Is Mad Cow Or CJD In
Your Fridge Right Now?
13 Reasons To Go Veggie
By Anita Sands Hernandez
If you KNEW that every bite of meat you ate put you and your family and ten generations of children as yet unborn at risk of DEATH by dementia, would you eat that bite? No, of course not. Well, there is evidence Mad-Cow disease is in the US meat supply. NOW. Our Government officials and health agencies are in the same kind of 'udder denial' that got Britain in big trouble. On Oprah, America heard cow rancher Howard Lyman say cows all over US are dying of a mystery disease...but there really is no mystery as to what that disease is. It's Mad Cow. Farmers have not been able to afford autopsies on their dead animals so cow bodies were and are being used as 'feeder cattle' for other cattle, a common practice. Ruminants are being fed to ruminants. And the results are disaster. I went to library, researched the disease. Here are the facts: 1. MAD COW, SCRAPIE and CJD are mutations of a CANNIBAL disease. A mammal gets it by eating the infected flesh of another mammal.
2. British and U.S. sheep were infected simultaneously back in the 70s. In both countries, bodies were turned into protein powder and fed to cows. Britain banned such 'death kibble' in '88. We banned it only LAST YEAR.
3. MAD COW causes NO ANTIBODY RESPONSE. The damage to the brain is done by prions...rogue proteins which become part of the cell walls in the infected host. When infection enters any body, human or animal, the victim's immune system shows NO SIGN of fighting the infection as it does with bacteria, germs, and viruses...which means the mammal's immune system can neither detect nor fight it, nor can scientists use the antibody-search method to see if someone is sick, as we do with AIDS.
4. CJD (Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease) disease takes 10 months to 50 years to eat away human brain. In COWS, death strikes as early as one year after exposure, and as late as eight.
5. Mad Cow, or BSE, (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) causes transmissable GENETIC MUTATION which means that if you have it all your children will be born with it. Sheep and cows pass it to offspring, too, and chickens to their eggs. If it weren't transmissable, why for decades has the FDA demanded that all donors to the blood supply answer the question 'has anyone in your family died of "Cruetzfeldt-Jacob Disease"(CJD)?! That disease is l00% inherited and one drop of blood of a descendant of a CJD victims can infect a the rest of your line. PRION (protein) diseases are well known to be genetic in that they bond with with DNA and are passed on. Your family line is in distinct danger.
6. No scientist can tell if a cow or human is in an incubating phase. Except for brain biopsies, there are no tests, no genetic markers. Prions are not reliably found in urine. You can see prions in brain tissue but you cannot open the skull of a live mammal to scoop them out. If a cow whose milk you are drinking has it, her calf, sent to be a veal chop last Winter, had it when you ATE him. A long incubation period means the farmer can't see that the animal is ill. Then there is the common practice of selling 'downer cattle' (sick and dying animals) to the slaughter houses for human consumption. (Don't those juicy hamburgers taste great? You might be eating your on death sandwiched between the bun). The USDA only studies the brains of 100 cows per hundred thousand -- a tiny snippet of a sample, indeed.
7. Mad-Cow is killing faster and faster. It was once thought humans could incubate the disease for up to five decades without going into the final, dementia stage but, lately, British TEENAGERS have been dying of it so it appears Mad Cow prions evolve the way everything else does and become more adept and inserting themselves into their next victim. Consider that Alzheimer's is rampant in America and yet no one will yet talk about how it could well be a prion disease stemming from the consumption of tainted meat and dairy products. Remember this: Pastuerization will NOT harms prions which can tolerate temperatures high enough to CHAR organic material.
8. The only way for a farmer to find the disease in his herd is via a $500 autopsy. this is a HUGE LOSS OF CASH. Do you think the farmer is about to willingly cough up $500 per dead animal? In fact, farmers simply sold the corpse to a rendering factory for a $l00 profit, a practice legal in America until last year. Now, it is apparently up to the farmer's discretion as to how to handle the corpse.
9. Mad Cow prions can't be killed the way we fought the plague or fight cholera epidemics, or Ebola, by burning bodies. Prions are, for all practical purposes, indestructable. These rogue proteins will only begin to degrade at 800 degress fahrenheit, way above the temperature that would reduce them to ash! In fact, burning is a bad idea, as prion molecules will rise up in the smoke, airborne and fall back on the land. As they were never "alive", they do not die. These zombie molecules just wait for the next set of munching teeth. As Britain was considering burning 5 million cows, loosing the prions like some ghostly stampede in the sky which might result in the air and water there may soon becoming contaminated. That's one giant science experiment we can live without.
10. Though Mad-Cow attacks brains, it's thought to be in every part of the cow, its flesh, blood, urine. The British are now saying they believe Mad Cow is now in their blood supply. This deadly contamination cannot be removed from blood by any known means. A British Vegan woman caught it simply by dusting her roses with blood meal! Cattle blood is big business to slaughter houses.
11. USA has had thousands of 'downer' cows (dying mysteriously) since l981. Dr. Richard Marsh, a virologist on the Veterinary staff at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, stated that he had seen 100 cases of BSE in America, between 1981 and 1989! If the bug entered US beef 15 years ago and has been multiplying ever since, a million cows could be infected. By the way, have YOU ever seen a documentary or even 2 seconds of videotape or film on teevee of the INSIDE of a slaughter house? Not a chance and you probably never will. The horrors inside are unimaginable.
12. WORST OF ALL, MAD-COW mortality figures hide behind the skirts of Alzheimer's. Some U.S. doctors know the truth yet haven't blown whistles. Pittsburgh Veterans hospital autopsied 53 SEQUENTIAL Alzheimer's victims. Sampling #1 showed 5.5% had died of Mad-Cow; Sampling #2 showed that 6.3 Percent died of Mad-Cow. Alzheimer's death tolls are doubling and tripling, not characteristic of a genetic disease. MAD COW and CJD are hiding behind ALZHEIMER's.
13. NO LAB will accept a MAD COW AUTOPSY as the LAB CANNOT BE STERILIZED afterwards. You can't kill prions with fire or solvent. Those are the facts. Remember, beef and sheep farmers have been sending 'downer' livestock to rendering factories to be made into 'protein powder' for livestock for the last 26 years!! Mad Cow prions could be in every ounce of meat, milk, pork, chicken, egg, cheese, or butter you eat today and in gelatin caps, animal glandular supplements, and in the glue on the postage stamp you will use to mail a xerox of this article to your Aunt Edna. Until all the slaughterhouses have brain autopsy labs, until no animal WE EAT is fed another animal's dead body, under penalty of law, and not just leaving it to farmers' discretion, NOBODY can feel safe eating meat, butter, eggs or drinking milk any longer. Why are chickens and turkeys also high risk? Because cattle blood is SPRAYED on their feed! The FDA is now proposing a ban on feeding dead cows to live ones. BUT the FDA says NOTHING about the practice of using the BLOOD of cattle as food for cattle or any other livestock or poultry. Any good doctor will tell you that the blood is a carrier of virtually all diseases present in the sick animal in question. So, remember the next time you are in line at the fast food restaurant, or heading out to your favorite steak house, you might be about to eat your way to a swiss cheese brain in a few years' time.
There is a world of wonderful food awaiting you made from whole grains, vegetable, and fruits. A universe of it. But we are not educated about eating this way any longer...we are told "Every Body Needs Milk" and "Got the Milk?" and shown pictures of cheese, ice cream, hamburgers, hot dogs, and an avalanche of meat and dairy products 24 hours a day. We have been conditioned to eat exactly what the big agribusiness moguls have decided we should. How about: "Got the Mad Cow?"

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