Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How you can eat fatty meat and not get clogged arteries

How can you eat fatty meat and not get clogged arteries? 

Be a dog! 

I was concerned my dog might have the beginning stages of Congestive Heart Failure, so I looked into the subject and found out that all the fats they eat do not stick or become plaque, as they do with humans. 

My dog's heart will not malfunction due to fats and meaty nastiness.  Her valves will most likely wear out, one wearing our first and affecting the size of her heart, and then the others won't fit. 

But doesn't this show another reason that humans are not meant to eat meat?  Meat and fats clog our arteries, and for some reason, they do not for dogs who are carnivores.  This also shows that the category omnivore does not fit the human well either because any meat or fat we eat clogs our arteries.

Thinking more, I have never seen any animals wear the fur of other animals and say, "but these animals were a gift to me from God!"  I have never seen any other animals cook their food. 

Well, those are my quick thoughts for today!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Humane Labeling of Foods

This is a reminder to me to research more about Humane labeling.  One day I will do a video comparing the different kinds of labeling. 

I know many people are fooled by the words "Certified Humane" or "Organic" and think automatically the animals are treated kindly, but the regulations for the label are totally inadequate.  22,000 broiler chickens in one barn with no access to the out of doors is not humane.  They have little room and are slaughtered when they are about 8 weeks old!  Sure, their food does not contain antibiotics or hormones, and the fact that they are not caged is an improvement, but their lives are still torture.  A rule for the men to pick only three up by their legs in one hand at a time should tell you how they are treated.  With one inspection per year, "Certified Humane" means very little. 

Organic has rules that simply seem to put trust in the farmer.  The foods must be antibiotic and hormone free, but other than that, most treatment "is in the best interest of the animal" or "to allow minimum discomfort" and the rules and regulations really do not spell out any specifics. 

There are about five other labels that I need to research.  I konw none of the different labels say anything about what they do with the male chicks.  Look it up if you have no idea - it is quite a shock.

The only "humane" way to treat animals is not to eat them at all, and the only way we will solve the mistreatment is to leave them off of our plates.


Although I have no religion and am atheist and a fairly kind anti-theist, I do find I fit neatly under the category of Pantheist.  It is a reverence for life, an acceptance in true science and reality, and a desire to protect our earth and its inhabitants.  It thinks larger and more globally than most religions which are there to "reward" certain people who believe certain ideas, like an exclusive country club for the purposefully daft.  (I said fairly kind, not kind.)  My most difficult part of being any "ist" like humanist or Pantheist is treating other religions or philosophies that do not make sense with much tolerance, because I think they are harmful.

Church Oppression of African Americans

It disturbs me greatly to see young people sucked into the Creationist mindset, especially when they are African American.  I have relatives who are black who have posed, smiling in front of a white Adam and Eve at the Creation Museum, when instead, they should be proud that the first woman we all shared our DNA with was a black African woman (whom they call "Mitochondrial Eve").  When they know (because I told them) that the Christian religion was given to them intentionally by white slave owners in order to pacify them, so they will not mind having an awful life as they thought they would be rewarded in Heaven.  It gave them something to look forward to.  But once a black person knows that, I would think they would reject Christianity and look for something else.  My husband, who is black, says that not all black people actually believe their religion or care; they just like the feelings that the church gives them.  I cannot personally live with the lies from the preacher in order to feel happy.  It is very difficult to make these young Creationists understand that their religion makes no sense, because they have been told not to "walk with man, but walk with God" so they can just brush off any facts and say they are being "spiritual" by denying them.  Why does it matter?  Because the rules of the church still oppress women, deny science, promote more global warming, obesity, and stagnation of the brain.  The particular relative I have in mind has five children (after one miscarriage) and is probably around 32 years old.  She voted for Mitt Romney, only taking into account one issue out of all the issues people should consider:  abortion.  I would think she would realize the importance of birth control for a woman!  This is not an uneducated woman.  She graduated with a degree in social work from college, but never used it because making babies was the rule of the church and a career did not fit with it.  She homeschools her children, thereby subjecting them to Creationist textbooks and affecting their lives.
So many are trapped like this, and they cannot see globally how they negatively affect the world with their decisions.  They also do not seem happy, except for the forced happiness or the emotional "joy" from church.

First Post in Right Spot

I guess this is where I am supposed to blog from!  This may take me two months just to set up!  I wrote a tiny blog or two on my profile where it probably doesn't belong, because I couldn't figure this out.  Well, in time I will master Blogger!