In Chapter 4, he explained why plant and animal domestication were important factors for the ability of Eurasians to produce the technologies that conquered the rest of the world. Diamond mentioned that a population that can produce more food could yield a higher population size. The majority of plant and animal material found on Earth is unpleasant-tasting, bitter, or lethal. When people manage the resources that the land produces, they can determine to breed the plants and animals that are the best available elements of food. Domestic animals like the cow, sheep, and goat are the major sources of fertilizer, meat, milk, and fuel for fires.
In order to supply the food for our lives, people have to breed the animals and take care of livestock; their jobs were known as cattle rancher. According to the book “Mad Cowboy” of author Howard Lyman and the two movies “The Witness” and “Peaceable Kingdom”, we will understand the procedure of raising the livestock and also find out the dangerous and potentially deadly practices of the cattle and dairy industry. The author Howard Lyman, also was known as cattle rancher, want to uncover dangers associated with eating red meat. He also exposed an animal-based diet as the primary cause of cancer, heart disease, and obesity in the world. In a powerful and original voice, the warns that our livestock industry has repeated the mistakes such as high doses of pesticides, growth hormone, and the ground-up remains of other animals that led to Mad Cow Disease in England.
Beta-agonists have distinct advantages and disadvantages in terms of animal welfare, meat quality, and profitability when used in production. Many growth promoters such as implants have been available in the cattle industry for over 35 years; with such a long period of use there is very little which is unknown about these products. Unlike other growth promoters, beta-agonists have only been commercially available since 2004 (Radunz, 2011). Beta agonists have been used heavily in the feedlot industry as well as in the show cattle industry. New studies have leaned away from the use of this feed additive, which has the potential to drastically change both industries.
(Pearson and Robinson, 2011). As a efficient resource for Kudler Fine Foods, there will be an extensive review of Kudlers policies from the online game (via University of Phoenix website).
Overpopulation of deer results in lack of food for the deer. The starving animals migrate toward domestic garden crops. Deer are not afraid to roam into suburban neighborhoods if there is evidence of food. It not only ruins homeowner’s crops, but it also places danger on families and their children playing outside. Taylor and Francis state: “Holsworth (1973) reported the results of a controlled hunt on the Griffith Island where the deer population was reduced from about 300 to 100 during eight hunting trips between October 1962 and April 1968 (Taylor and Francis 1).” Hunting provides incomparably healthier meat than the average processed meat.
A)Some protected species are illegaly killes for their valuable parts or are sold to live collectors. Brings about $600,000 per hour. Mountain Gorilla, White Rhino, Komodo Dragon. Q)Why are wild tigers likely to disapear within a few decades? A)Because there are only between 3400 to 5100 adult tigers roaming free.
Cows are naturally herbivores and live on wild grass and other plants that grow in the areas they live. In fact most cattle are fed grass in “cow-calf” operations prior to being sent to feed lots. These natural grasses grow without any assistance from humans; so no added costs for seed, fertilizer, or processing. Grass fed beef is a higher quality product that takes only six more months to mature than corn fed beef. Our nation moves toward a demand for quality, healthy beef shown by an increase in sales for grass fed beef from local farmers and organic grocery stores.
Earlier concerns about humane treatment of non-ambulatory (downer) cattle at slaughter houses became irrelevant when FSIS issued regulations in January 2004 to prohibit them from being slaughtered and inspected for human consumption. The Animal Welfare Act bill requests an annual compliance report to Congress, due to Congress’ designated $5 million of FSIS funding for hiring 50 additional compliance
Organizations like Farm Sanctuary that make it their goal to rescue and care for abused and tormented farm animals deserve a gold medal for all their hard work. Another organization that helps not only farm animals but all animals in the world is PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). They help millions of endangered animals or animals at risk of endangerment. So after having read all of the following, next time when you take a bite of that tasty looking burger or a juicy steak take a minute and think about what your about to eat. Bibliography www.farmsanctuary.org Most of the information I acquired is from this website.
Diamond summarizes his answer to Yali’s question essentially attributing the environment for the success of the Europeans and discredits racial superiority of any sort. Although other factors contributed to the rise of the European civilization, the environment was the main factor. Some specific factors falling under environment that affected the European civilization are geography, food production, diffusion and population. Diamond explains the importance of writing in the European society. Literacy allowed them to conquer foreign lands easily because through writing, they could now have maps, sailing directions, and descriptive reports of previous sailors which would improve their experience.