Research On Mother/Child Stress Haulted
|Stressless zoo environment produces active and careless cubs while|
stressful wild brings misinterpreted "arrested development" in quite cubs.
"Zoo animals are born in captivity to relatively stress-free mothers. Young zoo animals move franetically because their mothers aren’t running away from a cougar, or from a hunter or from an 18 wheeler on the freeway. They weren't sent the same hormonal messages that their counterpart is in the wild. Captive-born offspring are more animated and seemingly more free, but are they?" asked Dr. Banosos. "I mean how free can you be in a cage? But you feel safe, relatively speaking. So do cows as Temple Grandlin has shown by her research in reducing tension in a herd of beef outside the slaughter house. This might be identified with slow or arrested development in human children when it is actually a perfectly scientific and logical response to the environment as signaled by the mother's hormones passed on to her unborn. But how will we really know unless we are allowed to conduct the best of experiments?” asked Dr. Banosos.
"Imagine if the meat packers could have the added profit of sedate cows that stay fat and sassy with more beef on the hoof while charging those same cows to sedate their young rowdy calves on their way to the packing plant as veal cutlets," said Banosos. "Basically I was proving in the human kingdom what Temple Grandlin was proving in the cattle business," said Dr. Banosos.
When asked what he believed was the equivalent of a human meat packing plant, Dr. Banosos said "Iraq. Afghanistan. Grenada? Panama? Somalia? Before that Vietnam? Korea? Tomorrow Iran?" he wondered.
"Panama?" I asked. "Yea, three thousand were killed in the 80's to bring under control Manuel Noriega who, after all, had been for years on our CIA payroll. Low profile is better if you're going to be on the CIA payroll. Manuel's mother was by all reports a very gentle women who avoided stressers. Which meant that little Manuel was bound to be ADD/Hyperactive. A real over-active imbarassment to his handlers."
Dr. Banosos was also working on a study of the rise in combined opiates as battlefield pain killers and of post-tramautic syndrome drugs produced by some of the same companies that are heavily invested in businesses in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan where poppy crops are abundant, according to Mr. Watts. "And of course where those drugs are used so are weapons of the more profitable limted destruction types instead of mass destroyers that tend to get the herds flustered and irritable," said Banosos.