Scat-agories, Jan. 27th

Scat-agories

It’s no secret that most modern persons don’t like poop.  But did you know that poop can be good fertilizer, as well as a great way to kill your lawn or spread disease? The trick is to know your poop and to a greater extent each type of poop’s effect on the environment.

This is easier than it may sound, because of one simple rule of thumb, if the “pooper” in question can eat meat, is a carnivore or omnivore, then it’s poop is bad and should be disposed of properly.  You can bury small amounts of human/pet poop at least 6 inches deep, but for any more than a few “dumps”  should be covered in lime or sanisolution, this is because omnivore/carnivore poop has many toxins in it, some are dangerous to animal life(cholera, parasites, giardia, etc.) and some dangerous to plant life(high nitrogen content, high acid ph, etc).  This is why modern plumbing and efforts to “scoop the poop” are so very important to the health and happiness of everything around us.  As more of the world modernizes and populations rise we should be more and more conscious of our toxic digestive waist to avoid any further outbreaks of plague.

On the other end of the spectrum is the gentle herbivore, lacking the bacteria and or parasites used to digest meat, herbivore poop is actually very safe.  Unfortunately this isn’t the case for our voluntarily vegetarian friends, they are born with the harmful bacteria that makes our poop toxic, but all the deer, cows, horse, etc. poop can be generally called beneficial to the environment, providing food for plants,fungi, and small creatures like dung beetles.  Some cultures even use cow dung to build huts, and as fuel for fires and stoves.

Please be conscious of your effect on your environment, in the long run it will serve you, to serve all the life around you.

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