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    it has reached the region near the brain, particularly the ocular site. Often found in the globe, extraocular muscles, and subconjuctiva of the eyes, the parasite can cause swelling, blurry vision, or blindness. When a cyst develops from larvae to an adult tapeworm, it can range from 1 to 3 m. Its structure is distinctive with a ribbon-like, flat body and white in color. The total number of cysts can be more than a hundred. The scolex, or the head of a pork tapeworm, contains suckers that is used for attachment. Moreover, these tapeworms are hermaphrodite, which means it can act either male or female. As these parasites move, they are indeed motile, and that results in swelling. The pork tapeworm’s life cycle starts at a larval stage in pigs. As humans eat undercooked pork, the larvae attaches to the gut or in a tissue and dumps its eggs. From there it can enter the bloodstream and lodge in other tissues such as the muscles in the eye. The earliest form of tapeworm date back to 2000 BC which were found in the works of ancient Egyptians (Medscape.com). Since then it was commonly known that pork could be infected with the parasite, hence one of the reasons why pork is forbidden by Islamic and Jewish dietary laws. It was not until 1850 that Friedrick Küchenmeister did an experiment. He fed pork to prisoners headed for execution, and after death tapeworms were found in their intestinal tract. This showed that cysticercosis was caused by the eggs of Tenia Solium. So, how does…

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    One immense controversy that many people are unaware of is gestational stalls in swine protection. “A gestation crate is a steel crate that is approximately seven feet long and two feet wide” (Bob Segall). Gestation stalls are used for only pregnant sows before they give birth. The sows have their own food and water, which protects them from fighting over food. This is where the controversy begins, some say that “gestation crate is the definition of animal cruelty” and that the pork industry…

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    “I want to leave.” , said Arthur. “ We can not, we are bound to this land by oath.” , said Helena. The land Arthur and Helena worked on was owned by a serf named Edwin and his family for 50 years. The landscape was lush and filled with crops ripe for the harvest to come. Arthur did not like living under Edwin's rule because he was cruel to the peasants that worked on his land. Arthur had heard of a beautiful land that was only a day's walk, but his wife said it was a lie and that he should never…

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    Rabbits are serious mammalian pest and invasive species in Australia causing millions of dollars of damage crops and many other things. Many methods have been tried to control the population of feral rabbits. They introduced viruses to the rabbit population and had an effect which reduce the population. They tried to build a rabbit fence which was very unsuccessful, but they are trying cause the rabbits are doing no good. Feral Rabbits have done a lot of damage in Australia and has caused many…

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    October 10, the Farm Sanctuary, rescued more than 130 starving and dying animals from a farm in the Hudson Valley area alongside the Hudson Valley SPCA. Roughly 50 of those animals were sent to the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen for recovery. As Tara Hess, the Senior Shelter Manager at the Farm Sanctuary, walks into a barn, she kneels downs next to Mouse. A pig who oddly enough looks like a mouse but is constantly slouching because his back left leg is limp. Hess explains they aren't quite…

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    contamination with meat, bacteria and pathogens landing on meat, it makes you second guess where your meat, eggs and milk came from. A lot of times when slaughter plants get inspected by state inspectors and most of them get violations. Violations worthy of shutdown but all they get is a slap on the wrist and they continue with the abuse and bad sanitation. Many videos of workers mistreating the animals have been posted to multiple social media sites, but the slaughter plants are still up and…

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    Squealer Speech Analysis The book Animal Farm is an allegory novel written by George Orwell on August 17th, 1945. The book depicts the events leading up to the Russian Revolution and the era of the Stalinist Soviet Union. The characters in this novel try to form a sustainable democracy/society in which animals can live a peaceful life without the threat of human beings. The main leaders who take action in this book are Napoleon and Snowball who are both pigs. Another character Squealer (who…

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    Domestication of pigs started many years ago. There are still wild pigs out there called the wild boar. Domesticated pigs now a days are on farms everywhere, some even living in the homes of people. A pig pretty much eats anything so they are a fairly easy animal to care for. Pigs come in all different breeds and sizes and colors. “Pigs are mammals with stocky bodies, small eyes, and flat snouts”(Bradford). The domestic pig is also known as the Sus Scrofa Domesticus or Sus Domesticus. Their…

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    Introduction of Behaviour In Question and Explanation to Be Examined This paper is going to focus on the phylogenetic aspect of why captive monogastric animals perform abnormal and vice behaviours, with a focus on swine. Phylogenetic characteristics that are going to be examined include breed differences in behaviour, and variations in behaviour between captive pigs and wild boars. The phylogenetic explanation concentrates on genetic inheritance, selection for specific traits, breed influence…

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    Feral Hog Control The feral hog (Sus scrofa) is not native to any area within the United States. The first European settlers were the first to introduce the domestic swine into the United States. The pigs were brought here so that the settlers would have a ready food supply if need be (Ditchkoff and West 2007). Since then the Eurasian wild boar was brought over as a game species and bred with the domestic swine we now have feral hogs in the United States (Brisbin and Mayer 2009). The first…

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