Mad Cow Disease
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Mad Cow Disease – 29 October 2007
At some time, probably everyone has seen the Three Wise Monkeys and
heard the message that they represent: See no evil, hear no evil,
speak no evil.
Whatever the origin of this representation, at present in the western
world it may be used to describe a person who won’t face the truth or
who selfishly chooses not to get involved when their help could stop
something that is harmful to others.
This came to mind when I read about the U.S. government’s attitude
toward testing for mad cow disease: Don’t test for it. Look the other
way and pretend that all is well. That describes the government’s
response when a Kansas beef producer wanted to test his whole herd for
the presence of mad cow disease. After three cases have already shown up
in the United States, why would the government ban universal testing and
allow only one percent of slaughtered cows to be tested? The answer: The
powerful cattle industry is in control.
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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