The Effect of Varying Distances from the Wind Turbine on Meat Quality of Growing-Finishing Pigs
“The concentration of α-linolenic acid (C18:3n-3) in loin and neck muscles decreased as the distance from the wind turbine increased. Avoiding noise-induced stress is important not only for maintaining meat quality but also for improving animal welfare.”
By Małgorzata Karwowska, Jan Mikołajczak, Zbigniew Józef Dolatowski and Sylwester Borowski
© by Małgorzata Karwowska. This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Isn’t this another proof that, in the corrupt societies we live in, the health of farm animals is more important than that of people? Indeed, governments worldwide, lobbied by private interests, refuse to study the health effects of wind turbines on humans – especially those caused by harmful infrasound emitted by these giant machines. Hopefully, they will be judged for criminal negligence – that’s if our democratic institutions are not thoroughly corrupt.
The Polish and Bavarian governments, at least, have adopted a setback of 10 times the height of the turbines between these machines and habitations. It’s not enough, but at least it shows some concern. Quebec, on the other hand, has eliminated subsidies to new wind farms. This is even more courageous, and will save the health of many country dwellers in La Belle Province.