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Preventing the Spread of Mad Cow Disease

"Surveillance Systems Work" in Mad Cow Case
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The first new case of mad cow disease in the US since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California, but health authorities said Tuesday the animal never was a threat to the nation’s food supply. Photo Credit: davedehetre via Flickr.

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10:17PM PDT on May 5, 2012

It would cease to be a problem if cattle were fed the food they were meant to eat - grass.

2:51AM PDT on May 2, 2012

go vegan !!..oh and vote democrat in November !!

8:23AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Cows Revenge.........?? I'm just saying.......

11:25AM PDT on Apr 29, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

9:28PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

I read an autobiography/diary of a woman who was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (Mad Cow). The ending was completed by her oldest child, after she died. The only thing more frightening than this disease is Ebola and with either...you don't stand a chance. This is all thanks to the FDA letting corporate America dictate what the cows should be fed and how they should be housed & treated. If the cows were not forced to eat feed laced with their own offal, the disease would not be a threat!

9:00PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

This does not worry me because I'm vegetarian.

8:28PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

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...certain sects of Jewish descent, for instance.
Until they discovered the staggering, falling natives in New Zealand.
Suddenly, it was being recognized more often, and in diverse populations.
Governments and food industries got scared, started pointing fingers, and making denials.

It causes holes in the brain, kinda like swiss cheese.
It causes neurological incoordination, til finally the creature cannot stand or do anything for itself.
It can take decades to manifest, depending on the amount of exposure.
It is not destroyed by fire, ice, chemicals, or any combo of those.
The only way to stop it, is to stop eating infected animals; make sure that IF one eats animals, they are old enough to have started manifesting symptoms to warn us off.
One of my old teachers died of it back in the 1970’s.
Another lady who never traveled to England, died of it in Contra Costa County, CA, in the early 1990’s--those are 2 who I personally know of; if I know of 2, there are others--it’s a big country.

With all that in mind, is it any wonder that the food industry has been working overtime to make fake foods tolerable for the masses? Question is, what are they using [pink slime, etc.], and how do we know those base-ingredients are not infected, as well?
Welcome to the world of “Soylent Green”?

8:26PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

The US official stance is, that there was never any spongiform encephalitis in any animals in the US, when it broke out in the UK and herds got destroyed.
The scientists who went to New Zealand to learn what was killing natives, learned the true horrors of the disease.
The bottom line was, there is no known way to kill it or stop it, except avoidance.
AND, that the meat industry slaughters animals too young to really know if they are infected.
AND, that spongiform encephalitis has been in the USA for many decades, evidenced by things like old news clippings from the 1930’s, of herds of sheep infected with Scrappie, being buried on the back 40, etc.

It is found in far more animals than just cows or sheep.
It is even being found in wild herds of deer and elk, that unfortunately have been fed bait feeds by those wanting to capture/kill them easier.
NONE are looking at other animals to see if it infects, say, chickens or turkeys, which are fed ground up dead same-species animals.
OR any other animals that get fed same-species waste-parts.
Feeding dead creatures back to ones’ herds used to be considered “good animal husbandry practices--not wasting anything”. That is wrong.
But we STILL do not know where it came from or what really causes it.
The so-called infective organism may not actually be the entire, real culprit.

It used to be thought that spongiform encephalitis was a rare thing; it infected certain people from certai

8:53AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Terrifying!!

1:38AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

The first warning where ignored back in the 90´is and covered up by goverments around the world as no big deal so here we go again! Stop all this abuse and think about the soul of the poor animals. This is the natures way to open up our eayes to what is going on in sciens to squees more and more out of the meat and diary industry. We can all do something to stop this madnes if we like and I hope more people will do that.

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