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Mad compromise - Re: New slaughtering rules for Canadian cattle & Mad Cow Disease.

Hi folks. Like most of you I have been following the mad cow story and came across this news headline. Although I’m pleased to see the Canadian government finally taking the initiative (albeit grudgingly) I have serious doubts this measure goes far enough.

According to my sources the only sure way of getting rid of mad cow disease is to ban the feeding of animals to animals - period. This disease can take up to 5 years incubation period in animals, and 10 to 30 years in humans before it is manifested. Currently there are no tests sensitive enough that can detect it during incubation.

So the fact that they have only one confirmed case means diddly. And even if only certain parts of cattle will be used, how is banning animals only 30 months old going to ensure our safety? It’s a compromise I don’t know if I’m willing to accept. Looks like a short barbecue season this year. What do you think?

Written July 19th, 2003 by | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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Mad compromise - Re: New slaughtering rules for Canadian cattle & Mad Cow Disease.

Hi folks. Like most of you I have been following the mad cow story and came across this news headline. Although I’m pleased to see the Canadian government finally taking the initiative (albeit grudgingly) I have serious doubts this measure goes far enough.

According to my sources the only sure way of getting rid of mad cow disease is to ban the feeding of animals to animals - period. This disease can take up to 5 years incubation period in animals, and 10 to 30 years in humans before it is manifested. Currently there are no tests sensitive enough that can detect it during incubation.

So the fact that they have only one confirmed case means diddly. And even if only certain parts of cattle will be used, how is banning animals only 30 months old going to ensure our safety? It’s a compromise I don’t know if I’m willing to accept. Looks like a short barbecue season this year. What do you think?

Written July 19th, 2003 by | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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