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Dead bodies, feces, and urine used as fertilizers?!
« on: December 14, 2006, 05:19:06 am »
OK ewwww! :o

http://www.lcanimal.org/cmpgn/cmpgn_pasecret.htm

Lancaster’s Dirty Little Secrets


The atrocious puppy mill industry that flourishes in Lancaster County is only one of their dirty little secrets.

While visiting the property of one puppy miller, activists discovered shocking evidence of a practice common in Pennsylvania – using the dead bodies, feces and urine of mill dogs to fertilize the crops.



This dog, named “Little Chance” by the activists, was found in a breeder’s cornfield. We don't know how she died. No bullets were recovered from what was left of the body. She could have died many ways, only some of which might be disease or at the hands of the puppy miller in his drowning tank. We also know that many other dogs were composted right along with this one.

Minutes from numerous zoning hearings show that when asked what is done with the dead dogs, time and time again the breeders explain that they will be composted and placed on the growing fields.

When asked how they plan on disposing of the feces and urine again they say it would be removed from under the cages and spread on the growing fields.


These practices are harmful to human health.

A 2001 document from the Environmental Protection Agency states: “Dog and cat droppings often contain roundworms and other parasitic nematodes. Infection by just a few roundworms usually causes no problems, but more severe infections may cause fevers, bronchitis, asthma or vision problems. Cat feces may contain toxoplasmosis, a parasite that infects humans and other animals. Cats are the only animals known to excrete toxoplasmosis oocysts, which are resistant to most disinfectants. Toxoplasmosis is a serious health concern for pregnant women and immuno-compromised individuals. Pet wastes are not recommended for back yard compost piles. While animal manures can make useful fertilizer, parasites carried in dog and cat feces can cause diseases in humans and should not be incorporated into compost piles. Dogs and cats should be kept away from gardens as well.”

Additionally, according to the Centers for Disease Control, “If a dog that was infected with campylobacteri osis provided the feces or corpal matter to fertilize the vegetables, risk of transmission is high.” Campylobacteri osis is an infectious disease characterized by diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain and fever within 2 to 5 days after exposure to the organism. The diarrhea may be bloody and can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

It is for these reasons that we are now urging a full BOYCOTT OF PENNSYLVANIA PRODUCE.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has gained the distinction as the "Garden Spot of the Nation," because of the vast amounts of produce raised on relatively small plots of land. Show you care and boycott these Farmer's markets - http://www.padutch.com/mem-mkt.shtml
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Re: Dead bodies, feces, and urine used as fertilizers?!
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006, 05:23:36 am »
poor puppy!!  and eweeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeee
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