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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Indeed, without evidence, speculation will do!
    AP story from 2004 I believe

    Japan Blasts US Safeguards Against Mad Cow

    The United States tests only a small percentage of the 35 million cattle slaughtered a year, targeting older animals or ones that show symptoms of the disease.
    US hit by 'mad cow' disease scare | Mail Online

    Dunno the date, but since the Daily Mail is "fact" for the right, then here is the link.

    Doubts raised about effectiveness of North American screening for mad cow disease

    Both Canada and the United States have increased the number of cattle tested by each government for the disease, but the testing remains woefully inadequate by the standards of the European Union nations and Japan.
    Now all this happened half a decade ago, but I some how doubt that the US has increased testing to the same degree as in Europe and Japan....
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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    AP story from 2004 I believe

    Japan Blasts US Safeguards Against Mad Cow



    US hit by 'mad cow' disease scare | Mail Online

    Dunno the date, but since the Daily Mail is "fact" for the right, then here is the link.

    Doubts raised about effectiveness of North American screening for mad cow disease



    Now all this happened half a decade ago, but I some how doubt that the US has increased testing to the same degree as in Europe and Japan....

    So you double down on speculation, with more speculation....... interesting.
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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    It had something to do with the lack or produce and livestock tracking in the UK vs other European countries.
    Yes and no. There is tracking, but there industry is very .. well was, very integrated and free when it came to transport and buying and selling livestock across borders. Plus the public outcry over the many thousands if not hundred thousands of dead cows being burned in mass bondfires... kinda made it a necessity to block all UK meat. They had to show that they were doing something... and it worked. The mass BSE outbreak was pretty much contained in the UK.. but it did ruin the UK meat industry for a long time.
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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    So you double down on speculation, with more speculation....... interesting.
    Yea ignore the facts as usual Rev.. stick your head in the ground.... keep trolling.
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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Yea ignore the facts as usual Rev.. stick your head in the ground.... keep trolling.

    What "facts"? you mean like the fact only 280 people to date have died from vCJD? if you want to run around hysterical that the sky is falling, you would do well to not speculate based on dated **cough** "facts"....
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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Unfortunately, ignorance and fear usually win out, at least for a time when things like this come up. S. Korea is halting sales of US beef because of this one mad cow. If more countries follow suit, it could have a damaging impact upon the economy. Sad thing is, this was a milk cow, which would not enter the human food chain anyway, at least not as beef, her milk maybe but not her meat. The types of cow used for meat and dairy are different breeds. Milk breeds do not usually end up as food and pretty much never from actually beef processing plants. Typical milk breeds are poor quality beef same as typical beef cows are usually low producers of milk. One milk cow in the Granola state has very little chance to ever actually affecting beef cows in other beef states.

    And who can blame the cow for being mad, if I was forced live amongst all the fruit, flakes, nuts and tree huggers in Cali, I would go mad also. I am not worried about this, for one thing, I don't buy products from Cali if other products are available and it is something I need, not want.

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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    You mean every officially discovered and reported human infection. Most doctors would not know BSE if it kicked them in the nuts and spit in their face.. just saying.
    Good. I'd rather that most doctors focus on diseases that are actual problems.

    And you are certainly not going to gets states to admit that their cattle is a problem,
    The news will come out whether the states want to admit to it or not, as this case proves.

    nor get private hospitals to admit they have a case .. after the beef industry is big money when it comes to donations.
    Huh? I'm not sure how you think a private hospital in America works, but the beef industry doesn't just give them a bunch of money and then tell them what to diagnose.

    Screening for BSE in the US has been far from up to the standard of what they do in Europe and else where and it has been so for decades.. because of pressures from the beef industry on regulators.. tainted beef would cause serious economic problems.. which is why the discovery of one cow in California.. out of a large herd is.. odd...
    The screenings for mad cow disease in most of Europe border on mass hysteria. I mean, what's the point of wasting so much money on something that poses no threat whatsoever to the general public? You are literally MILLIONS of times more likely to die from heart disease or cancer as a result of eating beef, than from mad cow disease.
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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    I'm so glad I don't eat red meat any more.

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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    With that said, mad cow disease just highlights how disgusting factory farm practices really are:

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    A British inquiry into BSE concluded that the epizootic was caused by cattle, who are normally herbivores, being fed the remains of other cattle in the form of meat and bone meal (MBM), which caused the infectious agent to spread.[7][8] The cause of BSE may be from the contamination of MBM from sheep with scrapie that were processed in the same slaughterhouse. The epidemic was probably accelerated by the recycling of infected bovine tissues prior to the recognition of BSE.
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    Re: Mad Cow Disease Confirmed In California Dairy Cow, USDA Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    With that said, mad cow disease just highlights how disgusting factory farm practices really are:



    *vomit*
    Good for you, be a Vegan if you wish, just don't try to force me to be one. Personally, I am having a couple of Salami sandwiches for lunch and might go out for a nice steak for diner.

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