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uggg i just found out what pizzles are + why we say pee + piss
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pizzle1 : the penis of an animal. 2 : a whip made of a bull's pizzle. 1st known use: 15th century.
pizzles are sold raw dehydrated as chews for dogs (+ raw for human consumption)
cow pizzles aka bully sticks were tested for bacterial contaminants:
-27% were contaminated with Escherichia coli (Ecoli)
-4% were contaminated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
-4% were contaminated with Clostridium difficile
"these bacterial strains have been shown to infect humans. Researchers advise all pet owners to wash their hands after touching such treats, as they would with any raw meat. The very young, elderly, pregnant, immunocompromised and other high-risk individuals should avoid all contact with raw animal-product based treats and raw meat"
"We were surprised at the clear misconceptions pet owners + veterinarians have with pet foods + the popular raw animal-product based pet treats on the market. For example, 71% of people feeding bully sticks to their pets stated they avoid by-products in pet foods, yet bully sticks are animal by-products."
excerpted from phys.org/pet-bully
by ~mod*mom~ at 20.7.17 Â©
if you know me in person, you know i'm a vegan, but i don't push it.
when people complain to me about health problems, i do tell them there is a simple remedy: stop eating animals + their excretions + eggs
i'm the only vegan i know, besides celebrities, + it's isolating. i watch vegans on youtube showing gorgeous food they make in their vitamix.
i love documentaries + got to meet the Forks Over Knives founder a few years ago at Whole Foods + participate in his 30-day vegan challenge.
he prepared a vegan dinner from his recipe book that was scrumptious!
i asked him how he gave up cheese + he replied: cheese is disgusting!
i agree now + i was sooo excited about the Cowspiracy documentary +
there's a fantastic new documentary i hope you'll watch "What the Health"
i wrote this review on IMDB for "What the Health"
"watch this multiple times with people you care about :) save lives. be
a healer :) the health heroes interviewed are inspiring, intelligent,
strong + vibrant role models for adults + children. info is presented +
edited in compelling, eye-opening way empowering average people to
heal, be fit + live longer healthier. grateful to filmmakers + brave
contributors fighting ag monster. "What the Health" should be
compulsory Health class film in schools!!!!! but don't wait, watch it
on Netflix or whatthehealthfilm.com ASAP"
this is not sponsored. i'm excited about vitamix + vital veganism :)
i buy all the things you can make in a vitamix, but i could have been making them myself exactly the way i want, saving $ + eating more.
i'm so excited they still sell a mod looking classic vitamix model they almost retired after 25-years. it's a 5200. i ordered from vitamix.com
i've survived a terminal breast cancer diagnosis for over a decade,
by cutting out all animal products + eggs + excretions (dairy).
i think i wouldn't have ever gotten breast cancer, if i wasn't told by a government funded lactation coach program in Berkeley, California "drink milk, to make milk" + given free coupons for cow milk + cheese
watch as many documentaries as it takes to unlearn animal eating.
the next new vegan documentary i want to watch is "Eating You Alive"
+ i haven't yet seen the classics "Earthlings" + "Unity"...
local tip: RawDaddy is AMAZING at Palo Alto farmers market
by ~mod*mom~ at 19.7.17 Â©
midcentury suburbia cartoon :: Barbecue Brawl :: Tom + Jerry 1956
by ~mod*mom~ at 8.7.17 Â©
1960s prefab tour of harvard design school in London via dwell magazine
by ~mod*mom~ at 7.7.17 Â©
the word barbacoa migrated from the Caribbean into other languages + cultures; it moved from Caribbean dialects into Spanish, Portuguese, French, + English. According to the OED, the first recorded use of the word in English was a verb in 1661, in Edmund Hickeringill's Jamaica Viewed: "Some are slain, and their flesh forthwith Barbacu'd and eat". The word barbecue was published in English in 1672 as a verb from the writings of John Lederer, following his travels in the North American southeast in 1669. The first known use of the word as a noun was in 1697 by the British buccaneer William Dampier. In his New Voyage Round the World, Dampier wrote, " ... and lay there all night, upon our Borbecu's, or frames of Sticks, raised about 3 foot from the Ground".
Spanish atrocities committed in the conquest of Carib native's land included barbecuing them, as shown in Catholic Bishop Bartolome Las Casas's "Brevisima relación de la destrucción de las Indias", illustrated by Flemish artist Joos van Winghe + engraver Theodor deBry in 1663.
Samuel Johnson's 1756 dictionary of English Language gave these definitions:
because the cooking method of barbecue originated in native american groups, Europeans gave it "savage connotations." Theodor de Bry's Great Voyages, "present smoke cookery as a custom quintessential to an underlying savagery ... that everywhere contains within it a potential for cannibalistic violence."
by ~mod*mom~ at 1.7.17 Â© 0 comments