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Skepchick Quickies 12.16

Happy birthday to Elizabeth Carter! Born in 1717, she was a poet of some note and a member of the Bluestocking Circle.

Mary

Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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  1. From the antibiotics in farm animals story:
    “Factory farming leads to overcrowding and the potential spread of disease, which many meat producers attempt to control by giving antibiotics to animals before they get sick.”
    This is really insidious from a cruelty perspective. It means that animals can be kept in deplorable conditions without breaking the law. For instance, you would expect to see thrush in cattle kept standing in their own waste. You treat thrush with antibiotics. If you feed antibiotics, no worries. No more catastrophic failure to thrive. No consequences to the bottom line. It covers up all the symptoms of abuse and neglect. The system is dangerous to us, and allows just devastating cruelty to the animals. There’s nothing good about it.

  2. Mary,

    About that last article I sent you. I’m no legal expert, but I just thought I should point out that I don’t entirely agree with Jacob Mchangama regarding the decision the court made dealing with MTA refusing to run Geller’s bus adds, everything else he wrote here is spot on as far as I’m concerned.

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