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Tyson Foods proposes an "alternative" to high fossil fuel prices by developed a diesel fuel made from chicken fat and food grease. It's opening a plant Monday in Louisiana that can turn out 75 million gallons of the fatty fuel a year.


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IE R (237)
Monday November 8, 2010, 5:35 am

I have feared this happening ever since all the discussion about "french fry" fuel around 10 years ago...and now animals, too, are ending up in The Tank. It's disgusting beyond belief and horrifying! It's bad enough how we already abuse and destroy animals, and now there yet another way we do this to them. I'm just at the verge of exploding in anger here!!!

Simone D (1462)
Monday November 8, 2010, 5:41 am
Disgusting. Thank you for keeping us informed Rooibos though.

Michela M (3964)
Monday November 8, 2010, 5:53 am
Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!!

Michela M (3964)
Monday November 8, 2010, 5:56 am
PALM OIL IS ALSO USED FOR "GREEN FUELS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Therefore, TO BE MORE "GREEN" WE GET RID OF TROPICAL FORESTS & WILDLIFE?????????????????????????? ISN'T IT ABSURD???????,

Pamylle G (458)
Monday November 8, 2010, 6:08 am
Cruel, short-sighted, STUPID !!

Lena R (109)
Monday November 8, 2010, 6:16 am
When do we finally come up with a real alternativie to fuel?!

IE R (237)
Monday November 8, 2010, 8:08 am

Michela, these two issues are DEFINITELY related. Humans think we can simply destroy other life forms and "use" them to meet out ill-conceived and consumerist "needs" when it's unethical and STILL doesn't address the underlying problem: we can't simply "tech" our way out of problems we create for ourselves, and we CERTAINLY shouldn't be destroying other beings to contribute to our own bad behaviour which we refuse to address.

Thank you for bringing up the palm oil parallel, THAT is important, too!

Valerie H (133)
Monday November 8, 2010, 8:24 am
Thank you for sharing...very sad....

. (0)
Monday November 8, 2010, 10:42 am
Thank you, dear Roo, for bringing this to my attention.

So far, humans haven't been able to steal the sun and claim it as their "property", so I feel that conservative use of FREE solar energy is the smartest way to go for the moment, until we come to a much higher consciousness and level of TRUE "humanity". We won't reach that stage until we decide, as a collective, that ALL KILLING/MURDER IS WRONG, and thus act accordingly. But we are getting there...

With that being expressed, I feel that electric cars are the best answer we've got at the moment. Actor Ed Begley Jr. and many others around the world are convinced of this. He drives a car (VW Rabbit?) powered with charged batteries from solar panels. A longtime vegan, Ed has dedicated much of his life educating audiences about this and other Do No Harm related sustainable'"green" topics. Vegan actor Woody Harrelson fights for the causes of electric cars and solar panels. Actress Daryl Hannah, also a longtime vegan, had a video running on her website that showed her drinking a glass of (veggie) biodeisel fuel, to prove how safe it was.

I have a dear friend who is the first man in Ohio to drive a biodeisel fuel car. It runs on oil he picks up (for FREE) from local vegan restaurants. He's able to then turn the vegetable oil into fuel right in his own garage, using a special converter. He is also a longtime vegan and a highly educated man in the medical field.

It seems to me that people are so star-struck these days, chasing the celebrities and following their leads, in style, politics, etc. Escapism from sour times and rampant corruption, I suppose. So perhaps putting this alarming news in the direction of some concerned people already in the public eye would help to halt the mass murder plans that Tyson is cooking up for animals. Maybe even the famous boxer Mike Tyson, who now enjoys a vegan diet, can be called upon to go up against one of, if not THE, heavyweight chicken-murdererers of the world (i.e. Tyson)... and win the biggest fight of his life; a fight to save the LIVES of chickens.

Should a fight like THAT ever take place, I'd hope Mike wins by a knock-out.

More related info here: (Daryl Hannah's website)

. (0)
Monday November 8, 2010, 10:57 am
Oops! Spelling correction in order---
I meant to write "chicken-murderers" in my previous comment.

. (0)
Monday November 8, 2010, 12:59 pm
("Free" Energy - The Infinite Battery by AlienScientist)

No need to kill or exploit any creature for our own assumed "needs" and desires.

Do No Harm.

"The saddest thing to me is that some people are afraid of taking a stand even on something as non-threatening as 'Do No Harm.' "

It's possible they like doing harm.

Alternatively, it's possible they're just too distracted by the world around them to focus on a statement that's so quiet and subtle, so straightforward and undemanding and humble.

Or maybe they think it's a trick, this idea of living mindfully and compassionately.

"We're just asking people to pause and consider their actions," says Grossman. "And to consider the effect their actions will have on the world."

That's all. But that's a lot."


Cindy C (125)
Monday November 8, 2010, 1:34 pm

Cynthia H (100)
Monday November 8, 2010, 5:46 pm
I will be hated for this but . . . I feel that there are millions of people who, despite our best efforts, will continue to eat meat - including chicken. In addition to the abuse the animals are put through to become food, I hate the waste. If people are going to continue to kill animals, is it not better to use up all parts for something worthwhile? (I understand that it probably means even more abuse and more killings - I'm just saying philosophically it would be better to use more of the same animal than just creating trash. Make the life of the chicken even more meaningful so to speak?)

Nancy A (21)
Monday November 8, 2010, 6:30 pm
I admire people who say their truth with love ... even when I may not agree with them. I agree it is best to use every part of the animal. However, I do not condone the horrid way Tyson treats its chickens and treats the farmers they hire to raise their chickens their way. See the Oscar nominated film "Food, Inc." for more info on how Tyson works. That company is terrible.

IE R (237)
Monday November 8, 2010, 8:12 pm

Cynthia, you made your point diplomatically, and I do respect that. Agree with you about the "waste of food," because to me, that's a sin.


Other creatures aren't "food" and this...this abominable sleight of hand to make Tyson et al appear "green" and wipe the blood off their hands by finding a "new" way to "make good ab/use of animals" is really frightening. Will we be doing this to unwanted humans, too? And why not, it'd solve some of our problems, wouldn't it? Wouldn't it?

Animals being killed so humans can slurp up flesh and then "dump" the rest into the gas tank for a joy ride...I can't think of anything more offensive, insulting, and immoral. And then this PR stunt by Tyson to make themselves look oh-so good and clean and green...

Where's my C-4 when I need some?!

Julie v (230)
Monday November 8, 2010, 9:41 pm
There is a hell and it is here on earth and all animals are in it.

. (0)
Monday November 8, 2010, 9:43 pm
Cynthia Henley---
I'm glad you brought those points up. So thank you. I'd like to address them, since I used to agree with the logic you (and Nancy A.) presented, but have since moved in a different direction...

(If you'll kindly allow me a moment on my soapbox, ladies...)

The way I see it, any move that cancels out the WRONGFUL ACT of animal murder/exploitation and FURTHER encourages, exploits, and REWARDS the use of murdered animal bodies (with "feel good" money profits as the lure) ... is a step in the wrong direction, that being highly detrimental to progressive thinking and an evolved state of "humanity"; one which entails an extended circle of compassion to ALL creatures. Why keep settling for and thus encouraging selective sympathies, as the majority of humans currently exhibit when it comes to animals, including the human animal species? That's like condoning bias and prejudice. NOT an evolving mindset, if you ask me.

So you see, it makes no sense to reward biased or callous behavior. And two wrongs don't make a right.

Besides, ground up baby male chicks and "spent" chickens are already used for "pet" foods and fur farming, so people are already making use of every last bone, beak, and feather,... just to squeeze one last coin out of the animal for profit. So, since there's no "waste", there's no real need for Tyson to step in and sell the birds for fuel, too. Unless, of course, there's a raw deal going on somewhere in the background..., and no doubt it is money related. Could that be the more accurate "green" slant in their agenda?

See Chickpulp video here:
Also check out Tierney's Care2 news story here, about Petsmo products:

And look, we can't keep sitting on sugar-coated mythologies, continuously bringing up how SOME people throughout history used all parts of a murdered animal and taught others to do likewise, thereby creating no "waste" and making the slaughter of animals more "meaningful" or even "spiritual". Those same groups of people are also guilty of disparaging attitudes against animals, preferring human profit. Like it or not, that's what is under the veil. For instance, George Catlin records that, in North America in 1832, 600 Sioux Indians went out on horseback and slaughtered 1400 buffalo, taking ONLY their tongues, and then traded with the whites for a few gallons of whiskey. We don't hear THOSE stories brought up at the dinner table, do we? And no one ever talks about the peaceful groups in history who relied entirely on plant agriculture to sustain them, refusing to harm an animal for ANY reason. Ask why that is. And ask BOLDLY.

Think how differently people would react if they truly saw the murder of a chicken as grievous, just the same as they'd feel about seeing a healthy young "pet" killed and used as car fuel... or for food for fur-farmed animals. Ugh! Wouldn't they be far more likely to avoid the act (of animal murder/killing/slaughter/harvesting/culling, etc.) at all costs and STOP supporting it once and for all? Wouldn't people benefit greatly by challenging their ingrained belief systems that accept, without question, that humans can and should inflict SOME violence and harm to SOME animals, as if that somehow makes their mass murders, sufferings, and exploitation justified? Couldn't it be true that "what is popular is not always right, and what is right is not always popular"?

Here's another point to consider: Why the war with chickens? WHO declared this war? What did chickens ever do to us, that requires or deserves such despicable treatment by human hands, as we impose daily death sentences to them by the masses? WHY should chickens be seen as such vile creatures? Why do we so earnestly send them to their deaths? Is there a better reason out there that offers an ounce of solid logic, more so than that lame excuse of "because they taste good"?

It is much more logical, creative, and compassionate to Do No Harm. That's using not only both hemispheres of the brain, but the heart as well. A very complete and balanced perspective to enjoy in these difficult times. And in spite of the naysayers, the Do No Harm mentality is contagious, too. We can all help spread it around the world and see how fast it catches on.

(Thanks again, Roo, for the news story. I hope your efforts are noticed, helping to launch swift actions to halt the new DIEsel fuel plans.)

Abo r (107)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 2:56 am

IE R (237)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 6:15 am

OMG Victoria, there it is - our platform! The "bioDIEsel" !! What a brilliant way to reinforce to people's minds what's really happening!!

When I heard this report yesterday morning, I broke out into a sweat because one of my worst fears had come true - now we're going to be killing animals TO put them into our vehicle fuel tanks. Now they are going to be ground up into "fuel," too? It wasn't enough they were being exterminated so we could eat/wear/experiment/be entertained by them, but now we're grinding them up and throwing them into a gas tanks?! WTF?! How long will it be before we're throwing whales and gorillas in with the beleaguered chickens? Or humans?

This really is a very, very bad development because the use of cars has only increased and if this aboniminable practice spreads to the rest of the world there will be NO more animals, anywhere, of any kind. That's not alarmist, that's connecting the dots and not trusting humans because we've demonstated we are not evolved enough to know what NOT to do!

Renata B (136)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 2:55 am
It would be nice that some extraterrestrials landed on earth and started treating humans as we treat other animals. This would be Karma at its best.
Someone wrote: “Man is the only animal that blushes, or needs to”.
And also: “Humans aren’t the only species on Earth. We just act like it”.
This says it all.

Kathy C (354)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 9:17 pm
GodBless you Eva for alerting us to this.
I added this to myspace, FB & twitters
Thank you

gone g (133)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 10:20 am
noted and shared Looks lie man is still king of stupidity and cruelness..

Cynthia H (100)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 2:42 pm
Thank you all for your interesting comments and your thoughts on the futher abuses that will occur. I agree completely, and appreciate the information you have shared.

Phyllis P (232)
Sunday November 14, 2010, 10:34 am
Tyson is corporate minded BS. It is all about appearances and money, those will always be the bottom line. BTW..Cynthia H, I completely agree with you and every one here, really. But if slaughter is going to continue, make some good of it. Oh boy that sounds like a contradiction!!! Thanks for the story.
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