Sharon Kleyne Follows Remembrance Of Banning Common Water Cup With Banning Of Common Cup For Horses That Soon Followed

Water Life Science® Founder Remembers That What Made People Sick Could Also Make Animals Sick. Kleyne Says Sharing Common Water Cup Was the Same as Sharing Death.

On May 24th, water advocate Sharon Kleyne remembered the anniversary of the banning of the common water cup. Such cups, usually made of tin and attached by a chain to a pump or tank that distributed water, were a common sight and ‘convenience’ in cities and towns all over America in the early years of the 20th century. One could find them in schools, railroad stations, factories, libraries, hospitals, doctor’s offices and other public buildings.

Unfortunately, serious outbreaks of diseases like cholera and typhoid fever and influenza were also common, killing thousands of women, men and children every year.

Given all that we know now about germs and the way diseases travel and flourish,” said Kleyne, “one might think this unsanitary situation existed centuries ago. But,” she continued, “common water cups actually made it into the twentieth century.” In fact, the Remembrance Day was set up to coincide with the May 24th, 1911 anniversary when the common cup was banned in Chicago and New Jersey. Lawmakers gave the cities until July 4th to get rid of all common cups for drinking water. From that day on, public water could only be offered in disposable paper cups. Violators were fined $25.00 for non-compliance.

Then, in 1914 and 1915, people noticed a big spike in horse illnesses. Because of what people had learned about germs transmitting disease and illness, municipalities around the country enacted laws banning the common water cup (or bucket) for horses. Officials figured that what had been bad for humans must be bad for horses and they were right. From that time on, horse owners and drivers had to carry a bucket for water. This may seem quaint to our eyes. Indeed, the horse was not long for American cities as the automobile’s reach continued to expand, but in 1915 there were still more than 21 million horses in American cities.

The sickness that inspired the new regulations is called Glanders. It is an infectious disease in horses and other animals and can bring on coughing, fever and release of an infectious nasal discharge. “AND the bacterium can infect humans,” said Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science® and host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®.

Kleyne has spent more than two decades educating the world about water and its critical importance to health and life—human life and animal life. “Water in the atmosphere,” said Kleyne, “makes it possible for us to breathe, but how many people know that? How many know that water is the foundation for all cures and treatments?”


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