I am analyzing currently 10 Myths about the industries concerning livestock farming, which until some years ago I ignored myself and really want to clarify for everyone out-there…
1/10 THE SUPER MILK COW
A cow doesn´t give milk because it´s a Super Cow ! NO !
A Cow gives milk because she is permanently kept pregnant artificiallly (means through violation)! This during around 4-5 years = means she is a 15 years old girl, until she is totally exhausted and driven to the slaughterhouse. Naturally a cow could reach 20 years lifetime, so you can imagine her state after she has been drained non-stop in really cruel conditions = means darkness, isolation, electroshocks from the machines on the utter, immobility and depression = separated 10 seconds after the births from her babies which will be 6 month fattened in isolation and driven to the slaughterhouse = Kalbsbraten, Vitello Tonnato, Vitela assada,…(Yummy?) In 1951, an average cow gave 2,600 liters of milk a year. In 1980 it was 4,548 liters and in 1998 a total of 5,750 liters. Today the average milk yield per cow is over 8,000 liters. A “top cow” comes at up to 19,700 liters per year, but her natural milk output is only 1,500 liters per year ! About 28.6 billion liters of milk are produced every year in Germany and makes Germany the largest milk producer in the EU and the fifth largest in the world. In all species the purpose of milk is to feed a baby …Isn´t it strange that a grown up adult still needs it´s milk from mummies breast? And worst: this adult just steals milk in huge quantities from another species? Really pervert to imagine top managers lying on the ground in their suits and sucking on the udder of cows in a huge industrial farm… this and nothing other you are doing when you go into the supermarket and buy a tetra milk pack with a commercial fairy tale lie written on it …
2/10 ANTIBIOTICS ARE MANUFACTURED TO CURE HUMANS !
Wrong ! Antibiotics are nowadays mainly produced to litteraly fatten animals in livestock farming, cause somehow we must keep them alive in this cruel conditions.
But yes indeed there isn´t any information indicated on a meat or diary food packaging: neither the amounts of antibiotics the animal has been injected during it´s lifetime, nor all the other substances it has been administered from the “Vet”, p.ex. how many sexual hormones (in USA/Brasil: growth hormones like Ractopamin), acids ( in USA Peroxyacid), DNA modified feed and so on….
The World Health Organization (WHO) has a frightening vision: a post-antibiotic period could start next century. One in which there is no longer any remedy for bacterial infections. Because the germs against which antibiotics are directed are increasingly resistant.
Up to 700 000 people worldwide and 25,000 in Germany die every year because antibiotics are no longer effective: Germs have become multi-resistant to antibiotics (p.ex. MRSA Typ ST398) ! Without effective counter-measures, the number of death victims from around the world could increase to ten million a year by 2050, the Berlin Charité expected in a sensational study.
According to this calculation, more people would die from this super-germs than from cancer or diabetes.
One major cause of this evolution:
Large quantities of antibiotics are used in industrial animal farming. Alone in Germany, 1,700 tons annually, almost seven times as much as in the hospitals and in the United States even around 70
% of all medically important antibiotics are used in livestock farming.This massive use leads to more and more germs being resistant to more and more antibiotics. Because bacteria are constantly developing new strategies to overcome the attacks with these active ingredients. The more used, the higher the probability of resistances forming.
Compared to systematic and extensive antibiotic use in the chicken, bovine and porcine species, the administration of antibiotics in the dairy industry is still relatively small; however, it is to be expected that there will also be an increase in the distribution of medicines, due to the enormous demands on the modern dairy cow. In addition to these performance requirements, all animals in livestock farming – both dairy cows as well as chickens, cattle and pigs – are suffering from the conditions of keeping. Animals are kept under inadequate conditions in most cases: thousands of animals live in farms with high stocking densities, cramped in a confined space, rarely see, many never, the daylight and
with a weak immune system and exposed to enormous stress. In addition, chickens and turkeys have been bred for rapid weight gains especially for the chest muscles. The skeleton, however, can not cope with the rapid weight gain. Many animals can hardly stand on their legs in the end and lie in their own excrements, the risk of infection increases. It looks hardly better in pig farming.
The consequences: increased morbidity and mortality rates, which can be countered with antibiotics. Since this environment favors the development of diseases, whole groups of animals are treated with antibiotics in a preventive manner, even if no disease has been detected. In this way, however, at most the symptoms are suppressed in the short term, but the actual aforementioned problems of massaging are not combated in this way.
It is therefore no wonder that 50 to 70 per cent of the pig stalls are infected with MRSA by the animal-specific type “ST398”. And 87 percent of the farmers and veterinarians working in these stables are already populated by this MRSA tribe.
The fact that most European countries have failed to prohibit this preventive mass treatment of animals, according to Cóilín Nunan of the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics, is the reason for the “shocking”, excessive antibiotic use.
One example is the antibiotic class of fluoroquinolones, which is used to treat life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia and legionnaires. While 141 tonnes of these antibiotics were sold for veterinary use in the EU in 2013, it was 172 tonnes in 2014. Similar values are also available for other highly effective antibiotic classes.
According to Cóilín Nunan of the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics, for example, Spain uses 100 times more antibiotics per »livestock unit« than Norway and 35 times more than Sweden. The reason: in Spain – as in Germany – the group treatment of animals is allowed, while it is prohibited in the Nordic countries.
According to the EMA report, more than 91% of antibiotics are used in European agriculture for the therapy of whole animal groups and are administered with feed or in drinking water. Sweden also shows that it is different: there is no routine treatment with antibiotics in the Scandinavian country. Therefore, 90% of the antibiotics administered in Sweden are attributable to the individual treatment of animals.
Particularly disturbing is the use of highly effective antibiotics. Their output levels stagnated on a yearly basis, or even increased slightly – even though their use posed a considerable risk. If they are used in large quantities in animal husbandry, the corresponding germs become resistant to them. If the germs then reach the consumer over the air, or along the food chain
through lettuce leavened with manure, or chicken breast fillets, they get into the human body and they can lead to life-threatening infections…
3/10 Pigs are dirty and stupid
well they aren´t – we just make them live in conditions to force them to be retarded, depressive and dirty.
more coming soon:-)