November 29, 2013

"Madison restaurateur Dan Fox fed table scraps that may have included animal products to his pigs — a practice barred by state law..."

"... had them slaughtered and then distributed the meat to more than a dozen restaurants, all without the necessary state permits, according to records of a state investigation into his operation."

Recycling. You've got to do it the right way. No animal parts in the table scraps to be thrown to the pigs. No hamburger, no bacon bits, no chicken bones, no Italian mobsters.

16 comments:

Robert Cook said...

I read the story about the Italian mobster last night. I can think of few worse ways to be killed.

rehajm said...

Does the law specifically exclude human tissues? Maybe there's an Italian mobster flesh loophole or perhaps there's a certain allowable amount, like with rodent feces?

Moose said...

I was going to write that its probably a good law applied for the wrong reasons, but then I thought: what's the point of the law? I couldn't figure it out until I found Homesteading Today!

St. George said...

28 When He arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met Him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way. 29 “What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?”

30 Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding. 31 The demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.”

32 He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water. 33 Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men. 34 Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw Him, they pleaded with Him to leave their region.

Matthew 8: 28-34

Meade said...

♪ What did Dan Fox feed? ♬

YoungHegelian said...

Dan Fox is in the middle of finding out why small business owners vote Republican as reliably as blacks vote Democrat.

YoungHegelian said...

@St. George,

Did you ever wonder who was going to eat those non-kosher pigs in 1st century Judea? Did the general Jewish populace just not follow the dietary laws? Were there such a number of Gentile foreigners (Roman functionaries, merchants, etc) that they had farms that catered to their tastes?

A pig isn't like a sheep or cow. There isn't much you can do with a pig but eat it.

Sam L. said...

I haven't had this much fun since the hogs at my little brother.

Unknown said...

Good reason for the law. Many years ago, we had 12 pigs on our hobby farm and we worked at a restaurant. It seemed to make sense to bring home the table scraps to feed the pigs, not realizing that pigs are omnivorous, so when they get a taste of meat, they become carnivorous and are out for blood. The one night I didn't bring home the scraps and tried to feed them pigfeed instead, they trampled down the fence and came after me! Took 2 hours and several neighbors to get them back in the pen and save my skin.

Hagar said...

Defiance of the agency's authority is a more serious offense than the actual crime.

Big Mike said...

@SamL, since the hogs et you little brother.

FIFY

Rusty said...

"Italian mobster"

Now THAT's a spicey meatball!

Freeman Hunt said...

I now know more about pigs than I'd hoped. I like my food chains to be one way. Except for the bacteria and insects, but that can't be helped.

Freder Frederson said...

what's the point of the law?

The point of the law is to keep the food supply trichinosis, and other animal borne disease, free.

Some regulations actually do serve a public health service.

30yearProf said...

What possible reason is there for excluding animal tissue from certified meat? Old Wives Tales? Muslim theology? Medieval phobias?

Aloha Johnny said...

When I was in school in the 70s, all our we scraped our cafeteria leftovers into a big slop can that was collected every day or two by a pig farmer. Food scraps were all recycled without a formal program. And we all somehow survived the horror. Though it was before mad cow disease, which is what I believe led the the meat ban.