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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 08:40 PM
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Human remains may have been among farm meat . . (BC Canada)
Edited on Wed Mar-10-04 08:41 PM by ConcernedCanuk
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Human remains may have been among farm meat


PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. Wed, 10 Mar 2004 21:15:47

B.C.'s provincial officer of health said he can't rule out the possibility that human remains were among meat processed at a farm now at the centre of Vancouver's missing women case.

Dr. Perry Kendall, said he was asked to assess the potential health risks of eating meat from the Port Coquitlam farm.

Investigators have found DNA at the farm site that has been matched to several women missing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

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Not commercially distributed



Kendall said the meat was never distributed commercially. But about 40 friends and neighbours ate meat from the farm during barbecues or were given some to take home.

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http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2004/03/10/canada/pigfarm0310...

I watched in-depth live interviews a few hours ago both with the Doctor and the Police afterwards

Not as scary as it sounds, disgusting yes, scary no -

The officials "danced" around the obvious questions, actually nono of the reporters even"asked" THE question

but in my opinion, I imagine that in the investigations of the human remains to identify the victims of the murders, it probably became apparent that some of the bodies had been "disturbed" by pigs routing for food -

I SAID it was disgusting,

but the health-risk is non-existent in my opinion - -

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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 08:51 PM
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1. Yecch. Anyone have a nice Chianti?
:)

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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 09:26 AM
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23. I'm having an old friend for dinner.
:D
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 08:51 PM
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2. These Canadians are beginning to scare me...
...Mad cow cover up, now this investigation which started back in 2002 only now is starting to be made public? Last Monday night one of the BC team's NHL hockey players broke an opponent's neck on the ice during a televised game. The Canadian PM Paul Martin is sucking up to Bush and Company. Next thing we know, these Canadians will be admitting that GW Bush is really their Manchurian candidate!
:eyes: :crazy: :silly:
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 08:58 PM
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6. Yup, we're a scary lot alright - but I wouldn't give up ALL our faults
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and trade y'all for ONE weenie bush - -

:evilgrin:

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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 09:00 PM
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8. LOL and Bravo!
I'll take our faults with glee over Bush and his cabal.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 09:01 PM
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9. The PM is not sucking up to Bush, far from it...
but your corporately owned media wouldn't know the truth if they fell over it.
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Village Idiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 10:05 AM
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25. Corporately Owned Media
neither would ours.......
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 10:15 AM
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27. LOL but we have CBC, not corporately owned....
whether you like them or not, they aren't corporately owned. (I like CBC, btw)
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Village Idiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 03:27 PM
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28. CBC
Their programming is getting better lately..."This is Wonderland" is just AWESOME TV! I am half in love with Cara Pifko (I think that's her name) already!!!! I also like "the Newsroom" and "Monday Report..."
Just goes to show - even the Communist Broadcasting Corporation can get SOMETHING right....
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freeforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 09:13 PM
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13. LOL!
"Next thing we know, these Canadians will be admitting that GW Bush is really their Manchurian candidate!"


Not this Canadian!
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Village Idiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 10:04 AM
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24. Next thing we know, these Canadians will be admitting that....
http://www.canadiansfordean.com /
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 08:52 PM
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3. I watched the news conferences too...
my heart goes out to the families, the horror just keeps growing for them. It is sad that the news got out before the authorities had time to contact the families as they have been very good doing that up until this.

I don't see it as a health hazard either as the farm has been shut down for two years but they were right to go public in case anyone still has some in their freezer.
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 08:56 PM
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4. Strange - In the old days the Chicago thugs would just tell the pig
farmer not to feed the pigs for a couple of days. Toss the body into the pen and gulp, gone, bones and all. Seems this was one sick-o pig farmer.
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 08:58 PM
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5. Grosser than gross
It reminds me of the movie, "Fried Green Tomatoes"
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 09:06 PM
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10. Motel Hell - There's all kinds of critters in Farmer Vics fritters.
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 11:04 PM
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19. It was Farmer Vincent Fritters
Remember at the end of the movie, Farmer Vincent (Rory Calhoon) confessed to using preservatives...
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54anickel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 04:18 PM
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31. Oh yeah, well I was close anyway. I'm thinking farmer Vic was from a
local kids TV show. The host to a cartoon show in Milwaukee.
Oh well, that movie gave me the creeps!
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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 08:59 PM
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7. It might not be a health hazard, but
Yuk!
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mike1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 09:09 PM
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11. It's all about degrees of separation. We all eventually ingest molecules
from dead people at some point. It's like when you 'clean' your house...there is "dirt" which is a bunch of small stuff you want to get rid of, and there's macro-dirt which we just call "clutter."

Size matters.

;-)
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Gimel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 06:26 AM
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21. Glad and proud
to be a vegitarian for 35 years.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 09:12 PM
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12. Here in the US, it's hard to find food without human blood on it...
...Metaphorically speaking, that is.

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mike1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 09:16 PM
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14. Maybe literally too...I saw a TV report last year showing bleeding chicken
cutter people over in Springdale, AR. Those knives are sharp.
:eyes:
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 07:53 AM
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22. Springdale, AR-- Chicken capital of the world
A good friend of mine once got a job cutting up chickens in Springdale. He left after two weeks, when he developed an infection.
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 09:22 PM
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15. "Never trust a man with a pig farm."
Anyone else think of Coquitlam when they watched "Snatch"?
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 09:37 PM
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16. Snatch now that's a Good flick & yes I did.
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Village Idiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 10:06 AM
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26. Snatch
should change your username to "Bricktop."
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Darkseid69 Donating Member (285 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 10:30 PM
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17. Soylent green is made out of people!
Det. Thorn: It's people. Soylent green is made out of people! They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!
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brendan120678 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-04 10:57 PM
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18. The first thing I thought of when I saw this...
was the "infamous" right-wing blogger, Adam Yoshida. If you haven't read his crap, it is highly entertaining. I definetly recomend it. I am fairly certain that he is from Coquitlam, BC.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 05:15 AM
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20. kick
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FatSlob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 03:45 PM
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29. There goes my lunch
:puke:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 04:12 PM
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30. that's exactly what I was thinking, FS
:puke:
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-11-04 06:52 PM
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32. some of my students live in that area ...
Edited on Thu Mar-11-04 06:56 PM by Lisa
Apparently, local farming residents have suspected for some time that the remains may have been disposed of by being fed to Pickton's hogs. (Incidentally, there has been at least one murder case on the East Coast where the body was dropped into the sea "for the lobsters to eat" -- so anyone concerned about being one trophic level removed from being a cannibal, you might want to pass on the larger crustaceans!)

From the press conference the other day, I gathered that the police are mainly thinking of the same tools and equipment used to process the farm's pork output perhaps having been used on the bodies(hence the "cross-contamination" reference). So, trace amounts of tissue, rather than the first impression many of us had when we saw the words "serial killer" and "BBQ" in the same sentence ...

(but I agree -- not to trivialize what happened to the victims, since the whole story is horrifying, no matter what)

If there were a health risk, it likely would have become evident pretty soon after those parties (which were years ago).
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