Experts, Factory Farms, and Evil Spinning Monkey Whiz
They each were in their mid thirties and had known each other since childhood but today they were on their second date. She grabbed his arm and jumped up in the air with big eyes. “The ZOO?... I haven't been to the zoo since I was a kid.” She burst into a cartwheel. He went weak in the knees.
They ran straight toward the sound of children laughing to her favorite place; the monkey house. And they were in luck. The clown of the pack was at center cage doing everything monkeys do to be lovable. She wanted to get closer but he didn’t. There was something odd. If you looked you could see this was an older, lankier, Larry King looking primate with a few hairless patches of raw skin. Not easily noticeable but still it was strange.
Then Larry stopped. He grabbed the monkey bar that ran above and hung his long body there eying everyone. Like a gymnast he began to swing, then up-rise and spin around and around the bar. The crowd stood motionless as wisps of moisture could be felt. And then with a rebel yell a flood of horrific monkey urine doused the screaming crowd. Everyone ran for cover. She was in complete shock and he couldn't stop laughing.
I felt the same diabolical shock combined with outrageous hilarity when I read the article Drug-Resistant Staph Bacteria Found in Meat, Poultry Nationwide. It states, “Meat and poultry sold in the United States is widely contaminated with drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that can cause serious illnesses in humans.” It goes on to say “Current production methods may be to blame… food animals are crammed into industrial farms and continually fed a low dose of antibiotics. These are ideal breeding grounds for drug-resistant bacteria that move from animals to humans…” Ok. That’s pretty shocking but next the amusement begins. The article expounds, “Exactly what this means in terms of consumer risk is still unclear, experts say."Continued on the next page