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Old 05-01-2014, 02:47 AM
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Before - just to make sure the dog was in the mood.

This thread has just gone down the toilet.

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This thread has just gone down the toilet.
Appropriate, considering it was crap to begin with.
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Just put it back where it belonged, then.
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Well, we've been thinking about fencing in the backyard. Now that I've been made aware by TOD, we're going to go ahead and do it -- to protect our pooch from the roving bands of dog-eating rednecks. Better be safe than sorry.
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I agree. A dog's natural habitat is in the wild, not sleeping on my sofa. Man has interfered with nature, effectively, and domesticated dogs to a point where they could not survive in the wild..
Perhaps some dogs are domesticated to the point where they wouldn't survive. On the farm, our dogs have a strong prey drive and seem to catch a good bit of their own food, from mice to woodchucks to fawns if I don't keep an eye on them in the spring.

[QUOTE=Mike C;650232Cows were not made to stand around in fields to give up their milk and flesh for our nourishment. Before we took them from their natural environment, they were a free as any other wild animal.

The domestication of animals is not a natural thing; it is something we have chosen to do. Dogs and horses got off lightly because they can work for their keep.[/QUOTE]

Hmm. I might disagree with you slightly. There is a good chance that cattle were selectively bred out of the Aurochs. (people are trying to breed from domestic cattle back to aurochs, but that is a different topic) Cows were selectively bred for traits, and some, like the Angus or the Holstein were specifically bred to maximize meat in the case of the Angus and Milk in the case of the Holstein. Cattle were developed to get the most on grass/pasture and as ruminants are intended to graze. (feed lots with high grain diets are a fairly recent development)
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I think we have doggedly pursued this topic to it's completion.
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Perhaps some dogs are domesticated to the point where they wouldn't survive. On the farm, our dogs have a strong prey drive and seem to catch a good bit of their own food, from mice to woodchucks to fawns if I don't keep an eye on them in the spring.
My dog has the instinct, but not the speed or wit.



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Hmm. I might disagree with you slightly.
No. we're in full agreement; cattle as we know them now didn't exist when our forefathers first got the idea to farm them; we bred in the traits we wanted, bred out those we didn't (just like my too-small-to-hunt-anything-except-arthritic-mice dog). My point is we took a wild animal, made it domestic. I was just simplifying the process for Nacia.
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Any animal even lions and tigers can become somewhat domestic and any can go wild like my brother's cat.

We had a cat that was more Scottish wildcat than anything but she was the most domesticated cat I has ever had.
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Just about all process meats contain dog meat, horse meat and other meats they are supposed to.
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Originally Posted by TheDumbOne View Post
Just about all process meats contain dog meat, horse meat and other meats they are supposed to.
Not to mention all the vermin that gets into it accidentally.
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I've been in Georgia now for 23 years never once heard this, lol.

The life on a leash thing here is improving slowly and responsibility in neuter / spay.The rescues are growing, the laws for abuse better and education for humans on how to raise happy healthy animals is out there. It takes some humans awhile to figure all this out, I am glad to see many are willing to.
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I remember when I went to U.S. Army basic training. I live in Louisiana. The questions that the Northerners asked me regarding if it was a true that we ate this or that. They even asked if it was true that we went to school via boat or canoe. About the only things close to dog that we may eat, are bear, raccoon, and opossum. They are omnivores. I do not know if any land carnivores that we eat. Georgia is a couple states away, and they face the same stereotyping that we do.
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U.S. Federal law states that any domesticated animal or endangered species are illegal for human consumption or selling the meat.

EXCEPT... On Native American Reservations dog is legal and is still served to this day.

Switzerland, China, Vietnam, Japan, India and a few other countries allow the sale of dog meat.
No wonder Chinese Restaurant's in the U.S. get a bad rap.lol

As far as the firearm law, here in North Carolina, we exercise the open carry law. Meaning, a resident can carry a gun openly on their side, just as an officer does. A concealment license requires an eight hour course, which I have attended.
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On second thought, maybe because Michael Vick played for the Falcons...... so...It's his fault.lol
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Originally Posted by flyingtart View Post
Not to mention all the vermin that gets into it accidentally.
Isn't it odd how all those "accidents" go unreported, but there are allowed percentages of weird things in process meats?
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It's because of the mechanization. When you have a food product moving at high speed down a mechanized line in a big warehouse, odds are a bug or two and probably even some vermin are going to make their way into the intricacies of the machine and be consumed. As the detritus of their demise filters down through several layers of machinery, with nary a human eye upon it, some will be caught up in the packaging process and delivered with a flourish to your table. Yum.
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It's because of the mechanization. When you have a food product moving at high speed down a mechanized line in a big warehouse, odds are a bug or two and probably even some vermin are going to make their way into the intricacies of the machine and be consumed. As the detritus of their demise filters down through several layers of machinery, with nary a human eye upon it, some will be caught up in the packaging process and delivered with a flourish to your table. Yum.
I remember, in the movie "Freejack," rat was one of the top menu items...
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Originally Posted by JustcallmeEd View Post
It's because of the mechanization. When you have a food product moving at high speed down a mechanized line in a big warehouse, odds are a bug or two and probably even some vermin are going to make their way into the intricacies of the machine and be consumed. As the detritus of their demise filters down through several layers of machinery, with nary a human eye upon it, some will be caught up in the packaging process and delivered with a flourish to your table. Yum.
As disgusting as that is, people should be worried about all the chemicals, sugar and sodium in the processed foods they eat. That's what's really harmful.
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As disgusting as that is, people should be worried about all the chemicals, sugar and sodium in the processed foods they eat. That's what's really harmful.
It was the sugar that did me in. it is chemically processed the same as opium. It can destroy almost every single organ or tissue in the body. Peripheral neuropathy sucks.

The FDA does have acceptable limits for animal hair, animal feces, bugs, larvae, etc. in most processed foods and fresh produce.
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It was the sugar that did me in. it is chemically processed the same as opium. It can destroy almost every single organ or tissue in the body. Peripheral neuropathy sucks.

The FDA does have acceptable limits for animal hair, animal feces, bugs, larvae, etc. in most processed foods and fresh produce.
Not to forget salt. I have polyneuropathy. I can almost feel your pain through the monitor...

I just started changing my diet to a bland variety along with some green tea. 7 billion people on the planet, it's tough to win.
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Even having grown up in Georgia, I have decided not to eat any dogs that have been fed treats from China. Kinda lost my appetite for dog. Perhaps fox would be a good substitute.
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We adopted our dog over six years ago, and the lady who had her told us never to give her treats or chews made from animal products imported from China. She was aware that they could be a problem way back then -- but it just seems to be coming to light now.

We've got coyotes here in the Atlanta area. I wonder if they would make good eating? My guess is coyote would be a mite stringy and you'd have to stew it a good while.
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I don't know. I thought mountain lion would be tough but it wasn't.
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If you took a coyote in and fed it all it wanted everyday and let it lie on your couch and sleep with you, it would soon be fat and tender. Keep a close eye on it though; it may have the same thoughts about you.
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Don't forget human; the other white meat.
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You already used that joke in this thread. It's not getting any funnier.
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...human; the other white meat.
Not if you beat it black and blue.
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Not if you beat it black and blue.
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Even having grown up in Georgia, I have decided not to eat any dogs that have been fed treats from China. Kinda lost my appetite for dog. Perhaps fox would be a good substitute.
Rabid trouble about in Georgia, the foxes afflicted looked wicked.
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Rabid trouble about in Georgia, the foxes afflicted looked wicked.
You should see one vault out of a hole and you holding five leashed hounds! Talk about a mad fox...
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