Happy April 1st! Before you read on, I feel the need to state that what I’m about to write about is not an April Fools joke! I wish I could say that it was, but it isn’t!
Would you eat road kill? How about a hamburger made with a combination of euthanized cats and dogs? A few days ago, I listened to a fantastic speech by Howard Lyman aka The Mad Cowboy. He enlightened me on a few other ingredients that I didn’t know were fed to the animals. I knew that feeding grounded up cows to cows had become outlawed – thanks to “Mad Cow Disease”, but when he informed his audience that the practice of feeding roadkill and euthanized animals to factory farmed animals is still common practice I was thoroughly disgusted! I mean, once upon a time I was eating this …. ! Then I started thinking, well some of these euthanized animals could have cancer – hence they’re being put to sleep – and now their remaining bodies are being fed to livestock!? By the way, this practice isn’t just happening here in the United States, for those of you reading this across the globe thinking you’re in a “safe zone”! This is, according to Howard Lyman, “common practice” in the meat industry!
Another educator in the field of nutrition added that one of his students, who had relatives in the meat industry, had told him that you really need to know your butcher. Some meat isn’t fit for human consumption, yet it is being sold in stores. This morning I came across the following article from the Huffington Post – just click on the title below
Most of the things livestock eats is not what is natural to them! And what they eat – ends up in “our” bodies! (No longer mine because I stopped eating them!) This does not even take into account the pain, suffering, and stress that these poor animals also have to endure before they end up on someone’s plate! Is it any wonder we are a stressed out, in pain, and sicker than we’ve ever been Nation and world? A world that is suffering for what reason, I have to ask? We don’t need to eat their bodies to be healthy and strong – that is one giant myth! The animals are given huge amounts of antibiotics to stay alive in their horrible confinements in Factory Farms. Antibiotics also makes the animals grow bigger – hence more profit for the company selling them! Well, it begs to question then, if it makes the animals grow bigger – then what about us? Do people who eat the animals with all those antibiotics and growth hormones/steroids grow bigger too? The answer is “YES!” We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat!” Food for thought, for sure!
Again, I’ve said this before, there’s a better way to eat and go about this! Some of the UFC guys have already come to this realization! The world is truly awakening to a better way of eating and thriving!
“I realized how absurd the notion of ‘needing’ meat in the diet was. From that point on, I never looked back… View it as a positive cahnge and look foward to all of the new amazing, healthy, and delicious foods you can eat.” ~Mac Danzig
And with that statement I will close for today! Below is the link to the speech by Howard Lyman. This is very similar to the speech that I listened to in my nutrition program. Howard is a brilliant speaker! I would love to shake hands with this man one day! Enjoy and Happy Spring!