Venison looks better all the time

 

 

Thomas Whittredge does the Adirondacks

Thomas Whittredge does the Adirondacks

New sickness in cattle may be caused by feed supplement.

A growing number of cattle arriving for slaughter at U.S. meatpacking plants have recently shown unusual signs of distress. Some walked stiffly, while others had trouble moving or simply lay down, their tongues hanging from their mouths. A few even sat down in strange positions, looking more like dogs than cows.

“I’ve seen cattle walking down a truck ramp tippy-toed,” said Temple Grandin, a doctor of animal science and consultant to the livestock industry. “Normally, they just run down the truck ramp and jump out. We do not want to see bad become normal.”

With few other changes to animals’ diets that could trigger such symptoms, Dr. Grandin and other scientists involved with the livestock industry began to suspect a tie to weight-gain supplements called beta-agonists that have only recently become widely used.

Growth hormones, anti-biotics, inhumane feedlots; killing the occasional free-range deer makes more sense. Scenery’s prettier than a Shop-Rite, too.

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5 responses to “Venison looks better all the time

  1. dogwalker

    But the FDA says that growth hormones, antibiotics, and inhumane feedlots are perfectly fine! So . . . does it get you thinking about GMOs? You do know that bovine growth hormones are produced by Monsanto? The same people pushing GMOs? So it’s all got to be just fine and dandy, no?

  2. Libertarian Advocate

    But, but, but it’s Bambi fer christ’s sake….. Arrrggghhhh!

  3. no problemo – from lab-grown to your table:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23576143

    (what is Google not involved in?)

  4. Anonymous

    Hey. Too few comments to matter much, but nice pic.

  5. Anonymous

    All these [are] the beginning of sorrows.