Illinois. In a Chicago Tribune report about the dispute between the school and the teacher on the appropriateness of his conduct, Warwak argued, “It’s about health. It’s about living longer” (Sept. 7). In another Tribune report, the teacher said, “I can’t really see working there as long as those milk posters are up and they keep feeding poison to the kids” (Sept. 11). While news reports on the conflict in a nutritional context were generally negative as vegan/vegetarian activist comments were included more often, the Chicago Tribune issued favorable editorials Sept. 12 and 14 that were critical of Warwak and his attempts to indoctrinate the students.
Beef recipes containing nutritional information was the second most prominent sub-issue in nutrition/health reporting in September/October. These recipes appeared in 27 percent of nutrition and health coverage, with volume remaining relatively steady from the previous two-month period. Steak offerings were most common among beef recipes containing nutritional information – flank steak and edamme with wasabi dressing, grilled steak with herb sauce, gourmet grilled steak with berry/red wine glaze and pan-fried flank steak with onion and mojo sauce. Corresponding to the cooler fall weather, beef stew and chili recipes also were popular in the media.
Beef and kids and nutrition (15 reports, 58 rating) experienced extensive growth in media coverage this period, increasing from a single neutral story in July and August. This volume increase was fueled primarily by moderately favorable media reports on a study on childhood obesity and iron deficiency. Several major newspapers across the nation published articles about the study’s results in the first week of September. These articles noted that in order to fight obesity in children, parents should feed their toddlers foods high in iron, such as beef, instead of giving them excessive amounts of milk and juice. Coverage often highlighted that iron deficiency can also cause mental and behavioral delays, noting that the study underscores the importance of healthy eating habits in children ages 1 to 3. Additional attention on beef and kids and nutrition consisted of a few reports on altering school lunch programs around the country. The nature of this discussion was conflicted, with reports suggesting that hamburgers can be part of a healthy, balanced diet and others, mostly letters-to-the-editor, criticizing USDA and Congress for purchasing “high-fat, cholesterol-laden chicken nuggets and burgers” as part of the National School Lunch program (New York Times, Sept. 11).
Volume: 73 reports, 7 percent of total
Favorability: 50 rating, or neutral
Leading sub-issue: Ethical vegetarianism – 33 reports
Leading media: Chicago Tribune – 12 reports
Ethical vegetarianism maintained its position as the leading sub-issue for the September/October period, appearing in 45 percent of animal rights coverage. The sub-issue retained its prominence due to a dispute in early September between a vegan teacher and the administration and parents of students at Fox River Grove Middle School in Illinois. Art teacher Dave Warwak was accused of inappropriately using his position to promulgate his views on animal cruelty and veganism. Though coverage included a number of nutritional and ethical arguments for vegetarianism through Warwak’s supporters, reaction to the teacher in the media was negative, with a Chicago Tribune editorial calling his campaign “officially over the top” (Sept. 12).
Coverage about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) increased again slightly in volume this period, in part due to mentions in the Warwak coverage. Coverage was mostly neutral, promoting vegetarianism without specifically mentioning the meat industry. In September, actress and vegetarian Alicia Silverstone also generated PETA-related attention by appearing naked in a promotional ad for the group’s “goveg.com” campaign that was to air in Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth. Later reports noted that the ad was not aired in the Houston market due to Comcast cable system’s no nudity policy for advertisers. Similarly, the Detroit Free Press ran an interview with a PETA activist who protested nude to draw attention to the cause of animal cruelty (Oct. 4).
Vegetarianism-related reports almost doubled this period from 46 articles in July/August. Favorability remained unchanged at a slightly unfavorable 43.
Nearly one-third of the reports relating to ethical vegetarianism concerned the dispute between Fox River Grove Middle School and a vegan art teacher Dave Warwak, primarily reported in the Chicago Tribune. Initially, articles focused on the details of the dispute, but as the conflict developed, arguments for vegetarianism were featured more prominently. Comments by Warwak and his supporters were frequently cited in the media. For example, Nathan Runkle, executive director of the activist group Mercy for Animals commented, “It’s appropriate for students to learn about the horrendous cruelty that animals endure on factory farms, and about the benefits of a healthy diet” (Chicago Tribune, Sept. 7). However, public opinion was less favorable towards Warwak and his arguments. Editorials and letters-to-the-editor accused Warwak of overreaching and abusing his position as a teacher to promote his beliefs. One such contributor wrote, “There is nothing appropriate about sharing one’s personal views in front of an audience that is there for a wholly different reason, can’t easily get up and leave, or both. The situation is even more egregious when the espouser is in a position of authority, like a teacher” (Chicago Tribune, Sept. 14).
Although nutritional vegetarianism appeared in twice as many reports as ethical vegetarianism, the two sub-issues often appeared alongside each other, such as in coverage of the Warwak dispute and in an interview with musician Chrissie Hynde, who said, “Our digestive systems aren’t [made to eat meat]. Our jaws swing from left to right like herbivores. Go to a slaughterhouse. I don’t have to go, because I have an imagination. I can imagine what an animal goes through” (Miami Herald, Sept. 2). The media attention paid to potential E. coli-tainted beef also led to discussion of nutritional vegetarianism. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel ran an opinion piece by Susan Levin of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine who argued that meatless diets not only reduce the risk of contracting E. coli but also obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Levin wrote, “Why take risks associated with meat when a vegetarian diet can help eliminate the risk of foodborne illness, improve overall health and prevent disease?” (Oct. 5). Vegetarian recipes again represented a large percentage of nutritional vegetarianism-related coverage, with dishes often touted as meat replacements.
The Topps meat E. coli-related recall significantly affected beef industry reporting this period. Extensive coverage of the recall drove down the favorability of beef safety, economics and beef marketing coverage. While negative attention was given to the beef industry, the bulk of criticism was directed toward USDA and the reported delay in issuing the recall.
Multiple beef recalls during the period brought renewed attention to the issue of food safety in the United States. Numerous comments in the media noted that the industry had made great strides in tackling foodborne illness, yet “something happened” this summer. The recalls also brought new demands for reform in the nation’s oversight of food safety, with many critics calling for expanded powers to be given to USDA in ordering recalls.
U.S. beef exports to Asia continued to affect economics reporting this period. Media reports highlighted ongoing negotiations between the United States and South Korea, as well as limitations placed by the latter country on U.S. beef. Helping to mitigate the unfavorable nature of these reports was favorable reporting on initiatives by Nebraska to expand markets for its beef in Asia.
This period, the media continued to report on the relationship between cattle and wildlife populations. Articles on the subject were mixed, however, with some in the media praising efforts to control wolf populations, while others criticized the government and ranchers for efforts to protect livestock.
Art teacher Dave Warwak’s attempts to preach veganism to his students drew strong opinions from critics and supporters alike. While Warwak’s supporters were frequently quoted in news reports espousing vegetarian and vegan viewpoints, opinion pieces and editorials heavily criticized his actions, claiming he had seriously overstepped his bounds.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester's buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decades ago.
Scientists had suspected the species—listed as "data deficient" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's 2008 Red List—was extinct.
A TV crew documented the live bird in the market (above) before it was sold in January, according to the Agence France-Press news agency.
Michael Lu, president of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, told AFP the bird's demise should inspire a "local consciousness" about the region's threatened wildlife.
"What if this was the last of its species?" Lu said.
Photograph courtesy Arnel B. Telesforo
Look what corpse-munchers do to loving cows, chickens, pigs, and other partners on this planet we all have the privilege of sharing. Corpse-munchers do not know how to conduct themselves in the universe. We search in outer space for other life forms; yet, most apathetic pus-chuggers ignore the many amazing beings right here on Earth. All corpse-munchers really care about is how that one will taste.
Friday, February 20, 2009
What makes Warwak so very, very interesting is that you do not have to insult him in order to incur his wrath - you don't even have to disagree with him or even contact him. No, all you need to do in order to feel this love of justice is to merely exist.
And yet he looks so happy.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
TURLOCK, Calif. – Hundreds of thousands of America's dairy cows are being turned into hamburgers because milk prices have dropped so low that farmers can no longer afford to feed the animals.
Dairy farmers say they have little choice but to sell part of their herds for slaughter because they face a perfect storm of destructive economic forces. At home, feed prices are rising and cash-strapped consumers are eating out less often. Abroad, the global recession has cut into demand for butter and cheese exported from the U.S.
Prices for milk now are about half what it costs farmers to produce the staple, and consumer prices are falling. Unless the market can be bolstered, industry officials project that more than 1.5 million of the nation's 9.3 million milking cows could be slaughtered this year as dairy operators look to cut costs and generate cash.
"This could destroy our dairy infrastructure," said Mike Marsh, CEO of the United Western Dairymen trade association.
Three months ago, mature milkers would sell for $2,500 to another dairy, but with nobody buying, dairymen are selling them on the beef market for only $1,100 each.
It is not just elderly cows that are going to slaughter, said Jon Dolieslager, owner of the Tulare County Stockyard in the heart of California dairy country.
The 262,500 slaughtered nationally in January is 43,500 more than in January 2008. Since September, federal livestock reports show that dairy cow slaughter is up 30 percent, while beef cow slaughter is down 14 percent.
"If milk was worth something, they'd be keeping them," said Dolieslager.
Some dairymen have become so desperate that they are not even bothering to haul to feedlots the newborns whose births keep milk flowing at higher levels.
Investigators in San Joaquin County are trying to determine who dumped 30 dead bull calves on country roads to avoid rendering costs or hauling them to auction, where they fetch $5 each but cost hundreds and hundreds more to bottle feed special formula. The group Farm Sanctuary is offering a $2,000 reward for the culprit.
"Apparently it was someone trying to save money who just dumped them," said Susie Coston, the group's national shelter director.
As of Feb. 2, the price farmers receive for a gallon of milk has been 80 cents a gallon, less than half the $1.65 a gallon the California Department of Food and Agriculture estimates it costs to produce.
"I don't ever remember being able to produce milk at that price," said dairyman Ray Souza, who got into the business in 1963.
The new price was the biggest one-month drop in 54 years in California and doomed cow No. 4424, a fat Holstein who instinctively lumbers to her place in the milk line but has become an economic liability at Souza's dairy.
"She's not giving enough milk," Souza said as he scanned computer records showing output for each of his 900 milkers. "She can't stay here."
The price is set by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and is based on the price paid for powdered milk, where 37 percent of California's milk is sold. Only 14 percent goes into sales as liquid milk.
U.S. milk, butter and cheese, which enjoyed record worldwide sales last year, no longer are in demand because of the triple whammy of decreased international consumption in a falling economy, a stronger dollar that makes exports less attractive and the scare over melamine contamination in Chinese milk.
Those trade issues have coincided with a three-year California drought that has increased the price and availability of alfalfa hay, and corn costs that have doubled because of competition from ethanol producers.
"We need to get supply and demand into alignment as quickly as possible so this economic trainwreck isn't strung out," said Marsh of the industry association.
Monday, February 16, 2009
With the recent peanut butter Salmonella Typhimurium scare and recall of Peanut Corporation of America peanut-containing products, we continue to monitor the FDA National web site: http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html At this time our cafeteria is selling Smucker’s Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches which have been deemed safe. If you have any questions regarding the recall, please contact:
Food Services Director
What a sick joke! This school district did everything possible to avoid notifying the community---even went so far as to deny serving it to children---of the 143 million lb recall of ground-up bovine corpses; yet, they have no problem pretending like they are watching out for your children by demonizing peanut butter. They even provide a link to recall information. Wow, we should all feel so safe with such educated caring corpse-munchers on the case. Thank you Gerardo Cappellania!
So what? Rats get into a peanut plant and leave poop on things. E-coli is on corpses three times a day. So what? People eat cow shit everyday. So what? People eat corpses everyday. So what? So what is so shocking about some rats in a peanut plant.
Truth be told, FRG SD 3 served-up 384 lbs of mad cow taco meat and meatballs to students ... but hey, they are all over PB & J sandwiches.
Have corpse-munchers stopped buying corpses? Have corpse-munchers thrown-out all their cadavers? Have corpse-munchers stopped buying anything with milk or eggs (tumor-feed) in it?
Corpse-munchers make me wanna go eat a spinach salad and a PB sandwich.
This garbage goes on all the time only a billion times worse in animal agriculture. You would think corpse-munchers have never heard of factory farming. Well, the FRG SD 3 BOE and everyone else in FRG has heard of mad cow and factory farming and knows what a vegan is (thanks to yours truly). So now that they know, where are their priorities? Not with the genuine care of the children. Not with recalled beef; but, with PB & J sandwiches. Business as usual in La La Land.
When the school makes $80,000 in lunch sales---from free and reduced "commodities"---and then receives $31,000 every year from the USDA as a reward for particpating in the National School Lunch program, their genuine care for children just gets tossed into the wind.
They think what you don’t know, won’t hurt you, and when it does, you won’t know why or be able bodied enough to chase after their evil asses.
When you visit the school's web site, don't be fooled. These money-hungry corpse-munchers could give a rat's ass dipped in PB about children.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Laws are a waste of time. You don't eat your neighbor, not because it's against the law; but, because it's gross. California's Prop 2 is absurd folly.
The four primary requirements of the Meat Inspection Act of 1906 were:
Mandatory inspection of livestock before slaughter (cattle, sheep, goats, equines, swine, chickens);
Mandatory postmortem inspection of every carcass;
Sanitary standards established for slaughterhouses and meat processing plants;
Authorized U.S. Department of Agriculture ongoing monitoring and inspection of slaughter and processing operations.
After 1906, many additional laws to further standardize the meat industry and the USDA's methods of inspection were passed.
They are still ignoring laws passed in 1906.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I know some of you would prefer not to know, but it really pisses me off what Krause and Mahaffy have done to you. They don’t want you to know what you ate and they are still feeding it to your little brothers and sisters. They thought they could silence me by firing me. They only want your money and could give a shit about your wellbeing and futures.
In April of 2007 when I was trying to warn you guys (before they shut me down) with my peep lesson, Jerry (not the sharpest knife in the drawer) fed you taco meat and meatballs (384 lbs processed by JTM and diverted to FRG) that was made from beef from Westland Hallmark. In Feb. 2008 the government recalled 143 million pounds of beef – yes, after you ate it. This is very serious. http://inslide.com/veganschool101episoda2.mp3
Why the recall? Because of Mad Cow. What is Mad Cow? It is a bovine disease that turns cow’s brains soft and they die over a two week period. When humans eat beef from a Mad Cow, there is a small prion particle that likes to latch on in your brain which incubates into CJD. The incubation period is 10-60 years. When you turn 25 years old, you may think you have the rest of your life ahead of you, but your life may only last 2 more weeks---2 weeks of terrible screaming pain as your brain goes soft. CJD is 100% fatal.
http://inslide.com/volpe.mp3 This pod cast---aired on last Saturday morning (1/31/09)---features Tina Volpe interviewing Howard Lyman----the world’s foremost authority on Mad Cow. He was a cattle rancher who knows first hand what happens and how it continues---about the 143 million pound recall and details your odds of coming down with CJD in as little as 8 years from now (you ate in 2 years ago). Lyman also mentions Dr. T. Colin Campbell PhD. (author of The China Study) as the world’s foremost authority on diet who conducted the most comprehensive study of diet ever performed. Dr. Campbell testified under oath at my hearing (when FRG fired me) and is documented in my book (for those of you that have it).
If you don’t believe me---and you shouldn’t believe whatever people tell you---connect the dots with this info and then go on the web and do your own research. The government and schools hide this info from you.
Please stop eating meat, cheese, milk, and eggs. All animal products are tumor-feed as outlined in The China Study. Please warn your little brothers and sisters not to eat the school lunch.
This is the Humane Society’s undercover video that prompted the recall.
Of course if you talk to the government, schools, and big businesses (they really don’t care about you) or other uneducated sorts (ignorance) who don't care about much (apathy), they will all assure you the risk was minimal; however, they only tell you that bullshit hoping you won’t worry---they want you to be apathetic like them---and they don't want to take responsibility for their actions which they continue to practice to this day. They know most of the USA is ignorant, brainwashed and apathetic. They think what you don't know, won't hurt you, and when it does, you won't know why or be able bodied enough to chase after their evil asses. Can it be the drugs they inject into cows might make you apathetic? Regardless of the cause, people are apathetic – there is no doubt.
Ever wonder why they put fluoride in the water supply? Why not JUST in toothpaste? They tell you it’s to make your teeth strong. Fluoride is a topical that you put ON your teeth and does nothing for your teeth when INGESTED. The Nazi’s used fluoride for mind control to make people apathetic so they will believe and do whatever they are told. Regardless of the cause, people are apathetic – there is no doubt. No one questions much of anything. http://www.nowpublic.com/health/fluoride-not-what-your-think-its-very-bad
Be sure to listen to this pod cast http://inslide.com/volpe.mp3 and you will know the truth about your government and schools. Howard Lyman is the leading expert about Mad Cow/Bio Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE)/Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (CJD) who has nothing to lose by informing people about these things; whereas, the government, schools, and businesses have everything to lose if you find out. Ask yourself this, ... if there was no problem, why would they recall 143 MILLION LBS of ground-up cows? That is a lot of money, especially since that is the only thing these low-lifes really care about. Yeah right, no problem, no one has gotten sick – NO SHIT! CJD takes at least 10 years to incubate before your brain literally becomes a sponge. CJD is 100% fatal. Then they have the nerve to say, “Don’t worry, the risk is minimal, no one has gotten sick” --- YET!
The really sad thing is that people believe their lies and continue eating that shit (E-coli is shit). Don’t ever say no one warned you. If you were lucky enough to avoid Jerry’s Nacho Day and Meatball Subs, do you want to put yourself at continued risk by eating “beef” ever again?
The National School Lunch (NSL) program is a dumping ground for garbage (what schools call food) that the government uses to bailout farmers who can't sell their shit anywhere else (most countries will not buy "beef" from the USA). The same food goes to prisoners and the elderly in nursing homes as these people (children, prisoners, and the elderly) are not educated and have no power.
The rest of the world knows the truth because their news stations, industrial complexes, and governments don’t censor news the way our big-brother actively hides information from its own citizens. They don't want "panic". Smart people are finding out anyway thanks to the internet. The truth shall set you free. Are you smart enough to recognize the truth? I know most of you are. http://inslide.com/lettertostudents.htm
Original source http://inslide.com/yourfuture
Sunday, February 1, 2009
To Trent Loos:
Yes, we know your evil lies and what you have been doing. We know you plan on spreading your evil for a long time. Yes, we know. Good thing for you, mindless corpse-munchers gravitate to a leader like you, ... you know, to lead them with strategies--a fellow corpse-muncher, pus-chugging, menstrual-slurpin' apathetic ignorant drone who loves gnawing on "happy meat".
Yes, you want more big pharm reps cozying up nice and tight with brainwashed corpse-munching "doctors" and "nutritionalists" with their free samples, bogus TV ads, and skewed dairy industry funded studies.
School officials and producers using strong visuals? You must mean more of those Milk Mustache' posters you love to hang in indoctrination centers---you call schools---across America.
Farmers are really just grown-up boys getting away with murder. These bad men are immature selfish little boys who have acquired the power to prevent reason from taking away their toys. Yes, I am talking about you Trent Loos. You are a very bad boy. The worst of the lot.
Healthy farm kids? No more! We have told the children.
Thank you Trent Loos for outlining so clearly how you plan to continue your madness. We are not stupid and we know how to use the internet you brain-dead freak of nature.
Corpse-munching Trent Loos promotes animal agriculture. You can find more of his bullshit at http://facesofag.com