DailyDirt: Making Murderless Meat

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The food industry has a growing number of problems, ranging from food labeling to determining what ingredients are actually considered safe to eat. One of the oldest issues people have brought up about food is whether or not to eat meat. It's a serious question, but the answers aren't so easy for the multi-billion dollar meat industry. Someday, meat producers may need to change their ways, and here are just a few dramatic suggestions. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2013 @ 6:23pm

    The "Blind Chicken Solution" proposes that farmers raise congenitally-blind chickens

    It would never fly, chicken eyes are just too tasty.

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2013 @ 6:40pm

    Murderless Meat?

    Just not as tasty.
    Mmmurder Mmmeat... mmm

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2013 @ 7:29pm

    I wonder what these vegans, vegetarians, whatever you want to call these freaks, think about the predator/prey relationship so prevalent in nature.

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2013 @ 8:35pm

    P.E.T.A. is awesome! I love those fuckers and how they care about animals more than people.
    You'd think with many people as there are starving to death at the very moment their priorities would be to help them first instead of a fucking cow.

    I'll never donate to those pricks when it could go to a child, homeless, or whoever is down on their luck.

    Now I'm gonna go pound down a few brews and cook a hamburger.

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    G Thompson (profile), Mar 22nd, 2013 @ 9:29pm

    So basically one day this 'humane' meat (is that meat that was once human) is going to rise up out of it's growing tanks and blindly declare that Neo is their saviour (or is that flavour) and take control of their own spoons?


    I for one welcome this new meat, and suspect it will be even tastier then the old meat.

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    Ole Juul (profile), Mar 23rd, 2013 @ 12:58am

    Where else are we going to get shoe leather? Or do some people want to turn the whole world into plastic - green style, I call that.

    I do understand the distaste for commercial feed-lot meat though. I get local free range beef from my neighbour and it's disease free, clean, and waaayyy better tasting than what you get in the cities.

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    Joh Doe, Mar 23rd, 2013 @ 4:55am

    I love the Nat Geo channel

    I love watching animal documentaries. I fully expect to see PETA trying to educate the lions one day to the errors of their ways.

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    Cybersteel (profile), Mar 23rd, 2013 @ 7:37am


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    Mike C. (profile), Mar 23rd, 2013 @ 8:52am


    Seen on Fark recently: PETA... Proudly Euthanizing Thousands of Animals

    And the link associated with the post goes to their official filing with the state of Virginia how they killed almost 90% of the animals they took in...

    http://www.vi.virginia.gov/vdacs_ar/cgi-bin/Vdacs_search.cgi?link_select=facility&form= fac_select&fac_num=157&year=2012

    So some intrepid Farker took the time to compare PETA to other humane/animal rescue outfits in VA and came up with this interesting post:

    From the link, PETA Virginia's stats: 1,877 animals taken in, 1,675 euthanized, about 90%
    Looking at the same source, for all humane societies (including PETA): 10,143 animals taken in, 2,519 euthanized, about 25%
    That means that for non-PETA humane societies in Virginia, you're looking at 8,266 animals taken in and 844 animals euthanized, about 10%.
    Why does PETA have a 90% euthanasia rate while the rest of the humane societies in Virginia combine for a 10% rate?

    /Things that make you go hmmmm....

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 23rd, 2013 @ 4:50pm

    Re: I love the Nat Geo channel

    My thoughts exactly.

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    PRMan, Mar 24th, 2013 @ 5:10am

    Re: Murderless Meat?

    "Murderless Meat"

    I didn't realize that many people were being killed in the production of meat...

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 25th, 2013 @ 2:55am

    Re: I love the Nat Geo channel

    actually, that kind of thing CAN happen, although unfortunately it rarely turns out well for the predators. I know of at least one wolf sanctuary that has had the wolves released, and the alpha male wolf is confirmed killed (which means upheaval in the pack even if the remaining wolves are recovered). Unfortunately, with many predators in captivity, they no longer know how to act in the wild.

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    art guerrilla (profile), Mar 25th, 2013 @ 8:39am

    the problem isn't the chickens...

    ...its US ! ! !

    we are taking a natural, sustainable system of LOCALLY and DISPERSED livestock raising, and turning it into an unnatural, unsustainable, over-concentrated which DOES NOT WORK over the long term...

    it ain't 'natural' to have 50 000+ chickens (or other livestock) confined in warehouses; it ain't 'natural' to have huge poo lagoons concentrated in one area; it ain't 'natural' to have them so debilitated by such conditions that they are unable to be raised in such a fashion without the input of GROSS amounts of antibiotics and other chemical/medical treatments which are not generally required for 'normal', dispersed, localvore systems...
    (something like 70-90% of the antibiotics used in our country go to livestock!)

    no, we don't need to breed eyeless, beakless, headless zombie chickens, etc; we simply need to reform our unnatural, unsustainable Big Agra practices, and return to a chicken in every garage !

    we've tried to cheat systems which will not tolerate being cheated, and the -ahem- chickens are coming home to roost with virulent bacteria and acre-feet of poop laden with toxic goop...

    as the old commercial says:
    its not nice to fool mother nature!

    art guerrilla
    aka ann archy

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