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Mad cow everywhere?
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rancher turned vegan    Posted 12-28-2003 at 00:01:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Scary! According to a USDA news release several feed companies are still putting animal parts in cattle and sheep feed, even though itís been illegal for several years. Itís ggod to know that the USDA knows about these law breakers and hasnít done a thing about it. But it is ok to put animal parts in poultry feed, which some of my neighbors feed to their beef cattle to fatten them. I understand the prions which cause the disease canít be killed by cooking. Further, you can get the disease or a variant by eating infected meat. What about milk from an infected dairy cow? Cheese made from infected milk? Can you get it from eating fried chicken that was fed infected feed? How about from eggs from chickens fed infected feed? Can that twinkee from the gas station be infected from the milk and eggs used to make it.? The disease in deer is called chronic wasting and seems to be spread in the wild without the infected feed. The disease in sheep is called scrapie and infected sheep parts in cattle feed was the prime suspect for the UK outbreak. We would probably not have the disease in the deer and elk populations but for some western state keeping deer elk and scrapie infected sheep in the same pen. Some state govít scientist thought the disease couldnít spread from one species to another and some deer and elk were sold to other states for release. In the meantime, the price of my cattle has dropped to squat and Iíll be lucky to keep my farm. I wish I could sue the fool SOB that fed infected feed to that cow in Washington.


Red Dave    Posted 12-28-2003 at 07:22:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Grow up and quit spreading unfounded rumors.
You ain't gonna live forever anyway.

One cow out of a couple million. You have a better chance of being hit on the noggin by a meteorite than you do of getting mad cow disease.


Coon Catcher Clay    Posted 12-28-2003 at 06:26:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have the perfect solution to this problem.Everyone should eat more racoon.It's a cleaner meat because a coon washes almost everything that it eats and no feed company makes any coon chow at this time.The only drawback to raising racoons for food is that they are very hard to herd up using a stick and even harder to herd on horseback.[they slip right through a rope]


bill b va    Posted 12-28-2003 at 06:23:58       [Reply]  [No Email]

peta behind this ? who knows . look at some of the things the tree huggers do .there are all kinds of ape shutt people out there then add the media morons , polititians with their double talk and beauracrats and you don't know what to believe


George    Posted 12-28-2003 at 05:11:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What I'd like to know is who came up with the bright idea to put animal waste into cow feed. Am I wrong here or are cows strict vegetarians? I suppose someone found that it was good for dog food so they branched out. All about money right?
I'm all about the power of the people so I suggest we simply boycott all meat until this problem is corrected.


Salmoneye    Posted 12-28-2003 at 04:17:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is that you screaminghollow?

I am sorry about your plight...
I sincerely believe that this is a case of chicken little...

THE SKY IS FALLING...

Has anyone ever even gotten sick from any of these 'outbreaks'?

But then...I could be wrong...


George    Posted 12-28-2003 at 05:22:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Heah salmoneye, you're wrong. Many have been made sick in England (Where it was first detected) and elsewhere. Bill O'Reilly of Fox New did a piece on a Green Beret that contacted the desease and was rendered helpless with no chance for recovery save for devine intervention. If left unchecked, every cow in the country might possibly be infected. So, maybe this isn't a case of the sky falling but it is serious.


The sky is not falling...    Posted 12-28-2003 at 05:50:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Salmoneye


George    Posted 12-28-2003 at 08:31:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just finished reading Mr. Jim Thornton's article. In which, he suggest that the 119 deaths in England were so few as to negate the need for better controls. In fact, he infers that there is no need for concern. Also, he places blame for the scare on vegetarians and others who could make a profit from such a scare. Contrarially, it seems to me the blame is with those feed producers and the cattlemen that want the added weight as fast and as cheap as they can get. So, in the words of Ross Perot, Can we agree on just one thing, "The sky has fell on one hundred and nineteen"


Sure...    Posted 12-28-2003 at 09:04:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now can we agree that no one is absolutely sure about the reason or the transmission route or why there aren't MORE deaths if the sky is falling?

Salmoneye



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