Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

venom

PETA says Pig Farmers are more of a threat than Bin Laden

22 posts in this topic

This statement is especially true for pigs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

kindly point out specific problems you have with the article

The lagoons themselves are so viscous and venomous that if someone falls in it is foolish to try to save him. A few years ago, a truck driver in Oklahoma was transferring pig sh*t to a lagoon when he and his truck went over the side. It took almost three weeks to recover his body. In 1992, when a worker making repairs to a lagoon in Minnesota began to choke to death on the fumes, another worker dived in after him, and they died the same death. In another instance, a worker who was repairing a lagoon in Michigan was overcome by the fumes and fell in. His fifteen-year-old nephew dived in to save him but was overcome, the worker's cousin went in to save the teenager but was overcome, the worker's older brother dived in to save them but was overcome, and then the worker's father dived in. They all died in pig sh*t.

The same could be said about any operation taking place in a containment area where oxygen is displaced. Chemical plants. Water treatment plants. Trained personnel know not to enter these areas as they are confined spaces and anyone worth a poo knows you need training and a permit to do so. Tragedies like the article quoted happen all the time unfortunately. I once toured a grain elevator in Illinois. Owner told me a story how a silo had exploded and they were cleaning out the spoiled corn. Guy went down into the silo to remove a blockage and was overcome by lack of oxygen. Fire department came to rescue him. He got out. While down in the corn, the fire chief, a trained and certified emergency responder, removed his oxygen mask, was overcome himself, and died.

Corn is bad. Lets ban all corn silos.:rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The same could be said about any operation taking place in a containment area where oxygen is displaced.

so your problem isn't that what is say is wrong, but that industrial waste is bad in other sectors.

wow, that's a pretty convincing argument you have there.

Trained personnel know not to enter these areas as they are confined spaces and anyone worth a sh*t knows you need training and a permit to do so.

also I know you didn't read the article because the real problem is when these open air lagoons are flooded.

like is described in the article.

that you didn't read.

like when it happened when hurricane floyd washed all that stuff into a river.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so your problem isn't that what is say is wrong, but that industrial waste is bad in other sectors.

wow, that's a pretty convincing argument you have there.

also I know you didn't read the article because the real problem is when these open air lagoons are flooded.

like is described in the article.

that you didn't read.

like when it happened when hurricane floyd washed all that stuff into a river.

Most of the article describes the cruelty of pig farming, the stench associated with it, describes the fat cat of Smithfield farms jetting around in a private jet, desribes the authors experience when he went to a pig farm. About one page out of five discussed lagoon flooding and leaching into groundwater. Are you sure you read it?

Besides, you asked someone for one point of the article that someone had a problem with. I pointed it out. Fact is, industrial waste is nothing new and is not limited to people dying in pig sh*t. I guess I have a problem with the author. I agree lagoons are nasty nasty places, I've been to them. Have you?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Besides, you asked someone for one point of the article that someone had a problem with. I pointed it out.

your point is irrelevant and trivial, and doesn't address an actual problem with the article itself.

the request was directed to Kurb, not you, to point out something wrong with the article after he tried to discredit it by naming its source and his involvement with the industry. since he's failed to do that, I'm going to assume he can't.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most of the article describes the cruelty of pig farming, the stench associated with it, describes the fat cat of Smithfield farms jetting around in a private jet, desribes the authors experience when he went to a pig farm. About one page out of five discussed lagoon flooding and leaching into groundwater. Are you sure you read it?

Besides, you asked someone for one point of the article that someone had a problem with. I pointed it out. Fact is, industrial waste is nothing new and is not limited to people dying in pig sh*t. I guess I have a problem with the author. I agree lagoons are nasty nasty places, I've been to them. Have you?

I think I have more of a problem with improperly managed industrial waste than I do the author's "agenda."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone seen the new PETA strategy of the "Sea Kitten"? I think that proves how ridiculous PETA is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone seen the new PETA strategy of the "Sea Kitten"? I think that proves how ridiculous PETA is.

just because PETA employs a lot of ridiculous strategies doesn't mean they don't occasionally make good points.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone seen the new PETA strategy of the "Sea Kitten"? I think that proves how ridiculous PETA is.

anything like bonzai kitten?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just because PETA employs a lot of ridiculous strategies doesn't mean they don't occasionally make good points.

totally agree with you there. their hearts are in the right place, but man do they have some immature weirdo publicists.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites