Homebody&soulWhat’s the Scoop on the Poop? – Highlights of the Documentary, “Cowspiracy”

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What’s the Scoop on the Poop? – Highlights of the Documentary, “Cowspiracy” — 4 Comments

  1. I have not seen the movie, and your report did not mention it, but I wonder if either Mr Anderson or Mr Kuhn investigated or compared their findings on CAFOs with Pastured Organic livestock? (Is Mr Anderson as obsessive and compulsive about research as he is about environmentalism?) I agree that conventional livestock operations are terrible for the animals, the environment, not to mention the consumer! However, if they had done the research, perhaps they would have seen another side of the “meat industry”. We eat exclusively pastured organic chicken, beef and pork purchased from a family farm and just like buying organic vegetables, there is a price difference and most certainly a taste difference! Organic pastured meat is better for the environment not to mention the consumer! In many cases, the manure that often putrefies in lagoons on conventional farms, is considered a valuable resource and becomes organic fertilizer to enhance organic vegetable production for vegetarians and vegans. When we had our farm, our pastured poultry were a healthy integral part of our operation and were hard working members of the farm staff! While “CAFOs” are an unhealthy and inhumane way to raise animals for meat, eating humanly raised, pastured meat is just not the same and does not have the same negative environmental impact! Let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater!

    • I heartily agree, Deb. The difference between humanely raised livestock and the CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operations) – not even a “farm” in any sense – is like day and night. Also, there aren’t thousands of cows, pigs, chickens creating the problems described, rather, a lot fewer that can be “husbanded” well. In those cases, the scoop on the poop is that the cow plops are considered “farmer’s gold” because they fertilize their fields of grasses that the cows eat. I gather the thrust of Cowspiracy was related to those massive programs, not individual farmers that raise livestock organically. Thanks for pointing out the benefits of organically grown meat for folks who want to eat meat and remain healthy.

  2. Sue, where did you find that photo that looks like “The Cow Hotel?” In reality, cows, pigs and chickens live in filth. Forced to lie down (if they possibly can due to overcrowding) in waste up to their stomachs, that is the main reason the large percentage of antibiotics are given to food animals. Disease runs rampant and many animals are sick with tumors, open festering wounds and still endure the horrific line speeds and torturous slaughter just so the meat lovers can have their cake and eat it too! I realize you know this Sue. I’m just posting for those who just might see these facts and think twice before they take that first bite.

    • You are absolutely right, Joanne. If I could have found a picture of what you describe without a copyright, I would have used it. Actually, that was the worst one I could find in the public domain.
      However, I will be blogging about everything you wrote and will have links for those with strong stomachs.

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