Sunday, February 01, 2004


From - Milan Kundera wrote:
True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude toward those who are at its mercy: animals.

Seen by Doc Searls on bumper sticker: Be the person your dog thinks you are.

Big kitty - "Many of the scientists saw no reason to rethink basic assumptions of how cougars relate to humans," Baron writes. "They knew that mountain lions were not man eaters..."

A meditation on unwise pets and irrational love

whale and parrot in the news

Mad cow discussion here, including
Eliminate bone meal and blood meal from your gardening while you are at it. Go read the transcript from "The Brain Eater" on Nova's website. The prions stay viable for years in the soil, something you don't really want on your vegetables.
They do have a verified case of vCJD transmission via blood transfusion, and several verified transmissions from surgical instruments. I was appalled that there were no questions about my dad's surgeries before he died.
Dairy products should be fine. The disease is passed by contact with brain and spinal cord tissues. So as long as Farmer Brown doesn't bash Bossie's head in while she's on the milking machine we should be safe (I hope).
Dog food for human consumption; some handy cooking tips here.

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