|After carefully plotting
out the physical locations of cattle mutilations
that have taken place since the mid 1970's, in his
investigations into the Montana cattle mutilations, John
Rhodes noticed something quite odd. A pattern
After plotting out the 100+
mutilations in Montana on a chart, it appeared that the majority of the
sites were located in a linear path from the
northwest to the southeast. This alignment happens
to be the same general direction of the prevailing
wind flows across the state of Montana.
The similarity in the
distribution of mutilation sites and the direction
of wind flow direction suggested to Rhodes that the
cattle mutilations were, in some way, connected to
Since a pattern of mutilation activity
overlaid with the general direction of
the wind, the area at the leading edge (point of
origin) of wind
flow was carefully scrutinized for a possible
source of an airborne contamination. This inspection directed
John's attention to the small rural ranching
Valier, MT. Population: 469 (2006).
businesses, the only industry that could be the
source of any kind of contamination in this area are the pig and chicken feeding
operations operated by the Germanic Hutterite
communities. (Click Images on Left).
Fecal Irrigation and
Ranchers and farmers in the area of Valier and
complain about having to put up with the extremely
foul odors streaming off the pig operations. It is
truly a disgusting stench!
You might ask at
this point what bad odors have to do with the
mutilations? Well . . .
It has been reported by locals that the pig
and chicken farms in and around the area of Valier
have been taking the pig and chicken feces and
mixing with with water to irrigate their fields.
This fecal contaminated water, said to be good
nutrient for crops, however, does not always stay on
of us know, you don't have to be a student of
atmospheric physics to know that odors are really
microscopic airborne particles. If fields are
irrigated during days of high winds or gusts,
particulate contamination can be carried in the air
for many miles, only to be deposited on crops, and
in the air we breath downwind.
During heavy rains or snow melt, the
fecal nutrient is also washed down slope. If the water is
not contained or diverted away from nearby streams,
or prevented from entering the below ground water
table, a biological hazard could exist.
Mute Area Not Downwind
Connected By Creek
One of the only mutilation activity areas not
downwind from the Pig and Chicken farms is the town
of Depuyer, situated southwest of Valier. At
first this activity location appeared to counter the
wind dispersion hypothesis, but it soon became clear
that there was another, more important connection -
a major creek.
There just so happens to be a large pig farm located just off
the side of Depuyer creek. That creek, which is connected to
in Valier, feeds water directly south to the
town of Depuyer! If fecal irrigated water enters
the Depuyer creek, the area of Depuyer itself and
the surrounding cattle operations are at risk of
a fecal contamination.
At this point you might be
asking why pig fecal matter is a danger to humans?
That leads us to MRSA.
Recent studies of animal farms in Europe and Canada
have revealed that pig feeding operations are
breeding grounds for Farm Animal MRSA.
Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is an extremely deadly
form of bacteria
that is highly resistant to antibiotic treatment.
What most people are unaware of is that MRSA is like
a silent plague in the U.S.
Sheds New Light On Pig Farms And MRSA Bacteria Transmission
| November 15, 2007 | AHN
The CDC report also
contends that pig farm workers, their families, pets
and even their surrounding communities are at risk
of acquiring this deadly bacteria.
OPERATIONS AND THE SPREAD OF FARM ANIMAL MRSA
Below is a really great chart that shows how
Farm Animal MRSA can be easily transmitted to humans.
MRSA one type of MRSA that is gaining attention
The Soil Association, England's leading campaigning
and certification organization for organic food and
farming, has reported that MRSA is rapidly spreading
throughout Europe. Austria, France, Germany,
Belgium, Denmark and Canada have also reported
discovering farm-animal MRSA in their pig and cattle populations.
Soil Association Report
that details the discovery of deadly strains of MRSA in pig
and cattle farming operations. The report also addresses the
World Health Organization's efforts to ban
the use of antibiotics in animal feeding operations around
(FYI: The U.S.
refuses to test meat for MRSA !!!)