Ban of Downer Cows Made Final
After last year's biggest beef recall in U.S. history followed by a
proposal by the USDA to ban the slaughter of "downer" cows, finally the
Obama administration made the proposal permanent in order to minimize
the chance that mad cow disease could enter the food supply. Tom Vilsack,
Secretary of Agriculture, said the ban was "a step forward for both food
safety and the standards for humane treatment of animals."
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It is great news that these suffering cows will be spared of a
terrible death and will hopefully be quickly and humanely euthanized.
Probably, with the exposure of the cruelty of factory farming more
people will decide to adopt a healthy and compassionate plant-based diet
for the sake of all of God's Creation: our bodies, God's animals and the
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