not only what occurs naturally in cow's milk that is a health concern
for humans. Antibiotics and other drugs are routinely given to dairy
cows and residues are in their milk
Food and Drug Administration is worried about what it calls an "important
potential public health issue." It could be in your latte or your
child's bowl of breakfast cereal. It could be in your refrigerator or
freezer. At the very least, the FDA wants to make certain that it's
not in any of the 8 million milk-producing cattle in the United States
or the 500,000 dairy cows in Idaho.
test results released last year by the United States Department of Agriculture's
Food Safety and Inspection Service showed extremely high levels of drugs
and antibiotics in cattle from dairies across the nation, including
in Idaho, the federal agency announced it would launch a series of tests
to address a potential problem. The Idaho dairy industry decided to
preclude the FDA action with some unofficial testing of its own. Yet
records of the testing are inaccessible and records of their strategy
meeting don't exist.
In Circuses: A Modern-Day Slave Trade by Benjamin Zephaniah
regulations have failed animals such as Anne, the elephant kicked and
beaten in a UK circus. We need a ban now
Jamaican heritage and African roots make it impossible for me to ignore
the historical similarities between cruelty to my own ancestors and
to animals in circuses today. The mindset that has permitted atrocities
to be inflicted on humans is the same mindset that allows the abuse
of animals to occur. Just as my ancestors were beaten and exploited,
so are the zebras, lions, tigers, camels and other animals used in circuses.
Just as my ancestors had families, feelings and emotions, so do animals.
In fact, when I strip away the material stuff around me, I see that
I, too, am an animal. We are family.
as if they were equipment, animals who are forced to travel and perform
in circuses are routinely deprived of proper care and become sick, listless
and depressed. Many develop neurotic behaviour from the stress and abuse
and die far short of their expected lifespan. They spend the vast majority
of their lives crammed into transport cages or boxcars and are hauled
around from one venue to the next. UK laws require that animals be given
a good quality of life. But the rigours of transport, cruel training
techniques and other stresses of circus life make that impossible.
of my ancestors were imprisoned without cause and spent their lives
deprived of everything that was important and meaningful to them: the
freedom of choice, independence and autonomy. This is exactly what life
is like for animals used in circuses. They have no choice when it comes
to their living conditions or what creatures they live and interact
with, and they are punished when they don't toe the line. They have
no control over any aspect of their own destiny.
don't "get used to" servitude. They know they aren't where
they are supposed to be. Animals who perform stunts that they would
never do in their rightful homes do so out of fear, not because they
The Elephant's Owner Found Guilty Of Causing Suffering
Roberts, owner of Super Circus, is given conditional discharge as judge
criticises animal rights activists' tactics
circus owner has been found guilty of causing suffering to an elderly
elephant, but the judge who heard the case strongly criticised the methods
used by animal activists who exposed him. The police are now investigating
threats aimed at the circus owner Bobby Roberts and comments about the
case made on Facebook and other sites. Secretly filmed footage obtained
by the activists Animal Defenders International (ADI) caught one of
the Asian elephant's grooms, Nicolai Nitu from Romania, hitting her
with a pitchfork and kicking her. On one occasion 69-year-old Roberts
could also be seen apparently aiming a kick at the animal, known as
the trial it was claimed that Roberts had failed to stop Nitu mistreating
Anne and that she was kept chained up almost permanently while the circus
was at its winter quarters in Cambridgeshire. The prosecution alleged
she was not given the medication she needed for arthritis. The district
judge David Chinnery found Roberts, of Oundle, Northamptonshire, guilty
of three charges under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. He cleared Roberts's
wife, Moira, of all charges, ruling that she was not Anne's owner.
Reason Not To Consume Dairy: Brucellosis - A Milkborne Disease
also called Bang's disease, Crimean fever, Gibraltar fever, Malta fever,
Maltese fever, Mediterranean fever, rock fever, or undulant fever is
a highly contagious zoonosis caused by ingestion of unsterilized milk
or meat from infected animals or close contact with their secretions.
herds in the USA are tested only once a year with the Brucella Milk
schoolboy, 8, who has struck up a remarkable friendship with a colony
of alpine animals
They are notoriously shy around humans, beating their tails and chattering
their teeth to try to warn us off before emitting loud whistles to tell
other members of their colony to flee. But when these alpine marmots
see Matteo Walch, they scuttle to his side and show him nothing but
affection. The eight-year-old built up a remarkable relationship with
the creatures since first being taken to see them by his nature-loving
family four years ago.
bond: Matteo Walch has struck up an unlikely friendship with a group
of marmots in the Austrian Alps
The family return
to visit the colony in Groslocker in the Austrian Alps for two weeks
every year. Matteo’s mother Michaela said: 'Their friendship has
lasted for more than four years now. 'He
loves those animals and they are not at all afraid of Matteo because
he has a feeling towards them and they understand that.
British government has been planning to introduce secret trials called
Kafkaesque, which could themselves be kept secret under legislation
before the Lords
The UK government
is planning to introduce secret trials, which opposition groups condemn.
The UK government would be able to apply to the courts for a case to
be held in closed material proceedings (CMP) under the Justice and Security
Bill. The government could present evidence under CMP to a judge without
the defence having a right to challenge it or even being aware of the
nature of the evidence. These
plans of secret trials have been widely condemned by human rights lawyers
and civil liberties groups as an attempt by the UK government to place
itself and the security services above the law. During
debates among the Lords, government minister Baroness Stowell stated
that "in some instances the fact of the application (for CMP) will
not be made public."
Falconer asked the minister "whether it is envisaged that the fact
of an application being made for a closed material proceeding should
be kept secret."
legal charity Reprieve also opposed the introduction of secret trials
and condemned any suggestions under which CMP applications could be
executive director Clare Algar said, "These courts could be used
to sweep serious state human rights abuses - such as torture - under
‘non-lethal’ support for al-Qaeda in Syria is absolutely
lethal; British tax-payers become incriminated in war crime
a response to what looks like a slow death at Aleppo for his al-Qaeda
proxy-army, William Hague announced that further support (thanks, of
course, to British tax-payers) will be made available to the terrorists
and foreign mercenaries that constitute the Free ‘Syrian’
Army. Clarification then followed regarding how this support would consist
of the latest satellite telephones and media training. Dubbed ‘non-lethal’,
on one level, Hague’s insistence that this British aid is somehow
neutral is a lie because provision given to the terrorists in Syria
for propaganda purposes has already proven quite deadly. As the established
pattern now indicates, the requirement to create a media narrative always
provokes a massacre committed by the terrorists to be blamed on the
Syrian Government. Besides which, it has become clear that British Special
Forces are on the ground to ‘liaise with opposition leaders’
– which is a euphemism for directing the battles. Either way,
the British tax-payer is culpable for the death of innocent human beings
in Syria because it cannot bring its rogue government to heel.
the conflict in Syria goes on, the Western powers have become more blatant
in their support for the Free ‘Syrian’ Army. Amongst the
coverage of the process of this alignment, there are readily available
fragments of information which, when they are pieced together, show
how from the very top, in Washington and London, a decision has been
made to facilitate none other than al-Qaeda, and to operate, in an alliance
with Islamist terrorists, in order to overthrow a sovereign government
by a military invasion.
Beagles Rescued From Marshall Farm's Green Hill Breeders In Italy
rescue of Green Hill dogs has been halted today after 2,115 beagles
have been taken out of the beagle breeding 'farm' in the past 10 days.
This is after a long fought campaign in Italy, more information about
the campaign (in Italian) at: www.fermaregreenhill.net
is still 59 female breeders, either pregnant or with too young puppies,
staying inside the kennels until September, for health reasons.
they will all be rehomed in 1 or 2 days with all the puppies... and
the breeding farm will be completely empty!
seems incredible to all of us!!! Much love and solidarity go out to
those activists that have worked hard to make this happen! :]
Green Hill is empty but has not been closed yet! So, please join in
with this campaign.
Backfires - Causes Healthy Cells To Feed Growth Of Cancer Tumors
since chemotherapy was introduced into the practice of western medicine,
doctors and oncologists have been trying to answer this nagging question:
Why does chemotherapy seem to work at first, but then cancer tumors
cells grow back even more aggressively while the body becomes resistant
protein, dubbed "WNT16B," is taken up by nearby cancer cells,
causing them to "grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent
therapy," said Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Center in Seattle.
Stranglehold that the UK 1939 Cancer Act Exerts in Great Britain
Medicine News Service - by Madeline C. Hickey-Smith
Most citizens of Great Britain are totally unaware of the 1939 Cancer
Act which effectively prevents them from finding out about different
treatments for cancer.
from the UK 1939 Cancer Act:
- (1) No person shall take any part in the publication of any advertisement
containing an offer to treat any person for cancer, or to prescribe
any remedy therefor, or to give any advice in connection with the treatment
referring to any article, or articles of any description, in terms which
are calculated to lead to the use of that article, or articles of that
description, in the treatment of cancer.
this section the expression "advertisement" includes any "notice,
circular, label, wrapper or other document, and any announcement made
orally or by any means of producing or transmitting sounds". 
of such advertisements is permitted to a very restrictive group comprising
members of either House of Parliament, local authority, governing bodies
of voluntary hospitals, registered or training to become registered
medical practitioners, nurses or pharmacists, and persons involved in
the sale or supply of surgical appliances. A very tight grip, therefore,
is exercised on information that is fed to citizens of Great Britain;
interestingly, the Act does not apply to Northern Ireland.
pretty much wraps it up, and wraps us (in Britain) up in the legal stranglehold
that this outdated Act still exerts. Was this enacted to protect the
citizens from charlatans and "quacks" or to safeguard the
interests of the National Radium Trust, to whom the British Government
lent money? If no one is allowed to tell us, how can we, the general
public, ever find out what alternatives there are to those offered by
mainstream medicine, mainly surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy?
Paul Watson Sends First Message To Supporters Since Departing Germany
Captain Paul Watson, founder of
the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Photo: Mike Mulle
For the first time
since the world began speculating why Captain Paul Watson made the decision
to forfeit his bail and depart Germany after being held there under
house arrest for 70 days, the Captain himself is speaking out. He relayed
a message to Sea Shepherd headquarters over the weekend, asking that
it be provided to his supporters.
researchers found that even when radiation kills half of the tumor cells
treated, the surviving cells which are resistant to treatment, known
as induced breast cancer stem cells (iBCSCs), were up to 30
times more likely to form tumors than the nonirradiated breast
cancer cells. In other words, the radiation treatment regresses the
total population of cancer cells, generating the false appearance that
the treatment is working, but actually increases the ratio of highly
malignant to benign cells within that tumor, eventually leading to the
iatrogenic (treatment-induced) death of the patient.
month, a related study published in the journal Stem Cells titled, "Radiation-induced
reprogramming of breast cells," found that ionizing radiation reprogrammed
less malignant (more differentiated) breast cancer cells into iBCSCs,
helping to explain why conventional treatment actually enriches the
tumor population with higher levels of treatment-resistant
People enjoy showbiz,
but elephants do not. This is the message Alec Baldwin delivers in a
disturbing four-minute video recently released with People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals (PETA) to raise awareness of elephant mistreatment
According to Baldwin,
elephants in a circus live very different lives from animals in the
wild, beginning as babies when "they are torn away form their mothers
and forced to begin training for their circus performances."
Baldwin goes on
to describe the treatment of some elephants in circuses, describing
photos taken by a Ringling trainer allegedly showing "the terrified
baby elephants as they are stretched out, slammed to the ground, gouged
with bullhooks, and shocked with electric prods. They scream, cry and
struggle while they are forced into the painful positions necessary
for circus tricks."
Got Propaganda? Why All of the Milk Industry's Health Claims
Have Been Proven Wrong
have been trying desperately for over a decade to increase the public's
consumption of milk, but they keep failing. Here's why.
milk looks easy and even fun when you see the celebrity milk-mustache
ads. "Got Milk?" ads may be the most recognizable and spoofed
of all ad campaigns, yet they are probably also one of the least successful:
Milk sales have actually fallen every year since the ads began. The
National Dairy Promotion and Research Program and the National Fluid
Milk Processor Promotion Program admit "consumption has been declining
for decades in the United States at about 1.0 percent per year,"
in their yearly reports to Congress but plead that their marketing has
"helped mitigate at least some of this decline." Key words
"help," "at least" and "some."
the milk-drinking slide? First, many U.S. groups simply do not drink
much, or any, milk -- including ethnic minorities, those who are lactose
intolerant or allergic, dieters, the health conscious, and vegans. Kids
themselves often dislike milk -- probably why they invented chocolate
and flavored milk -- and it is often the last choice among teens and
tweens, on whom much milk marketing is focused. Healthcare professionals,
unless subsidized by the dairy industry, seldom recommend milk because
of its cholesterol, fat, calories, allergens and impurities and its
possible links to rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) since milk
made with the cow milk enhancer has never been labeled. Benjamin Spock,
the famous baby boom-era pediatrician, recommended no milk for children
after age two to reduce their risks of heart disease, obesity, high
blood pressure, diabetes, and diet-related cancers.
'killed more than 95 per cent of adoptable dogs and cats in its care
last year' shocking new report says
2011, government report obtained by nonprofit organization claims 1,911
animals killed Only 34 adopted in same time span
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals killed more than 95 per cent of
animals in its care last year at a Virginia shelter, a shocking new
The report, released by non-profit consumer group, claims that PETA
- which is known for its outspoken stance on animal rights - were responsible
for the deaths of nearly 2,000 adoptable animals last year alone. The
records also show that the animal-rights organization has killed more
than 27,000 animals at its headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia since 1998.
A recent study conducted by Swedish researchers has shown a further
link between processed meats such as sausage or bacon and an increased
risk of pancreatic cancer. This kind of connection is not necessarily
new, but the study provides further evidence that indulging in processed
meats may not be the greatest decision for your health.
cancer by 50 percent
Bladder cancer by 59 percent
Stomach cancer by 38 percent
Pancreatic cancer by 67 percent
Of Physicians In The World Refuse Chemotherapy For Themselves
used to think that if they drained a sick person's blood it would purge
the "evil" infection or disease right out of the body, but
all that did was make the ill person much weaker, unable to fight off
whatever was invading their body, and the patient was then highly likely
to lose the battle for life, and in less time.
is all documented in a groundbreaking downloadable PDF report published
using polls and questionnaires continue to show that 3 of every 4 doctors
and scientists would refuse chemotherapy for themselves due to its devastating
effects on the entire body and the immune system, and because of its
extremely low success rate. On top of that, only 2 to 4% of all cancers
even respond to chemotherapy or prove to be "life extending,"
yet it is prescribed across the board for just about every kind of cancer.
were taken by accomplished scientists at the McGill Cancer Center from
118 doctors who are all experts on cancer. They asked the doctors to
imagine they had cancer and to choose from six different "experimental"
therapies. These doctors not only denied chemo choices, but they said
they wouldn't allow their family members to go through the process either!
What does that say about their true opinion of this archaic method?
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