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Feeding animals cigarettes.

 
Emil Spoerri
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Some new friends tell me they used to feed their goats cigarettes. "Kills the worms and they lime 'em too!"

Thoughts or relevant experiences?
 
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i wouldn't doubt it kills the worms, considering all the toxic chemicals that are in them. cant say id be feeding my animals ciggs though.
 
Joel Hollingsworth
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I'd be tremendously more comfortable just growing some ornamental tobacco flowers in their paddock, and letting them choose whether and how much to consume.

That way, I wouldn't be adding any polonium to my food supply.
 
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Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
I'd be tremendously more comfortable just growing some ornamental tobacco flowers in their paddock, and letting them choose whether and how much to consume.

That way, I wouldn't be adding any polonium to my food supply.


Not a bad point at all, one that isn't brought up a lot! I was planning on using organic american spirits, though they probably have polonium too...
 
                    
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I would have second thoughts, not because of the tobacco but the sprays and additives.  Last year a tray of tobacco seedlings fell off the back of a pick up and we picked them up.  I planted a few,  the animals ate the tobacco down to the nub.  It bothered them none.  I am considering growing tobacco just for them.
 
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