Friday, June 1, 2012

This Little Piggy Went To The Market

Here's something we don't see every day back home: an open-air butcher shop.

I'm still trying to get a shot of the truck that makes the rounds of the closing butcher shops on Saturday afternoons. It is loaded with all of the discarded bones (including residual hunks of meat, still attached to the bone) that are sent to be ground into feed for...

...wait for it...


I've asked a few of the ranchers I know here if that's not how Mad Cow Disease started, but received no real answers. When I know, you'll know. Or, if you have any insight into this practice, please share in the comment section below.

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  1. This is news to me. By the time the truck gets around, all those body pieces would be, YUCK and they are feeding soured meat to cattle.

    Makes me want to become a vegan.

  2. A rancher told me the bones are boiled, ground to powder, and then added to feed. :/


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