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"More than 167,000 British dairy cattle died from the bovine form of this disease, popularly known as mad cow disease, between 1985 and 1995." Hansen, Michael. "The Reasons Why FDA's Feed Rule Won't Protect Us from BSE," Genetic Engineering News, July 1997, pg 4, See also, Al Lawrence, "FDA Proposal Would Ban Using Animal Tissue in Feed," New York Times, Jan 3, 1997, pg A14 [02.06.27:05]

"During this entire time, British health officials adamantly maintained that there was nothing unsafe about eating British beef. Even as evidence mounted to the contrary, the government held stubbornly to this position. Then, in 1996, a panel of government scientists told Parliament that the "most likely explanation" for new cases of the human form of mad cow disease was that BSE had moved from cows to people. By that time, more than one million infected cows had been consumed in Britain.

In the next few years, more than 2.5 million British dairy cattle infected with mad cow disease were killed and incinerated at extremely high temperatures in an attempt to eradicate the disease." Darnton, John, "Britain Ties Deadly BrainDisease to Cow Ailment," New York Times. March 21, 1996, A1 [02.06.27:06]

"In 1999, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Canadian health authorities recommended that blood centers refuse blood donations from people who have spent six or more cumulative months in England during the past 17 years, because anyone who spent substantial time in England during this period is potentially infected with the human form of the disease, and it can be transmitted through blood." "Frequent travelers to UK banned from donating blood," Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Oct 1, 1999 [02.06.27:07]

"Months after the Oprah Show that the FDA formally banned the practice of feeding cow meat and bone meal back to cows: 16." [02.06.27:08]

"Practice still remaining legal and widespread in the U.S. in 2000: Feeding pigs and chickens the bones, brains, meat scraps, feathers and feces of their own species." Rampton, Sheldon, and Stauber, John, "One Hundred Percent All Beef Baloney: Lessons From the Oprah Trial," PR Watch:  [02.06.27:09]

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The Meat Free Zone (MFZ) campaign is intended to make the MeatFreeZone logo as recognizable a symbol as the "Smoke Free Zone". The idea was originally conceived  when The WARM Store in Woodstock, NY, was in operation throughout the '90's (Woodstock Animal Rights Movement).  The store was truly a meat free zone as it was the first cruelty-free, Vegan, socially conscious animal rights store in the United States.  Now  that  the Vegan and Vegetarian movements have been growing so rapidly, more and more people are showing concern about the food in their diet and their overall  health and nutrition.  Many people are giving up eating fish, chicken, beef, pork (pigs ), dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream) and eggs.  Headlines of Mad Cow disease, E-coli and salmonella are in the news with greater frequency.  Vegan and vegetarian recipe cookbooks are standard now  in all bookstores and many restaurants have added Vegan and Vegetarian options to their menus. We hope you will help us with the Meat Free Zone campaign by putting the signs up in your homes and workplaces and by spreading them to all the vegetarian and vegan restaurants that you know and frequent.  And someday we will have true "meat free zones" in establishments that serve meat. (d-4)

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