The Truth Behind Meat or, Alternatively, Much Ado About Bacon
Meaty goodness. So wrong... and yet so right.
Warning: to call the following video graphic would be an understatement. But ignoring the reality of the burgers and bacon you put in your mouth is worse than anything you might feel by watching it.
Get the kids out of the room.
I'll say it one last time: this video is disturbing and contains graphic images of animals being tortured, abused, mutilated and murdered. If you are at all faint of heart or stomach, or in denial about what mass-produced meat means for the animals who give their lives for us, go ahead and pretend like I never posted this. This is not why humans are at the top of the food chain.
I believe WC Varones posted this or something very similar way back when but couldn't find the link so please, WCV, if you did let me know and I'll be happy to give you your usual hat tip.
If the following video is not enough, let's consider the curious case of Paylean, the "miracle" supplement approved in 1999 for finishing swine just before they hit market. It essentially diverts energy away from fat production and turns the little piggies into mutant roid-heads, often causing fatal heart attacks in the animals before they even make it to the slaughterhouse.
The research shows that it takes at least one full week for Paylean to be excreted from pigs' systems and yet they are allowed to be fed this mutant-making drug up until slaughter. That means you're probably ingesting it every time you nibble a pork chop or a hot dog.
Paylean is very clearly labeled as NOT FOR CONSUMPTION BY HUMANS and the USDA insists it is somehow magically metabolized and vanishes from the point the pig is fed a dose to the time he gets hit in the head and his throat slit.
And look, upscale Taiwanese steakhouse Wang Steak just returned a 23-ton shipment of beef when the meat was found to contain Paylean, which is banned in Taiwan. Banned in Taiwan! That's not how you play well with others, people. They may have no concept of personal freedom but at least they aren't letting us get poisoned by our food:
This was the fifth beef shipment from the U.S. found to have contained the prohibited drug since the turn of the year. It has been claimed that the drug can cause problems with a person's heart and neurological systems,
DOH officials said various departments of the agency are remaining vigilance to prevent affected beef products from entering the Taiwanese market.
How did the U.S. respond to Taiwan officials' concerns? With threats of course! Eat our contaminated mutant meat OR ELSE!!!
Anyway, the video. You've been warned. Three times. Enjoy.
Note to email subscribers, you can find the video here. For the rest of you, you may have to sign in to YouTube to view (it is THAT graphic). If you don't have a YouTube account, you may find the full video at meatvideo.com.