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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Waffles and Scotch, Jan 16, 2012.
CDC: Castrating Lambs With Your Teeth May Make You Sick - Health Blog - WSJ
Far better posters than me will have to come up with something (like Matticus or Kwesi). I'm just too speechless!
I suppose it should have read: "You may be sick if castrating lambs with your teeth."
Amazing. I would have never considered biting the testicles off lambs. I guess it is one way to pass an otherwise boring day.
I fail. Ive got nothing. Maybe if it were about goats I could make a grilled goat cheese joke...
Is this something you do before or after shooting up with bath salts?
I can almost hear "It cretainly seemed like a good idea at the time' or "Hold my beer and watch this s***."
From the article......."The ranch owners and employees, the MMWR notes, were advised to use standard methods for castrating the lambs -- not including the teeth."
I'm thinking a little more than castration was going on here.
Mike Rowe got to experience this firsthand. Biting them off is the "traditional" way of making castration pain as short-lived as possible. Banding them (as recommended by the Humane Society) makes lambs weak and powerless for some time.
I highly recommend listening to his talk (it's not really about lamb castration): Mike Rowe celebrates dirty jobs | Video on TED.com
Basque shepherds have used that method of castrating sheep for a more than a hundred years. Those who know agricultural and animal science history were aware of this.
Today's shepherds are alone on the range at Christmas - USATODAY.com
The good shepherd knows how to castrate the lambs the old-fashioned way — with his teeth. On the open range without clean water "it's quicker, easier and more sanitary," says Margaret Soulen Hinson, co-owner of the third-generation family ranch business.
Where I come from, we castrated sheep and calves using an emasculator, not our teeth. But then, I'm not from Wyoming, either. Now I know why they say, "where the men are men and the sheep run scared."