Friday, 1 November 2013
THIS IS THE FOLLOW ON FROM THE POSTING ON MY FACEBOOK ABOUT THE SLAUGHTER OF HUNDREDS OF LIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA TO SUPPLY THE DEMAND IN CHINA FOR THEIR BONES TO USE IN ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE. I know this has got nothing to do with the slaughter of lions or other endangered animals to full fill the huge demand by the Chinese who believe that these ridicules potions made from animals are medicines and are beneficial especially in improving their sex lives. I agree that education is key to stopping this but on the subject of education is also very important for us all to be warned on many alternative´ medicines especially homeopathy. Homeopathy therapy does not work in the vast majority of cases, which so many refuse to accept the failings of alternative medicine despite compelling evidence that it provides little benefit to patients because they are 'ideologically fixated'. Homeopaths believe that like should be treated with like. So, for example, to treat a cold they use a remedy based on onions, because onions produce the streaming eyes and nose typical of a cold, all total nonsense!!