We were debating if vegetation could be grown without the use of industrial animal agriculture. And without laboring over the background conversation the final points I wanted to make to "TY" are in bold.
Warning - For some it might be a gruesome subject:
Ty said: The only way to capture the nitrogen potential would be to macerate, sterilize,and reconstitute...
I am not a chemist or biologist but I know that the sooner a cadaver returns to the soil the quicker the worms eat... And the sooner the "cycle" begins.
Now if this more natural mode is riddled with hazards why are green burials becoming so popular?
There are environmentally friendly ways of disposing of human remains that would benefit the permaculture.
Bio-cremations or "resomations" are certainly fertilizing the lawns in a Florida facility!
And in the U.K. there's Promessa: "The primary principles are preservation after death in organic form and shallow burial in living soil that quickly converts us to mulch."
So I disagree - I do think we are culturally ready to think of more renewable things to do with our dead bodies. And given enough funding and study it just might replace animal waste after all.
I think it's easy to see why I became frustrated by not being given the space to reply. I think I had some valid points... But this is how the animal users work on the web... Now let's see how they act in the real world:
I attended the protest at Silver Spurs Rodeo last night... To the right of the photo below is The Florida Cattlemen's building.
This demonstration was just a small group, holding signs in a peaceful, orderly, LEGAL way. I smiled and waved... We all did. It was an effort to just get people to THINK about the possibility that cows, calves, bulls and horses were being needlessly "used" for harmful and frivolous amusement. It was an attempt to get people to WAKE UP from their thoughtless ignorance. That's it.
There were cars and trucks that passed by us... Some with horses being sent possibly to their doom should an "unfortunate" "accident" happen. Still, our small group stood in quiet calm.
But many of these trucks with tires taller than my vehicle - spit and threw used chewing tobacco at us. They shouted obscenities. They cussed and gave us the finger... They spun their wheels so as to kick up pebbles and rocks in our faces... The gunned their engines and left clouds of black smoke as they sped off towards the parking lot. Many had children in the cars as well. They were brutish. Angry. Aggressive and hostile.
It wouldn't be a stretch that if possible, they would have stomped and slammed on us physically so that our message would be silenced. I am sure in the same way that they think nothing of harming innocent "rodeo" animals, they'd think nothing of tyrannizing us too. You see that's the way it goes when you run roughshod over those "smaller" than you - When you're a bully - Everyone's is game and nothing's too petty.
And let it be no surprise to anyone that these thugs are also the first to call activists "communists", "liberals", "radicals", troublemakers, terrorists and un-American. But look how they represent themselves! On line or not... It is the voice of reason and compassion they suppress... It is the very first order of Free Speech which they deny and attack.
I'm sure their mothers didn't raise them that way... And I'd bet anything even the Florida Crackers who actually did drive the cattle through the swamps way back when would be aghast at the uncivil display of rude childishness. As for me, I've paid my taxes to the "Sunshine State" for almost 40 years - and I hang my head in embarrassment for I've truly seen the underbelly of it all at the Silver Spurs sham. Just pitiful.
I hope the information about the possibility of growing REAL food without the need of killing animals is useful knowledge... As for anyone else even considering spending their valuable time or money in Florida, as you can see we're not the progressive, civilized state you think we are. We're knee-deep in hillbillies that abuse animals as "things" just 20 minutes from the zipitee-do-da "magical" kingdom where they eat them all day.
La-la-land for sure. :/