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We are taught to not put anything of animal origin in our compost. Why is this? I believe (and my research and experience tells me) that this is because of two main reasons.

  1. Animal by-products attract other meat-eating animals. Raccoons, cats, and dogs are the most common invaders of trash cans and would very likely make a mess of your compost if you put trimmings, bones, etc. in it. Besides, bones take so long to break down anyway. (I put eggshells in my compost and they never breakdown; however, they do break into very small pieces when I eventually mix them into the soil. They then erode and leach into the soil and provide a source of calcium for my veggies.)
  2. Parasites and other undesirables that live and breed in animal by-products. Is there a way to eliminate these parasites and then be able to compost our animal waste as well?

Offered by Roger.

This is an important question. Human parasites in a feedback loop are deadly. In other words the parasites we eat with our vegetables will be the ones that our body could not kill off and thus end up in our waste which becomes the fertilizer for our food. Unbroken this feed back loop can cause the quantity of highly destructive parasites to build up in a food chain-body cycle. I suspect this unheeded will cause more sickness and death after the pole shift than many other sources. We will need to break the parasite chain wherever we can. Cooking foods, filtering nutrients, possibly aeration or ultraviolet light used with recycled nutrients. Proper multistage bacterial break down treatment of human waist. Proper aging and/or use of algae. Note: urine is normally sterile and should be captured separately from the solids. The solid waste would need a longer process to make it a safe nutrient. Even injecting or growing good parasites to overwhelm the bad ones, is a possibility. Much needs to be known on this subject.

Offered by Mike.