Industrial pork production and pollution

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Neamos, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Neamos

    Neamos Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 30, 2005
    The link

    This is very long, but there's nothing to cut. It's just so horrible.

    Summary: corporation raises hogs. Destroys the environment of North Carolina. Not regulated at all. Wants to expand to Europe. USA! USA! USA! Yay!

    Fuck every person in favour of unregulated free trade. Fuck them right in their empty neoliberal skulls.
  2. aronsearle

    aronsearle Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 14, 2005
    answer = buy free range.
  3. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Fat chance. We've got laws, you know.
  4. Blakut

    Blakut Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 9, 2008
    Natural gas comes to mind...
  5. Neamos

    Neamos Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 30, 2005
    Yeah, but we've (Eastern Europe) also got corruption and greedy bureaucrats...
  6. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    I love a good pork steak.
  7. horse

    horse Vault Fossil

    May 31, 2003

    well, i did read it. nearly as biased as the bulk of fallout3 previews. is there any data on how water is polluted near those farms? of course, they should be treated as any mass producing facility - regulated till kingdom come. that is whats happening in germany. i grew up in a very rural area in germany (the niederrhein), so i recall some people dying in the described way (suffocating from h2s etc). so basically... i dont get the point of the whole article.

    did you expect that a gigantic hog farm smells like rose water?

    any of you who are not customed to how meat is produced these days - just take a trip to a random butchery. even the cleanest of them stink like hell. not exactly an eye-opener, but mass production takes everything you liked from your local small businesses and perverts it into something very unpublishable.
  8. Kahgan

    Kahgan Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 25, 2003
    Holy shit!
  9. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
  10. Stag

    Stag Guest

    Jesus Christ, kid, what're you doing? You're no Welsh, and even Welsh is generally tl;dr.
  11. Neamos

    Neamos Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 30, 2005
    No, but not destroying the environment with extremely toxic waste would be pretty cool.

    No one's arguing that they should smell like happiness, but not murdering nearby townsfolk is pretty important. Also, smell is not the main point of the article.

    You see what monopolies are doing?!?!?! Article posting is the same!!! Fight the powah!

    And please stop it with the image macros, dudes. I get it, you didn't read it. Don't post then.
  12. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003

    Dude, everything East of the Vistula is called "Asia".
  13. Ah-Teen

    Ah-Teen Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    You've also got Chernobyl. Whats a little pigshit?
  14. radnan

    radnan A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 1, 2006
    i always thought from what i read that the Veal / Cows are the most poluting industrially bred livestock.

    but what to do ?

    • Genetic modification ? :) - dumber, get fatter quicker, enviromentally friendly poop

    • Growing meat in labs on a plate - read about it in Wired :P
    (by far my favourite and should be animal rights activists most favourite too - no nerves no brain no pain .. just meat)

    anyhows industrial animals are fucked up - all they eat is corn and soy - which is offcourse their natural food :P

    P.S. I'm not an advocate for bio-pretentious methods - we need industrial scale production if everybody is to have meat and not just the rich.
  15. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    America finally has a Wunderwaffe against the infidels in Iran!

    1. Load up B-2s with pig shit.
    2. Drop it on Teheran.
    3. Ignore the outcry of international community and post videos of shitstormed Iranians on YouTube.
  16. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Mika pwns as usual :D It's the aporkalypse all right!
  17. Big T

    Big T Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jan 23, 2004
    Read the first two paragraphs, realised I;m veggie, thought "I'm not causing this problem", realised i'm too lazy to solve others problems, got a beer.


    Wait, Shit! I'm expelling methane!