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4 February 2001 Issue
Texas Links To Mad Cow Disease

from Ahimsa Netwrk

Today CNN and the Houston Chronicle reported 39 cases of meningitis in Houston. France and Italy have shut down slaughterhouses to investigate Mad Cows' Disease. McDonald's Italia's 300 outlets are supplied by one of these.

In the US, because of the power of the meat industry to influence politics, the Centers For Disease Control, NIH, the FDA, the USDA, and the GOP, Mad Cows' Disease deaths have been labeled meningitis or leukemia, cancer or Jakob Cruetzfeld Disease. Autopsies should be done on the brains of all dying of meningitis, since the brain tissue of MCD victims will be spongy (bovine spongiform encephalopathy). The source of MCD has been the meat industry's turning animals into unwitting cannibals, as sheeps' brains were fed to cows in the UK.

In the US, dogs from animal shelters are sent to 'rendering' plants and sometimes put into cow, pig, sheep and chicken food. (Feed is a chauvinist term.) While dogs are fed to cows, cows also are put in pet food. Gelatin (Jell-O) like all animal products should be avoided for protection.

Howard Lyman's attempt to publicize this danger resulted in Amarillo cattlemen suing him and Oprah Winfrey. These cattlemen received the support of George Bush and the GOP. The undersigned want the truth told about Mad Cows' Disease in the US, as well as an end to subsidies for the meat industry, an end to grazing on federal lands, an end to animal product promotions in the schools through the WIC and other programs.

PLEASE, SIGN THE PETITION : http://www.ethepeople.com
( Please see the right side " most recent petitions section "
then click "Texas Links to Mad Cow Disease." )

References :

http://www.madcowboy.com
http://www.pcrm.org
http://www.chron.com (charges for archive search)

http://www.cnn.com/2001/HEALTH/01/22/menigitis.02/index.html 

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