Overrun with beasties
- Sep 19, 2019
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Yup. Makes absolutely NO sense to me, and leaves me utterly infuriated, considering you can buy pickled pigs feet, at the grocery stores. The reason lungs are illegal to sell is that because *most* cattle are raised in factory farms, where they're breathing in feces, urine, and Lord only knows what other toxic gick, so the lungs are considered to be directly contaminated. Grass fed are subject to the same laws, simply because there has been no legal differentiation made between them, regarding processing.I asked for the pigs feet, for dog treats. But was told no. USDA rules.
Jftr, I'm not a cattle rancher. I'm just another consumer, frustrated by the system. We've gone head to head with the cattle growers, and several processors. My personal belief is that if I buy the entire live animal, the whole thing belongs to me, and by refusing to give the whole thing back to me, they're stealing from me, because I'm not buying their product, but their service. Unfortunately, that doesn't change the way the laws are written.
What I don't understand is why parts that I KNOW can be and are sold separately are withheld. I see pig ears, pickled pig feet, chitterlings, and more for sale in butcher shops, pet food stores, and on grocery shelves - so how then, can it be illegal for them to give me back those parts of MY animal??? Gaaaah!