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CVA Blog
Monday, June 16, 2008


The Misery We Cause to God’s Animals Causes Misery to Our Health

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries.

1. Cattleman Advocates Proper Care and Handling
2. Famous quote – Joseph Ritson (1761 - 1830), British poet
3. European Union Wants to Keep Animal Protein out of Cattle Feed
4. Bible verse – Habakkuk 3:19
5. South Korean Fear Over US Beef
6. Video of the Week

1. Cattleman Advocates Proper Care and Handling:
Dan L. Gralian, President of the Nevada Cattlemen's Association, shares his outrage about the “downer” cows being abused by employees of the four slaughterhouses under investigation thanks to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). He says that people in the cattle industry need to take a look at their own operations and see what they may need to do to improve their livestock handling facilities. Above all, Gralian believes that crippled and sick cows need to be euthanized humanely and never loaded into a truck to be slaughtered.

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While it is surprising that the President of the Nevada Cattlemen's Association was unaware of the extent of abuse of cattle, especially downer cows, throughout so many decades already, it is nevertheless encouraging to see that he does not advocate the abuse that so many others intentionally ignore and profit from.

"That the use of animal food disposes man to cruel and ferocious action is a fact to which the experience of ages gives ample testimony . . ."
 ~ Joseph Ritson (1761 - 1830), British poet

3. European Union Wants to Keep Animal Protein out of Cattle Feed:
Due to the increased number of cases of BSE or mad cow disease in Europe, the European Union (EU) banned the use of meat and bone meal (MBM) in cattle feed in 1994. Now, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is urging Europe to keep the ban to help reduce the spread of mad cow disease.

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4. (RSV) Habakkuk 3:19

"GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like hinds' feet, he makes me tread upon my high places."

We can rely on God to give us the strength through it all, even when we are in the midst of giving up.

5. South Korean Fear Over US Beef:
After the 40,000 people march against US beef in South Korea over fears of BSE (mad cow disease), the South Korean government has twice delayed resumption of the imports and has requested that cattle age 30 months or older not be sent. Moreover, South Korea's vice agriculture minister will visit the United States to discuss measures to follow up on talks between the presidents of the two countries on beef import issues.

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6. Video of the Week:
Watch this inspiring short interview in which Rap mogul Russell Simmons tells American Morning why he strictly avoids animal products. He shares his deep concern about animals, the environment and the poor; and the importance of finding a path to consciousness.

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