Uhh, actually, yes, they are not safe to eat. The chemicals and wormers and such are not deemed human safe. Beef, whether grass fed or raised in a feed lot is actually chemically treated with care. Same with dairy cows. With the crap US citizens put in their horses, you wouldn't catch me eating it. And we did live in Europe for a while.
Originally Posted by billp
As to the cat thing, the number one predator in the WORLD, is the domesticated house cat. That being said, put a cat, properly cared for in a biologically diverse area like a FARM and it will do it's job, hunting and killing rodentia and protecting the farm from disease.
That being said, I can't say enough about how the modern cat is allowed to run rampant and decimate wild populations of birds (many endangered and going on extinct) and small mammals. I detest "feral cat populations" they are an invention of modern luxury society. Dogs and other predators kept the cats in check, while the cats kept the rats in check.
We can't have cats as my husband and I are both allergic. I use mouse traps (where there is chicken food, there are mice) and a good rat dog.
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