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From 1 February 2004 Issue

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A must read. The Cyberactivist. One paragraph reads:

"My name is Dave Louthan. I'm the guy who shot that mad cow in Moses Lake. I have talked to dozens of reporters about all this trouble and they have done a pretty good job getting the story out I guess. The USDA appears to be on the run but I still have a lot of work to do. My main problem now is informing people about the splitting saws we use to split the cow carcass in half. You see every beef slaughtered is split right down the middle from tail to neck. This means that a band saw cuts right down the exact center of the spine cutting the spinal cord in half the long way. There are hot water jets spraying on the blade at the guides to clean off the fat, blood, and bone dust. As the blade cuts down through the spinal cord little bits are torn out and mix with this hot water slurry which runs all over the beef inside and out totally contaminating the meat. When the butcher starts cutting the steaks and roasts with his knife or saw this contamination is smeared across every cut he makes. So as you can see it doesn't matter if it's hamburger or filet mignon it's is contaminated. Please help me warn the unsuspecting consumer. Thank you for your time."

Check it out at:

The Cyberactivist
http://www.cyberactivist.blogspot.com/ 

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