Wed, Sep-28-22, 09:33
Here's the thing. Every part of a cow, for example, is used for something. These self-righteous vegans are using products from cows each and every day and don't even know it.
The following was taken from a Discover magazine article I read in 2001 (and kept, since it had so much info).
Blow is a list of how every part of the cow is used. Since this article was written in 2001, there might be more or fewer uses. The article
In cell culture laboratories, bovine serum albumin provides a wide variety of macromolecular proteins, low-molecular-weight nutrients, carrier proteins for water-insoluble components, and other compounds necessary for in vitro grow of cells, such as hormones and attachment factors. Serum adds buffering capacity to the medium and binds of neutralizes toxic components in the growth milieu.
Blood is also used in these home and industrial items: plywood adhesives, fertilizer, foam fire extinguishers, and as a chemical fixer for dyes.
Tallows (fat derived from meat, bone, hooves, and horns)
Edible tallow is used in shortening for baked goods and in combination with vegetable oils for frying foods. Also used in chewing gum.
Inedible fats and oils have various industrial uses, including top white tallow, all-beef packer tallow, extra fancy tallow, fancy tallow, bleachable fancy tallow, prime tallow, special tallow, No. 2 tallow, A tallow, choice white grease, and yellow grease.
Fatty Acids Derived from Tallow
Plastics, tires, candles, crayons, cosmetics, lubricants, soaps, fabric softeners, asphalt emulsifiers, synthetic rubber, linoleum, PVC, jet engine lubricants, carrier for pesticides and herbicides, wetting agents, dispersing agents, defoamers, solubilizers, viscosity modifiers, synthetic motor oil, high-performance coatings for planes and cars, food packaging, fishing line, acne medication, furniture, cosmetic gels, pharmaceutical additives, grease additives, toner adjuvants, antifoam agents, explosive additives, waterproofing agents, industrial lubricants, rubber, textiles, ore flotation, corrosion inhibitors, metalworking lubricants, emulsifiers, coating agents, textile sizers, lubricants, plasticizers, defoaming agents, lithium-based greases, textile lubricants, rolling and cutting oils, metal-machining lubricants, detergents.
Glycerin Derived from Tallows
A wide range of pharmaceuticals, including cough syrups and lozenges, tranquilizers, eyewashes, contraceptive jellies and creams, ear drops, poison ivy solutions, solvent for digitalis and intramuscular injection, sclerosing solutions for treatment of varicose veins and hemorrhoids, suppositories, gel capsules, solvent, sweetener, dynamite, cosmetics, liquid soaps, candy, liqueurs, inks, lubricants, antifreeze mixtures, culture nutrients for antibiotics, aftershave preparations, shaving cream, toilet soap, toothpaste, sunscreens and sunblocks, dental floss, bath salts, bubble baths, body lotions, cleansing creams, moisturizing creams, external analgesics and counterirritants, shampoos, hair color preparations (bleaches, dyes, rinses, tints), hair dressings (brilliantines, creams, pomades), hair mousse, hair and scalp conditioners, hairspray, topical antibiotic preparations, hemorrhoidal preparations, pharmaceuticals for veterinary use, liquid household hard-surface cleaners, laundry aids (ironing and dry-cleaning spotting solutions), agricultural chemicals, auto body polish and cleaners.
Collagen (derived from connective tissues and beef skins)
Hemostats, vascular sealants, tissue sealants, orthopedic implant coatings, vascular implant coatings, artificial skin, bone graft substitutes, corneal shields, injectable collagen for plastic surgery, injectable collagen for incontinence treatment, meat casings, food additives, artificial dura maters, dental implants, wound dressings, ani-adhesion barriers, platelet analyzer reagents, research reagents, antibiotic wound dressing, and lacrimal plugs.
Gelatin (derived from collagen)
Food uses include powdered gelatin, leaf gelatin, gelatin hydrolysate, instant gelatin, jellies, confectionary (jelly beans, jelly babies, gums, pastilles), aerated confectionary (marshmallows, meringues, nougats, fruit chews), caramels, sugar-coated almonds, desserts and dairy products (Bavarian creams, mousses, pie crusts, margarines, dietetic products, yogurts, ice creams, and sorbets), clarification of wines (fining agent), decorations (garnishes, galantines, foie gras, eggs in jelly), gel reinforcement for cooked meats to improve slicing, gels for the liquor exuded from hams during cooking, gels to preserve pates, dietetic products (dietary breads, biscuits, powdered soups).
Cosmetic uses include protective creams, beauty masks, lotions, shampoo bases.
Health-pharmaceutical product uses include soft capsules, hard-shell two-piece capsules, hemostatic sponges, biological adhesives, blood serum, binder in pills and suppositories.
Industrial uses include binders for flammable substances in matches, binder to improve the "crispness" of bank notes, coating for microparticles of self-copying papers, glues for paper and carboard cartons, bookbinding glue, electrolytic surface treatment of metals.
Photographic uses include emulsion gelatin, dispersion gelatin, protective-layer gelatin, backing gelatin, baryta gelatin, and modified gelatin.
Organs and Glands
Lungs are used in making heparin and pet foods. Heart is used for pericardium patches. Traches is used for chondroitin sulfate (an arthritis treatment). Tendons are used in elastin and peptone. Gall is used as a cleaning agent for leather, paints, and dyes. Intestines are used for cartilage and joint treatment, sutures, musical strings, and racquet strings. Live is used in catalase and in contact-lens care products. Pancreas is used in making insulin, chromotrypsin, and glucagons. Placenta is used for glycosaminoglycans, alkaline phosphates, and fetal calf serum. Testicles are used for hyaluronidase (cartilage and joint treatment). Umbilical cord is used for hyaluronic acid. Uterus is used in making glycosaminoglycans. Spinal cord is used in making pharmaceuticals, laboratory reagents, and as a source of neural lipids and cholesterol. Bile acids are used to make industrial determents, and bilirubin to measure liver function. Nasal septum is used in maing chondroitin sulfate. Nasal mucosa is used in making heparin. Bone is used for charcoal ash (for refining products such as sugar), ceramics, cleaning and polishing compounds, and for bone and dental implants.
That was the sidebar to the article. The article itself mentions additional uses:
"Heparin, a frequently prescribed anticoagulant drug, is made from the lungs and bones mucosa. The adrenal gland is used in making steroid drugs. The pancreas and the thymus gland are better known to diners as sweetbreads, and the pancreas itself is used to make insulin. Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals are made from the placenta. The fura mater is used as an implant in human brain surgery."
"It has been said, and not altogether facetiously, that the only industry in which some part of the cow is not used is concrete production. But if the concrete is loaded onto a truck with rubber tires and driven down a paved road, or if the production company's annual report is printed on glossy paper, or if the company office uses plywood in its construction, then cow parts are involved. The paper is probably coated with a gelatinous chemical ultimately derived from tallow. The tires and the pavement are manufactured, in part, with bovine fatty acids, and the plywood is bound together with adhesive made partly of cow blood."
Phew! My fingers are tired of typing!
If anyone would like a copy of the article, PM me and I'll send you one.
EDITED TO ADD: And then there are the obvious uses, such as handbags, satchels, briefcases, totes, shoes, boots, clothing, decor, saddles, the list goes on and on.
Last edited by BawdyWench : Wed, Sep-28-22 at 09:58.