Faecal Excretion - Human vs Animal

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by veggiepatch, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. John99 Banned Banned

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    No i harldy ever make that claim. Well except in your case and i was right from your first post. Remeber?

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  3. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    In fact you've made it about several new posters in the last year.

    I remember you making the claim. And being wrong.
     
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  5. John99 Banned Banned

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    And who was that?
     
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  7. veggiepatch Registered Senior Member

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    Actually I'm a meat eating biased omnivore. My user name has no reference to my dietary habits at all.
     
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  9. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    How did you come by veggiepatch then, if you don't mind? I think there is an old topic "How did you get your ID" that a lot of people responded to, and I found the responses very interesting.
     
  10. veggiepatch Registered Senior Member

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    Sock puppy??? Is that a brand of soft leather shoes??

    Or just a love child infatuation??
     
  11. veggiepatch Registered Senior Member

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    It has to do with a nickname I had when I was a school. My dad had the same nickname since the late 1930s.

    Veg or Veggie....it has to do with our last name. Veggiepatch is just an extrapolation of those nicknames since I bought some acreage back in the mid 1990s.
     
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  12. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    You have acreage? Do you grow anything and if you do, do you use fertilizer? A lot of farmers use cow and horse manure (fecal excretions). Farming is not for anyone that doesn't like to get his or her hands dirty.

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  13. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Right. But dogs, for example, will poop and then avoid the area they pooped in. They may not be "aware of the risks" but they have an instinctive aversion to their own wastes.

    Sharks avoid their own wastes by swimming in a very, very big ocean in three dimensions.

    Well, originally we may not have. The ones that didn't died, the ones that do survived.

    Sure. Flies and vermin are attracted to excrement; they carry pathogens. Mutated e coli (human waste is composed in large part of e coli) can sicken and kill you.

    Right. Excrement is not disease free, however.
     
  14. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    Of the animals that I have worked with, all have an orderly manner of dealing with their excretions and all avoid the area that they use for doing their business.

    Pigs are really quite clean animals when given enough room and will put their poop in one area, as did my dogs. Horses will not eat where they drop their dung and some are very orderly, pooping only in one area. Cats are easily trained to a litter box or will find and use a particular area outdoors. Rabbits used one end of their cage and even chickens end up with most of their dung under the roost as they spend a majority of their time roosting when they are not eating or laying eggs.

    In my observation most animals display considerable aversion to dung most of the time. While at times they may ingest some poop, of their own or other species, it is usually a minimal amount to obtain vitamin K or to repopulate gut bacteria.

    Some species like to roll in manure of various kinds and the exact purpose of this behavior remains somewhat elusive to us but may either disguise their own scent or make them more attractive to others of their own kind.

    Humans tend to douse themselves in the perfumed extract of scent glands of other animals also, lol....

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