USDA quarantines a second farm in California after a second case of Mad Cow Disease is discovered
The USDA has discovered a second BSE infected cow in California, according to a report in EcoWatch,May 07, 2012. BSE is commonly known as Mad Cow Disease.
The origin and transmission of BSE to hundreds of thousands of cattle has been widely attributed to using cattle rendered protein produced from the carcasses of scrapie-infected sheep or cattle with a previously unidentified form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy as livestock feed. This widespread practice of feeding substances derived from animals to other animals (even of the same species) was sharply curtailed following the BSE epidemic in the U.S. and Europe, but never fully eliminated. For example, livestock feed regulations in the U.S. continue to allow the feeding of certain mammalian slaughter by-products to calves as well as the inter-species feeding of rendered animal proteins, such as feeding poultry waste and litter to ruminants. USDA also announced that since the discovery of the infected cow, they have identified 10 different feed suppliers that delivered animal feed to the farm. Determining if the cow became sick from feed is an area where investigators are focusing close attention.
Linda Eckhardt comments:
Only if you choose organic dairy products are you safe from the unsafe, but widespread American practice of feeding cattle an unholy mix of GMO grains made palatable by the agricultural industrial complex’ own version of PINK SLIME made from the off-products from other animals including sheep or chickens.
Mad Cow disease affects the central nervous system and causes the poor aimals to shiver uncontrollably in the latter stages, before they are slaughtered. When humans get this same disease its called Jakob Crutzfeldt and it causes horrible brain disorders. They don’t slaughter human beings who get this illness- which is transmissable from cattle, but they might wish they were dead.
Standards in the U.S. must be raised. And in the meantime you can protect yourself and your family by choosing ONLY organic dairy products and grass fed meats, and wild caught fish. It’s a matter of life and health.
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