Saturday, May 23, 2009

Seven legs, Two Spines...

People wonder why I'm such an advocate for buying organic, local, non-corporate meat and produce.

We stuff our livestock full of hormones, interbreed them to absurd levels, feed them garbage (quite literally) and we wonder why things like this happen: a calf born with seven legs and two spines. Things like this are not accidental; they're underreported. And before you dismiss it, saying the animal was put down and not devoured (by humans, at least - here kitty kitty), keep in mind you might have eaten its brother or sister for lunch.

And, yes, I know that buying local, organic meat from small farms is still not enough. I'm working on that.

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