STOP the use of antibiotics on healthy animals

I stopped buying supermarket eggs when I learned that even organic and free range eggs don’t come from happy chickens and that free ranging means that a chicken could go outside 15 minutes per day.
From How drugs pumped into supermarket chickens pose a terrifying threat to our health

Every second of every day, somewhere in the world the same scene unfolds.
A batch of several hundred eggs, precisely arranged in uniform rows, moves along a conveyor belt, coming to a halt beneath a machine linked to a jumble of tubes.
Once in position, the machine robotically lowers itself and then simultaneously punctures each egg with a rack of hypodermic needles.

Danger: Drugs being pumped into supermarket chickens are posing a threat to our health
Danger: Drugs being pumped into supermarket chickens are posing a threat to our health

Through these needles, a mix of vaccines and antibiotics is injected into the egg — and so into the unborn chick inside, which three days later will hatch out. If the scene sounds like something from a science-fiction film, then that is hardly a surprise. Today, large-scale poultry production has precious little to do with green fields and ruddy-cheeked farmers.
Every year, more than 40 billion chickens are slaughtered worldwide for meat, the vast majority of them intensively factory-farmed. The bottom line is profit. All that matters is the volume in which these animals, bred to hit their genetically-modified slaughter weights within 35 days of hatching, can be churned out.
… Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2388444/How-drugs-pumped-supermarket-chickens-pose-terrifying-threat-health.html#ixzz2l9gysAqL

I was surprised to read this because European countries generally have much better food safety and animal protection laws.
So I just signed the Consumers Union petition: Continue reading “STOP the use of antibiotics on healthy animals”

New site and missing pictures

I finally imported my old Solar and Wind Power blog into a sub blog at our High Desert Permaculture site. However, some pictures do not display. I just checked and the pictures are all uploaded, but some pics just don’t show up. When I click on the blank space where the picture SHOULD be, I get a 404 error. Somehow the links are messed up.

If you know how to fix that, please let me know!.

The World's Strangest and Most Magnificent Gardens

Check out these cool gardens.

Lowarth Helygen (The Lost Gardens of Heligan), near Mevagissey in Cornwall, UK, with two mud sculptures, a small “jungle”, the last remaining pineapple pit in Europe and a series of lakes, created between 1777 and the early 20th century. Fell into disrepair after the First World War, and restored only in the 1990s.

The Giant’s Head of Heligan:

The World's Strangest and Most Magnificent Gardens

House Patrocinio, by Rebelo De Andrade in Lisbon, Portugal with 4,500 plants from 25 different varieties:

The World's Strangest and Most Magnificent Gardens

A Plastic Bottle Vertical Garden by the Lar Doce Rar (means Home Sweet Home) project (Rosenbaum Design and Luciano Huck), Brazil:

The World's Strangest and Most Magnificent Gardens
Many more pictures.