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Izvestia
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Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:29 am

I thought euthanized animals can’t go for meat. Administering drugs that kill you... doesn’t seem suitable for meat.
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Flanders
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Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:28 am

Izvestia wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:29 am
I thought euthanized animals can’t go for meat. Administering drugs that kill you... doesn’t seem suitable for meat.
You would think so, however, the FDA has found it in dog food, this article is from last year.
https://www.newsweek.com/dog-food-recal ... nds-811813
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Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:45 pm

I'd much rather cremate an animal than chop it up and just bury bits and pieces!
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Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:45 pm

Some of the reactions in this thread are maybe the strangest I've ever seen on this forum and that's saying something. Why do people automatically assume we eat race horses? It we do it probably tastes good so oh well.

I agree that burying anything is weird AF.
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Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:28 pm

Please explain how burying anything is "weird af."
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Gemini
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:53 am

Somnambulist wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:45 pm
I agree that burying anything is weird AF.
Burying the dead has advantages. For one thing, it's a more efficient way to return nutrients to the earth. Plus you don't want to leave stuff above ground to attract all sorts of scavengers. Ever seen 6 vultures on one roadkill squirrel in the middle of a highway? Consider how much worse that would be for larger animals.
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:12 am

IIRC, the Tibetans used to practice what they called 'air burial.'
After all the end-of-life ceremonies were completed, the body would be carried to a high rocky peak. There, the body was cut into different sized pieces, for all the different birds that would come, like great vultures, eagles and ravens. Even small birds were fed, by the monks mixing rice grains with the blood and throwing the mixture to the songbirds.
I know it sounds grisly at first but, imagining the scene, set high against the Himalayas, is compelling. I could think of worse things to do with my body than having every scrap of it consumed by a wild bird and then taking flight.
I wonder if China lets the Tibetans do that anymore. :(
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