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Thread: A Big Thank You to RSPCA QLD

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    Default A Big Thank You to RSPCA QLD

    We have an EMU (Educational Mobile Unit) that the Qld RSPCA transports down here to Tassie once a year. It costs about $20K just for the transportation, which is paid for by government grants and public donations etc.

    This Qld EMU van spends about 3 weeks touring the state here to educate people on a vast range of animal issues. During the 3 week tour, the EMU van also stops off at schools to get their message across to the children, who hopefully will help get the message across to adults as well.

    This year the EMU bus also focused on battery hens and what their short life conditions are like. It was a great feature, and some schools even participated by allowing children (who wanted to -like, all of them! LOL) to cram into a cage.

    Of course, I'm sure there are some people out there who would think this is a bit extreme, or find some reason to kick up a stink about it, but I hope not.
    These kids truly got a feel of what it is like first-hand; one they won't forget too soon IMO.

    Wonder what's next year?

    Thanks again QLD RSPCA EMU.

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    I think that is great!

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    What a great idea.

    If you can educate the kids then they will go home and, hopefully, talk to their parents about it. Pester power working for something good. If kids new all about Puppy Farms and Pet Shops maybe they would pester their parents about that too.
    The best things in life, aren't things

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    I agree totally TKay. It's nice to see the kids being educated about something good instead of being pounded to buy stuff, then pound mum and dad.

    Let's hope the message goes home!!!

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    That is REALLY great!!!
    Only a twinkle in his daddys eye ♥♡
    (IM)patiently waiting for my long awaited newfie pup ♥♡

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    Does anybody know about battery fed beef?

    That's feed lot cattle. Or in your restaurant or butcher - it might be called "grain fed". They supposedly can guarantee a more tender steak, but I'd rather have free range beef even if it is more chewy or variable in taste. However the stuff that I've had that has been farm killed - was perfect - so free range is no excuse for chewy and bad tasting.

    Feed lot cattle can stand around on concrete, in the sun all day, up to their knees in shit sometimes. It's horrible. And you can sometimes smell the places for miles and miles and miles. The Albury Wodonga area - I can always smell coming.

    Barn raised pigs get better lives. They've got shade and straw that is replaced regularily, and some (most?) barns have evaporative cooling installed. Can't say the same for their mums though.

    In your restaurant, ask for free range beef as well as chickens. And just to be perverse - I prefer to buy farm barramundi to the wild sort. Though I admit the wild ones have more flavour.

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    No, didn't know. Grain fed I've heard referred to in Qld. Certainly not here though. Most of the meat I get comes from the cows in the paddocks on King Island.

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    the albury wodonga smell is the dog food factory ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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    Feed lots are for the overseas market, they want more marbling of fat in their meat, especially Japan, a huge consumer. Our cattle are pasture raised and sold at auction in Wagga. Grain fed too does not necessarily mean feedlot. Some are organically raised on grain for the finer restaurants too..

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    Hi Laura

    That figures. How come there isn't a smell like that near Bathurst (location of another dog food factory).

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