Plants make up 82% of the total biomass of Earth. Of all the mammals on Earth, 96% are livestock and humans, only 4% are wild mammals. Of all the birds on Earth, 70% are chicken and poultry, 30% are wild birds. The total biomass of the human race accounts for just 0.01% of all life on Earth. theguardian.com/environme…
In 1986 a limnic eruption released 100,000–300,000 tons of CO2 from Lake Nyos. The amount of CO2 was so much that it displaced the oxygen in the surrounding area and suffocated 1,746 people and 3,500 livestock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
Today I learned about exploding lakes. A limnic eruption, also known as a lake overturn, is a rare type of natural disaster in which dissolved carbon dioxide suddenly erupts from deep lake waters, forming a gas cloud capable of suffocating wildlife, livestock, and humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim…
, Chicken meat was considered to be a delicacy up until the 1920's, and chickens weren't considered livestock thehappychickencoop.com/a…
In 1986, a limnic eruption at Lake Nyos in northwestern Cameroon killed 1,746 people. The eruption triggered the sudden release of a cloud of CO2 which rose at nearly 100 km/h and then descended onto nearby villages, displacing all the air and suffocating people and livestock. sci.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoe…
Today I learned of exploding lake syndrome, a rare type of natural disaster in which large amounts of dissolved carbon dioxide suddenly erupts from lake water, forming a gas cloud that can suffocate anyone within many miles. This happened in Cameroon in 1986, killing 1900 people and 3500 livestock. blogs.unimelb.edu.au/scie…
A Guard Llama is a real thing, not a joke. They are used in the Western USA by ranchers to guard livestock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
In Turkey there is an ancient underground city in turkey that was large enough to house 20,000 people including livestock. It was used from 8th century BC up to 1923. atlasobscura.com/places/d…
Billions of cockroaches are being farmed in China to solve urban waste, provide medicinal treatment, develop beauty products, and feed livestock. One particular company has raised over six billion and prevents their escape by surrounding them in a moat filled with fish. businessinsider.com/chine…
The US National Guard will air drop hay bales to stranded livestock that the farmers can’t get to. army.mil/article/219257/g…
Spiked collars actually have a functional purpose. Used as far back as ancient Greece, they're worn by livestock dogs to protect against attack by wolves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wol…
Today I learned about The Hyena Man. He started feeding them to keep them away from livestock, only to gain their trust and be led to their den and meet some of the cubs. relay.nationalgeographic.…
Kangals and Anatolian Shepherd dogs are being distributed to Namibian farmers for use as guard dogs to protect livestock, in a bid to save the local cheetah population edition.cnn.com/2016/03/0…
The invention of barbed wire started many disputes, and eventually led to a concentration of power in the hands of the land owners. The wealthy ranchers started fencing their land and individuals with livestock but no land had nowhere for their livestock. historyengine.richmond.ed…
The busy marketplace of Ancient Rome, the Forum Romanum, was turned into an area where livestock grazed in the 17th century. Therefore, it was referred to as "Campo Vaccino" back then, which translates to "Cow Field." listerious.com/facts-abou…
Roman soldiers were given one pound of meat daily. For an army 120 sheep were killed a day just for the meat ration. Or 60 hogs. Huge flocks of livestock were herded and grazing alongside an army. Roman soldiers were a mule more than anything else. They carried very heavy gear, on bad roads. history.com/news/soldier-…
Today I learned of Fred, a New Jersey goat who was blamed for freeing over 60 animals from a livestock auction pen. Fred had escaped the auction house a year prior. After some of the animals were rounded up, Fred was seen headbutting the gate, leading the auction house manager to suspect Fred as the culprit. nypost.com/2018/08/09/rog…
Donkeys can be used as guard animals to protect livestock and have even been known to kill coyotes. modernfarmer.com/2014/06/…
Today I learned of the Oakalla Prison Farm a prison farm in Burnaby, BC. Opened in 1912 it was initially designed to hold 150 men and 50 women. By the 1950s, the population was well over 1000. A working farm, the prison had its own dairy, vegetable gardens and livestock. Riots in the 80s caused its closure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak…
Humans and big ag livestock now account for 96% of mammal biomass ecowatch.com/biomass-huma…
There is a plant (Veratrum Californicum) that when eaten by pregnant livestock can inhibit an important signaling pathway and produce cyclopia (born with one eye) in offspring. sciencedirect.com/topics/…
The Killer Lake, Lake Nyos, suddenly killed people and livestock due to the release of immense amount of carbon dioxide. volcano.oregonstate.edu/s…
Today I learned of Red Flag Laws almost enacted in Pennsylvania in 1896 which would require all motorists upon chance encounters with cattle or livestock to immediately stop the vehicle, disassemble it, and conceal the components out of sight behind nearby bushes until equestrian or livestock is pacified. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Today I learned of the 2007 Carancas impact event, where a meteor crashed into the ground near the village of Carancas, Peru. 100-200 people who got near the crash site fell ill, and there were reports of livestock dying in the area. The cause of this was determined to be arsenic poisoning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
Scientists in Botswana have started painting eyes on cow's rumps to deter lions from attacking them. Protecting the livestock from lions also protects the lions, as local farmers no longer have any reason to shoot or poison them. smh.com.au/national/unsw-…
There is a breed of dog, Nureongi, that is bred mostly as livestock for its meat en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nur…
Parents in Zimbabwe who cannot afford school fees can offer livestock such as goats or sheep as payment for tuition fees bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news…
An ancient city going 18 levels underground was found with thousands of ventilation shafts and could hold up to 20,000 people with schools, markets, churches, areas for livestock, and even tombs historicmysteries.com/der…
Donkeys can be used to guard livestock from coyotes and wolves. They instinctively attack, by biting and kicking and if they get the chance they will even kill. modernfarmer.com/2014/06/…
Diclofenac is toxic to some birds and its use in livestock is linked to a drop in vulture populations, which causes a rise in feral dogs populations and an increased risk of rabies transmission en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dic…
A small lake in Cameroon (1986) killed 1,746 people and 3,500 livestock overnight, when 100,000 to 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide suddenly erupted, suffocating everyone within 16 miles of the lake. It is still not known what triggered this event. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
The Cagots were a persecuted minority found in the west of France and northern Spain: shunned and hated, they were excluded from all political and social rights. They were not allowed to marry non-Cagots, enter taverns, use public fountains, sell food or wine, or work with livestock. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cag…
There is a fern that has such a high level of atmospheric carbon sequestration that it caused an ice age. Azolla captures 6 tons of atmoshperic carbon per acre per year and could reduce global CO2 levels, while providing high protein livestock feed, or nitrogen rich fertilizer. news.com.au/technology/en…
40% of corn is used for ethanol to add to fuel; another 40% is used for livestock feed nytimes.com/2012/07/31/op…
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization livestock production accounts for 70 percent of all agricultural land and 30 percent of the land surface of the planet. news.un.org/en/story/2006…
During world war two the Italian army dropped livestock out of planes with parachutes. Meant to populate and feed the troops at their will while crossing the Danakil desert warhistoryonline.com/war-…
There is an underground facility in Turkey that was originally built in 700BC that can house up to 20,000 People and Livestock en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der…
Of all mammal biomass, wild animals are only 4%. Livestock make up far more than humans and wild animals combined. theguardian.com/environme…
Today I learned of guard llamas. Guard llamas are used in the protection of livestock like sheep and goats. They may make an alarm call that sound like a rusty hinge, or herd their charges into a tight group. They have been know to kill coyotes and other predators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lla…
Today I learned about Naoto Matsumura, who stayed behind in the exclusion zone after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in order to look after the pets and livestock that had been left behind in his hometown. vice.com/en_us/article/53…
Guinea pigs were originally domesticated as livestock for food and are still used as such. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gui…
Population of Indian vultures declined by 97% because of a drug called Diclofenac that was administered to livestock. Vultures died from infections after eating the carcasses of those animals treated by that drug. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Llamas can be very effective for protecting sheep, goats, hens or other livestock. In certain regions, studied showed that they lowered the the kill rate of livestock by predators from 21% to 7%. There have been documented cases of Guard Llamas killing coyotes or dogs to protect the herd. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
After Czech resistance assassinated brutal Nazi Reinhard Heydrich, the Czech town of Lidice was razed and nearly all of its citizens, pets and livestock were shot. In response to Hitler's desire to wipe Lidice off the map, Venezuela, Brazil, Panama and Mexico renamed towns to Lidice. czechmatediary.com/2009/0…
Wild animals make up only 4% of the total biomass of all mammals on Earth. 36% is made up of humans, and the remaining 60% by livestock en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Env…
"field corn" although primarily grown for livestock fodder, is consumed by humans in products like grits, corn oil, and corn syrup, and is also edible before commercial pre-processing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fie…
Today I learned of the 'Judas Goat,' a goat which would keep panicked livestock calm in a slaughterhouse. The goat would stay calm because it would always live. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jud…
Humans and livestock account for 96% of the biomass of mammals on earth ecowatch.com/biomass-huma…
Several species of African Vultures (like the most common, the White-backed Vulture) are currently critically endangered due to human farmers poisoning dead livestock in an effort to ward off mammalian predators like hyenas and lions but unintentionally decimate vulture populations as well. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
In the 1910s/20s a wolf spent 9 years massacring livestock in the town of Custer, South Dakota. He evaded hunters, traps, and poison. He kept two coyotes as servants/lookouts. And when he was finally killed the government issued a press release. fws.gov/news/Historic/New…

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