Tick Bites Turning Meat Eaters Into Vegetarians

Have animals finally found a way to stop us eating them? Katie Moisse reports for ABC News:

There’s a new weapon in the war on meat: a tiny tick, whose bite might be spreading meat allergies up the East Coast.

A bite from the lone star tick, so-called for the white spot on its back, looks innocent enough. But University of Virginia researchers say saliva that sneaks into the tiny wound may trigger an allergic reaction to meat — agonizing enough to convert lifelong carnivores into wary vegetarians.

“People will eat beef and then anywhere from three to six hours later start having a reaction; anything from hives to full-blown anaphylactic shock,” said Dr. Scott Commins, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. “And most people want to avoid having the reaction, so they try to stay away from the food that triggers it.”

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Commins said cases of the bizarre allergy are popping up along the East Coast and into the Bible Belt, areas ripe with lone star ticks. He’s already seen 400 or so. And 90 percent of them have a history of tick bites, he said…

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  • Anarchy Pony

    So when does the infowars crowd start yowling about the FEMA camps forcing God fearing, red meat eating, eagle soaring american patriots to be bitten by one to force them to be vegetarians?

    • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

      I was tempted to whip up a narrative where this whole thing was a “Globalist Conspiracy” bio-warfare eugenics project designed to minimize the impact of the “Useless Eaters” on the environment while also weakening and de-masculinizing any possible resistance.

      I did not, however, because I’m not sure it isn’t true.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Well… Who knows what kind of bullshit the Powers That Be are willing to try?

        • Jin The Ninja

          besides the inherent nature of pacificism  to augment state violence,
          i’m pretty sure they would never turn us veg- the multi billions (trillions?) made from corporate agriculture (soy/corn feed, cattle, beef, etc etc) line the pockets of every politico and regulator perhaps aside from dennis kucinich (whom is vegan). nah, they’d much rather pump us full of antibiotics, growth hormones and pesticides.
          agro and healthcare are growth industries remember.

          • Anarchy Pony

            Well maybe. I’m pretty sure that largely they feel they have a handle on the general population the they have it set up now anyway.

          • 77422647783

            Jin, 

            Please tell me.WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST CAPITOL LETTERS??

          • Jin The Ninja

            i dislike hierarchy, and capitalisation works to oppress the lower case.

          • 77422647783

            THANK YOU! It was driving me crazy. Every time you post I could not help but wonder, why the fuck does he never use caps. 

          • vonnareverse

            Maybe not about Money,..they have more than enough to last Many life times,..but Picture this.  Famine, Amidst plenty.  Food every where but you cant eat it it makes you sick,…could kill you.  red meat is Now a Poison to your Body. Monsanto controls all Agriculture, Every green growing thing is filled with genetically Modified  genes, breeding pesticide in every cell of every food crop.  Poisoning you, Sterilizing you, Giving you cancer, Ulcers, Acid reflux,  Chrone’s disease, Liver failure.  what are you  going to eat if you can not eat meat and all the green food is  Monsanto, GMO POISON?  like water, water, every where  and Not a drop to drink.
            Food, food every where but not a Morsel to eat.  Speaking of Water.
            I saw a gallon of water, AT Lowe’s, in a dispenser bottle 11.99  ok So even if the price was mostly the refillable bottle  that  is still more than 3, almost 4,  times the cost of a gallon of gasoline. are we crazy? why are we paying that?

      • Calypso_1

        Tick borne rickettsias are a highly studied weapon vector.

    • Lady-Kate

       Christ on a crutch, I read this and called my 89 yr old grandfather that
      has seen a lot of things in his day (he is still sharp) & I tell
      you he mentioned content in last few comments. First word out of his
      mouth was sabotage, from WWI to depression, dust bowl era, and so on with a union butcher in our immediate family, pharmacists in family and pilots on other side. None of us fell off the turnip truck and walk around not knowing. (Oh boy, ignorance IS bliss huh?)

       When we hung up I then read the below comments and thought “Glad more
      people know the truth and act accordingly. FEMA camps ARE going up – I
      have seen a few camps traveling and know people who built them. Not
      knowing what they were until last minute touches were added. Eugenics is
      no longer for hitler <(not deserving of a capital H) and this is not
      paranoia in any conspiracy. Awareness and caution are our key words.
      Don't trust me, trust life, it will guide you, just keep your eyes open
      and turn off the tv if you believe the news.

    • Haystack

      If I were PETA, I’d be all over this. 

  • Heath

    “Insert PETA joke here.”

    • vonnareverse

       PETA is nothing but a Money collecting agency,..there is Nothing Ethical about the way they treat animals.  they Euthanize more Dogs and cats than all the other organizations  Combined,..they house no Animals  for adoptions,..then Adopt out no animals. they just collect money, Get Tax Exemptions and KILL ALL the animals Handed over to them by Unsuspecting Pet owners who think their  pets will Get new Loving forever homes.
      one woman reluctantly said good By to her dog, they promised to take  good care of it.  before they drove off in there van, the woman had a change of heart, ran to the van to get her dog back,..and they had already KILLED IT in there van,  in her drive way Before even leaving her house.
      Believe it PETA could care less if you eat beef of Live On pond scum,..which is very Nutritious and delicious,…tastes like chicken.  LOL No it does not,..Spirulina is high in minerals and protein but tastes like pond scum.

      as the PTB bastards say, Control a country’s food supplies, and I care not who makes there laws.   Grow a garden of your own, raise your own chickens, Eat A Balanced Healty diet. and the PTB rat Bastards can go Eat Round up ready corn. and Drink crude Oil for all I care.
      one more word on CORN,..If any of you have seen the feel good commercials about High fructose corn sugars?  you know the one where they say “Sugar is sugar your body cant tell the difference”….they fail to mention that ALL High fructose corn products come from ROUND UP READY CORN from Monsanto and is a .  GNETICALLY modified crop.  it’s not the corn sugar thats the problem its the GMO Pesticide in the CORN,..that is Also in the high fructose sugars, that you body assimilates like regular granular sugar from Sugar cane,..that is not GMO-P  ( genetically modified Poisons)yet,..I’m sure there working on a GMO version of Sugar Cane. 

  • Redacted

    I would die before I accepted the shame of being vegetarian. The self castration part of the conversion to full on Vegan isn’t going to fly either.

    • A Ferrari

      And if people like you die it can only be a liberation.

  • Lady-Kate

     Christ on a crutch, I read this and called my 89 yr old grandfather that has seen a lot of things in his day (he is still sharp) & I tell you he mentioned content in last few comments. First word out of his mouth was sabotage, from WWI to depression, dust bowl era, and so on with a union butcher in our immediate family, pharmacists in family and pilots on other side. None of us fell off the turnip truck and walk around not knowing. (Oh boy, ignorance IS bliss huh?)
     When we hung up I then read the below comments and thought “Glad more people know the truth and act accordingly. FEMA camps ARE going up – I have seen a few camps traveling and know people who built them. Not knowing what they were until last minute touches were added. Eugenics is no longer for hitler <(not deserving of a capital H) and this is not paranoia in any conspiracy. Awareness and caution are our key words. Don't trust me, trust life, it will guide you, just keep your eyes open and turn off the tv if you believe the news.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dsaulsII David Sauls

    a gov conspiracy to fight obesity

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44YNDUCTQPXWTN2MYTQGJLIFEQ Haled

    Last night I was watching a film on human trafficking and in it they showed a cow being slaughtered. The film was supposed to show hardships of the people that were being trafficked and the cow was being slaughtered to feed the same people. They showed the slitting of the animal’s throat and how it gasped  for air and was breathing its own blood. I think any sane person would find such a scene quite distasteful.

    Now the thought that occurred to me was that maybe, just maybe all the sufferings that we as humans are facing could be because of disregard for others. Now when we say others we automatically think of other human beings. We should be including every one in it: animals, insects, birds, and plants.

    And the bit about elites controlling in a few comments:
    Who knows there might be some powerful, good people out there who want people to become vegetarians. They designed this little creature and introduced it into our environment. They know that most people are so addicted to eating meat that they will never stop eating it voluntarily. Just a thought.

    • rydia

      my sentiments exactly.

    • vonnreverse

       the problem with accepting an invented way to wean people off meat, (THE TICK)  By PTB types, is  NO ONE has the right to do that. Any one doing it is a Megalomaniac,  with a God complex.
      if they think they have the right to do that for YOUR OWN GOOD,…then what is to stop them if they think Killing off 90% of All the earths Population is a good thing?  you have already said YES have total control, grant me no Will of my own Nor self control.  You decide my fate !
      and I’ll just sit here reading about it, with a Dumb smile on my face until it’s my turn to die so you can have your world, and have it RE-made in your Image.  because your rich, powerful and No one can stop you, because you do it all in secret, deny it if any one suspects, then say,
      “Ok Yeah we did it,  tough luck, Sucks to be you, so screw you,  too late now”,..when the over whelming proof  comes out in the end that they did it. 

      SO keep making flippant smart remarks about it,…you could be next sooner than you think.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dario.impini Dario Impini

      Yes, powerful “good” people.  I’m thinking the Republicans.

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