"Plans were laid years in advance for monopolizing the cattle
production of the Great Plains.
Money Power financed the
extermination of the buffalo.
A high price was offered for
buffalo hides in whatever quantity offered.
All men who wished to
hunt buffalo could get an
outfit on credit.
On these terms,
an army of buffalo hunters was
After the initial carnage wrought by buffalo hunters
from trains the buffalo hunters lined banks of the streams where the buffaloes
came to drink and in two or three years, the buffalo, numbering many millions
Only the money power could have effected the
extermination of the buffalo.
"Kill every buffalo you can! Every
buffalo dead is an Indian gone."
Only they had
money enough to equip such an army of
world-wide commerce had a market for a vast number of hides.
money power had been obtaining hides for monopolized trade in leather, shoes,
and other leather products, from Buenos Aires, in South America.
only necessary to substitute buffalo hides for South American hides, for two or
three years, to secure the extermination of the buffalo.
power saw a grand investment in devoting the Great Plains to the production of
As soon as the buffalo were exterminated, they began to buy
cattle in Texas, and cows and calves and young cattle in all the states, to
start ranches on the Great Plains.
This caused a boom in cattle all
over the country; multitudes of enterprising Americans organized cattle
companies, and started cattle ranches all over the West, from Texas to Montana,
mortgaging their property, and taking money out of their business, in order to
take stock in the cattle companies.
boom in prices was kept up
until the Great Plains were fully occupied with cattle ranches."
1970 Radical changes in
the government policy concerning agriculture and subsidies are ushered
Farm subsidies prioritize the growing of commodities
non-perishable food products to be
stored indefinitely in
grain-bins and traded on
the world market to increase GDP, allowing the government more borrowing
industrialized meat production you run head long into a lot of
The pork producer, the meat packer and the retail seller are
all at odds.
Each wants to maximize profit and minimize
Each is willing to externalize costs.
negotiation will be coercive and unfavorable if any of these three branches of
industry have been monopolized.
Pork packing firms are independent
After the Panic of 1873, pork packing becomes a
Packers in St. Louis, Louisville and Cincinnati are
slaughtering hogs but by the time the bacon is put on the market
Armour has flooded the market.
come from a long line of pig butchers and meat-packers: Armour.
not-too-distant relatives were responsible for such ingenious inventions as the
refrigerated train car and the "kill floor," and ultimately the meat-oriented
status of the modern American diet.
Armour owned a business which
bought hogs from local farmers for delivery to slaughterers and packers.
The demands of the hungry Union armies during the
Civil War created a
boom in pork and the Armour brothers prospered - and profiteered.
business move that might land you in jail Philip took advantage of artificially
swollen food prices toward the end of
sold futures to pork
barrels he did not possess for delivery
in the spring of
1865 when, he
gambled, the War would be ending and
prices would have fallen.
gamble paid off, and
netted a two million profit
at the expense of disgruntled traders and government merchants." - Jeffrey
1869 Two years after the Armour
packing house is built in Chicago six thousand hogs are being butchered a
Armour originates a
number of assembly line slaughtering techniques,
the use of waste
products and the sale of canned
Armour packing houses in Kansas City, Omaha and
Packers in St. Louis, Cincinnati and Louisville, go
"Employees worked as much
as 18 hours a day in unsanitary conditions.
There always seemed to
be another new young man available and willing to step in and take the hammer,
knife or saw whenever an employee would
lose a finger, hand, eye - or stomach for the job.
The Armours were
ruthless competitors; they would open a retail outlet in every city and flood
the market with their products, selling them at such ridiculously low prices
the local butchers and outlets could not compete.
Townsfolk took to
Armour meat with the intensity of Heroin
Once the local competition was forced to close their doors and
leave Armour would then raise prices and control availability through
Armour, using this technique, drove thousands of
smaller operators who had been in the butchery business for years into
Monopolistic business practices caused a tumult when US
soldiers in the Spanish-American War
died from eating meat canned by Armour.
Armour and his competitors
permission of sawdust, rats, animal feces, and portions of animals heretofore
considered inedible being used in the production of "meat" products eventually
got the attention of Congress.
The Sherman Anti-Trust Act is enacted to
protect the public from the unscrupulous business practices of the Armours and
its enactment, the Armours were indicted for
violations of the Sherman Act based on testimony they gave before Congress
in which they revealed the very incriminating details of their business
silver-tongued lawyer of the day retained by the Armours argued that they
should be able to invoke -- retroactively -- their Fifth Amendment right not to
implicate themselves, and thus prevent the introduction at trial of their own
previous damning testimony before Congress, and prevent the introduction of all
the evidence procured as a result of that testimony.
On the eve of
trial, after a jury had been empaneled, a judge accepted the lawyer's argument
and dismissed the case against the Armours.
The newspapers of the day
proclaimed derisively that the Armours' lawyer had given them an 'immunity bath'." -
Jeffrey Armour Nelson
Wise Use ideology
engineered the passage of laws in at least 13 states making it a crime to
photograph industrial factory farm animals!
"Factory farmed animals - cattle,
pigs, chickens - live in
unnatural and cruel conditions, which do not
allow them to live the way nature intended.
Factory farmers treat them as
commodities rather than living, breathing, sentient beings that feel pain
and suffer, just like humans.
It's time to make changes, not just
because of the harm to our health and environment but because
having respect for all beings will
help create a more humane world." - Valerie Belt
"If you wanted
to create global pandemics, you'd build as many of these factory farms as
That's why the
development of swine flu isn't a surprise to those in the public health
In 2003, the American Public Health Association - the
oldest and largest in world - called for a moratorium of factory farming
because they saw something like this would happen.
It may take
something as serious as a pandemic to make us realize the real cost of factory
farming." - Dr. Michael Greger
Swine Influenza Infections in Guangdong Province
Industrial hog farms can influence human flu epidemics
High Risk of Influenza Virus Infection Among Swine
researchers discover new swine flu with 'pandemic potential'
increased use of antibiotics in animal production has gone hand-in-hand with
the development of factory farms - industrial-style livestock operations.
Thousands of animals are crammed into the unhygienic, crowded quarters
of a typical industrial-style livestock operation, and antibiotics are
dispensed constantly through the animals' feed.
pounds of antibiotics are
fed to livestock in the US annually - eight times more than the amount used as
Six of the 17 classes of antibiotics used to promote
growth in animals are also used to treat diseases in humans.
University study showed that antibiotic-resistant genes found in bacteria
infecting humans were identical to some of the same bacteria infecting animals.
The Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production recommended:
"Ban the non-therapeutic use of antimicrobials in food animal
production to reduce the risk of antimicrobial résistance to medically
important antibiotics and other microbials."
One million farms house 57 million pigs.
the nation's largest pig farm, a North Carolina factory farm, an aggressive
H3N2 virus of a never-before-described triple hybrid of three viruses - a human
virus, a pig virus and a bird virus - was discovered.
2001 80,000 farms house 57 million pigs.
"More and more
farmers are finally starting to see the writing on the wall, and theyre
trying to save themselves.
A typical year, dairy farmers get only 11
cents from every dollar spent on milk.
According to the USDA the
average age of the American farmer is 58, with over 31% still running their
farm at over 65 years old.
The price of a bushel of corn was $3.58 on
Dec 2, 1974.
In January of 2018, a bushel of corn sold for $3.56, down
two cents from 44 years ago.
They are returning to growing food instead
of commodities, and more importantly they are marketing that food directly to
customers, instead of selling it for pennies on the dollar to multinational
packing and processing corporations.
The farmer who planted his first
field of corn in 1974 can expect the same prices for his corn as he retires.
All the while the price of seed, land, equipment, fertilizer, and fuel
have grown exponentially.
Its unbelievable. Its an insult.
Its downright sinful. " - Whitney Belprez
2009 Swine flu
pandemic starts at a Smithfield Foods - the largest global
pork packer and
hog producer - massive hog-raising operation in Perote, Mexico, in the
state of Vera Cruz.
A Smithfield subsidiary, Granjas Carrol, raises
950,000 hogs per year.
Residents of Perote believed the outbreak had
been caused by contamination from pig breeding farms located in the area which
polluted the atmosphere and local water bodies and that this, overtime, led to
the disease outbreak.
A municipal health official stated that
preliminary investigations indicated that the disease vector was a type of fly
that reproduces in pig waste and that the outbreak was linked to the global
industrial pig farms.
Residents say the
fecal waste produced
isn't adequately treated.
Swarms of flies hover over waste lagoons
transfering respiratory ailments.
Mexican health agency Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social has
acknowledged that the original carrier for the flu could be the "clouds of
flies" that multiply in the Smithfield manure lagoons.
"Adrian Gibbs, 75, who
collaborated on research that led to the development of Roche Holding AG's
Tamiflu drug, said in an interview that he intends to publish a report
suggesting the new strain may have
accidentally evolved in eggs scientists use to grow viruses and
drugmakers use to make
Gibbs said he came to his conclusion as part of an effort
to trace the virus's origins by
analyzing its genetic blueprint." - Jason Gale and Simeon
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