- Hello, Jeff -
- I just want to make a brief comment on the latest news
that Canada has found one BSE infected cow. We know that the testing for
BSE has been a sham. For a long time they only tested one in three thousand
cattle for BSE. Now they test 3. How many postive cattle have NOT been
tested. This testing procedure has led us to a false sense of security.
- As we discussed many times on the program, I believe
that nvCJD, BSE and nvTSE has been in North America for some time.
- I feel that we shall now see MORE cases come forth, especially
in areas that have Chronic Wasting Disease. Chronic Wasting Disease is
simply a nvTSE or "mad deer, mad elk, mad moose" disease.
- We now see the "documented" first case of BSE
or Mad Cow Disease in Alberta, Canada. Alberta has had problems with Chronic
Wasting Disease. I think that there is a definite link between Chronic
Wasting Disease and the emergence of Mad Cow Disease.
- I do not think that feed is the cause of the Canadian
mad cow case. Those in power will try to associate feed as cause of the
Canadian mad cow as this, also gives a false sense of security. In other
words, the public can be "assured" that mad cow will not occur
if we simply do not feed "banned" feeds. I believe that, due
to Chronic Wasting Disease, mad cow is in the environment. Prions are here,
and in soil, water and animals. The government and powers that be do not
want to tell people that they don't know how Chronic Wasting Disease emerged,
and they do not want to tell folks that they don't know how to stop or
control either CWD or BSE.
- The media has been putting forth the idea that mad cow
will cause a major crisis for an already gloomy economy. This is true to
a certain extent, but by concentrating on the economy instead of the fact
that mad cow is HERE, we are doing the public a disservice.
- If meat that might be infected with BSE is getting to
our tables, how does that help the economy? It is far more devestating
in medical costs as well as emotional cost of families dealing with the
deaths of loved ones. I think we should face the TRUTH.
- The livestock industry will survive. There will always
be people who will eat meat. We witness this each year when we see hunters
"bagging" deer, elk, and moose" and feeding the meat to
- McDonalds and other restaurants will continue to flourish.
- Many people KNOW that cigarette smoking causes cancer
and death, but people continue to smoke cigarettes. So, too, will people
eat meat and meat products even though there is a risk for mad cow.
- I think that we need honesty in testing of livestock.
We also need additional testing in areas that are hard hit with Chronic
Wasting Disease. These, CWD areas are going to be areas where Mad Cow is
likely to be found.
- Denial of the problem due to worries about the economy
will serve no purpose. We also need people who work for the USDA to come
foward and speak the truth. This is an open invitation to anyone in the
USDA who can enlighten us to previous mad cow cases or suspected mad cow.
If you have any information to share, please email me.
- Many of us knew that mad cow in North America was a fact.
We can no longer hide this fact due to worries that the economy and livestock
industry will falter. (It won't!) I believe that there has been a problem,
probably dating back to the inital Chronic Wasting Disease reports. We
can no longer ignore the fact that Mad Cow is here. The time to act is
- Patricia Doyle
- Patricia A. Doyle, PhD
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- Please note that the news articles about the mad cow
disease in Canada state that 'AFTER the body was sent to a rendering plant",
the head was saved. Rendering plants take diseased animal bodies and "render'
them into feed. This diseased cow was put back into the food chain, either
through animal feed, dog or cat food or plant fertilizer. Note that it
does not say destroyed, incinerated, etc. This is also what happens to
animals from the SPCA or your dead pet from your vet's office. They become
something else's feed. Check it out.