Sunday, August 29, 2010

More on rendering...

WARNING: The following videos are graphic and may disturb some viewers.

Note the Division Manager for the Bureau of Sanitation of the City of LA who says on camera that the animals being picked up will go to the rendering plant:

[Side note: I wonder if PETA renders the remains of the thousands of dogs and cats they kill in a year?]

...and finally, a 2007 undercover video showing dead pets being prepared for rendering at D&D in California, which holds most of the rendering contracts with Southern California shelters. Please be warned that the video below is very graphic.

Thanks to YesBiscuit! - been trying to find that Dept of Sanitation video for a week! She has a great story tying it all together: Could Dogs and Cats Be an Ingredient in Your Pet's Food?

Back to the funny tomorrow, I promise!


Blogger Joe said...

Just like human remains, once an animal is dead, it is nothing but a lump of tissue. What was once a friend, companion, etc. is gone from the carcass than is now just fur, organs, and bones. The spirit has left. Only the memories are left.

7:27 PM  
Blogger -J. said...

Just like human remains, the remains of a beloved companion are deserving of respect and consideration.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

We as society and species spend way too many resources on human remains ~ the millions of acres of cemeteries, the water uses to maintain the grass, money wasted on vaults and caskets, etc. As for me, take what can be used for transplants and burn the rest; use the ashes in the garden. Let us spend our time and energy on the living, human or non-human.

9:55 AM  

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