Michael Greger, MD
Reprinted with permission from Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, Volume 5, Number 4, 2007 © Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., DOI: 10.1089/bsp.2007.0028 e
In the United States, more than 50 million live cattle, sheep and pigs,
and an unknown number of the more than 9 billion chickens, turkeys, and
other birds raised for food, are annually traded across state lines. Before
they are slaughtered, U.S. livestock [individual animals] may travel an
average of 1,000 miles.
These factors and activities may have undesirable animal and public health implications.
Read the entire report/PDF for further details on Stressors, Epizootics, Zoonoses, Bioterrorism, Twenty-eight Hour Law, Mail-order Chickens.
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