Black People : Dog Food Sent To Starving Kenyans

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  1. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A New Zealand dog food manufacturer, Christine Drummond, has offered to send dog food to help starving Kenyans. She apparently can’t distinguish the difference between an African child and a puppy—she offered 42 tons of the dog food. Drummond is still locked in the colonial-era arrogance that sees Africans as animals and can be treated in any way the “big bwana” sees fit.

    Drummond, founder of Mighty Mix dog food, said she wanted to send the first shipment to Kenya in March. She said the relief food she intended to send, NZ's Raw Dry Nourish, used the same ingredients as Mighty Mix dog food biscuits. “The first plan was to send dog biscuits and change the vitamins,” Drummond said, but she changed plans when she realized there were too many starving children in Kenya. Instead, she added, she produced a powder
    that she says just needs water added to form a sustainable meal.

    Drummond said she came up with the aid idea to send dog food for hungry Kenyan children after she spoke with a New Zealand woman whose daughter had just returned from a village in Kenya. Her plan was to distribute the food through the Mercy Mission charity, based in Kenya, and promote it as a "nutritional supplement" rather than dog food. New Zealand doctors supposedly said it was okay, accordingly to a published account.

    Mighty Mix dog food agent Gaynor Siviter, told a New Zealand reporter: “The dogs thrive on it. They have energy, put on weight. It's bizarre but if it's edible and it works for these people then it's a brilliant idea. It beats eating rice.”

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    This is racism, plain and simple.

    This also shows the need for African Americans to pool together economic resources both for financial independence right here and to assist others abroad. We need to have direct control over charitable organizations so we know where the money is going.

    There is a money-making website that used to be hot that is having problems with Stormpay. Anyway, the owner of the website is black... and when it was in its heyday she was able to send tens of thousands for the Hurricane Katrina victims, just from the profits of that one website. I don't know how effective such a move is because it all goes back to what can or can't be trusted, but it does show the power that individuals, especially entreprenurial-minded ones have.
     
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    Yes i read about this, someone should grab that woman by her matted hair and force about ten cans of dog food down her throat.
     
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    Indamncredible!! smh....what else can be said? The inmates are STILL running the asylum....:(
     
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    well does anyone here truly know what that stuff is that we send em anyways? Millet.. who eats that.. apparently its the base of many dog food. Better fed than dead.
    When i was in zimbabwe.. as a juniour missionary they ate much worse...
    if anything at all..
    its easy for us americans to sit back and criticize..
    you all have not seen the familes..
    lined up at the local butchers back door recieving blood..
    that they boil down with an indegionus trees sap.. to make soup..
    you all have not seen the pissy cardboarded beds that they air out in the hot african sun,
    you have not seen the mites..
    you have not seen the child who when asks the last time he ate hes says 3 days ago..
    it is easy for us to jusge and criticize..
    but i wask..
    what bright idea do you have?
    what are u sending?
    the poor in america eat dog food..
    this is about nourishing our people..
    and there are more mouths than food right now..
    well availible food..
    1000 deaths can be stopped..
    by this one compound..
    would you rather our people die..
    it dosent saound like a gourmet meal to me..
    but im sure it would provide them with lots of nutrients.
     
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    ahhh..PoeticManifesta....did you get that this woman is sending DOG food to human beings? Last I heard, dogs and humans don't have the same genetic makeup, and wouldn't, therefore, thrive on many of the same nutrients. Millet is actually a grain that humans do consume and have consumed for thousands of years. The point is, the intention is not even righteous. African people are going to have to take care of each other, and we're going to have to stand on our OWN feet because that's what we SHOULD be doing---not be relying on others to do it. You need to also remember that MUCH of why Africans are in the predicament they're in is because of people and institutions who mirror the thinking of this woman.
     
  8. PoeticManifesta

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    mighty mix.. did anyone bother to see what was truly in it?

    Some dogs eat better than humans..

    Ingredients:
    WHOLEGRAIN CEREALS - carbohydrates and fibre
    MEATS - beef, pork, mutton
    ANIMAL FATS - high energy
    VITAMINS & MINERALS - essential for active dogs
    GREENLIPPED MUSSELS - helps to prevent arthritis
    KELP - rich in iodine and minerals
    GARLIC - strengthens the immune system
    EGGS - high protein
    SALMON
    CIDER VINEGAR
    HONEY

    http://www.mightymix.co.nz/frozen.html
     
  9. PoeticManifesta

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    your right they dont thrive off the same nutrients..
    but..
    have you ever seen a starved tio death carcass thrive at all?



     
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    Well, if people are going to give something they should at least give food that they themselves would eat. I'm sure that a country like New Zealand has more appropriate food to give.

    If people are starving... yeah, they'll eat whatever comes to them. It doesn't mean we should give them trash in the name of 'charity.'
     
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