Meat is safe?


Posted by
Anthony on Jan 13, 2004 at 10:08
(65.41.215.125)

Meat is safe? Thatís a good joke! Meat promotes health? Thatís an advertisement from industry. If you think meat is safe, consider the following:

What animal products do to people:
Promote--
Cancer
Heart attacks
High blood pressure
High cholesterol
Strokes
Arthritis
Bursitis
Osteoporosis
Flu
Obesity
E-coli
Mad Cow (BSE)
Salmonella
Allergies
Acid Reflux
Cellulite
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Diabetes
Headaches
Graves Disease
Cirrhosis
Diarrhea
Anemia
Insomnia
Dementia and other mental problems
Emotional problems
Increase costs related to medical care
Increase taxes to aid poor people who come down with medical problems

What animal products do to the environment:
Use up massive supplies of fresh water. (ex. 5000 gallons to make one pound of beef). Lake Ogallala, an underground reservoir larger than Huron that took millions of years to form shall be dry in 2 to 3 generations in order to irrigate crops to feed to live stock.
Use up massive amounts of land to grow grain. (80% of the grain grown is fed to livestock)
Manure pollutes the land and the water with nitrates and pesticides with other poisons. (livestock in the US outweighs people by 5 to 1)
Pollution from nitrates kills off other wildlife that keeps the Earth in balance.
Clear cutting of rainforests in order to graze cattle.
Stripping away of top soil so that neither grains nor trees can grow in some areas.
Using up energy including fossil fuels in order to transport and refrigerate animal products.

Neither list is by any means complete!



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