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More on mad cow disease

Sadly, the 8th case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (B.S.E., a.k.a. “mad cow disease”) was confirmed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on August 23, 2006. In this case it was a mature beef cow in Alberta Canada. More information has been released on the previous cases of mad cow disease and the CFIA announced in June that their goal is to eliminate mad cow disease within the next 10 years by banning specific cattle tissues capable of transmitting mad cow disease from all livestock feed and pet food.

To read the full article please visit http://ca.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyID=2006-08-24T203359Z_01_N24267095_RTRIDST_0_CANADA-MADCOW-CANADA-INVESTIGATION-COL.XML&archived=False 

Until the time comes when we stop exploiting and torturing animals for the sake of profit, taste, etc. we will continue to battle diseases like the one above. We’ve turned animals into simple commodities, going against the very basic laws of nature, instituted by our Creator. If we stopped raising cattle in unnatural ways and moved toward a plant based-diet, BSE would probably disappear much sooner than 10 years from now.

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