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RE: [greenyes] Kitty poop and otters


Poop, doo doo, feces, doody... you can read all about it in the Humanure
Handbook on line at http://www.weblife.org/humanure/index.html

Did you know that 2/3 of the world doesn't 'go' into water that flushes it
conveniently away?

Nicky, I'm impressed! When I get out of this cramped apartment, I will try
it myself.

-Patty
 
Patty Bates-Ballard
Public Relations Director
EnviroGLAS Products, Inc.
214-373-1787
www.enviroglasproducts.com

"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to us by our parents; it was loaned
to us by our children."  -Ecologist Lee Talbot




-----Original Message-----
From: Nicky Scott [mailto:NScott@no.address]
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 11:16 AM
To: Dan De Grassi; amy perlmutter; greenyes
Subject: RE: [greenyes] Kitty poop and otters

I'm amused by the thought that 'poop' could be an offensive word - we Brits
always take malicious delight in sending American visitors literally to the
bathroom rather than the room with the 'toilet' (another euphenism) Compost
leaflets - even in the UK coyly refer to dogs 'do's' and cat poop or
whatever. What's wrong with using straighforward words like faeces and
urine which are factual - and scientific - I've heard it said that people
won't understand them - I think that's just pathetic too.

I would recommend anyone to read Joe Jenkins excellent book 'the Humanure
Handbook' (Chelsea Green Books) which is fascinating on the subject of the
taboo of dealing with human excrement. I now have a composting system for
our household's excrement which is far better than polluting drinking
quality water. I would also have no fear in putting cat litter in it (being
fully aware of course of the potential dangers) The compost process is
incredible in the way that it destroys pathogens as long as you obtain
sufficient temperature or leave for sufficient time.

Anyway thats my little piece from over the pond
Nicky Scott
Chair Community composting Network (UK)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan De Grassi [SMTP:dpw180@no.address]
> Sent: 24 November 2004 16:42
> To: amy perlmutter; greenyes
> Subject: RE: [greenyes] Kitty poop and otters
>
> Hi Amy,
> This link takes you to the source, a UC Davis report on their research
> on this issue.
> http://danr.ucop.edu/newsold/Jan-June2002/otters.html
> Regards,
> Dan
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amy perlmutter [mailto:amyperl@no.address]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 10:01 PM
> To: greenyes
> Subject: [greenyes] Kitty poop and otters
>
>
> I hope the word poop isn't offending anyone! I am interested in this
> article, but have to register with the LA times and don't feel like
> getting on any more email lists. Can someone please forward to me?
> Thanks.
>
> By the way, since I recycle most of my stuff, kitty litter is probably
> 60% by volume (maybe 90% by weight) of my garbage.
>
>
> On 11/23/04 4:16 PM, "greenyes-digest-help@no.address"
> <greenyes-digest-help@no.address> wrote:
>
> > Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 10:52:22 -0800
> > To: <Mkershner@no.address>, <greenyes@no.address>
> > From: "Rose Niemi" <Rose@no.address>
> > Subject: RE: [greenyes] Re: Cat Litter in the Waste Stream
> > Message-Id: <s1a3166e.038@no.address>
> >
> > A certain descriptive word isn't making it past the thought scrubbers,
>
> > and = has been rejected "due to content."=20
> >
> > The link below outlines the state of otterdom around Monterey CA, a
> > timely = article for our discussion. The article mentions the need for
>
> > public = awareness of not flushing cat you know what, due to
> > toxoplasmosis ( also = dangerous to pregnant humans, I believe ).=20
> >
> > "Among those, about 40% died of parasites or disease, particularly =
> > toxoplasmosis that comes from cat *---, said Dave Jessup, senior
> > wildlife = veterinarian with the California Department of Fish and
> > Game."
> >
> > http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-otters23nov23,1,5118756.story?
> > coll=
> > =3Dla-headlines-california=20
>
>
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