To our animal friends, have we gone too far?

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What results isrepparttar brutal mass killing of upward of 50 million birds or more although transmission to humans is very low. At some point in their lifetime, most people have likely consumed meat from a chicken that was a virus carrier.

Mad Cow Disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy/BSE)

Mad Cow Disease isrepparttar 132416 commonly used name for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a slowly progressive, degenerative, fatal disease affectingrepparttar 132417 central nervous system of adult cattle. (4.) The disease is spread by moving animals from country to country and by mixing dead animal tissue (brain and spinal cord) inrepparttar 132418 cattle feed. What resulted fromrepparttar 132419 lack of concern forrepparttar 132420 cattle, themselves, was a widespread slaughter of millions of animals.

Because we have evolved to a mass producing species, animals have become a means to fulfilling our gluttonous desires and obsessions. Somewhere alongrepparttar 132421 evolutionary ladder, we decided that it was ok to brutalize animals as long it benefits or amuses us.

We can’t help but wonder ifrepparttar 132422 human race will become its own worst enemy that cannot be defeated. We should look to our past, at traditional native peoples’ respect forrepparttar 132423 animals they hunted. We can learn so much from our past, not justrepparttar 132424 mistakes.


1. Native Americans of North America. Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2004 Arlene Hirschfelder, Ned Blackhawk, Trudy Griffin-Pierce, David J. Meltzer, Carl Waldman © 1993-2003 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. 2. Dr Hugh Buck Avian Influenza – a veterinary doctor's opinion © 2004 BirdLife. The global bird conservation alliance working together for birds and people. Retrieved April 3 2004 3. Dr Hugh Buck Avian Influenza – a veterinary doctor's opinion © 2004 BirdLife 4. Commonly Asked Questions About BSE in Products Regulated by FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) FDA/Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition January 14, 2004; Updated January 30, 2004 Retrieved April 3 2004

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Marriage, you are the weakest evolutionary link, Goodbye !

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▪ Ancient cultures, such as ancient Greeks and Romans, (3.) wives were forced to stay at home taking care ofrepparttar children and home whilerepparttar 132414 husbands engaged in sexual activities with prostitutes.

Marriage, what role did organized religion play?

Christian doctrine relegatedrepparttar 132415 role ofrepparttar 132416 woman as that of a servant to her husband. Women were forbidden to divorce and men were consideredrepparttar 132417 head and boss ofrepparttar 132418 family. Raping your wife was frowned upon but legal.

Fortunately, modern marriage has evolved to be a much more civilized institution in most cultures. The cultures where religion plays a major role in government,repparttar 132419 plight ofrepparttar 132420 married woman is very disturbing.

In recent months,repparttar 132421 institution of marriage is being challenged by those seeking same sex marriages. The opponents of gay marriage sayrepparttar 132422 roots of heterosexual marriage are a sacred ritual between a man and a women.

After examiningrepparttar 132423 origins and history of heterosexual marriage, it can be argued that because women inrepparttar 132424 free societies are no longer considered property,repparttar 132425 institution of marriage should be abolished and replaced with a civil union for all.

So let us all shout: Marriage, you arerepparttar 132426 weakest evolutionary link, Goodbye!


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